Step 1 determine the size of the ledger board.
Remove siding for ledger board.
Never install a ledger board over the top of siding no matter what you hear this can weaken the connection.
Removing the siding for the ledger board.
Make the outline large enough to include space for the deck boards on top the ledger and any trim boards on the sides.
It is certainly not a job for a weekend carpenter or diy er.
Learn how to cut and remove aluminum vinyl wood and cement board siding for installing a deck ledger board to a house wall.
If answer is yes to first question is the surface of the siding going to allow your ledger board to rest flush against it shimming is possible i guess is this siding permannent or are you planning on changing in the near future.
The article details just how the old fiber cement siding was removed with minimum damage.
It gets complicated in a hurry.
Then cut away the siding.
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Ledger boards which lend strength and support to a deck by connecting it to a house must be installed on a virtually flat surface.
Aluminum and vinyl siding can easily be removed with tin snips from an area one foot surrounding the ledger board location.
To ensure proper strength a ledger board should be made.
Learn how to install deck ledger board spacers to allow air to flow behind your ledger board to prevent rot.
Fiber cement siding removal procedures to minimize dust to permit possible salvage re use of the material.
Deck ledger board deck ledger spacers.
Hardieplank comes in a wide range of colors finish textures board widths and trim pieces and is designed for long term use of 30 years or more.
The following steps will explain an easy method of removing the lap siding and attaching a ledger board.
Removal options vary somewhat based on installation technique and whether you are removing one or a few pieces of siding for replacement or demoing the siding from the structure altogether.
In order to install the ledger board you usually need to remove the house s siding.
To answer your question i think you would be better off to remove the siding only where the ledger board will attach.
Nail undersill trim j channel will also work over the bottom cut using 11 gauge aluminum nails.