Darrell McCoy

09:44AM | 06/26/01
Member Since: 06/25/01
3 lifetime posts
Have this ranch style house. Brick half way up on front, with a concrete 2" by 6" slab on top of brick. Upper half of house has a vertical masonite type sideing. Think it is referred to as barn siding. I would like to replace this upper siding with horizontal vinyl siding. My question is what is the best approach to starting the first piece of siding on top of the slab. I would like to someway start it flush. Thanks

Jay J

06:09AM | 06/27/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Darrell,

I'm OK with the 'situation' but I'm unclear as to the problem. You need to start w/a Starter Strip, assuming that this 'location' is the LOWEST point you're installing the siding. If it's NOT the lowest point, you use the Starter Strip at that point, and at the ledge, you simply 'continue' the job w/J-channel.

If you mean you want to start the job 'flush' W/O a Starter Strip, you don't want to do that because the 1st piece of vinyl needs a way to 'grab' onto the 'top' of the ledge. That's what the Strip allows the 1st piece of vinyl to look like it's doing that.

I guess it would be good to know how you were going to install it and how you might think you'd like to start it.

Jay J -Moderator

Darrell McCoy

10:44AM | 06/27/01
Member Since: 06/25/01
3 lifetime posts
thanks J, but I am trying to figure out how the first strip of vinyl can be started on the slab without having about 1/4" or so space between the slab and bottom of first row of siding, when you use a starter. Otherwords there will be a gap between the slab and bottom edge of vinyl. I would like to hide this gap. Darrell
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