Are there specific screws to attach vinyl siding?

by Tina

I bought a house with vinyl siding. Are there specific screws to use so that I don’t wreck the siding?

  4 answers
  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jun 19, 2019

    Tina....You can purchase a plastic hook that slides under the siding and works great. I believe I ordered mine off Ebay but pretty sure you can get at Lowe's. Good luck.

    • Tina Tina on Jun 20, 2019

      Thank you! Think I saw that on Pinterest! I’ll get some for my stars!

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jun 19, 2019

    You can purchase screws which have the colored heads. Most screws should work okay but it would be best if you can reach a stud when attaching something to the wall as you will need it for strength.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jun 19, 2019

     maybe you are trying to hang something off of your house needing to go thru the siding? Really heavy object-predrill holes thru siding into house then use toggle or molly bolts may want to add some silicone caulking to prevent moisture from getting into area where bolt goes in(it will be harder to remove but prevent mold,rot) or not too heavy use the siding hooks Tinyshoes talked about example---- into vinyl or aluminum siding may cause the warranty on the siding to be voided, so check with your siding installer before proceeding. You need to understand the type of siding on your house before you begin drilling into it and what is under the siding. Drilling into vinyl or aluminum siding may cause the warranty on the siding to be voided, so check with your siding installer before proceeding. This might be the case with new wood siding as well. Stucco presents its own set of concerns. If your home is sided by the newer EIFS stucco, you need to contact the manufacturer and get written instructions or you may void the warranty. Drilling into traditional stucco, brick or masonry requires a masonry bit. Be aware that in many homes, there's insulation under the siding. Either drill into a stud, or drill deep enough into the wall so a wall anchor can grip solidly against the interior wall. Find where plumbing and conduit for wires are located to avoid them. Finally, be sure to caulk around any holes you drill into the exterior of your home.

    Are you wanting to use the screws for the vinyl siding itself---Use aluminum, galvanized steel, or other corrosion-resistant nails, staples, or screws when installing vinyl siding. Aluminum trim pieces require aluminum or stainless steel fasteners. All fasteners must be able to penetrate a minimum of 1 1/4” (32mm) into nailable material, such as wood sheathing and framing (Fig. 15).

    When the fastener must penetrate through a non-nailable material such as foam sheathing, the thickness of that material does not count toward the total. In such cases, the fastener will need to be long enough to penetrate through the non-nailable material and then 1 1/4” (32mm) into wood framing or other nailable material. (Review the siding manufacturer’s instructions and your local building codes for variations that may apply to specific siding or geographic areas.)

  • Tina Tina on Jun 19, 2019

    Thank you!