How To: Install Vinyl Siding

Using only a small number of basic tools, you can easily install vinyl siding the do-it-yourself way, cutting the project cost by almost half.


Here are some things to remember when you install vinyl siding on your home. First of all, you hang vinyl siding, so don’t hammer your nails all the way in. And leave a 3/4-inch overlap between interlocking panel (this will allow for expansion and contraction in hot and cold weather). Lay all of your seams so that they are only noticeable from one direction. Vinyl siding won’t dent, and since the color is uniform throughout, you can scrub it clean.

For more on siding, consider:

How To: Clean Vinyl Siding
Bob Vila’s Guide to Exterior Siding
10 Superb Reasons to Consider Vinyl Siding