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Old 08-16-2017, 07:04 PM   #1
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How to Replace Aluminum Corner Trim with Vinyl Corner trim?


Hey everyone,

I'm about to take off all my aluminum corner caps and replace it with one piece of vinyl trim instead. Can someone throw me a bone on how to do this nicely? Any videos or tutorials? I can't seem to find any.

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Use a level or straight edge and draw a line lean a 2x4 against the wall, set the depth on a circular saw put on glasses and cut the aluminum with the saw sliding on the 2x4
Remove the corner pieces then slide an aluminum J trim behind and over the ends of the siding. Rabbit the back of the new trim to hind the J trim or space it out with wood the same thickness as the J trim. You might find 1/2" x 2" treated plywood for spacing it out.
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Hey Neal,

Thanks for your advice! Some if it seems a bit confusing though.

This is what is currently on my house more or less: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Amerimax-...&wl13=&veh=sem

This is what I am replacing with: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cellwood-...404H/202666279

Can't I just take off the aluminum ones and find a way to macgyver the new one under the current vinyl siding?
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Hey Neal,

Thanks for your advice! Some if it seems a bit confusing though.

This is what is currently on my house more or less: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Amerimax-...&wl13=&veh=sem

This is what I am replacing with: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cellwood-...404H/202666279

Can't I just take off the aluminum ones and find a way to macgyver the new one under the current vinyl siding?
Your new vinyl is what likely was there to start with and the aluminum is a repair.The vinyl corner should be installed before the siding.

You can get a cheap zip tool to open the vinyl and if you opened them and removed the nails for a few feet you might be able to install the corner.

My house has wood corners and that was more like I was talking about.

You might be able to bend it to get the new in may you could cut 1/2 inch off one nailing flange to get it in.
The picture shows a wood corner and now they do it so the wood hides the J trim.
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That photo looks nice. What kind & dimensions of wood is that?

Still not giving up hope for the situation I have. Maybe I could figure out something like this:
(would take some extra effort since it wouldn't snap into place like this video shows due to not the same material)

Thoughts?
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That photo looks nice. What kind & dimensions of wood is that?

Still not giving up hope for the situation I have. Maybe I could figure out something like this: (would take some extra effort since it wouldn't snap into place like this video shows due to not the same material)

Thoughts?
If you find an old vinyl corner behind the aluminum that would be a great fix.

The wood in my picture is 5 1/2 x a full 1' thick lap joined with 4 1/2 to make a 5 1/2" corner.
The newer trick is to use 1 1/2 material and cut out the back to go right over the J or put a spacer behind 3/4" wood, then the siding looks more like Hardie.
The wood is combed to look like rough and is all pre primed oil base when we buy it.
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Awesome, thank you. This should work and is probably what I'll end up doing if I can't figure it out.

Where I can get this wood?
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I don't know how available it is , every lumberyard here has it including Lowe's and HD

https://www.standardbuildingsupplies...primed-fascia/
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