How to Install Vinyl Siding

Get professional-looking, watertight results with these residing techniques.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder
  • Level
  • Stepladder
  • Pry bar
  • Sawhorses
  • Speed square
  • Utility knife
  • Tool belt
  • Tin snips

Zip tool

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Siding
  • J-channel
  • Undersill
  • Aluminum flashing
  • Building paper