Vinyl Siding

Old 10-28-03, 03:40 PM
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Vinyl Siding

I apologize for the post on this forum, I didn't see a siding forum, so I picked what was close.

I am having vinyl siding put on my house to replace old aluminum siding.

==> Does someone know of a website with information on how this is done, to include materials, pitfalls, etc.

I am not doing this myself, but I want to be certain the contractors don't take me by leaving things out that should be done.

Old 10-28-03, 05:09 PM
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This forum is close enough!!

Taking off the aluminum siding and replacing it with vinyl isn't that complicated. Once all of the old stuff is stripped off, the new soffit will be installed, the doors and windows will be wrapped (if you are going that route) and the J-channel will be installed, the corner posts will be put on, the starter will be installed, and finally, the siding will be hung.

INSULATION -- there are a couple of ways to go here.

You can choose a flat insulation, or you can use one like Thermo Wall whis is shaped just like the siding.

The flat will mean using a smaller J-channel around the doors and windows. I will leave a void behind the siding.

Using Thermo Wall will mean using a bigger J-channel, but the siding will be totally supported by the insulation. The laps will stay tight, the siding won't have an air space behind it, your utility bills will be lower due to better insulating qualities, and the siding won't "give" if you push on it.

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