Siding Tips to Remember
starting any siding project, check to make sure your exterior walls are insulated.
If they are not, have insulation blown in the walls
2. Make sure your sider always allows for expansion when nailing each panel.
check the siding every couple courses with a level.
4. Always caulk the corner of each piece of chanel that surrounds
5. At the end of each job, check tops of corners, windows,
and any area that may allow water to enter behind
the siding and possibly into your home.
Siding jobs can leak for years before being
6. Always use a backer panel with a vapor barrier behind each siding panel.
7. Avoid certain
insulated backer boards.
recommend a water resistant DOW board which has the highest resistance rating in the industry.
8. House wraps are
great also and especially on the corners
of your home.