I've used it on quite a few houses and it is a great product, but expensive. It is light, easy to cut and install so yes a woman could install it by herself but two people would be recommended because everybody needs help with measuring and holding material no matter how light. Now as far as a house with vinyl siding, unfortunately it won't work. You could possibly make it work if you tore out the existing trim and reworked the vinyl by installing new J-channel, but it is not the easiest thing to do. In my opinion at that point you would probably be better off just residing the house.