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Prepare the exterior
Because of the reason that the siding is going to be installed on an existing wall, there can be holes, cracks, dents, and other structural defects. This is exactly what you want to avoid happening, which leads to the first step of installing vinyl siding, which is to make sure that you repair anything damaged on the exterior of your house before beginning the whole process otherwise, it may cause complications.
Install moisture barrier
Use sheathing plywood as it can provide a soft and smooth surface for the vinyl siding, allowing it to sit properly on to the wall without falling off. It is important to choose the one most suitable for your siding and once you do, place a water vapor barrier.
Install the starter strip
The starter strip is fitted where the siding begins to hook the first row of the siding. Once you have identified your starting point, drive a nail through it and use a chalk line to mark the point around the perimeter of your house. Now, install the starter strip over the chalk line, making sure it is not nailed in too tightly that it restricts the movement of the panel. 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.
Set up corner posts
Install these on each corner of the house. Nail the posts to the wall starting from the top and drop your plumb bob regularly to make sure they are completely straight.
Install siding panels
Nail the vinyl pieces to the wall, keeping your nails 16 inches apart and at the center of the provided nailing slots. And as with the J-channel, don’t nail too tightly; leave enough space between the holes and the nail heads to allow for expansion and movement. Overlap panels at the seams by about one inch or as instructed 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.