You do not need to take your siding off to put new vinyl siding in certain scenarios, but there are many benefits of eliminating the old material. It is more easy to put vinyl siding on a wall. Vinyl has to be installed on a level surface, therefore clapboard or beveled siding has to come off. The measurements also change, so doors and windows might not fit. Removing old siding also gives an opportunity replace or install a moisture barrier and to insulate the outsides of the walls.
Unsnap the bottoms of present vinyl siding panels using some special vinyl-removal tool, pry bar or a screwdriver. Pull the base of a panel loose slip a pry bar at the top of the panel under the nails and then pull them up. Finish pulling the nails out with the pry bar or a claw hammer. Begin at the wall’s top and work down.
Slide a pry bar or prying tool under vinyl J-channel and installation strips that are similar. Until the nail heads, lift the strip are easily accessible; properly nails will have a slight gap therefore it is simple to have a pry bar or nail puller under the heads. Before handling J-channel and other procuring strips get off wall panels.
Push a pry bar and lift until the nail heads pop up to be dragged, together with the pry bar or a claw hammer. Take off trim boards first to make access to wall shingles or planks more easy. Cut nails off in case you don’t want to remove the whole nail using a reciprocating saw; slip the blade underneath a wood panel until it touches the nail, then cut through the nail and turn the saw on.
Apparent the wall such as house wrap or foam board insulation. House wrap out of its staples and split off old foam. Run blade shovel or a roof scraper over the wall to knock off pieces or nail fragments of insulating material or house wrap. Pound pull on or in any remaining bits of nails which were broken or cut off.