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Your Kaycan™ fascia, soffit and rainware is
protected against peeling, flaking, blistering,
denting; is stain resistant and never
needs repainting.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Choose Kaycan™ solid or perforated soffit panels to control your
- 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.