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Installing Nichiha Panels

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A Quick List of

Materials to Have On-Hand

  • Cordless drill + bits, cordless impact + bits
  • Chamfering bit (size according to screw head used for face fastening)
  • Miscellaneous drill bits (carbide tip preferred) 
  • Corded circular saw with fiber cement saw blade - 
  • Cordless angle grinder with metal cut off blade
  • Cut table with protected top 
  • Tape measure 
  • 6' Level 
  • Laser level 
  • Hammer 
  • 12" - 2x4 blocks 
  • Tin snips 
  • Chalk line 
  • Speed square 
  • Framing square / straight edge 
  • Clips / Extrusions: #8 or #10 exterior grade, corrosion-resistant pan, wafer, or hex head screws (DO NOT USE BUGLE HEADS with Clips and Starter Track) with length to penetrate wood stud/furring by minimum 1" or metal stud/furring by minimum 1/2" 
  • Face Fastening: #7, #8, or #10 exterior grade bugle head screws - fully threaded with length to penetrate wood studs by minimum 1" or metal studs by minimum 1/2" 
Miscellaneous Items
  • Sealant - ASTM C920, Class 35 compliant (see Installation Guide)
  • MH Ready Patch 
  • Painters tape
  • Color-matched exterior acrylic latex paint 
  • Paint brush (small, artist type for touch ups) 
  • Microfiber cloths 
  • Rags
  • Soft bristle industrial brush 
  • Dust masks (N100, O100, or P100)

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Installation Questions?

Nichiha's technical team is here to support your installation. Call us at 1.866.424.4421 or email with any questions.

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