Mounting light fixtures and other electrical equipment on a vinyl sided home not only looks unattractive, but also prevents proper weatherproofing. This can be avoided with the addition of a sliding block.

What is it?

A sliding block is placed behind a light fixture, acting as a barrier to protect the siding. The blocks come in many shapes and sizes and can be painted to match the color of the home. The finished product is a more attractive and weatherproofed home.  

The Process

Sliding blocks can be mounted before or after the siding is up, depending on where the outlets are placed. A local electrician can help depending on the specific design and needs of the home. The electricity should be off before the wires are pulled through the block and topped with the cover. Once the cover is applied the wires can be attached to the desired fixture.

Looking Good

The sliding block creates a smooth surface to place the fixture on, resulting in a more polished appearance. If you’re feeling daring, paint the block a different shade and give your home a fantastic new look.

Decisions, Decisions

There are many options when it comes to fixtures and sliding blocks which makes customization fun and unique. However, once you make your decisions make sure to hire a certified electrician to do the work for you in order to maintain your personal safety as this requires the use of many electrical components.


Serving the Portsmouth and Seacoast area, Artisan Electric can help install your new siding block to give your lighting fixtures more charm and protection.


What are you waiting for? Give Artisan Electric a call at 603-743-4005 and get set up with a residential electrician in the Portsmouth and Seacoast area.