How do you find a stud in aluminum siding?
Considering this, will a stud finder work through aluminum?
Not sure what a "typical" stud finder is. Some work on density - it seems like they would find aluminum more dense than Styrofoam or fiberglass insulation. Some work on detecting metal, both metallic (steel, iron) and non-metallic (aluminum). So they should also detect aluminum studs in the wall.
Similarly, will a stud finder work through siding? For vinyl siding, use a vinyl siding removal tool to unsnap the seal between two pieces of siding, allowing you to see the nail heads. For solid cladding, such as stucco or brick, your best bet is to locate the studs inside the house and then transfer the measurements to the exterior wall.
Also to know is, how do you find a stud in siding?
locating studs under vinyl siding. There is a joist between the 1st and 2nd floor, and it will be very easy to find. From inside the house, measure up from the top of a window (or slider) to the ceiling. Now go outside and measure up the same distance above the same number, then add 6".
Can I drill into aluminum siding?
When drilling a hole in the siding, you must take care not to dent the siding in the area of the hole. Minimizing the amount of pressure that you exert on the drill bit will prevent the siding from denting and reduce the chances of the drill bit catching on the thin aluminum that comprises the siding.