If you want to quickly curb appeal to your home’s exterior or decor to your porch walls, then you’re probably wondering how to hang things on vinyl siding. It’s actually easier than you think to hang decor on vinyl siding without using nails or damaging your home!
Like many American homes, our garrison colonial has vinyl siding.
The previous homeowners only installed vinyl siding on the back addition, and not on the main part of the house. So we have this odd combination of wood siding in front and vinyl siding in the back that’s not super appealing.
But do you know how expensive it is to put new, quality vinyl siding on an entire house?
It’s really friggin’ expensive. So for now, we work with what we have.
Our screened-in porch has a wall of vinyl siding, and I wanted to make it look nicer by adding some pretty decor. But I had no idea how to hang things on vinyl siding without damaging it.
I was super worried about committing to nail holes or breaking the wall until I found the perfect hooks for hanging decor on vinyl siding without nails or screws.
With the right hooks, decorating your vinyl siding is an easy DIY project anyone can do. And it’s quick!Want to spruce up your vinyl siding by adding decor, but worried you'll damage it? Find out how to hang stuff on vinyl siding without using nails or anything else that may wreck it. It's so easy!
How to Hang Things on Vinyl Siding Without Nails
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Find the right hooks for vinyl siding
Before you hang your decor, you need to make sure that you’re using the right kind of hooks made specifically for vinyl siding. Many of them are s-shaped so that one end tucks behind the siding planks.
These are the exact vinyl siding hooks I used to hang the metal wall decor on the walls of our screened-in porch and they ship free if you’re an Amazon Prime member.
The hooks come in a pack of six, and this version holds up to five pounds. The vinyl siding hooks are made of plastic and worked perfectly to hang my lightweight metal wall decor.
How to install the hooks on your vinyl siding
First, read the directions! Installing the vinyl siding hooks is super easy to do, but always double-check the directions.
When you’re ready to hang things on your vinyl siding, push the curved part of the hook between the siding panels. Give the hook a gentle tug to make sure it’s secure.
My vinyl siding pieces are molded to look like two planks together, which means that the hooks only work between separated planks. The hooks need a spot to grip.
This is what the vinyl siding hook looks like after you install them:
And that’s all there is to it!
Because of how the plaques are made, I used wire to hang them. I simply popped the wire over the vinyl siding hook and used a level to hang the plaques evenly.
Well, at least until a child runs past and tilts them off-center!
Where to Buy Vinyl Siding Hooks
From my research on Amazon, it seems that most vinyl siding hooks claim to hold up to five pounds.
So, if you plan to use them to support window boxes or flower pots, be sure to use a few metal hooks to disperse the weight.
Oh, and make sure your vinyl siding is in good shape and securely attached before you try to hang anything substantial on it.
Now that you know how things on vinyl siding and where to buy the right kind of hooks, it’s time to start decorating! Be sure to check out my ideas for decorating a small porch!
carl E haney says
what about hanging a “No Trespassing” Sign on vinyl siding ?
My siding goes vertically. What will work?