Guidelines in Installing Siding

Guidelines in Installing Siding

Installing siding yourself is very practical because it saves you a great deal of money. Without having to hire a contractor, you can be successful as a do-it-yourselfer and avoid the huge costs of home siding. So, if you plan to install the home siding by yourself, you should prepare the exterior of your home. Whatever the existing exterior of your home is, you would have to buy wood or hardi board and nails to grasp up the vinyl siding.

Most newly built homes have a sheathing on their walls upon which the vinyl siding could easily attach to. You just have to be certain that the nail is not grasping the siding very tightly amidst the wall because the vinyl siding changes size with the weather.

But before you actually begin installing siding, prepare and gather the tools that you would be using. And agree with your traditional building department to verify the rules for nail spacing, cost of building permit, and schedule for inspection. Remember to remove all the things from your wall’s interiors which might fall down while you work. Put away unneeded things in your area of work to evade any tripping hazard.

You could also lay newspapers or tarpaulins on the floor so you could clean up faster and easier. If you have a previous siding, take it off. Utility lines and any other hindrances from the siding’s facade must be removed. You could use a pry bar, a reciprocating saw, a nail puller, and a hammer to eliminate siding and trim boards. But you must always keep your area of work free from debris.

Then, ready the trim boards and siding for installation. Place a mark on areas where studs for framing, plumbing lines, and electrical lines are to prevent placing nails into an …

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