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why must paneling stand for 12 hours before installation?


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Old 05-17-02, 08:57 AM
Carroll B
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why must paneling stand for 12 hours before installation?

I am about to panel the walls and ceiling of a porch that was just enclosed with double pane glass windows. I noticed that the paneling has a sign that says ,"let stand for 12 hours in the room beforew installation". What is the purpose of letting it stand in the room? It seems like the paneling would be subject to heat changes due to summer and winter climates. Is there a problem with installing paneling on the ceiling rather then tongue and grove boards?
 
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Old 05-17-02, 10:20 AM
ohcowboy
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Let stand 12 hrs

Just like all building materials they expand and contract with the weather, the reason to let it stand is so that the material can stabalize contactions to the temp and moisture of where you are installing it. The material would react differently if you installed it with full exposure or if installed inside.
 
 

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