# Often asked: How To Install New Gable Siding?

Contents

- 1 How do you find the angle of a gable?
- 2 Does siding or soffit install first?
- 3 How do you replace gable siding?
- 4 What is a gable architecture?
- 5 How do you calculate lap siding?
- 6 How do you estimate siding?
- 7 How much siding do I need for a 2000 sq ft house?
- 8 Can you put vinyl siding on vertically?
- 9 Can you overlap vertical siding?

## How do you find the angle of a gable?

You can quickly find the angle of the gable by taking a piece of hardi siding with a square edge and placing it on the wall as if you were going to hang the piece.

## Does siding or soffit install first?

It also is necessary to complete the soffit before the final course of siding is installed on the wall. Vinyl soffit is designed to be easily installed lengthwise from wall to fascia. Soffit panels are similar to vertical siding.

## How do you replace gable siding?

How to Replace Gable Siding With Hardie Board

- Remove the old siding from the gable.
- Mark the top edge of the first course of Hardie board siding.
- Nail the Hardie board onto the gable.
- Place a cut piece of Hardie board along the gable wall and over a length of Hardie siding.

## What is a gable architecture?

A gable is a section of wall located at the end of a pitched roof, between the edges of the intersecting pitches. It is usually triangular and extends from the eaves to the ridge, although the shape and detailing depends on the particular structural system used for the roof.

## How do you calculate lap siding?

Estimate the number of linear feet of siding needed by multiplying the width of the wall in feet by the number of courses. Boards are most commonly sold in 12′ lengths, though 16′ and 20′ lengths can often be ordered. Divide the linear footage by 12′ to find the number of boards needed to cover the wall.

## How do you estimate siding?

Add together the square footage you calculated for the sides of your home and the additional areas. Subtract the uncovered areas’ square footage from the total amount you calculated in step four. Divide this number by 100 to get the number of squares of siding you will need to order.

## How much siding do I need for a 2000 sq ft house?

In most cases, the cost of replacing siding on a 2,000 sq. ft. house is $7,095 – $10,248 for vinyl siding, and $13,895 – 20,071 for HardiePlank siding. However, there are many factors that can impact your total cost, such as removing old siding, installing more insulation, windows & doors copping, etc.

## Can you put vinyl siding on vertically?

Material, color, insulation, and brand are probably the ones you know, but what about orientation? All vinyl siding can be installed horizontally or vertically, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Obviously, most homeowners opt for the horizontal setup, but vertical isn’t completely unheard of.

## Can you overlap vertical siding?

When installing vertical siding, you begin by running a special base trim strip along the base of the wall. Base molding holds the bottom edge of vertical vinyl siding. Trim and overlap base molding as shown. As you install these, you ‘ll need to overlap two lengths end-to-end.