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How to Install Vinyl Siding (page 1 of 2)

Vinyl siding is one of the most durable types of home exterior cladding. Installation is a fairly straightforward and easy process.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Cut Corner Post

Measure and cut a corner post, so that there will be a 1/2-inch gap between the top of the post and the eave of the house.

Continue Cutting Siding Through J Flange

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Cut Vinyl Siding

Measure the length of siding needed. Mark and cut the piece to length. Use snips to cut through the flanges. Continue to cut through the material, cutting the rest of the J-flange.

Measure Siding and Cut Piece to Length

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Nail Corner Post

Nail the corner post at the top of the post. Check for plumb. Fasten the posts every 12 inches.

Nail Corner Posts Checking Each for Plumb

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Make Chalk Line for First Piece

Determine the lowest part of the wall that will be sided. Make a chalk line across the house for the first horizontal piece.

Determine Lowest Point of Wall and Snap Chalkline

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Lay Top Strip

Lay out the top of the strip along the chalk line. Check for level.

Check Top of Vinyl Strip for Level

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