Allow 1/32" (about the thickness of a dime)
between the fastener head and the siding. Do not drive the nail
tight against the siding nail hem. (Exception: siding with a fabric
nail hem should be nailed tight.)
Start in the center of the panel and work toward
Center the fasteners in the slots to permit expansion
and contraction of the siding.
Start fastening corner posts in the top of the top
slots to hold them in position. Place all other fasteners in the
center of the slots.
Do not face-nail through siding, as it can cause