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why do i see alot of vinyl siding corner pieces hanging about an inch or more below the corner? its not flush with the corner. i actually see this alot..any reason?
 

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Really only a matter of preferance. It looks unfinished to me. I like to set mine flush with the siding.

To each his own.
 

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i always thought it had something to do with water or something.. 1" looks nice but i have seen some as mucg as 6" or more.
 

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I do it just cuz that's how I was taught to do it...
 

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The cornerpost will contract lengthwise in cold weather, so i leave mine down about 1/2" in the mid-summer, less in winter. I also let the corner hang from the top nails and center the rest of the nails in the slot to allow for movement.:thumbsup:
 

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I thought it was more like 1/2" but either way that is the way the siding institute and Alcoa (for instance) advise in their installation manual.
 

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Corners should be cut at a 1/2 inch below the siding. One inch and longer can result in garden hose and extension cords getting caught in the corner and pulling it off the wall.
 

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1/4" inch below in my world. I nail it off the same as lf said.
 
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