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How do I install smartside composite siding?

I would like to install smartside composite siding and would like to know things like how to deal with seams between sheets, nail spacing, what underlayment is required (would osb 7/16 be ok)  etc

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Posted 2013-09-03T09:24:28+0000  by bentnail1955 bentnail1955
 

Hello bentnail1955 and welcome to the community!

 

I am including here the info you need to get you started, SmartSide Application Instructions

 

 

Q: what underlayment is required (would osb 7/16 be ok

AThe sheathing must be a minimum 7/16 in. thickness with an APA demarcation  

 

 

Q: how to deal with seams between sheets

A:  • A minimum 3/16 in. gap is required at butt joints.

     • Seal all gaps at butt joints.
     • Unsheathed walls require adequate bracing.
     • Joints must occur over the studs.

 

 

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Q: nail spacing

A: Depending on which series you have...

 

38 series precision lap must be fastened with:

 

 

• a minimum no.8 corrosion resistant tapered head wood screws with a maximum spacing of 12 in. on   center or

 

 

• a minimum 6d corrosion resistant ring shank nail with a maximum spacing of 8in. on center

 

 

 

 

76 series precision lap must be fastened with:

 

 

• a minimum no.8 corrosion resistant tapered head wood screw with a maximum spacing of 16 in. on     center or

 

 

• a minimum 6d corrosion resistant ring shank nail with a maximum spacing of 12 in. on center.

 

 

 

 

Posted 2013-09-05T21:03:55+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI
 
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