Vinyl Siding Installation Manual

Best Practices for Successful Results

Created by the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI), this manual includes installation instructions based in part on ASTM D4756, Standard Practice for Installation of Rigid PVC Siding and Soffit.

By ensuring proper installation, you’ll get all of the benefits of vinyl siding. Find useful tips in our manual including historic restoration, how to clean vinyl siding (including stain removal), and recycling leftover vinyl siding scrap. Visit our bookstore to purchase a soft-cover edition of our installation manual. In addition, check out our YouTube video below on installing vinyl siding.

Vinyl siding is purposefully designed for ease of installation, with features that eliminate job site hassle. It's easy enough for one installer to handle alone.

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Before you install vinyl siding, learn your local building code requirements and how the codes relate to the instructions given in this manual and by your siding manufacturer. For more information, please see page two of the Vinyl Siding Installation Manual.

Rely on a VSI Certified Installer to complete the job and find a VSI Certified Installer today. If you're a professional with at least two years of experience, you can become certified through VSI. Find a list of upcoming classes in your area today.

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