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no1hustler 06-02-2011 08:39 AM

How to hang something on siding?
I have a wrought iron star that I need to hang on the gable of my house. The gable has vinyl siding on it currently. What is the best way to hang it? It is fairly heavy.

rossfingal 06-02-2011 11:43 AM

Find the studs inside the gable - hit them with your fasteners.
The "rule of thumb" for fastening through Vinyl siding is - pre-drill the
siding - 3 to 4 times the thickness of the fastener.
We would caulk the holes with some type of urethane/poly-urethane
caulk - "Quad", "Solar-Seal", etc...
Tighten the fasteners "snug"; but, not "dead tight" - expansion.
Probably, use galvanized screws.


no1hustler 06-02-2011 02:27 PM

Any way to do it without drilling through the siding? I'm guessing not.

rossfingal 06-02-2011 02:43 PM

Vinyl siding expands and contracts quite a lot.
You should pre-drill it.
The siding itself, will support VERY little.
If the siding "oil-cans", buckles, distorts ... because it's "locked" in place -
even if you remove what's preventing it from expanding/contracting -
the damage is done - time to replace it.


no1hustler 06-03-2011 06:54 AM

Thanks for the help!

rossfingal 06-03-2011 07:36 AM

No problem!
Good luck! :)


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