How To Install Vinyl Siding Over Bricks

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You can get the vinyl siding installed over any type of exterior home surface, as long as the surface is smooth and perfectly leveled. Since brick walls aren’t necessarily the smoothest, installing vinyl siding over them requires a bit more hassle and work.

Preparing The Surface

The surface on which you plan to install the vinyl siding needs to be perfectly balanced, smooth and watertight, as installing the siding over an uneven surface can cause it to break down over time. Another hurdle in this regard is that the sliding can’t directly be applied on the wall studs of even the newest wall, you’ll need to cover the wall properly first with a sheathing material and make it even to install the vinyl sidings properly and most effectively. So, cover the brick with a layer of sheathing material, and then attach the brick to that, always remember to make a little extra substrate  for using during the process.

Leveling With Furring Strips

To level the surface properly, you can easily attach the vertical furring strips with the brick first. Use ring shanked nails to attach 1 by 3 inch (recommended) furring strips, and remember not to leave more than 16 inches space between two furring strips.

Use Sheathing Material

A sheathing material such as a foam would serve two purposes in total, firstly it would provide a level surface for the siding and secondly, it would serve as an insulating martial for your home. Attach the sheathing foam with the furring strips using cap head nails, and attach the siding on top as recommended by the manufacturer.

Securing The Whole Thing

Remember that vinyl siding isn’t a completely watertight thing, so, the areas where wall isn’t protected by the siding need to be properly sealed to prevent the water from entering. So, these were some steps that you can follow to install Vinyl sidings over brick.