Vinyl siding generally includes 12-ft length of siding, J-channel, door/window trim channel, utility channel, metal starter strips and corner moldings along with vented and unvented soffits and fascia covers. The siding should be installed over the flat surfaces so before installing you must line up the walls with rigid-foam board in order to provide flat nailing surface. Most important thing in vinyl is that it can be used as the best alternative to house paint and also give much relieve in dressing up the problems regarding walls. In spite of its look as conventional siding from a distance the illusion falters over windows, doors and wall. There are various styles and colors of vinyl siding are available you can choose any one as par your choice and requirement, much like the many styles, prices and qualities of granite countertops there are out there.
Ways to deal with vinyl siding:
First of all to deal with vinyl siding you should have special unlocking tool known as zip tool.
Cutting vinyl siding – Vinyl siding is designed in such a way such that it can loosely hang and thus allows to expand and contact with the change of temperature. In order to prevent the thin panel from buckling go through the nailing and fitting rule:
1. Leave ¼ inch gap across all the ends.
2. Then lock the panel into one below and then snug carefully before nailing followed by marking of each and every piece before removing it.
3. Followed by centering the nails into the nailing slots by leaving 1/16 inch to 1/8 inch and thus keeping the vinyl to expand and contact
Removing the siding - In order to remove the siding you must have zip tool. The most amazing thing of vinyl is that you can remove any piece from anywhere on the wall. To remove the siding it will be better to look for loose spot or at end. Never try to slide the bar behind the nail heads which may lead to breaking.
Install the siding – For installing the siding you should mark for siding under the window and allow extra ¼ inch gap on every side of window for expansion. Put the one end of piece into the trim and then bow the siding and the opposite end and do the same for other. After installing the last piece then cut it and put joint above the window. To complete the row put a long length of extra siding.
Thus by following these steps you can easily gets the right idea about the procedure of installing vinyl siding. So what’s there to hire other and increase you expenditure just go through this and install vinyl siding in your home by yourself.