Vinyl siding on shed door


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Old 05-15-23, 08:21 AM
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Vinyl siding on shed door

Hi All, has anyone ever installed vinyl siding on a 2X7 shed door, looking for tips on how this would work, I was thinking about J all around, and a starter strip on the bottom.

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Old 05-15-23, 08:25 AM
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That sounds correct to me. Are you doing the door only? Depending on your handle on the door you may need to install a block for it.
 
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I've done it like you mention. It works but I don't like how thick it makes the door and I don't like the floppy J channel around the edge.
 
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Old 05-15-23, 09:34 AM
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Also a face mounted hinge would have to be either behind the vinyl or mounted on a solid block that the siding goes around.

Short truss head screws work well to attach the siding since the door is thin.
 
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Old 06-21-23, 01:46 PM
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I All , I scraped the siding issue and built new doors,, problem now is the doors are on the same plane as the front of the shed walls, when I install the J up against the hinges the doors wont fully open, I think I know the answer but looking for other thoughts.


 
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Old 06-21-23, 04:02 PM
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You need to trim the doors with a 1x4 or similar, and mount the hinges on that. You'll also probably want to have a ledger and threshold of some type on bottom... because the doors will be out beyond the edge of your floor.
 
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Old 06-21-23, 04:36 PM
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Thats what I thought, just looking for an easy way out.
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Old 06-21-23, 04:42 PM
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If you're going to have a brake there to bend and cover any trim, you "could" remove the doors and bend some aluminum trim coil to cover the perimeter of the door opening. Bend an L shaped piece about 1 1/2 x 3. Then mount the hinges on top of that... then j channel around the hinges.

At least that wouldn't move the doors out any.
 
 

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