How does a person get started placing vinyl siding? Do I need
something called a starter strip and what about the outside corners. I`m
doing a small job and obviously have not done any siding before. TIA
firstname.lastname@example.org (Herb and Eneva) wrote:
There are generic instructions at the Vinyl Siding Institute website
Click on the "publications" link and there you will find an installation
manual, and many other publications related to vinyl siding.
First thing to do it get some information on good siding.
Meaure out the area you want to side and get the right
amount of squares. Look at the windows and doors and
get the right amount of j-channel.
The starter strip goes on the most bottom part of where you
want to side. Get a nice chalk line stapped straight and
level. From there you put the starter strip on and
go from there. If you attach it with nails or screws you
do need leave it loose about 1/8" from the wall to allow
How to cut it??/ I used a miter saw with the blade backwards.
You do not want to cut the material you want to grind it away for
clean cuts. You can also use a sharp blade or scissors to cut it.
All it in all its easy to work with.
On May 8, 4:42 pm, email@example.com (Herb and Eneva) wrote:
Aviation tinsnips work quite well. They have the leverage to
cut cleanly and accurately under control without requiring too much
grunting, cursing and swearing, and less likely to draw blood than
a knife ;-)
Not remotely as fast as a mitre saw, and you'll want to avoid
exposing many of your end cuts. But for a first-timer, it paces
things out nicely, and you don't have to get so crazy about safety
Did a 14'x14' gable end shed (9' side walls). First time with
vinyl. Two relaxing days of work. A pro with a mitre saw could
have probably done it by lunch break on the first day.
S'alright. It was a nice weekend.
Result really nice if I do say so myself.
Age and Treachery will Triumph over Youth and Skill
On 9 May 2007 10:37:33 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've never put up siding, but a friend was considering it, so we
looked at methods used.
Excellent comments and on target. A large set of tin snips and a
square are also recommended. I can see getting the first bottom run
right is important.
..through the use of electrical or duct tape, achieve the configuration in the
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