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Do I need to caulk where my vinyl siding meets the edge of my windows?

To help prevent leaks, I was advised by a contractor that I need to caulk where my vinyl siding meets the edges of my windows. Some research of my own reveals quite a bit of debate over this, a few ...
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Best way to affix downspout to vinyl sided house?

I am seriously thinking of getting a 1000 gallon tank to divert rain water for use in the garden in the dry summer months when water is most expensive where I live. I order to place the tank somewhere ...
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How can I repair leaks in metal wrapped wood gutters?

I've noticed a good bit of rain water leaking through what first appeared to be my gutters on my roof. When I got on the ladder and took a few pictures ( attached ), I noticed I've got wooden gutters ...
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How do I cut a hole through vinyl siding?

I would like to ventilate my bathroom fan to the exterior of my attic and outside. We have vinyl siding. What is the proper way to cut a hole in the siding? I have a 4" hole saw for the wood.
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Is it a bad idea to use pine for painted exterior siding if prepared properly?

My house is about 95 years old, and currently has wood clapboard siding that is in pretty rough shape and needs to be replaced. My local lumber yard has 1/2" x 6" for $0.53/linear foot. Since vinyl ...
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What's the best way to run a wire from inside my garage to the outside?

I'm installing an underground fence for my dog, which requires putting the receiver inside the garage (plugged into an outlet) and running the insulated fencing wire to the outside where it will be ...
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How can I repair vinyl siding

The previous owner of my house hung a hose reel with screws through vinyl siding. The reel came down and the holes are so stripped that even a sizeable lag has nothing to grip. I think I have to move ...
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Is there any advantage to waxing vinyl siding?

My 20+ year old siding can get pretty moldy and grimy in one year. I wondering if waxing it, after I clean it, would help reduce the mold and dirt accumulation and give it new life. I see car waxes ...
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Is it okay to put house wrap over the top of pre-existing foam insulation?

We are removing vinyl siding from our house and replacing it with a cement-type product. Is it necessary to remove the vinyl siding's foam insulation before applying the house wrap?
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Is it better to paint wood siding or replace it with vinyl?

I live in Boulder, Colorado. It's time to get my wood siding painted. There will also be a little bit of repair involved. One paint company recommended replacing some sheets of siding, the other 2 ...
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How can I remove paint smears on my vinyl siding?

I have some paint (latex, exterior) smears on my vinyl siding. It's set in the tiny cracks and is thoroughly cooked by the sun. I want to remove that. I was recommended methyl hydrate, which gave me ...
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Will this moisture problem persist after drywall is installed?

we remodeled a trailer home recently, removed the aluminum siding, put up osb in place of the siding, then used the Lowes brand of house wrap. we installed new vinyl siding over that without using any ...
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How do I install an outdoor receptacle box on vinyl siding?

Any tips for adding an outdoor receptacle box onto a house with vinyl siding? Shouldn't the box be attached to a stud? How do I seal around it? J Channel? How can I accomplish this without tearing off ...
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Can I attach vinyl siding to a concrete foundation with Tapcons?

I have a question about adding vinyl siding to my existing home. I live in a new home (< 1 year old) with a walkout basement. The house currently has siding on the first floor stopping at the ...
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Is there a way to prevent mildew/mold from forming on vinyl siding?

The back side of my garage is shadowed by branches from neighbors trees, which causes mold/mildew to grow on the vinyl siding. Since removing the trees/branches is out of the question, is there some ...
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Maximum PSI for cleaning outside vinyl siding?

I am looking to buy a pressure washer to keep various outdoor surfaces clean. What is the maximum safe pressure the vinyl siding can withstand to prevent damaging surface etching? Also, will vinyl ...
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House Has Different Types of Siding - How to look seamless?

Alright, I am looking to purchase my first house. One of which looks somewhat like the one below. As you can see, it has a brick sided portion and a vinyl sided portion. Obviously this house has been ...
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Should I replace old wooden siding with brick?

I'll say first, that this isn't a question about DIY, but more about the idea and whether we should go through with it. We bought our first house last year, and in the Spring this year, we are ...
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How do I find replacement vinyl siding pieces?

I have the numbers off of the back of the siding, but the local Lowe's and the local Home Depot don't have a way to match them up. I'm trying to find a few replacement pieces to fix some holes I have ...
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What is the best way to remove dried egg from a house?

Some troglodytes egg my house anywhere from every 1-6 months, and have been doing so for the last four years. They just did it again tonight, so I have a fresh supply of drying egg to now remove. My ...
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Washing vinyl siding — hard to reach high up places?

There's some spots on my vinyl siding that have gotten dirty. Unfortunately these spots are pretty high up-- about 15-20ft up. What are the best way to clean these spots? Would a power washer aimed up ...
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How do I clean vinyl siding without a pressure washer?

My vinyl siding is turning green from mildew and I have to clean it up this weekend. I let a friend borrow my pressure washer at the beginning of the summer, and he's out of the country for awhile. ...
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Can vinyl siding be painted or stained?

Can vinyl siding be painted or stained, and more importantly, does it last or will I be repainting every year like a wood sided house?
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Buying and installing vinyl siding

My house has vinyl siding. I am considering installing vinyl siding on a shed also. How do I find siding to match what I already have on my house? (It is only a year or two old, but installed by ...
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How can I fix drooping vinyl siding?

I have vinyl siding on my new home. Starting about a week ago, one segment of siding detached on one end and is drooping. The other side is attached just fine. I tried snapping it back into place, ...
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How can I hanging something on an exterior wall with vinyl siding?

My house has vinyl siding. If I want to hang something on an exterior wall, can I just attach it with screws drilled through the siding? Or do I need to do anything to prevent water from seeping in ...