From that point measure up 1 4 6 4mm less than the width of the starter strip and partially drive a nail at one corner.
How to replace vinyl siding starter strip.
Determine the lowest point of the wall that will be sided.
Staret strip secures the first course of siding to the home.
It protects the sheathing from rain snow and pests.
As you add starter strip sections be sure to leave 1 4 in.
Vinyl siding starter strips snap a level chalk line for the first starter strip at the base of the wall no less than 8 inches above ground level after determining the lowest corner of the house.
Installing inside corner posts.
For the remaining vinyl siding panels to be installed correct and level beginning with the lowest row you must install the starter strip correctly.
Space between strips for expansion fig.
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Below the top of the foundation but the lower the vinyl siding is installed the better.
This is where the new siding will begin.
Plywood above this line to hold out the bottom of the first row of siding and nail the starter strip to this plywood.
Install 1 2 inch 12 7 mm foam sheathing strips on both sides of each corner then install your corner siding pieces to these strips.
In order for the siding to be installed properly in a level fashion the starter strip at the bottom of the wall must be level.
Drive nails to remove excessive play in starter but do not nail tightly restricting movement.
When the wall surface is uneven shim out the starter strip to avoid a wavy appearance in the finished siding job.
The corner posts should run from 3 4 inch 1 9 cm below the bottom of the starter strip to just beneath the eaves after the soffit pieces have been installed.
It is a small strip of vinyl siding that has a locking channel on it that the first full sized vinyl siding panel.
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Remember to make sure the sheathing is smooth before you apply the siding so the siding can be smooth also.
The starter strip is the first strip of vinyl siding that is nailed to the wall.