What is Vinyl Siding?
Vinyl siding is a heavy-duty form of plastic that is used to decorate and weatherproof the house. Primarily it is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Vinyl is very good for your home because it excludes the cost of painting every few years.
How to install it?
These are 9 easy steps to install vinyl without any damage.
The bottom of the starter strip should be at least 1 inch below the top of foundation. The vinyl protects from rain and snow. Use a wider starter strip.
Start capping each post you install it because rodents and pests likes to make nests there. Notch the flaps so the post will fit snug up against the wall. Start by cutting a few inches of the J-channel on post.
Maximum vinyl fails happens because panels unlocks from each other. Apply a little upward pressure as you nail each piece; this keeps the panels locked together tight. Don’t put much pressure or else you will break the nailing gap.
Create a flap in the top J-channel that overlaps the side channels to stop the rain from getting behind the side J-channels.
Use a vinyl siding blade to cut.
For installing vinyl siding properly use 2 inches galvanized roofing nails. Don’t drive the nails too tight or the siding will bubble on hot days.
Use felt papers and use at the bottom corners of the windows before you install side J-channels.Overlap the felt just below the window.
Corner posts is the source of water infiltration, to avoid this Hold the corner post up a bit and run the J-channel beneath it.
Kick-out flashing stops water from running down a roof. Leave the kick-out flashing less tight then slide the first panel behind the flashing.
The above steps are highly recommended by engineers and builders on how to install vinyl without damaging it.