You will be able to tell when it is time to replace the siding of your home when you notice that the exterior paint already begins to peel off. In other instances, you may already need to dress up some of your wall’s problems.
In case you are going for a vinyl siding and you are determined to perform a do-it-yourself solution, then make sure that you have the tools listed below because they will come in handy.
Zip Lock Tool
One of the primary tools that you need for a DIY siding installation, particularly if you are removing an old siding, is a zip lock tool. Because of the small hook at the end of this tool, along with an appropriate angle, you won’t need to exert too much effort in popping the old siding of your home. Its design will help you get underneath the bottom and the top edges of your siding, which is the best place to exert force to remove them without causing any damage.
If you are installing vinyl siding, having a utility knife will prove to be beneficial. Rest assured that it is quite easy to cut and trim vinyl as long as you have a quality knife. The great thing about this tool is that because of its size, you can easily slip them into your pocket for an effortless retrieval when you need them.
Aside from a utility knife, it is also good to have tin snips, which look more like scissors, only that they are extremely durable and they can cut through metal or vinyl. Couple this with a snap lock punch, as well as a nail hole slot punch, which is both essential in boring holes in your vinyl siding. The former will allow you to secure the siding seamlessly, while the latter will allow you to expand or contract your new vinyl siding without causing any damage.
A siding gauge will be able to help you hold your siding in place while you are working on it. It also ensures that each of the pieces of your siding is level, making the final result of your DIY siding installation look its best once it is done. In using a siding gauge, you are also bound to make fewer mistakes during your installation, and you also won’t feel extremely fatigued while you are working. Otherwise, you may need to rely on another individual to help you finish your siding installation.
The tools listed above are only some of the gears that you need to have when it comes to the replacement or installation of the siding of your exteriors. Some of the other tools that also prove to be handy include a hammer and a pry bar, as well as a power saw and a speed square. You can also consider the use of a stud finder, sawhorses, as well as a chalk line. All these are geared towards ensuring that you will be able to install your sidings seamlessly.