Use the Wider Starter Strip - ADVERTISINGADVERTISINGADVERTISINGThe bottom of the starter strip (the part the bottom panel hooks on to) should be at least 1 in. below the top of the foundation, but the lower the siding is installed, the better. It protects the sheathing from rain, snow and pests. Most suppliers sell two sizes of starter, 2-1/2 in. and 3-1/2 in. Spend the extra few bucks on the wider stuff and start your siding a bit lower.
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cracked or broken vinyl siding is no reason for despair. a simple $5 tool gets the job done in 15-minutes. this article also includes some useful tips on how to get the best match possible for your original siding.