Siding

Keep your aluminum and vinyl siding in great shape with these projects and tips that show you how to install and repair siding.

How to Nail Vinyl Siding Correctly

Vinyl siding will pop and crackle with every change of sunlight and temperature if nailed incorrectly. Here's how to fix the problem if you have it, and how to nail (or renail) siding so that it moves freely and silently for the life of your house.

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  • How to Replace Siding

    Has some of your siding begun to rot while the rest is still good? Don't replace all the boards. Follow these easy steps and just replace the…

  • How to Replace Vinyl Siding

    Cracked or broken vinyl siding is no reason for despair. A simple $5 tool gets the job done in 15-minutes. This article also includes some…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Aluminum Siding: Stop the Noise

    Loose-fitting aluminum soffits can develop annoying rattles when the wind blows in the right direction, but the problem is easily solved with a…

  • Painting Aluminum Siding

    If your aluminum siding has developed a chalky residue or is faded, stained or just plain the wrong color, fear not. You can paint it. Here's…

  • How to Nail Vinyl Siding Correctly

    Vinyl siding will pop and crackle with every change of sunlight and temperature if nailed incorrectly. Here's how to fix the problem if you…

  • How to Install Vinyl Siding

    Don't be intimated by vinyl siding. We'll show you how to install it and make repairs. You can save a lot of money by handling a vinyl…

  • Cleaning Vinyl Siding

    Clean both easy-to-remove and tough stains from vinyl siding quickly and easily with these simple techniques.

  • Auto Body Side Molding Fix

    Reattach rubber or vinyl side molding on your car before it comes loose. Auto trim on late model cars is notorious for peeling…

  • Siding Repair: Holes in Aluminum and Vinyl

    Nail holes in aluminum and vinyl siding are tough to repair without replacing the entire piece, but a squirt of color-matched caulk from a…

  • 13 Simple Vinyl Siding Installation Tips

    Get the details right when you install vinyl siding and you'll save yourself hours of frustration later on. These 13 simple tips will help.

  • Replace Side View Mirror Glass

    Buy a precut mirror and fix the broken one on your car. The fix costs less than $20 for parts and supplies and takes only 10 minutes to complete.

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