Custom cedar sidings are becoming very popular these days, especially to do-it-yourself and home improvement enthusiasts. Here are a few home improvement tips in installing unique cedar impressions sidings:
Be sure to make a line (Home owners can use chalk or pencil.) to draw a level outline around the perimeter of the home. The first thing to install is the starter strip of the siding or the J-panel in order to receive the initial panel. Make a straight edge on this panel’s right side. The owner can do this by cutting the parts that are hanging over.
The sections that need to be cut vary from case to case, usually ranging from 2 to 4 inches in width. The correct measurement is mentioned in the instructions and is indicated on the siding. Hang the initial panel ¼ inch from the corner. This is the standard installation method. Lock the siding panel into the J-channel or starter strip, whichever of the two has been used, from the right side progressing to the left. Fasten this panel to the substrate using nails at the hole found at the panel’s center. At least five nails will be used, making sure the ends are nailed. Usually, cedar siding pieces are marked by the manufacturer to indicate where nails should be put.
Place the second panel up the wall so that the bottom is just below the starter strip. Next, push up and in to lock it into the first panel. There are temperature indicator lines. Refer to these in order to make the adequate spacing in between panels. Again, nail the next cedar impressions panel starting from the center hole. The same process should be followed for all panels of the first course. Upon reaching the corner, cut the final piece to make its edge a quarter of an inch from the corner.
Next, cut a measured 23 ½ and 30 inches off the second course’s panel number one off the right side making sure it lines up with the initial course. Indicators will guide where to cut off the cedar impressions panel. Drill a hole at the panel’s center measured at about 3/16 of an inch. This must be where the nailing starts. Also, just put in two nails at the pre-fabricated slots at the panel’s center.
Five more nails should be nailed in, making sure there is one at each end. As in the first cedar sidings panel, place the next panel right below the first, lock it into the tabs by referring to the indicators for correct placement, and start nailing from the center. Keep on adding the courses using the instruction guide and siding indicators.
Finally, connect the top course using a cornice receiver at the wall’s topmost part. These can be trimmed on the panels to within a quarter inch of the cornice receiver. With a nail punch, punch in holes a quarter of an inch away from the edge of the panel with 16-inch space intervals. Drive nails into the holes.
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Many people ask whether it is more advantageous to purchase a one-storey or two-storey home. Unfortunately, there is no black and white answer. There are, however, positives in each choice, and you can make up your mind about which advantages are worth the most to you. If you’re considering buying a two-storey home, or still looking around at the options available, here are the advantages of a two-storey home that may help you make up your mind.
In suburban areas, houses have a limited amount of backyard space. The ‘acreage’ is the amount of land that each home is allowed to have. A one storey home takes up far more ground space, meaning that there is not as much land available for a yard. A two story home, however, doesn’t take up anywhere near as much ground space, so you have more room available for your yard. For those who are particularly interested in having a garden or recreational space, this can make a large difference in their decision. Consider how much having a large yard means to you before making your decision.
One of the lovely aesthetic qualities about a two storey home, is that your sleeping areas and living areas can be separated. However, this is advantageous for many more reasons than just aesthetics. It does feel and look much nicer to have your different spaces removed from each other, but there are other reasons why it may be of interest. If you have guests over, it’s nice to be able to take advantage of your space downstairs. Having your living area on one storey and your private area on another makes things much easier when it comes to entertaining. You don’t need to worry about the state of your bedroom or anybody going in to rooms that they shouldn’t.
A lot of the time, two storey homes a larger than one storey homes. But even if they’re not, they do feel bigger. Something about having your rooms separated over two different stories gives the illusion of spaciousness. Keep this in mid if you’re one who doesn’t enjoy cramped spaces. The light, airiness of a seemingly larger two storey home can help you to feel far more relaxed.
Again, there are so many advantages to whichever decision you make. It simply depends on your personal priorities and preferences. Consider all of the factors when deciding between a one storey and two storey home. You’re sure to come to the right decision after you have taken all things into account. If you’re still unsure, have a look into Coral Homes and Coral Homes on True Local for more information on finding and creating your perfect home.
I can’t deny I am a sports fan, a basketball fan to be exact. That’s why everytime I get the chance to go home I make it a point to watch a live game of my favorite team. They won the championship recently and I followed the series through live streaming or the replays.
My “love” for the players went as far as following them in their social media accounts like Twitter and Instagram which led me to following some of the basketball personalities like the commentators and analysts. I could still remember when I was still young and watching a game with my big bro. He used to listen to what the analysts would say during a match. Maybe that’s why my fondness of the sports went beyond the players and the game itself.
When I followed Mico Halili, one of the analysts, in his Twitter account I found out he has a weekly show called The Bro Show. He’s with another analyst and former professional basketball player, Jason Webb, and also a former professional basketball player and one of the assistant coaches of my favorite team Richard Del Rosario. The Bro Show topics generally evolves around sports (although there can be others outside sports and their crazy ideas) and targets sports aficionados and enthusiasts.
When I first watched the replay of their first episode, I immediately fell in love with it. I love the humor in the show. I love the hosts’ spontaneity. It’s like watching a bunch of men just hanging out and having fun. I like the company of men especially those who really have a great sense of humor. I used to be “one of the boys” and hang out with my male colleagues when I was still working and there was never a dull moment with them. Whenever I watch this show, there really are times that I had to laugh out loud. But don’t get me wrong, this show is also full of wit (what with that crazy idea on how Philippines could make it to the Olympics. Hahaha! After watching the first episode, I went on to the next, and to the next… I just couldn’t help but go on and watch them. I couldn’t get enough of their humor really.
Here’s their pilot episode…
There are only two shows I watch regulary from our local channels in the Philippines and I’m glad that there’s another one for me to look forward to. This is a great companion especially that I’m alone at home and just waiting for the time to pass by until my kids arrive from school.