Vinyl siding over cinder block

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Old 03-26-05, 06:27 AM
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Vinyl siding over cinder block

Hi everyone my first post here so I'll start off with a question . I am in the process of buying a house and am soon to close. For my first project I want to put up vinyl siding. I have had no experience in siding but would like to learn as much as I can. My problem is the exterior walls are made of cinder block and have been told that I would need to put up 1X2's to use as a nailing base. How would I attach the 1X2's to the house? Would I have to pre drill every hole and use an anchor system? Is there any easy method to use. IE: Mason screws. Will having to pay someone to do the work not justify the end result as far as increased value. I've included a picture below.

 
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Old 03-26-05, 07:12 AM
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cstmstyle,

I would suggest 1x3's as this will avoid splitting of the wood.

One way is with TapCon screws as one method, not my preferred as you described.

url]http://www.confast.com/products/tapcon-concretescrew.asp[/url]

Best way is to rent a Ramset, cordless pnuematic called TrackFast - This would be the way I would go. It can shoot pins through the wood into the concrete without or shall I say, with minimal error of splitting the wood. Pins run about $90 per box.

See page 5 below

http://www.certainteed.com/NR/rdonly...245/0/5001.pdf

Hope this helps!
 
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Thanks for the tips would I still need to predrill if Shooting the nails into the concrete?
 
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cstmstyle,

You're welcome!

Nope, not at all. It will be fast and easy!

Good Luck!
 
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I agree with Doug, trackfast is the way to go. A friend of mine just sidied his house 2yr ago It was a small block house with a wooden addition the same size. he used cut nails [concrete nails] and liquid nail. It came out looking great. However you do it don't forget to add insulating foam in between the fur strips.
 
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I was planning on using Fanfold underlayment
 
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Fanfold is great for direct installion, however if you fur the walls out 3/4" you would get more insulation by using 3/4" foam in between the fur strips.
 
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