The best things in life are easy. That is true about vinyl siding once you know the ins and outs.
Learning how to install vinyl siding is a much simpler task than you think. Considering learning how to do this if your home could use a pick me up.
The first thing to keep in mind is that every manufacturer has their own instructions on how to install vinyl siding. Always consult their directions, as there may be a special consideration that you’re not aware of.
The best thing about vinyl siding is that it comes ready to use in any color you want. Other forms of siding require a lot more care and attention. If you love the look of wood you’ll be glad to know that vinyl siding comes in a wood like finish.
The way that this wonderful invention goes onto the house is with the lip of the vinyl. Each siding panel can be hooked into the panel below it. This makes for a very easy installation process.
Always remember that you have to nail the siding in the center of the slot because they vinyl might expand.
Also, remember never to put a nail through the vinyl itself. This can cause problems that will decrease the life of the vinyl.
When you’re actually ready to install the siding, make sure everything is out of your way so that you have a totally clear working space. This includes tree branches, lights, shutters and anything else that obstructs your access.
Then, find the lowest corner of the house. Make a chalk line around the perimeter of the house.
Then, you can nail the first strip around the base of your home. Don’t forget to install the corner posts. You’ll install the J-channel on the sides and tops of windows and doors. Next, put in the trim that goes under windowsills.
Finally! You’re ready to install the vinyl siding panels starting from the very first strip that you already nailed down.
Always make sure the work you’re doing is level. You’ll want to do this periodically to be sure you’re not making any mistakes.
Learning how to install vinyl siding is a great skill to have. It won’t cost you nearly as much money as it would to hire professionals to come and do the job for you.
Vinyl siding manufactures do their best to make the installation as painless as possible. The result will be beautiful siding on your home that will last you for years.