US 2126676 A
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Aug. 9, 1938. 'F. s. THOMAS SIDING Filed July 22, 1937' 3 Sheets-Sheet l Inventor JT ffiamas .4 iiorneys F. .S. THOMAS SIDING Filed July 22, 1957 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 9 6 v 3|..I..... :0 WW. 9 6
A tiorneys Aug. 9, 1938.
F. s. THOMAS 2,126,676
SIDING Filed July 22, 1957 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Inventor Patented Aug. 9, 1938 UNIT-ED s'r Es ATENT oerce This invention relates to improvements in siding and has as its object the provision of improved siding strips which may be used as a covering for the side wall of a structure or as a roofing covering as found desired.
More particularly the invention has referenceto an improved metallic siding strip as above suggested.
Further the' invention includes a novel form or corner return for building siding.
,The invention together with its objects and advantages will be best understood' from astudy Jf the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:
Figure 1 is a fragmentary elevational view illustrating the application of the inventionas a :overing for a side wall of a structure.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken substantially in the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of me of the siding strips.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of a clip.
Figure 5 is a perspective view oi an insulating )lOCk. l
Figure 6 is an elevational view of an insulating )lock and clip associated therewith.
Figure 7 is a fragmentary perspective view oi in end siding member and Figure 8 is a perspective view of a corner eturn.
In the drawings the invention is shown as apilied as a covering for the side wall of a structure. lhus it will be seen that the numeral 5 indicates he side of a building which is surfaced or covered vith strips of my improved siding I.
Each siding strip 6 is formed from sheet metal, rreferably from a non-rusting metal such as :opper, aluminum or the hire.
The lower edge of each strip ii is bent backvardly upon the rear face oi the strip at l to cm a groove d extending along .the lower edge If the strip at the rear thereof.
Also each strip t adjacent the upper edge hereof is bent forwardly and at substantially ight angles from the front face oi the strip to arm a flange 9. "The free edge of the flange Si 5 bent upwardlyand at substantially right angles the flange as at it and then is bent forwardly .nd downwardly as at H to provide a do'wn-.
wardly opening groove it at the upper end of the trip.
[on there are provided along the upper edge of t insulating material.
Further in accordance with the present inven- The blocks l3 at the front sides thereof have 7 lower rabbeted edges l4 to accommodate the flange portion 9 of the strip as shown in Fig. 2. As shown in Fig. 2 and as-wili be-apparent as the description proceedsblocks it which may be termed chairs" serve to space the strip 6 from v the side wall 5 the desired distance dependent upon the'thickness ot the chair blocks i3.
Further in accordance with the present invention thereare provided clips l5. E p 10 Each clip I 5 is formed from a sheet of metal,
preferably of the same material from which the strips 6 are formed, and each clip has an upper portion it that is secured directlyto the front surface of a chair block i3 by nails H which 15 extend through the upper portion l6 of a clip t5, the block l i and into the wallstructure 5. Also, each strip [5 is offset intermediate its ends asat l8 and-at its lower edgeis bent back-' wardly upon the rear face of the clip as at I9 to provide at the lower edge of the clip and at the rear of the clip a groove 20. that receives the outer wall ll of the groove I2 of strip 6.
From an examination of Fig. 2' it will be apparent that a strip-6 receives in the groove W thereof the groove equipped end 20 of a lower series of clips i5 with the upper flange equipped portion of the strip; engaging in the rabbeted edges of an upper series. of blocks I3. The groove it at the lower end of the upper series of clips are placed ininterlocking engagement with the groove i2 in the'upper portion of the strip 6, and I the upper portion l6 of the upper series of strips 15 nailed to the upper series or chair blocks N,
which in turn through the medium of the nail ll are secured to the wall structure 5.
- When-the lowermost strip 6 has thus been se-- cured to the surface I the next adjacent upper strip is applied, and in so doing the backwardly bent portion 1 of said strip is received in the 40 channel or groove l2 of said lower strip t, with the lower groove or channel portions it of the upper series of clips ltiheing received in the channel or groove d at the lower edge of the uppermost clip 8. 4.5
Further in accordance with the present'invention the adjacent ends'of the adjoining strips ti are'arranged in overlapping-relation as shown in Fig. l with thelapping end of a strip telescopically receiving in the channel or groove 8 thereof the corresponding channel or groove lower edge portion of the lapped strip, and the channel ill of the lapped strip accommodating the channel forming portion i2 01' the lapping strip as is thought to be, apparent thus pro- 56,
between the wall I and the siding strips 6 the.end
.siding strip I, as shown in Fig. "l. have the free end edge thereof bent backwardly upon the rear face of the strip as at 22 to form a longitudinally tapering groove 23 along said end'edge of the strip at the rear thereof, such construction obviously providing for the closing of the space between the strip and the wall I at the end of the wall.
Further in accordance with the present invention there is provided a corner return or joint indicated generally by the reference numeral 24 and shown in Fig. 8.
This corner joint or return 24 is formed from a single blank of metal bent intermediate its ends to provideright angularly related portions "-25. Each of the portions 25 has the lower edge thereof bent backwardly upon the rear face of said portion 2! as at 2| and in thesame manner as the lower edges of the strips 6.
Also, each portion 25 of the corner joint or return 24 is provided with a longitudinally tapered offset 21 and at one side of the offset 21 each part 25 of the clip at its upper end is bent forwardly upon the front face of said portion 25 as at 24 to provide a groove 29 to receive and lnterloclringly engage with the groove "of corresponding parts ofthe portions 2| of the next lower corner joint or return. 7
At the other side of the offsets 21 said portions 2' of the corner return 24 adjacent their upper, edges are bent forwardly from the front faces of said portions to provide flanges ll corresponding to the flanges. of the strips t, and the flanges Ii terminate in upstanding extensions 32 to engage in the channels l2 at the end of the right' angularly disposed strips I joined together by the joint or corner return member 24.
It is thought that the construction, utility and advantages of an invention of this character will be fully appreciated from the foregoing, so that a further detailed description thereof is deemed unnecessary; it being particularly noted that in view of the fact that the siding strips are not penetrated by nails or analogous fastening elements said strips are free to contract 'or expand in any and all directions.
What is claimed is:
1.111 a building construction of the class described, -the combination with a surface to be covered, of a, plurality of sheets of covering material adapted to cover said surface, each sheethaving its lower marginal edge permanently bent backwardly upon the rear face of the sheet forming an upwardly directed groove along that edge of the sheet, also each sheet having its upper marginal edge permanently bent forwardly upon the front face of the sheet to'form a downwardly directed groove along said upper edge of the sheet, metallic clips disposed in spaced relation along the upper and lower edges of each sheet,
nails extending through said clips and into the surface to be covered for securing said clips in viding for an interlocking of the strip at the lap ping and overlapping ends thereof.
position, said clips having lower edge portions permanently bent backwardly upon the rear faces of the clips to form upwardly directed grooves along the lower edges'ofthe clips; said sheets being disposed in parallelism so that the lower edge of each sheet overlies the upper edge of the next adjacent sheet, the lower edges of the clips engaging in the groove in the lower edges of the sheet, and with the groove in the upper edges of the sheet engaging the grooves in the lower edges of the clip, and seat blocks interposed between said clip and the surface to be covered, the nails extending through said seat blocks to secure the latter in position on a surface to be covered with said seat blocks serving to space said sheets of covering material from the surface to be covered, and insulating material confined in the space between the surface to be covered and said sheets of covering material, said seat blocks having lower rabbeted edges, and said sheets of covering material adjacent the upper edges thereof having forwardly extended flanges engaging in the rabbeted edges of said seat blocks.
2. A metal corner return for siding comprising a pair of wings connected at right angles to each other to fit the front faces of a pair of siding members, each of said wings at the longitudinal I median thereof being offset with a portion of each wing at one side of the offset having its ,the wing.
3. In a building construction of the class described, the combination with a surface to be covered, of a plurality of sheets of covering material adapted to cover said surface, each sheet having its lower marginal edge bent backwardly upon the rear face of the sheet forming an upwardlydirected groove along that edge of the sheet, and also having its upper marginal edge bent forwardly upon the front face of the sheet to form a downwardly directed groove along said upper edge of the sheet, metallic clips disposed in spaced relation along the upper and lower edges of each sheet, said clips having lower edge portions bent backwardly upon the rear faces of the clips to form upwardly directed grooves along the lower edges of the clips; said sheets being disposed in parallelism so that the lower edge of each sheet overlies the upper edge of the next adjacent sheet, with the lower edges of the clips engaging in the grooves in the lower edges of the sheets, and with the-grooves in the upper edges of the sheets engaging the groovesin the lower edges of the clips, and seat blocks being interposed between said clips and the surface to be covered .and nails ex tending through said clips and seat blocks into the surface to be covered; said seat blocks having lower rabbeted edges, and said sheets of covering