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Installing Shingle Panels


  1. Shingle Panel InstallationClean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
  2. Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
  3. Determine prior to framing layout which corner treatment is to be utilised. Panels require a nailable area 5-1/4 inches (133 mm) of outside corners and 3-1/2 inches (89 mm) of inside corners.
  4. After framing is completed, instal building paper horizontally, shingle style, beginning at bottom of wall with 3 inches (76 mm) overlaps.
  5. Corner boards, trim and moulding:
    • Shall be extended a minimum 1 inch (25.4 mm) from sheathing to allow for 7/8 inch (22 mm) depth of applied Shakertown Craftsman shingle panels.


Shakertown Shingle Installation DiagramInstal in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

  1. Instal shingle panels by attaching to solid nailable sheathing, spaced nailable sheathing or to studs.
  2. Instal working from the lowest level up to the top of the wall area
    • Furr out the bottom course of siding with 3/8 inch by 1 inch (9.5 by 25.4 mm) wood strips. Allow for canting of the first course of siding and instal to level line.
    • Drive nails flush with siding surface, penetrating studs at least 1/2 inch (12.7 mm).
    • Maintain 1/8 inch (3 mm) spacing at corner boards and trim. Calk with non-hardening sealant.
  3. Maintain 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) spacing between ends of panels in order to allow for natural expansion.
  4. Maintain 1/4 inch (6 mm) space from panel butt line and flashing.