I just had siding replaced and I have several exterior lights that need to be put up. The old lights had no junction box, there was just a hole cut into the siding and plywood for the electrical, and the lights were mounted directly to the siding.
When they re-did the siding, they put in these vinyl blocks, so at least there is a solid surface to mount against.
Problem is there is still no junction box to screw the fixture into.
Can I just screw directly into the vinyl block with wood screws? I don't see any other options, since I can't remove the block (it's nailed in underneath the siding).