Fiber cement siding is an increasingly popular option for many homeowners. It outperforms vinyl siding in durability, longevity, and energy efficiency, gives a classic look to your home, and is more affordable than stone or brick veneers. This video shows how siding services install fiber cement siding onto a home.
The first step is to plan the joint pattern for the siding planks. It will depend on your stud spacing, but there are plenty of designs to look at online and one in the video above. The design process will optimize the amount of material you use and create a sturdy interlocked pattern that will insulate and protect the home.
The starter strip is put on around the edges of the exterior and the framing of the home provides the support for the nails or screws you are using. Draw level lines horizontally along the underlayment of the exterior to guide where you put the siding slabs. Make sure that nails go one and a quarter of an inch in, and screws go at least three quarters of an inch in.
For a visual demonstration and more tips on installing fiber cement siding, check out the video in the link above.