Siding installation will include the removal of your existing siding and placing your new vinyl siding on your home. If you need any further information about the siding installation procedure, then you can always call a siding company to place your mind at rest. They are usually quite knowledgeable about the process and can help guide you through any problems that you might encounter. But before you go ahead and hire a siding installation company, it would probably be a good idea for you to gather a few basic information about siding installation.
Installing vinyl is actually relatively simple and hassle-free. Most DIY fanatics will be happy to tell you that it can be done by yourself using just a hammer, saw, and some pliers. Most installations only require a level or preparation work before you can even begin to cut the fibers for your vinyl siding. Fiber cement siding installation can also be a simple process as long as you follow instructions carefully. There are no special tools or materials needed in order to install this kind of siding. All you will need are those which you already own.
There are three main siding types that you can choose from when deciding on which material to use for your home siding. These three types are wood, metal and fiber cement. Knowing the pros and cons of each will help you decide which siding type to choose.
A home inspector can help you find out more information about any particular siding before you finalize your decision. If you don’t have a home inspector handy, you may want to check online where you can get free estimates from several home improvement contractors. With a free estimates, you can compare the prices that they offer and find out the siding cost per square foot. The price range could be anywhere from two hundred dollars to one thousand dollars.
For this project you will need two types of materials. One of them is the insulated door trim. The other is the non insulated door trim. Both these trim pieces will be installed at the same time in order to ensure that the lengths are equal.
After the door trim is installed it will be time to install the insulated panel that is attached at the bottom of the exterior wall. You should install this panel in the center of the wall and cover up any gaps in the wall by installing wooden battens. This should be done before you install the vinyl siding panel at the top of the wall. You should run the battens through the drilled holes in the walls and cover over any protruding nails that might be in the way.
The next step in the vinyl siding installation step is to install the fascia boards at the top of the exterior walls. This can be accomplished by nailing each board to the bottom of the wall. If you are going with a real antique board style then this may not be necessary but for newer homes, it is. You should measure the dimensions of the openings in the exterior walls and determine the sizes of the fascia pieces that you are going to use. Then you should cut each piece according to the specifications that you have gotten from the manufacturer. You should use three inches of board for each side and three inches of board for the bottom.
After the new siding has been installed you should re-side all of the walls that have been previously re-sided. You should also re-side the exterior door trim according to the specifications given to you by the contractor. You may want to install a new sealant according to the recommendations given by the contractor. By following these simple steps, you will be able to have the new siding on your house installed without any problems.