Change vinyl siding to wood

How to Install Vinyl Siding Over Wood Siding

Gowanawana

A current trend in home remodeling is doing away with wood siding and installing vinyl siding on the exterior of homes. It's no wonder why; vinyl siding needs no maintenance, and is rot, UV and insect resistant [source: Feirer]. The bonus of installing vinyl into wood siding is that you can simply hammer the nails into the existing surface. This project requires patience and accuracy. If you think you've got what it takes, read the steps listed below and learn about how to install vinyl siding over your wood siding.

  1. Measure the amount of vinyl siding that you'll need to order. There are online siding calculators that will help you take into account your house dimensions, windows and doors. Use a measuring tape to calculate the dimensions, always checking twice for accuracy.
  2. Take your measurements to the hardware store and order your choice of vinyl siding.
  3. Start with the side of your house with the least doors and windows. Using chalk, mark intervals around the house where you will install the vinyl panels. Remember that vinyl siding expands and contracts, so you can't nail it securely into place. The trims and all the siding have to hang somewhat loosely upon nails to enable the siding to grow and contract. Because of expansion, make sure to leave an extra ¼ of an inch (.6 centimeters) on each side of the panels.
  4. Install the starter strip. This is the bottom strip that runs around the house. It's imperative that the starter strip is installed level or the rest of the siding won't be straight.
  5. Trim the doors and windows with J-channel siding. This will ensure that your corners are sharp and even. Start with the bottom of the window, do the two sides and then the top. For doors, start with the sides and then do the top.
  6. Install the panels working up from the starter strip. Allow the panels to overlap on top of one another approximately an inch (2.5 centimeters). Work carefully around the door and window sidings that were installed above. Throughout the installation, step back and ensure that the panels are sitting level to keep the house insulated [source: Carter].

Source: home.howstuffworks.com

Exterior Woodwork Details, an alternative to vinyl Siding
Book (LL)

You might also like:

Siding Repair | how to replace vinyl …
Siding Repair | how to replace vinyl …
How To Replace Vinyl Siding
How To Replace Vinyl Siding

Need to change some windows

Older home , originally had wood windows.....someone changed them to aluminum in the 70's.....now they want vinyl.easy enough to do....but they have had that vinyl siding put on the house , and wrapped the ext. window frames in vinyl siding...is this stuff just nailed on ? I couldnt get a good look because it was up high...i dont want to start pulling it off and find out its going to ruin something ??? anyone experience this before

Cont.. from above......

It is harder to get a DBL pane pack made seperate, but they exist, and it is so easy to change in vinyl. To clean use acetone or goo gone and it will look like it did the day they installed, and small nicks could be done with white caulking if need be.
Your not the only one that doesn't clean, but you have to admit then vinyl can come clean, wood only does it with sanding and the mess. There is no doubt that wood windows look better and more historic, and if that is what you want then great it is a personal choice and having this conversation with yourself to determine what is important

Ogdensburg home rehabilitation program gears up for phase two, on schedule  — WatertownDailyTimes.com
Some homes will receive extensive and visible rehabilitation, including the installation of vinyl siding, roofing and windows. Other homes won't have an obvious exterior update but will have new furnaces or flooring put in.

OneSource Organics Vinyl Renu Vinyl Siding Restoration Surface Shield 1 Gallon Refill
Home Improvement ()
  • Made in USA, Affordable alternative to vinyl siding replacement, Protects new vinyl siding
  • Each refill restores 400 square feet of vinyl siding, Safe and environmentally friendly
  • Makes faded vinyl look like new, Dries in only 30 minutes, Easy application
  • Resists fading and oxidization, Restores color and brilliance, Forms a clear, protective shield
  • Protects against UV rays, Resists growth of mold, mildew, and fungus
OneSource Organics Vinyl Renu Vinyl Siding Restoration/Cleaner Do-It-Yourself Kit
Home Improvement ()
  • Made in USA, Affordable alternative to vinyl siding replacement, Protects new vinyl siding
  • Each kit restores 1,200 square feet of vinyl siding, Safe and environmentally friendly
  • Registered with the EPA, Makes faded vinyl look like new, Dries in only 30 minutes, Easy application
  • Resists fading and oxidization, Restores color and brilliance, Forms a clear, protective shield
  • Protects against UV rays, Resists growth of mold, mildew, and fungus

Related posts:

  1. Cedar Vinyl siding colors
  2. Prodigy Vinyl Siding Reviews
  3. Vinyl Siding Clips
  4. Cleaning vinyl siding stains