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HandymanWire - Vinyl Siding Questions and Answers
Vinyl siding installation
I want to side my home with vinyl siding, I'm a do-it-yourselfer but this is a pretty big job. Some questions I have, do I remove my existing cedar shake siding or just go over it? How big of a job is it really to do or should I leave it to a pro?
How game are you?? Installing vinyl siding can be a do-it-yourself job. Actually the siding part is relatively easy. The trim work is always the hardest part. If you can find an installer that will work with you, maybe you can do part of the job.
You generally install the siding right over your existing siding.
Look at your neighbor's or friend's house that is vinyl sided, and get an idea of what you need.
The corner pieces, the bottom edge, top edge, and the J channels around the windows and doors etc. Again the hard part will be the trim work. Look at the eaves and the fascia. I usually cover that with aluminum. You can rent a brake and do that part too, if you want to give it a try.
Can anyone direct me to a web site that gives detailed instructions about installing vinyl house siding?
Vinyl siding installed over other siding
I have defective hardboard siding which is warped and full of moisture. I'm looking for opinions on whether or not to tear the old siding off of the house or leave it when the vinyl is put on. Also is there a minimum thickness the vinyl should be?
Typically the vinyl is installed right over the existing siding. But that usually is if the present siding is structurally ok. I think you can cover it as long as it is not infested with termites/ants. The vinyl will stop any additional moisture damage.
The thickness is regulated by A.S.T.M D3679 and should be no less than .035 in thickness, premium siding product will measure 40 plus or minus .005.
Cutting Vinyl Siding?
We want to install a chimney and need to cut the existing vinyl siding in order to attach the two by four for the chimney framing. What is the best way to cut vinyl that is in place already ?
If there is nothing under there that will be affected, set your circular saw for a minimum cut and snap a line and run it up the line.
I have cut it with a utility knife, but I wouldn't try it on that job. The saw will give y...
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