Measure and cut your first vinyl panel to the length of the wall. Leave a 3/8-inch gap on each side of the panel so it doesn't bend as it contracts and expands due to hot and cold weather.
Snap your first panel into place starting at the bottom of the wall.
Hammer the nail through the hole in the nail strip. Leave a 1/6-inch gap between the nail and the panel. Hammer nails approximately 2 to 3 feet apart across the entire length of the panel.
Grab underneath the lower edge of the panel and try to slide it back and forth, left to right, to ensure you hammered the nails in correctly. The panel should easily slide back and forth.