Installing York PVC Sill Transitions

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Tools and Supplies You'll Need

  1. Hammer
  2. Ruler
  3. Snips or Saw
  4. Square
  5. Chalk Line


Note: These instructions show one type of PVC sill installation. Methods other than the ones shown may be used at the risk of the installer.

Ensure proper measuring for the PVC sill and mark with a chalk line.

1.) Determine the placement of transition sill on the wall. Measure and chalk a line across the wall.

Continue the exterior home siding project by installing the J-channel along the chalk line.

2.) Install the 3/4 inch J-Channel along the chalk line.

Measure down from the J-channel to determine the size for the last course of exterior home siding.

3.) Now measure down from the pocket of the J-Channel to the lock of the stone panel. Subtract a 1/4 inch and transfer the measurement on to the stone.

Snip the exterior home siding as directed so that everything will fit together well and look seamless.

4.) Using snips or a saw cut across the panel.

A crimping tool will be needed to create lugs across the panel's top edge.

5.) After the panel is cut, use a crimping tool to create lugs every 10-12 inches. The lugs will hook into the return portion of the J-Channel underneath the face. Lock the panel into place.

Place your PVC sill over the J-channel so that it will hook in correctly.

6.) To install the transition sill, place the transition sill on top of the J-Channel.

Hook the PVC sill into the J-channel and nail into place.

7.) Hook the leg of the transition sill onto the face of the J-Channel then nail into place

Chalk a line up from the PVC sill and nail your starter strip into place.

8.) Installing the starter strip measure 3/16 inch up from the shelf of the transition sill mark, then chalk a line. Place the bottom of the starter strip on the chalk line and nail into place.

With your PVC sill in place and starter strip installed, you can start the next siding course.

9.) Install your exterior home siding, according to the siding installation instructions.

Important Info...

Be sure to obey all safety rules and recommendations set forth by tool manufacturers.

Always follow any, and all, local, state, and federal building codes. Always comply with any specified clearances set forth by the manufactures of stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, and any other heat sources, as well.