Siding

Refer to the image above to help you learn the materials necessary on a home with siding.

Most Common Types of Siding: Vinyl, Composite, and Wood/Cedar

Process:
Step 1—Tear off the Existing Siding
This first step in the process includes:
•Removing the existing siding, trim, fascia, and soffit, as needed
•Inspecting the sheathing under the siding and wood trim
Step 2—Install House Wrap
•Install house wrap to protect sheathing
•Flash windows, doors, etc.
•Tape the seams of house wrap to prevent water intrusion
Step 3—Install Inside and Outside Corners
The purpose of installing these sections during this step is to:
•Give siding a finished look and prevent future water damage
Step 4—J-Channel and J-Blocks
•Protect your home with J-Channel, which is installed around windows and doors to help keep water from seeping in at these areas,
as well as cover the ends of the siding to give your home a clean, finished look.
Step 5—Starter
During this step, starter is installed around the perimeter of the home in order to hold the first row of siding in place.
Step 6—Siding Installation
•Leveling the siding and nailing it down
•Ensuring the siding is installed so that each piece locks tightly onto the ones surrounding it
•Installing the siding so that it flows evenly around corners and obstacles
•Apply caulking where necessary, like between the J-Channel and trim
Step 7—Wrapping Trim, Fascia, and Soffit (Optional)