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May 27, 6:26 AM [GMT -5]

To all you handy guys out there, when it comes to installing vinyl siding, I'm 78 years old and 3 years ago I installed vinyl siding on our house, by myself. I was gonna have it done by a contractor but after getting a couple of bids I decided to do it myself. What got me to thinking about doing it was that just a few years prior our next door neighbor had theirs done(by a contractor) and I recalled noticing that it was being done by some kids(at my age anyone under the age of 30 is a kid) and I got to thinking after watching them for a while, "Hey, this is isn't rocket-science, I can do this". So I did! Went on the internet, found a set of instructions on how to hang vinyl and the rest, as they say, is history. The hardest part for me was installing the starter strip and I think that was more an age thing than anything else. Getting down that low and crawling around behind bushes and other obstacles at my age was a little trying but once that starter strip was on, it was Katy bar the door. I did the back wall of the house first which served as my "teaching aid" and by the time I finished that the rest, as they say, was a piece of cake. And may I add, with some degree of pride, that when I was finished all the scrap I had left over you could hold in one hand.

May 29, 8:00 PM [GMT -5]

All of the information is very important to a do it yourselfer, but no where in the articles did I see, what I think is the most important- and that is the installation of the starter strilp. Should it not be right, the rest if for nil. Could an article about the starter strip be added the clear and informative article? Please advise. Paul

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