How to Install Vinyl Siding Over Brick

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So you have an exterior you do not like--be it the concrete or brick face of your home or business. Doing surface remodeling, especially outdoors can be tricky. Even more so when the job you are doing is on a surface that does not really allow for adhesion, such as brick or other stone materials. This article will show you how to install vinyl siding on to a brick surface.

Things You'll Need

  • Firring backing
  • 1 1/2-inch thick wood strips; weather treated
  • Vinyl siding
  • Vinyl siding nails
  • Concrete screws
  • Drill
  • Insect screen
  • Nails
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Level

Installing Vinyl Siding to Brick

Using your measuring tape, take measurements of the face you wish to side making note of the height and width of the area respectively and buy siding to fit your needs.

Take your measuring tape and measure out, marking as you go, 16 inches and buy firring backing to match your measurements.

Install firring backing directly to the brick using concrete screws spacing your concrete nails 12 inches apart down the length of your firring backing.

Nail your 1 1/2-inch thick wood strips directly to the firring backing spacing the nails 12inches apart down the length of the wood.

Unroll your insect screen and lay over your wood strips, nailing it into place being sure to nail it to the bottom, top and sides to ensure that no insects can get inside.

Install the vinyl siding on top of the insect screen according to the manufacturers' instructions.

Tips & Warnings

  • When installing any type of wood that requires a straight line it is always a good idea to use a level prior to fastening down.
  • Only use nails that are thick enough and long enough to get a proper grip in your firring and wood.
  • Use proper safety precautions when using any type of construction tools.

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