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Old 11-20-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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Long verticle metal siding application


I have an opportunity to bid on a job that is to re-side a shop. My concern is how best to apply long lengths of verticle siding (16' & 20') sections without the panels bending. Advice is appreciated.

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Going to have to let us in on exactly what this siding is.
If it's delivered on a flat bed truck, off loaded with a piggy back fork lift and there's two people installing it I'm not seeing what the issue is.
12' pieces of flimsy vinyl siding is installed all the time without bending it.
When I see the guys installing the siding on car ports there's just two guys and a couple of drill drivers.

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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I believe the siding is to be 29 gauge metal. The building contractor has informed us that it would be delivered to the site, all we are to do is install the panels and trims. I "assume" (I know, I know) that it will be delivered by the siding supplier and unloaded with a fork lift. That part may not be a issue. It's the lifting of one panel that will be up to twenty feet in length and placing it. Is there a method such as sliding the panel against the wall while lifting, ... or use of some backing material to keep it ridgid until it is placed? Hope this is clearer.
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Do not try and lift it laying flat. Just grab it by the outside long edge and lift it.
Draging it over the lower pieces may scratch them.
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are you installing it horizontal or vertical? sound like vertical.
how wide are the sheets? 3'?
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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Verticle and 3' width. Average lenght is 20'.
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Place scaffold about 2'-32" away from the wall. Scaffold with wheels is nice.
2 men grab one side of the sheet about 6' from each end. I like to pre-drill my holes for the screws - easier and looks better.
They carry it to the scaffold and hand it up to a 3rd man on the scaffold. If needed the top edge can have a pair of vice grips (pad them) attached with a rope attached, the 3rd man can use this to lift it up. the scaffold will likely need a mid level also. the guy carrying the top edge can scurry up there. (or have 4 guys)
slap er in place, level each sheet as you go and you are golden. (assuming corners are level, if not compensate as needed to make it look good.) It is amazing how much you can stretch the top or bottom of the sheets.
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Can do it with 2 men just more climbing up and down.

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