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There can be gaps, fractures, dents, and other structural flaws because the siding will be attached to an existing wall. This is precisely what you want to prevent, so the first step in installing vinyl siding is to make sure that any damage to the exterior of your home has been fixed before starting the process. Otherwise, this could lead to complications.
Use sheathing plywood to provide the vinyl siding with a smooth, supple surface so it will rest properly on the wall and not fall off. It is crucial to select the option most suited for your siding and, after doing so, to install a water vapor barrier.
Install fascia siding
Soffit is the siding attached to the underneath of a roof overhang, while fascia is the exposed board attached to the front. It might or might not be the same shade of siding as the rest of it. Start the installation process by nailing a few J-Channels underneath the fascia. This creates a watertight seal and hides the soffit’s cut edges. The vinyl siding will now be measured and trimmed to fit the soffit. Continue by inserting the soffit piece into the previously constructed J channel.
Install starter strip
Where the siding starts to hook the first row of siding, a starter strip is installed. Once you have chosen your beginning point, hammer a nail through it to mark the location on the outside of your home. Install the starting strip over the chalk line at this time, being careful not to nail it in so firmly that it prevents the panel from moving. Also, don’t forget to leave a ¼ inch gap between each strip to allow for expansion, and check to see if the panel is level before proceeding.
Install siding panels
Keep your nails 16 inches apart and in the middle of the specified nailing spaces when you affix the vinyl pieces to the wall. In addition, avoid nailing too firmly. Leave room between the holes and the nail heads to permit expansion and movement. Panel seams should be overlapped by roughly one inch, or as recommended by the manufacturer.
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If you’ve got a roof, you need us! We’re here to sort out all your roofing problems so you don’t have to suffer through another restless night. While you’re busy with your everyday life, we’re here to sort out the behind-the-scenes to make sure you don’t have too much on your plate. We’re just a call away! Steele Restoration is a fully licensed and insured Charlotte NC and Greenville SC-based general contractor and roofing company specializing in roofing, siding, and storm damage restoration for single-family homes, multi-family complexes, and commercial and industrial sites. We service Charlotte and surrounding areas including Rock Hill, Lake Norman, Steele Creek, Matthews, Ballantyne, and Blakeney, along with Greenville and Spartanburg SC areas.