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Old 09-10-2006, 08:58 PM   #1
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Vinyl siding over wood clapboard


My aluminum siding is old, faded and dented, so I've decided to replace it with vinyl. I was assuming under the aluminum there would be a flat surface, but instead the aluminum siding has a profiled back insulation that gives the siding a flat back and was applied directly over 8" clapboard.
I want to keep the clapboard in place, do I need to hang some type of insulation board to give me a flat surface? If so, how thin can it be?

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Will the new vinyl fit into the insulation that the alum siding uses? You would need to have the same size to do that but it may work.

I re-sided my house. I had 4" wood clapboard. To get a flat surface I attached 1/2" form insulation to the wood siding. The sheets are 4x8 and cost approx $13 each.

You could always apply the vinyl over the aluminum...but that would be a bit odd.

Are you completely against painting the aluminum? I just bought a new house that has painted aluminum siding that looks great. I did not know it was painted until I looked closely.

Good luck.

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Old 09-13-2006, 05:28 PM   #3
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My aluminum siding is old, faded and dented, so I've decided to replace it with vinyl. I was assuming under the aluminum there would be a flat surface, but instead the aluminum siding has a profiled back insulation that gives the siding a flat back and was applied directly over 8" clapboard.
I want to keep the clapboard in place, do I need to hang some type of insulation board to give me a flat surface? If so, how thin can it be?

Thanks.
I would leave the aluminum on if little needs repair. Get an estimate to have the aluminum repaired & painted and compare that price with estimates to have all new vinyl installed. Repair/replace the bad sections of the aluminum. Paint the entire house. Aluminum siding adds more value to the resale of the house then does vinyl.






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If you do decide to have vinyl installed then the aluminum should have some scrap value.
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:14 PM   #4
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No way can you install vinyl over the aluminum siding. Remove the aluminium and install foam insulation ( probaly no more than a 1/2") then vinyl.
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