How To Install Plywood Siding Mobile Home Skirting – Part One

The first thing we’re going to do in this video is take a look at one wall on a mobile home. Give you an idea of how the t 111 is actually installed, or the plywood siding out of gray area you’re looking at is the building paper. This would be the moisture resistant barrier. This goes on first and then, of course, we have a piece of z-bar metal that will run along the bottom of the plywood siding or the t. 111.

Here’S our first piece of T, 111, plywood, siding and basically we’ll sit on top of the metal and, of course it would be going over the building paper. This the building paper actually prevents any moisture that will get behind the siding it will drain in this case. Since it’s wrapped all the way to the bottom, the moisture will drain all the way to the bottom of the mobile home. Any moisture that gets that goes down to the bottom of the plywood will yeah it will roll over the next piece of plywood or the next piece of trim. Everything works its way down.

Now you can always stop the paper right above the z bar in the metal, or it would be even with the bottom of the plywood. If this was the case, you would run a strip about 16 inches wide from the bottom of the floor. Joists and you’d run a parallel to the bottom of the mobile home and then install the metal z bar over that. And then you would start the paper at the same place where the bottom of the plywood would start on the metal, and you could actually use that to give you two different ways for the water to drain off kind of some extra protection. If you have any questions about that feel free to leave them in the comment area, and I will try to make another video as I would throw that in in this next picture, we’re looking at the bottom trim board fascia board, and this will go underneath.

The DZ bar metal – and you can see when i zoom in on it here that any water that got behind the that went down on the front of the plywood wouldn’t really go underneath very far. It would drain over the metal and then, of course, down the edge of the fascia in the next picture. We’Re going to use straight edges, you can just use some straight tube by force or a level, and of course you wouldn’t need to you could use them. One on each side to mark the bottom of the area where you are going to be driving some steaks and I’m going to try and provide you with a few different ways to do this. At the end of the video.

Maybe do like a little series, because there are other ways you can do this. This is just one of them we’re going to zoom in and take a look at the bottom here now how you figure out where this is where to drive. The steaks is actually relatively easy. You’Re going to since you’re, going from the front of the plywood siding you’re going to you’re going to should say, add the plywood siding, which is 3/4 of an inch to the new plywood siding, which is 3/4 of an inch. There’S.

An inch and a half and then you’re going to add a quarter of an inch to to set the plywood back a little further and so right. Now that would give us an inch and 3/4 and then you’re going to add an inch and a half for the board that we’re going to fasten to the stake. That’S relatively simple, don’t forget, you can always watch parts of the video over again for more clarification and don’t forget when you can drive a stake at each end and then use a string to create a nice straight line so that you can drive the rest of Your stakes in and and just make sure that everything is going to be straight because use straight edge and, as you see, we have the few steaks and their steaks maybe put them about three or four foot on center. Something like that. This is just going to be to hold the bottom board.

You can see that we attached a 2×4 to the bottom and it’s off the ground at least an inch. Maybe two inches would be fine. You, and here we attach the top blocks with another 2×4. To give us something nice to nail too now this here is about a 16 inch to a 24 inch piece of skirting that we’re working with. If the skirting is going to be a little larger, then you’re probably going to have to put a few more boards in or do it do it a little different, but I’m going to try and make another video on that to give you a better idea.

But there you go cut the skirting slip it up underneath the area there underneath the trim you can see where the water here, if it goes over the trim that is installed on the mobile home, that is going to drip and won’t. It won’t really be curving back up if we attach the if we move the plywood siding that we’re using for the skirt board. If we move it a little closer to the fascia board, then the water could actually travel underneath and above the plywood. I know it sounds like it’s impossible. The trust me can actually roll over at that quarter.

Inch gap or an eighth of an inch gap would be nice and the next thing, don’t it, you know, don’t put put a gap in there quarter inch gap and then it either. So, anyway, I’m going to go ahead and try and make another video to give you a few other ways that you can do something like this and, of course, I’m going to try and make some with the aluminum siding, also, which would be the most common. If you’re going to have an aluminum, siding mobile home and then wanted to put a plywood skirting around it,

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