US 2928143 A
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March 15, 160 J. NEWTON 2,928,143
VENTILATED SIDING AND PANEL CLIP Filed Sept. 26, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR Mal ch 15, 1960 L. J. NEWTON 2,928,143
VENTILATED SIDING AND PANEL CLIP Filed Sept. 26, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 TTTifI INVENTOR afiarwg/ United States Patent VENTILATED SIDING AND PANEL our This invention relates to the laying'of building siding panels and particularly to the method of laying the panels using a corrugated clip spaced at intervals laterally on the top edge of the siding panels whereby each course of panels is spaced outwardly ofthe wall and of each other to provide ventilatingand breathing passages from the space between the wall and panels and through the spaces between the panels to the-atmosphere.
The invention-consists essentially in providing corrugated clips which fit snugly on the top edge of the panels at spaced intervals, with the rear leg of the clips spacing the panels away from the wall while the front leg of the clips provide a rest for the back side of the panels of the next course, holding these panels spaced outwardly of the panels below. The front leg of the clip may be provided with two. upwardly projectingbarbs which grip'the siding panel and materially assist in the placing of the panel. The courses of panels are held in place on the wall by securing nails above and below the overlap of the panels, the lower nailspassing through the panel into the wall and holdingthe upper back edge of the lower panel firmly against the back legs of the spacing. clip while the upper nails pass through the upper panel into the wall and hold the lower edge of the upper panel firmly against the front leg of the spacing clips. Each succeeding course of siding panels is provided with spacing clips on its top edge and so provides a ventilating and breathing passage .at the overlap of the panel courses. 1
The object of the invention is therefore to provide means whereby the courses of siding panels are spaced out from the supporting wall and from each other at their overlap to providefree ventilationand breathing of the "whole space between the supporting wall and thesiding .panels. q .1
1 Afurther object, of the invention is to provide a simple and rigid means for securing the siding panels to a supporting wall while at the'same time holding the panels .spacedfltherefrom.
A further objectof the invention is to providea lightweight, strong and rigid clip which can be fitted over the top edgeLof a siding panel to space the panel from thewall and position and support the next upper course of siding panels in lapped andspaced relationship there- .from.. I
'A further object of the invention is to provide a spacing clip having upwardly projecting barbs'for 'engaging withand, holding the overlying panel in position. A further object ,of the invention is to provide a spac-' "ice . Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is clip.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional view ofone of the lapped joints showing the corrugated spacing clip fitted in place and showing the securing nails holding the lapped panels to the wall. 7
Fig. 5 is a sectional view similar to Fig. 4 but taken between the spaced clips to show how the lapped panels are spaced to provide a ventilating space between the wall and the'panels and a breathing passage along the horizontal lapped edges of the panels and through the breathing channels formed by the corrugations of the spacing clips.
Fig. 6 is a cross section on the' line66 of Fig. 4
a perspective view of the corrugated spacing looking upwards in the direction; of the arrows and Y showing the spacing clip in section and the spacing of the panels from the wall and from each other.
Fig. 7 is a perspective view ofa modified form .of spacing clip in which two siding holding barbs project upwardly from the top of the front leg.
Fig. 8 is an enlarged sectional view similar to Fig. 4 but showing the spacing clip of Fig. 7 with the holding barbs engaging the overlying panel.
Fig. 9 is a rear view' of the panels shown in Fig. 8 with the overlying panel broken away to show the two holding barbs engaging the overlying panel. 1 I
Referring to the drawings, thebuilding wall 5, which :is to be covered with siding panels, can be constructed in any suitable. manner to provideafirrn base for the scenting of the panels tothe wall, and is usually provided with a spacing stringer 6 to give the desired angle of slope to the lower or first course fof'siding pauelsj.
The spacing clips 8,'which]ar.ef fitted over the top edge of the panels '7 and the top edge of the panels 9 of subsequent courses, are formed from narrow strips of light weight material such as aluminum orgalvanized steel but which .could alsobe of plastic: These strips are corrugated at 10 in a longitudinal. direction, the depth of the corrugations '10 being equalto the desired spacing of the top edge ofthe. s'idingpanelsj and flfrom the wall 5 and the 'spa'cing of the lower lapped edge 11 of the panels from thetopaedge of the panels of the'course ir'nfmediately below. i V 1 v p The spacing. clips. 8 are cut in suitable lengths from the original strip and are formed (into the Uj-shaped clips shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings, the corrugationsbeing formed during the bending; process. ,The"clips 8 are formed having a long rear leg 12 and a short front leg 13 joined by the member 14. The member 14 holds "the legs 12 and 13- apart so that the distance or spacing of the inner surfaces of these legs is equal to the thickness ing clip for thesiding panels, by the use of which the need to apply laths vertically on the wall, is eliminated.
These and other objects of the invention will be apparcompanying drawingsyin which: I
Fig.1 i'sja perspective view of the corner of a building Wall saowitig are manner in which the siding panels are lappeaand snowing'the location of the spacing clips on the top edge of each course of panels.
-ent'from the following detailed specification and the acof the siding panels 7 and 9.
In the modification shown in Fig, 7, the spacing clip 8 is provided with a pair of upwardly projecting barbs22 punched out from thecrests'of the corrugations mat the topmost corner of thefront leg 13. The barbs 22 are made during the corrugating and forming process.
The siding panels7 and 9 are provided with horizontal recessed surfaces 15 and 16 on their inner faces at the top and bottom edges of thepanels. These recessi'e's115v and 16 have a horizontal depth equal to the depth of the corrugations 10 of the spacing'clips 8 and have a vertical H depth equal to the length of the short front leg 13 of the clip plus the depth of corrugation in the member lkl'. With the vertical depth ofthe recesses 15 and 16 co-ordinated with the length of the'short leg .13 of l the clip 8,
the overlap of the panels is fully supported by.the..t;lip 3 while the clip is completely cloncealedjf without the recesses 15 and'16, if desired,.however, the
versed if necessary and provides a self-aligning feature in the assembly,ofitheupanels.,,
In the assembl o'f"hesiding panels 7 and 9 with the spacing clips 8. I f short, length panels areluse'd, the clips 8 are fitted ever the top edge of the panels and are located nearttheaends.v If long length panels are being used, thefelip's are spaced apart 'at intervals of approxiniately sixteen "inches. This spacing will be varied to some extent depending upon the type v of panezs being used, their thickness and inherent strength.
The dimensions of thespacing clips will be governed by the size and type, of siding with which they are to be used; in this particular instance, 'aiclip with 212 /2" long backfleg, Va." long top, /2" long front leg and /z" width would be most suitable.
When the panel 7 has been located in place against the wall 5, a nail 1 7 is driven through the panel andinto thewall'S, the long leg, of the"clip holding the top'edge or the panel7 spaced, outwardly from the 'surface'of the wall 5. After one course of panelshas been secured 4 clips form a rest supporting the lower recessed portion of the next upper course of panels and holding said panels spaced outwardly from the top edge of the panels to which the clips are fitted.
2. In a wall covering of a type comprising horizontal courses of siding panels';laid with the lower portions of the panels in each course" overlapping the upper portions of the panels of the next lower course, said panels being recessed on their rear face along their top and bottom horizontal edges, a series of clips, corrugated lengthwise and fittedover the upper portions of the panels in each course, saidclipspresenting a medial portion overlying the upper edge of the panel to which it is applied and outer and inner leg portions extending downwardly over the outer. and inner surfaces of the panel, the length of a the outer leg portion being such that it does not project to the .wall 5, the next succeedingcourse of panels 9 are laid. Thelower horizontal recess 16 of the panels '9 rests on the exposed front legs 13 of t he clips 8 and the nails 18 are driven through the panels 9 .and into the wall 5, immediately above the clips 8 tohold the lower edge 'of the panels 9 firmly against the clips 8 and in spaced relation to the top edge of the panels 7. 7
Subsequent courses of panels are laid in the same manner so that the top edges of the panels are all spaced outwardly fror'n the walland the lower edges of the panels are all spaced outwardly from the panels iminediately below. i v 7 As will be seen in Figs. and 6, of the drawings, the elips '8 'ensurethat the panels are kept largely out of contact with the wall 5 so that a completely ventilated space is provided. which can breathe to the atmosphere through the passages 19 asshown by the arrows 20. These breathing passages19 extend the full length of the course of panels, except where partly interrupted by the clips 8. Air passages 21 are provided under and between the crests. of the corrugations so that the clips .8, .in fact jofier practically no interruption of the breathing passages 19,. From the above description, it will be seen that the tittingof a simple spacing clip over the top edge of the siding panels ensures that the whole area behind the panels ,forms a breathing space open to the atmosphere along thewhole length of the overlap of one course of panels with another., The area behind the panels is not b'rolieniu'pinto separate 'compartrnentsby vertically disposedtla'ths, or other such likemeans and, even at the location of the clips '8, the breathing area is hardly interr'uptedf'as the corrugations of the clips provide their own breathing passages to theatmosphere.
These light but" rugged corrugated clips 8 protect the top edge of p the panels from damage by compression while the securing nails are being driven through the panels into the wall. 'The'barbs 2 2' of the clips 8 engage with the' sidingjpan'el 'in a manner permitting oneman installationfof these panels. This is due to the fact that the barbs hold one e'ndof the siding panel while the other end is being'nail'ed into' place by the applicator.
What I claim is: 7 r
I 1 1. lnfa wall covering of a type comprising horizontal courses of siding panels laid with the lower portions of thepanels in each cou'rselovierlapping the upper portions of the pa'nels of the'next'lower course, said panels being reejessedon their 'reanfacei alongftheir top and bottom hor nt'al"edgesf'a'ls'eriesloffclips, corrugated lengthwise fitted over the upperf portions of the panels ineach course and servingjtoespace 'said'upper portions of the panels from the underlying "vvall, the frbhtfportiofibfsaid below the lower recessed edge o f the overlying portion of t e p n ath' ne tp p r were, thawrt sa ian of d'c wserving mi tress heatre q j smsdt panels from the underlying wall and forming arestsupporting the lower recessed portion of the next upper course of panels and holdingsaid panelsspaced outwardly from the top edge of the panels to which the clips are fitted. p H VHF V A 3. In a wall covering of a typecornprising horizontal courses ofsidin'g panels laid with the lower 'portions of the panels in each course overlapping the upper-portions of the'panels 'of'the next lower conrse, the said'panels being recessed on their rear fac'efalong their top and bottom. horizontal edges, a series of clips fitted over the upper portions of the panels in each cours'e 'and serving to space a UPPQLPQ EII 9f h p e s from the underlying wall, a series of barbs projecting upwardly from the top of the front portion oi saidf'clips, the front portion o said i sif in a esti il r u 's th w recessed portion'ot the next upper eoprse of panels with the said barbsprojected u'pwards. into thebody of the said pp 9Ql I ..Q ,.;P? ;?n4 ith l i s d P e spaced outwardly from the :top edge 'of'the panels to which the clips are fitted. h p I I I 4. In a wall coveringof a type comprising horizontal courses of siding panels'laid With tl le '1QW f portions of the panels in each coursefoverlappingthe iupper portions of the panels'of thenext' 'lowe r course,the said panels being recessed on theiifirear face along their top and bottom horizontal'edges, a seri l'ps fitted over the p p r ns .o the p nel in t pacef he; s i upp r. o tio' igt t P n s f I the underlying Wa l ji i s i e .f 1 ,.bi s [c ru a lengthwise,"s'aid"clips*presentinga medial portion overly ing ppe sd tthe a s tolwh e t applie d jand nn l qrt n ie ten tl d nw d y over the outerand inner'surfaices of the panel, the, corrugations of said clips serving'to space the upper portions of the panels from the underlying wall, th epfroht and medial portions of the said clips forming rest supporting the ldwer recessed P r i ns? the n xte nerfwurs of panels', a'series of b arb sjproject'ingupwardlyifrom the top of thefront portion of saidpclips and' p'rojecting upwards into thebody of said upper course 'of"panels and holding said panels spaced outwardly from the top edge of the panels to which the clips are fitted. V
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