Instructions for vinyl siding a mobile home


Old 09-21-04, 11:20 AM
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Question Instructions for vinyl siding a mobile home

Is it possible to vinyl side over existing aluminum siding? If not, what should be done in order to prepare for the new vinyl siding to be put up?
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Old 09-21-04, 01:25 PM
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You need to remove the aluminum siding.
Old 09-22-04, 02:42 PM
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HI Hellraiser, what I really need to know is how to go about siding. My son sided his house but knows nothing about a mobile home . Example what to put under the vinyl AND CAN HE USE A NAIL GUN. I hAVE Looked all over the net and can't seem to get any info. If you could help I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You Arlene
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Is the existing siding a verticle ribbed material that appears to be in sheets as opposed to individual peices?
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Mobile homes are flimsy boxes; the walls are most likely 2x2s, or perhaps 2x4s on flat. Don't expect to find 16" centers, perhaps 16" centers but it's not guaranteed.

You may end up removing the existing siding ( if screwed on) and applying a sheathing of plywood/OSB before going forward with the vinyl siding.
Old 10-29-04, 06:54 AM
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leave the aluninium on and just screw 1x3 on the wall and install you siding
for the corner uses 1x6 to make the corners wide to fasten corner trim


Old 10-29-04, 07:04 AM
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When you install Vinyl siding the nails have to have a slight gap between the head and the siding or when it expands in warmer weather it will buckle.Don't know how old your Mobile is but have to differ with the opinion that they are flimsy boxes. Mine in Florida had 2x4 studs on 16" centers and my Daughters is 2x6s. Codes are getting stricter from the old Mobiles. Good luck.

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