Before starting with siding projects, one needs to gather all the essential tools and vinyl siding accessories before hand to complete the installation. In addition it requires matching vinyl corners and special trims to give it a finished look. Home owners with little knowledge of carpentry can easily install vinyl siding in less than a weeks time with the help of proper vinyl siding accessories.
Vinyl siding accessories comprises of starter strip, J-mold, utility trim and matching vinyl corners. Before starting with the actual siding installation vinyl corners are to be attached to each inside and outside on the house. J-molds are to be attached to every door and window. After placing the trims inits place, starter strips are installed on the existing side of siding. A circular saw or a chop saw is used to cut vinyl siding. If the saw blade has large teeth one may experience chipping of high velocity, to avoid this problem panel blades are put in the saw backwards.
Vinyl siding trim accessories
Vinyl trims are becoming increasingly popular, not because of the variety of colors in which it comes but because it increases the interior décor of the room when installed. It is very easy to install vinyl trims. Vinyl trims are used around corners, doors, windows and may have holes in it for nailing it in the house or may be attached by using adhesive to the reverse side of the trim tape.
When trims are to be nailed, the vinyl siding trim accessories require nails and a hammer. One inch nails are to be used to secure the trims and the space of 6 to 8 inches is to be left between two nails. Each time you nail a piece of trim, check it to make sure it's straight and not bubbling up in any areas. If not, remove your nails, reset the trim and nail it again.
While using adhesive to paste the trim, one has to sand or plane, the areas below the earlier base trim to ensure that the new vinyl trim will hold firmly and evenly to the walls. Fill nails or screw holes if any, with suitable putty or any suitable filler material. Apply adhesive to the reverse side of the vinyl trim base. Spread the adhesive evenly using a notched trowel, making sure that you do not use too much adhesive as it may squeeze out when the trim is being installed.