How to Install Vinyl Siding Over Concrete

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Having a home or a business is something to be proud of. The look of your home and business is important to you and having a concrete face that does not match the rest of your house or business does not make your home or business look nice. Adding vinyl siding to your home or business has some added benefit that concrete does not have. For instance, vinyl siding is much easier to clean, it increases your property value and therefore your sale value It also allows you to change the color of your house fairly quickly without painting. Adding vinyl siding to concrete does not seem possible, but it is. This article will show you how to put vinyl siding on top of concrete.

Things You'll Need

  • Vinyl Siding
  • Hammer
  • Vinyl Siding Nails
  • Measuring Tape
  • Level
  • Wood Strips, Weather Treated; 1 1/2 inch Thick
  • Firring Backing
  • Insect Screen
  • Nails
  • Concrete Screws
  • Drill
  • Pencil

Putting Vinyl Siding Over Concrete

  • Using a measuring tape measure and mark with a pencil 16 inch spaces around the concrete to which you want to add vinyl siding.

  • Place the first furring strip center over the pencil marking you made and screw it into the concrete with a drill and concrete screws placing one screw every foot of the length of the furring strip.

  • With your furring strip installed you may now nail a 1 1/2 inch thick wood strips into the furring to act as an anchor for your siding. Space out your nails as you did for the furring backing at 12" intervals down the length of the wood.

  • Install the insect screening with nails along the bottom, top, side and front of the anchoring wood strips being sure to get every open area.

  • Install the siding over top the wood anchors using the vinyl siding nails.

Tips & Warnings

  • When drilling into concrete you may need to make guide holes to get a start for your concrete screws.
  • You can measure the space between the wood strips and then cut the insect screen into strips so that you can just nail the strips of insect screen between the wood just so they slightly overlap the wood anchors.
  • It is always a good idea to use a level so that you can ensure the wood is straight.
  • Do not add insulation below the vinyl siding because it can get wet or damp which can cause molds and fungus and could lead to health problems.
  • When using any type of power tool you should always wear the proper safety equipment and follow all safety precautions.
  • Never use wood on an exterior that has not been weather treated.

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