As home remodeling experts we’re always intrigued by unique jobs that make use of our extensive knowledge and skills. Take this vinyl siding job for a homeowner in Oreland, PA, for example.
This was a unique job that allowed us to showcase our unique skills. Vinyl siding is traditionally used when covering wood, and stucco is traditionally found in drier, southern climates, so this was a unique situation that required expert knowledge. With our extended experience, we were the perfect contractor for the job.
The first problem we encountered was not wanting to remove the stucco. By not removing the stucco—not only did we save the homeowner money—but it also served as an extra water barrier and increased insulation for the home. This created a minor problem, but nothing we weren’t equipped to handle.
For example, one of the most important parts of installing vinyl siding is nail depth. You can’t “send the nails home” because it creates dimples and dents. Instead, you leave the head of the nail out an eighth of an inch. Vinyl siding installation requires precision—the kind of precision you can only achieve by hand nailing.
This is a major obstacle if you want to install vinyl siding over stucco, which is difficult to hand nail into and requires a nail gun (or sore arms and bloody fingers!)
By attaching furring strips directly to the stucco with a nail gun, however, we gave ourselves a nailer that allowed us to hand nail into. But that’s getting ahead of ourselves. We didn’t just install vinyl siding over the old stucco. We also took extra steps to ensure a quality installation.
The first step, after attaching the furring strips, was covering the home with insulation board and then wrapping it with Typar® HomeWrap®, giving the home even more protection from water and increasing the home’s insulation.
Once the home was water tight and prepped, we began installing CertainTeed® Monogram® Herringbone-colored vinyl siding, while also capping all the windows and doors with white heavy gauge aluminum casing.
If you’re looking for a home remodeling contractor, make sure you check us out. It doesn’t matter if there are any extra, or difficult circumstances—like installing vinyl siding over old stucco—that isn’t a problem for us.
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