I am more experience now-some would say Older. But doing things myself has always been a way of life. We have basically somewhat rebuilt four homes.
Recently I decided my wooden shed needed a face-lift. The deteriorating finish after 3 years and the fact that we live in a community helped my decision to vinyl side the shed to match our home.
First, a couple of weeks ahead I had pressure washed the door and door frame. On Memorial Day weekend I started on Saturday morning and put two coats of a semi-solid stain on the door, door frame and upper fascia boards. This is the same stain we have on our deck railings and posts. I removed all the corner and lower trim boards and the added the vinyl corners, the J-channel around the door frame and at the top edges as well as a vent at the upper rear. I also added the starter strip at the bottom edges.
Then it was ready to install the siding. I used a 1/2 inch lath screw- this was adequate to attach the siding on not to protrude the inner surfaces of the shed. You NEVER tighten the screws when installing siding. Just enough to hold and loose enough to allow movement as in contracting and relaxing as it warms and cools. My impact driver is great as it drives in well but allows me to control the depth. Here and there I went back to make sure my screw wasn’t too tight. And I make sure to put plenty of screws- Don’t skimp here– The wind is going to blow some day and you’ll be more confident when you use the proper amount of fasteners.
It was a great 3 day -partial days of a pure workout in the sun– I love that kind of workout even though the sun got the best part of me– not too bad as I am accustomed to working outside.