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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 utilized. 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, install building paper horizontally, shingle style, beginning at bottom of wall with 3 inches (76 mm) overlaps.
  5. Corner boards, trim and molding:
    • 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 DiagramInstall in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

  1. Install shingle panels by attaching to solid nailable sheathing, spaced nailable sheathing or to studs.
  2. Install 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 install 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. Caulk 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.