Vinyl Siding Mounting System
The Vinyl Siding Mounting System was developed in 2019 as a way to attach props, including high density props, to vinyl siding without drilling any holes into the siding. The design utilizes off the shelf vinyl siding hooks and is then custom fitted to match your siding. Each mount incorporates two mounting hooks (typically rated for 12 lbs each) for increased holding power and in most installations 4 mounts are used per prop. The mounts are sized to fit 1/2″ EMT conduit and are designed to work in combination with our EMT prop mounts. While the EMT conduit snaps in place and does hold securely on its own, the EMT should be physically secured to the mount. There is a spot to embed a 1/4″ nut behind the conduit receptacle which allows for bolting of the EMT directly to the mount. Alternatively there is a slot in which a zip tie can be inserted and tightened around the EMT conduit. A standard set of mounts contains 2 vertical and 2 horizontal mounts and is designed to hold one large prop such as a Rosa Wreath or SpinReel. However we can customize the number and style of mounts to fit your specific needs. Some hardware is required and you can choose to receive just the printed parts or have the required hardware included. Each mount is printed in two pieces and does require some minor assembly. *** As HD props have evolved from the 500-700 pixel range to nearly 1500 pixels in the case of the Rosa Grande, so to has the weight of the props. For example the new Reel Deal prop weights about 25 pounds and the Rosa Grande weighs about 30 pounds with all the pixels and mounting parts. This has the potential of overloading the staples that hold the vinyl siding to the house. The use of vinyl siding mounts on any prop that weighs more than 15 pounds is not recommended due the risk of failure from the hooks pulling out or the siding itself being overloaded. ***
How the ordering process works:
To get started you will first want to contact us and we can answer any questions you may have or provide more information on the mounting system. We will ask that you provide pictures and some basic measurements of your siding. This will help determine how similar or not your siding is compared to the siding used in the base design. Over the last few years designing custom mounts for numerous houses, we have improved this base design so that the fit is more universal and works on some 65-75% of houses without the need for modifications. As a result our new preferred method in the design process is to send a test plate after looking at your siding pictures and confirming that your house is a good candidate for trying the base design. You will then confirm the fit and if the mounting plate fits as expected, then you go straight to the ordering process. In the event the the fit of the test plate needs to be improved, then we will assess what changes need to be made and customize the fit. To ensure the most accurate fit, please utilize the siding hooks in the link below. Using other brands of hooks may effect the fit of the mounts.
Test plate overview:
- First contact us and we will go over the mounting system in more detail and answer any questions you may have.
- Provide pictures and some basic measurements of your siding.
- If your siding is a good candidate, the cost is $10 and we will send you a test plate for fitting.
- You will confirm the fit and if the mounting plate fits as expected, then you go straight to the ordering process and we will send an invoice for the vinyl siding mounts.
- In the event the fit needs to be improved, we will assess, make changes and send out a second test plate.
- If further changes are needed they will be $6 for each revision and test plate.
How much do the Vinyl Siding Mounts cost?
The Vinyl Siding Mounts are typically sold as a set of 4, but can be purchased individually as well. The pricing of the mounts is determined by the width of your siding and reflects the cost for the printed parts only. Adding the required hardware costs an additional $10 per set or $3.50 individually.
3 – 4.5 Inch Siding: $35 per set, $10 individually
5 – 5.5 Inch Siding: $40 per set, $12 individually
6 – 6.5 Inch Siding: $45 per set, $14 individually
7 – 7.5 Inch Siding: $50 per set, $16 individually
What else is required?
A set of 4 mounts requires the following hardware. Click on each item for a purchase link. You can view the instructions for the Vinyl Siding Mounts by clicking the following link. There is also a video below that provides additional information. Vinyl Siding Mounting System Instructions
- (8) vinyl siding hooks
- (8) screws 1/4 x 20 thread x 3/4″ length
- (12) 1/4″ nuts
- (4) screws or bolts 1/4 x 20 thread x 1.25″ length
Mounting fit and adjustment:
To get started or to learn more please contact us.
IMPORTANT NOTE: HOLDING POWER OF MOUNTS VARIES FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE. WHILE THE MOUNTS HAVE HELD UP WELL TO STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS, NO MOUNT CAN BE GUARANTEED TO WITHSTAND NATURE AS WEATHER CONDITIONS AND SEVERITY ARE UNPREDICTABLE. MANY FACTORS EXIST SUCH AS TYPE AND WEIGHT OF PROPS, ANGLE TO THE WIND, STRENGTH AND GUST FACTOR OF THE WIND AND CONDITION OF THE SIDING CAN IMPACT THE PERFORMANCE AND HOLDING POWER OF THE MOUNTS. ADDITIONALLY SINCE VINYL SIDING WAS NEVER DESIGNED FOR THIS PURPOSE, YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR USING THIS MOUNTING SYSTEM WHICH COULD INCLUDE DAMAGE TO THE SIDING AND PROPERTY OR INJURY TO PERSONS.