Installing Vinyl Siding

If you want to improve the look of your home without painting, vinyl siding is a popular, affordable choice. Many homeowners and builders choose it because it’s long-lasting, durable, inexpensive and relatively easy to install and maintain. This video gives topes to vinyl siding installation.

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Starting with the soffit, nail lengths of J-channel against the inner edge of the fascia board. This channel conceals the cut edges of the soffit lengths as they meet the fascia. All siding and soffit pieces have nail slots. Nail at the slot centers to allow for expansion and hold the heads out 1/32 to 1/16 inch. Don’t nail anything tight. Because the soffit pieces come in 12-foot lengths, you’ll need to custom-cut each piece to fit the span. With the diagonal corner pieces installed, cut the remaining lengths of soffit material 1/4-inch short of the maximum span, and press them into the channel. With the soffit installed, remove the gutter and slide preformed lengths of fascia cover under the gutter apron. Carefully nail the upper portion of the fascia with 4D galvanized or pre-painted nails. But don’t overdo it. A nail every few feet will do.


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