Nichiha products can be installed by any professional tradesperson and ever DIYers as long as the installation guidelines are followed explicitly. If you find yourself needing help with installation, you can contact one of our local sales reps who can advise you on the best path forward for your project.
Please use the precaution needed with respect to silica dust whenever cutting or drilling the products.
All Nichiha products can be installed horizontally and many can be installed vertically, on angled or curved walls and as soffit. If you are installing in any way other than horizontally, please check with a Nichiha representative before placing your order.
You should use j-mold as you get closer to the window and door. Fasten the j-mold to the bottom of the window first, then install j-molds on each side. Finally, install a drip edge along the top. This will result in a continuous reveal as the molding goes around the window. Once your molding and drip edge are installed, you can cut and slide the panels into the j-mold as they are installed.
For more detailed information and to see how the installation is done in real time, check out this video. And of course, if you have any questions, please reach out to our team.
A weather-resistive barrier (WRB) is required when installing Nichiha panels over stud walls and SIPs. Please refer to each product's technical documentation for details and specification.
Contact a Nichiha Siding Specialist to get started.