Installing Vinyl Siding Over Wood Siding


Numerous property holders pick vinyl siding since it is generally cheap, simple for a do-it-yourselfer to introduce, opposes bugs and spoil, and never needs painting. In a new development, it ordinarily is introduced over wood divider sheathing wrapped with unbending froth protection and a dampness hindrance. On existing houses, old vinyl or metal siding must be expelled, and however vinyl can be introduced over old wood siding without evacuating it. Installing vinyl over wood siding requires significant arrangement and furthermore may require modifying window and door jambs for a more extensive divider.

Wood Must Be Sound

Existing wood siding must be fit as a fiddle, with no decay or form, and affixed firmly to the divider sheathing or studs. You should supplant any awful sheets. You likewise should expel any entryway, window, or other trim, for example, on corners. The dividers must be stripped to simply the wood siding.

Furring and Foam

Vinyl siding must be introduced against a level surface. In the event that the wood siding is angled or lapped, you will require vertical furring strips 16 inches separated, covered with unbending froth board to give a level surface. Furring strips can be 1-by-2-inch or 1-by-4-inch amble, ideally pressure-treated against dampness, nailed to divider studs through the siding. They ought to be set like studs in the divider.

Dampness Barrier

Vinyl additionally should be introduced over a dampness hindrance, so if none exists under the wood siding, the house should be wrapped with polyethylene or comparable material. House wrap, for the most part, is put over inflexible froth and attached set up with wide headed nails that have plastic washers under the heads. House wrap additionally ought to be fixed at creases with tape to coordinate the sort of hindrance.

Change Frames

You have to change window and door jambs and different openings to oblige a thicker divider. Measure the current divider, the vinyl boards, and include the width of any froth protection. Use block form (wood trim) or comparable edge sheets to broaden the width of the window and door jambs to suit the vinyl. Ensure windows and entryways have metal blazing to square dampness. Supplant any blazing around fixtures, electrical boxes, or different utilities to fit the following divider.

Attaching Strips

Attaching strips are the way to vinyl establishment. Snap a level chalk line around the base of the house, about an inch over the base of the current wood siding, for a steel starter strip that will hold the base of the mainline of vinyl siding. Leave around 1/4-inch hole at the finishes or corners and drive nails in the focal point of the nailing openings.

J-Channel and Utility Trim

J-channel strips hold the vinyl boards set up on the closures. J-channel, or corner channel that has a J-channel opening on each side, is nailed vertically at all divider closes, around entryways, windows, and different openings. Utility or undersill trim is introduced at the bottoms of windows and at the divider tops, under rooftop soffits. All fastenings ought to have space for an extension on each end and with nails put in the focal point of the nailing openings.

Snap Panels

Introduce vinyl boards each strip in turn, beginning from a back corner of the house. Snap the base of the main board safely into the starter strip, push the board end into the J-channel, utilize a level to ensure it is level, and secure it with wide headed nails in the focal point of the nailing strips. Overlap boards from the front by around 4 inches. Leave a hole of 1/4-inch at each end, corner or opening.

Keep Seams Apart

Utilize a section board to begin a subsequent column, likewise from the back, so the vertical creases don’t arrange. Slice boards varying to fit around entryways or windows or different openings with tin cuts, a utility blade, or force saw. Check each line with a level to keep boards level. Ensure board tops are adjusted at corners. It’s ideal for working around the house, for making it simpler to keep corner boards adjusted, as opposed to doing the two sides, at that point the finishes.

Use Lugs at Windows and Tops

Attach boards under windows and at the divider top with a snap-lock punch. Trim the board the long way to fit the space and punch drag – projections in the edge of the vinyl – every 8 inches or so in the level board. Ensure the drags are outward of the board. Push the drags into the utility trim to verify boards.

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