IT’S A SNAP Your Kaycan™ fascia, soffit and rainware is protected against peeling, flaking, blistering, denting; is stain resistant and never needs repainting. KAYCAN COMPONENTS ARE MADE FOR EACH OTHER Kaycan™ Vinyl Siding, accessories and trim are especially designed to go together with ease, from the ground to the roof. The siding panels snap together neatly, slip into standard or decorative corner posts comfortably and snap crisply into trim strips. It’s an all-round snap to transform your home into a property of lasting beauty and value. And you’ll never again have to paint — ever! ASK YOUR KAYCAN DEALER FOR YOUR FREE KAYCAN PLANNING GUIDE Kaycan™ offers a wide selection of exterior home building products with the same built-in beauty and protection as their Fascia, Soffit and Rainware: Vinyl Siding, Kaytec™ Windows, Shutters, Gable Vents and Mounting Blocks. Power Saw (not essential, but useful) either radial arm or hand held will speed the job. Mount a fine (12-16 teeth per inch) blade to rotate in the reverse direction, so the backs of the teeth cut. Use this on Kaycan™ Vinyl Siding only, NEVER ON WOOD! And ALWAYS wear eye protection. STANDARD TOOLS Yes you can install vinyl siding yourself Your free Kaycan™ Planning Guide will show you how to measure your home, select the materials and accessories you’ll want to use, and help you order just enough, to minimize waste. Common fine-tooth hand saw (if you have no power saw); hammer; square; chalkline; level; rules. Kaycan™ Vinyl is easy to cut, trim, and score with a utility knife or scoring tool. Good tin snips make cutting and shaping the siding quick and easy. ADDITIONAL TIME SAVERS AFTER PLANNING AND BEFORE STARTING WORK... Clear the area of debris, obstructions, wires and plants. Assemble together the tools you’ll want to use. You can do the job with ordinary tools that you already have. The job gets a little easier, too, with some simple timesavers. Snaplock punch; nail hole punch; unlocking tool. Your Kaycan™ supplier stocks these for you. Your Kaycan™ Dealer will also help you acquire the correct nails for your home: corrosion-resistant; must be long enough to penetrate at least 3/4" into a solid surface; appropriate head and shank sizes for the job. www.kaycan.com 1-800-952-9226 INSPECT AND PREPARE YOUR WORK SURFACE Nail down loose boards. Protect against trapped moisture. Remove all protrusions. Check for airtightness and evenness. Tie back shrubbery or anything else that might constrain your working room. Good preparation helps make a trouble-free job. YYCIEng-10A @2010 Kaycan BUILDING LASTING IMPRESSIONS YOU’RE READY TO INSTALL YOUR KAYCAN VINYL SIDING Center nails in nailing slots, also for expansion movement. Siding is installed with nails driven into furring strips or wall studs not more than 16" on center. Kaycan™ Vinyl Siding, accessories and trim are especially designed to go together with ease, from the ground to the roof. The siding panels snap together neatly, slip into standard or decorative corner posts comfortably and snap crisply into trim strips. It’s an all-round snap to transform your home into a property of lasting beauty and value. And you’ll never again have to paint — ever! Position outside corner posts with 1/4" space at the top. Secure the post by nailing the top slot. Only in this case should you drive the nail at the top of the first slot. Nail in the centre of the slots below, so all expansion and contraction occurs at the bottom of the corner post. Install inside corner posts essentially the same way as outside corner posts. Both types of corners are installed before siding is applied. Be sure your corner posts are plumb and square so the whole job will be straight. Begin installation by establishing a horizontal chalk line in relation to the eaves or tops and bottoms of windows. Our descriptions refer to horizontal siding, and vertical siding works the same way, except with horizontal furring. The base ends of your vertical siding simply slip into the vertical base trim. Place your first panel carefully into the starter strip and lock it there securely. Fasten panels into furring with nails placed in the centre of the nailing slots and not hammered down tight. Leave just enough space to allow side-to-side movement for expansion and contraction. Also leave 1/4" clearance at all corner posts and channels for the same reason. Furring is installed vertically for horizontal siding panels and horizontally when siding panels are vertical. Apply furring alongside door and window frames and at corners of the building. Fur out to a point that will make it easy to achieve alignment of siding at doors and windows. THE SIDING ITSELF Proceed with window and door trim. Choose J-channel from various widths to create the look you like for your home. Kaycan™ siding fits together perfectly with every width. Check the course for alignment with windows, eaves, and adjacent walls as you go. Overlap the ends of your Kaycan™ Vinyl Siding panels 1-1/2" to 2". Continue in this way up the wall. Stagger end laps by using cut-offs from one panel to start the next course, so you can avoid a straight seam up your wall, and waste nothing. Three or more courses should separate in-line panel ends. Check alignment every 5th or 6th course. Do not force panels up or down when nailing them. There should be no vertical tension or compression on permanently attached panels. They fit together perfectly. Your cord or chalk line will keep you straight as you install starter strip along the bottom of the building. Allow space for corner posts, J-channels, etc. Leave 1/4" space between ends of starter strips for expansion. Drive nails straight but not all the way in. Leave space under the heads for expansion movement. Nail your finish or undersill trim in place along the top of your wall. Push the siding panel up into place beneath your finish trim until the raised tabs catch. The siding panel is now firmly in place. KAYCAN COORDINATED VINYL SOFFIT AND FASCIA SYSTEM Choose Kaycan™ solid or perforated soffit panels to control your ventilation. - Inspect and plan your installation. - Your Kaycan™ Planning Guide will help you choose the accessories you’ll want — usually, J-channel; F-channel; and H-trim. For the best over-all appearance, overlap joints facing away from the area of greatest traffic to make them less visible. REMEMBER to leave expansion and contraction space as directed throughout. Use your level, rule and even a transparent garden hose to assure accuracy when you install your starter strip and other Kaycan™ accessories. Nail vinyl siding near center of slotted holes to permit necessary expansion and contraction. The siding fasteners are corrosion resistant nails with a minimum 11/32" diameter head and a 0.135" diameter shank. Nails must be long enough to penetrate the nailing base by at least 3/4". Kaycan™ Vinyl Siding makes eaves easy. Measure for the proper fit of the top course of siding. Cut the final panel so it will fully cover the section that remains. Punch little raised tabs along the cut edge of the panel every 6" to 12" with your snap-lock punch. These raised tabs should be towards the outside of the house. They will lock inside the undersill trim. - Create parallel supports with your chosen trim fastened to the Cut vertical J-trim taller than every door and window it is to surround. Notch it at the top and mitre a 45° angle on the free flange and bend the tab over to keep out weather. Also, use Kaycan™ drip cap across tops of doors and windows. Caulk around doors and windows before installation of trim. This is not essential with the solid fit of Kaycan™ coordinated siding, accessories and trim, but it is additional weather resistance. Fitting Kaycan™ Vinyl Siding under windows is simple: Mark off the section that will be cut off to accommodate the window frame. Tin snips slice easily through the siding to the depth you’ve marked. Score lengthwise along your line between the two cuts, flex the cutaway section back and forth along your scored line and it will separate neatly. Then just slide the panel into place, secure it and continue your application up the wall. wall, and the lip on the factory formed fascia cover directly opposite the trim. Cut fascia cover to the correct width for your home’s fascia. - Cut soffit panels to length, allowing 1/4" expansion margin. - Slip or hook the panels together. - Use pieces of F-channel or J-channel to finish soffit panel ends.
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