Vinyl Siding Denver comes in different styles and colors, and it is straightforward to install, being that it snaps together very tightly. Vinyl siding has many benefits; it is cheap and durable, can be painted to match any color scheme or pattern, can be insulated against heat, wind and cold, and has very little maintenance. Vinyl siding can be made into panels, each panel having several nails for attachment to the frame. Some panels can even be cut to fit along curves and join together in the center, thus increasing the number of panels that can be used.
One of the best ways to judge the quality of vinyl siding is to determine if it is properly insulated. If it is not, you are wasting money by allowing the cold air from outside to come through. It is best to buy an insulated panel, and install it as a whole. If insulation is poor, the panels will not provide a sufficient amount of insulation to reduce the temperature inside the home. Even poorly insulated panels can weaken the structure of your home, leading to leaks, rot and mold.
Before vinyl siding can be installed properly, you must prepare the area to be covered. The siding must be completely free from all debris and water; any protruding nails, staples or other hardware must be removed. You should prepare the ground on which the siding will be installed using a pad or felt pad, a broom with soft bristles and a pickax, and a broom with blades turned toward the front. If your home is already built, the contractor may suggest an asbestos sheet be used to protect the surface underneath it. If he does not suggest an asbestos covering, you can use a standard sheet that is attached to plywood, lumber or concrete.
Before vinyl siding can be installed, the area must be leveled and clean, because if it is not, the new panel will not fit properly. If there is tree limbs or other obstacles in the way, they will need to be removed. If the home is being built on a concrete foundation, the installer will also need to remove any retaining walls or other structures that are in the way. If the home has already been built and the foundation is not installed properly, you can expect problems with the installation.
When vinyl siding is being installed, the installer will loosen the exterior cladding to make room for the vinyl siding. The first panel will be installed at the bottom and removed when the trim is done. The trim is then installed around the outside of the house and the cladding is peeled away before the next panel is installed.
The best quality vinyl siding should have a face frame that comes completely free of leaves, branches or other debris. It should be cut to fit the frame exactly and accurately. After it has been cut to size, the installer will prepare the top layer by nailing it to a plywood board. The purpose of this layer is to provide a sturdy base for the vinyl siding and to help the adhesive adhere to it better.
After the vinyl siding has been added, the installer will move onto the second panel of the exterior wall and install the trim. This second panel is not as important as the first, but it will help give the appearance of more wood. After installing all of the trim, the installer will paint the outside of the house. Because aluminum siding can look very real and can give the impression that the house is made out of wood, people may prefer the appearance of vinyl over the look of aluminum. When the paint dries, they will decide which one they like better.
Installing quality vinyl siding requires no maintenance for years to come. Unlike aluminum, wood, or metal, vinyl does not rot, chip, or become damaged from the elements. If the weather is really bad, however, it may be a good idea to put a little bit of oil onto the surface of the exterior cladding so that it does not crack from the rain or snow. It is also a good idea to allow for a little bit of water seepage into the house to keep the vinyl protected from any damage that may occur from the elements.