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DangerMouse 04-30-2009 09:05 AM

lap spacing on vinyl siding question
 
starter strip on, first row on. 30 foot span. how would you vinyl guys do the next row so far as lapping goes? cut the next one in half? 1/3s?

tnkx!

DM

Maintenance 6 04-30-2009 02:19 PM

Start the second course with your cut off piece from the first course. Then all of your laps should stagger in step fashion.

HomeSealed 04-30-2009 04:26 PM

The stepped method works, but I don't like the appearance. I find the seams much less noticeable when they are random. I make sure they are spaced at least a few feet apart, and I try not to have any seams in the same spot even if it is several courses up. I waste more siding, but it is a nicer appearance.

jaros bros. 04-30-2009 05:29 PM

I do the same, random. I keep the tape in the pouch and keep them at least 2' apart. Don't forget to cut for expansions if you run a cut end in the field.

Michael Thomas 04-30-2009 07:32 PM

Also. adjacent pieces should overlap so the the overlapping sections will be closer to end of the wall from which you want the junction to be least visible - makes quite a bit of difference.

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