Apply siding and install prefabricated doors and windows.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$25,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Siders do?

Applies siding and installs prefabricated doors and windows to exterior wall panels of prefabricated and modular homes, following work orders and using handtools: Lays out siding on sheathing, and cuts siding to fit, using square and hand or portable power saw. Fastens siding to sheathing using hammer, nails, and power tacker. Drills vent holes in wall panels, using power drill, and inserts vents. Fastens tarpaper weather stripping around perimeter of door and window openings, using power tacker. Positions and aligns windows and doors in openings, using tape measure. Fastens doors and windows to wall panel studs, using hammer and nails. Moves completed panels to storage area, using electric hoist. May install precut insulation between wall studs.

Should I be a Sider?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Aluminum Siding Mechanic, Asbestos Siding Mechanic, Sider Mechanic, Siding Applicator, Siding Mechanic, Trim Setter

    How to become a Sider

    Siders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Sider-related education!
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