How to Install Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is one of the most durable types of home exterior cladding. Installation is a fairly straightforward and easy process.
The technique uses corner boards. They are sized according to the siding's thickness, but are often 3/4-inch or 1-1/4-inch material. Check that each piece is flush with the house before nailing it in place.
Check that each piece of cedar siding is flush with the house before nailing in place (image 1). Continue cutting the corner bead pieces to fit along the corner joint (image 2).
Nail the corner bead in place. Fill any joints with caulk to seal.
Cut and attach a furring strip to support the lower edge of the first board (image 1). Face nail to studs penetrating 1-1/4 inches into solid wood (image 2). Use one ring shank nail per bearing spaced at maximum 24 inches on center.
Cut and install each row to length. Use a foam brush to apply sealant.
Make sure that each course overlaps the previous by about 1 inch to allow for shrinkage. Do not overlap more than 2 inches.
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