How to hang a Porch Swing from Vinyl


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  1. Begin by removing the vinyl ceiling with a hammer, a prybar and moving the swing to the farthest point.
  2. A structure must be built if the swing can’t be hung on a structure. To accommodate the extra 3/4″ depth, cut the 2×4 to size. Attach the wood screws to secure the structure.
  3. Install the vinyl ceiling until it is just above the additional structure.
  4. Use the drill and a bit to drill a pilot hole through vinyl, furring strip and added structure. It is best to use a thicker drill bit for vinyl and then switch to the thinner drill bit to drill the rest. This will prevent vinyl from cracking.
  5. Mount the bracket that came with the swing to the pilot holes. Use a wrench and a lag screw to tighten the bracket through its pilot holes.
  6. Continue the installation of the vinyl ceiling until you reach the end for the swing’s other side.
  7. Install the remainder of the vinyl ceiling.
  8. Mount the swing on the brackets.

Resources: It may be necessary to add additional structure depending on the direction in which you want to hang the porch swing.

Tom used a 2×4 piece of wood to add structure. He then hammered the piece into place. Then he secured it using wood screws. Tom used lag screws to secure the brackets to the swing. These tools and hardware are available at your local home center.

The Coral Coast Casco Bay Resin Wicker Porch Swing With Optional Cushion was the swing that the homeowners chose. It comes from Hayneedle. The swing includes the green hanging brackets but no hardware to attach them to the ceiling.

Tools & Materials

  • Hammer
  • Pry bar
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Cordless drill/driver


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