How to install wood plastic composite wallboard ( WPC wall cladding )?

Wood-plastic exterior wall board makes the building appear simple and natural and beautiful, can resist all kinds of bad weather, and anti-corrosion and flame-retardant, easy to install. No matter in the production process or in the engineering practice, it can not pollute the environment and can be reused, so it is an ideal decorative material for environmental protection.

The plastic-wood composite Siding is light in weight, insulated, moisture-proof, flame-retardant, acid-alkali resistant, corrosion-resistant; stable, good dielectric, durable, anti-aging, easy to weld and bond; strong flexural strength and impact toughness, high elongation when rupture; smooth surface, Bright color, very decorative, wide application of decoration, simple construction technology, easy installation.

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From the professional consideration of installation, WPC wall cladding  is suggested to be installed by professional construction personnel. Please clean the wall before installation and make the wall dry, smooth and clean. If there are construction industry regulations or local regulations, please install them according to the regulations.

1, fixation of keel (as shown in figure)

Steel keel is aslo usually used. The space between keels  should be less than 400 mm. The steel keel should be fixed on the wall with expansion screw. Antirust paint should be applied to the steel keel.

Or use our WPC keel,Install the plastic wood keel evenly and fix it on the flat wall with  expansion Screws.It is recommended that the distance between each keel be less than 400mm.It need keep 3-5mm at the joint of the keel to keel to prevent expansion.When install the wpc keel,In the position of the expansion tube, drill the hole on the keel First,Then put the plastic expansion tube into the hole,Screw the screws into the expansion tube and fix the keel to the wall.the nail head should be all screwed into the keel, not exposed outside the keel, otherwise it may lead to uneven board surface.

screw for wpc decking

2:Fixation of wood-plastic wallboards:

As shown in the figure below, take HM 156X21mm as an example

When installing the WPC wall panel, the stainless steel starting fastener should be used first to fixing the first piece board.

Step 1: First use a smaller diameter drill,lead a hole on the Part where the SS Screws into the wall board,  then screw the first row of the wall board into the keel.

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Step 2: push the cut WPC wall board to the appropriate position, then screw the wall board, and so on, install in turn. It is recommended that the length of each wpc wallboard should not exceed 2.9 meters. 

Step 3: After installation to the Wall, each row of the last piece of wpc wall panel use stainless steel tapping screws directly fixed on the keel.

Step4:Install  “L” shape Side cover. It can be fixed with stainless steel screws.

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For plastic wood materials, the water absorption is about 0.2% and the expansion rate is about 0.5%, so when installing this wall Cladding, please leave the corresponding gap between each board (3-5 mm).

Electric drill is a tool that must be used in the installation process; because the plastic wood material has a certain brittleness, when fixing the keel with the WPC material, the lead hole is first drilled, then  Fix screws, but don’t directly nailed. Otherwise, the material may crack and break.Nail gun can be used to fix the wall cladding too.Labor gloves are best used during construction.It is recommended to use stainless steel screws to fix the screws during installation.

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How to Install outdoor composite decking ?

Published on: Aug 15, 2018 01:59