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wengang1 10-14-2010 07:49 AM

installing a new window/vinyl siding issues
 
Hey all.
I have a window that I want to install in the kitchen where there was no window before.
The main problem I foresee is how to deal with the vinyl siding.
I don't know the first thing about siding, but from what I can see:
it comes in strips of two rows
the bottome of one is hooked into the top of the next.

other than that, I don't know how to take it down, how much of it I have to take down (or if I jut cut right into it), how to trim the window when I'm done, etc.

I haven't seen a book on vinyl siding anywhere, but I have seen a lot of the parts, tools, and the actual siding at Lowe's.

Anybody know of a solid tutorial or book?
Thanks
Gary

kwikfishron 10-14-2010 08:06 AM

You need to take the siding down. This should answer most of your questions, about the siding anyway.
http://www.vinylsiding.org/installat...nual/index.asp

And you will need one of these.
http://www.hardwareandtools.com/Malc...l-6496608.html

wengang1 10-14-2010 10:41 AM

thanks.
i actually bought that at Lowe's yesterday. I had seen one in a youtube video.


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