Siding Craftsmanship Standards

Preparation
Bad siding & framing replaced
Insulation with lettered side facing out
Insulation joint tolerance less than 1/8″
Insulation and house wrap joints taped

Flashing
Weatherboard flashing over window nail fins
Foundation cap flashing
Inside corner flashing
Single J channel application
Outside corner post caps
Top J channel tab bent over side J to provide flashing

Soffit & Fascia
Bad fascia wood replaced 1st
Existing soffit screens removed
Break buddy rib on all fascia (unless matching existing)
Soffit fastened with zip screws
Mitered soffit at intersections

Cladding
Break buddy rib on all cladding over 2″ (unless matching existing)
Brick mould bend over brick mould casing (unless match existing)
Mitered cladding

Siding
No J around posts – Posts moved and siding ran continuous
Mitered J channel
Undersill trim to add spine where nail fin was cut off
Split boxes for hose spigots and outlets
J boxes for fixtures – Screwed to wall – Backing for heavy fixtures
Vinyl dryer vents
Door bell backing
Siding level tolerance less than 1/8″ on elevation
Siding laps face away from highest traffic perspective
Siding panel overlap 1″- Lap insulated siding so foam buts to foam
Gap at nail fin abutment min. – 1/4″
Gap between siding and receiver channels – 1/4″
Clearance of 1/32″ between nail head and nail fin
Maximum nail spacing 16″
Nails penetrate sheeting at least 3/4″
Nails hit studs so not visible from interior side of open stud wall
Top course fastened with perma tab/ clip – No face nails
Sealant between J channel and linear abutment (oil based)
Sealant between cladding and linear abutment (oil based)

Clean Up
Product free of vinyl dust, dirt and marks
Jobsite cleaned daily
Spotless property and surrounding property
Entire property swept for nails with magnet
Leftover material stacked neatly
Leftover material removed