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Attach stone veneer evenly to irregularly shaped foundation

I'm planning to attach stone or stone veneer to the bottom 2–3' of my house. At the front of my house, the poured concrete foundation is about 3' tall. Halfway from the front (toward the back), the ...
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Attaching cable company service wire to side of house

Currently, the various cable company wires that are attached to the side of my house are a mess, and I'm looking to clean them up before our house is painted in the near future. One of them is ...
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When installing wood siding, do I need to leave a gap to accommodate expansion?

I'm preparing to put up rhombus shaped wood siding on a shed. It's 148mm x 20mm. I'm concerned about expansion across the grain as the siding gets humid, wet, etc. What is the proper way to install ...
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What is this metal roof trim that was torn loose by a storm?

Heard a banging, couldn’t put my finger on it while I was up in the attic but I found out where in the house it was. Walked outside and found the culprit. It’s the metal trim, perhaps this is the ...
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Garage belly board needs fixing

My garage was built quite a while ago, and the belly boards need some fixing. They are either seeping moisture into the garage or leaking from cracks. I'm wondering if people think I should replace ...
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Cleanest way to remove and patch holes from this unused satellite dish on side of house?

We have a satellite dish attached to the side of the house from the previous owner, and it's unused. As it's sort of an eyesore, we'd like to remove it. What is the best way to do this? It seems ...
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Should I redo my house wrap that is under the sheathing?

When my house was built, the builder put the Tyvek wrap on the frame of the house, then installed the sheathing and then installed the siding. I am about to have my siding replaced and one of the ...
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What should be considered when updating wall assembly in only one section of a wall?

Background: We live in a 1920s two-story foursquare home in New England. The house has painted wood shakes/shingles siding on the second story, and wood clapboard siding on the first story. We will ...
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How to patch siding half covered by electrical panel

When I had solar panels installed, they removed an old electrical box, leaving a hole in the siding. For no apparent reason, they installed the new electrical panel over half of the hole they left. I'...
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Wood rot fix for siding and framing base?

Wood rot fix for siding and frame base? Some water is seeping into my garage when it rains. Called a concrete guy because I thought patio was too sloped, but he said sloping was by design and he ...
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Fixing brick cracks above garage door

My house had foundation issues several times which is fixed now and after every fix we get more brick cracks above the garage door. Some people say that foundation has nothing to do with those cracks ...
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How can I seal a gap between floor joist boxes and foundation?

I have an unfinished basement that always has tons of beetles, spiders and cold air (yes I know most basements have this, but it is more than normal). I finally decided to take a piece of insulation ...
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Soffit vent distance from facia

I am installing soffit and vents from the outside on my house which is framed and dried-in (new construction). It is a large Victorian style, white farmhouse look. 2 story, already sheeted (roof and ...
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Can't get sofit sections to fully rejoin/overlap - okay?

My security camera is mounted under my garage's overhang (the Ethernet run originally installed by a Tech). After i installed my security camera and moved the wires around, I was having trouble ...
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How to adjust vent location in siding

I went to replace all of the pipe for a pellet stove insert and discovered that the installer did a poor job of following any of the manufacturer’s guidelines for rise on the pipe or the appropriate ...
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Cedar beveled siding does not seem to be overlapped and nailed properly

Until I decided to replace a couple of ~16-inch long, beveled-siding from exterior I have never given thought on the width of the exposed face. On my house, the exposed face of the cedar siding ...
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Mounting bat house on cedar siding - too heavy?

I have built a pair of bat houses using these plans at Bat Conservation International. A finished house weighs about 25 lbs (11 kg) and I would like to attach it to the outside of my house, over ...
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Is Fiberboard sheathing under cedar siding ok with no vapor barrier?

I am patching horizontal lapped cedar siding on a 1950s house in Minnesota with fiberboard sheathing. I think it’s Nu-Wood. There’s no vapor barrier. I will have to put a vapor barrier per code where ...
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How to replace siding around deck

The previous owners of my house installed a small deck off the back of the house. The deck was built flush against the siding. I am going to replace the siding on the house, so I’m wondering what to ...
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how to fill gaps in horizontally installed barn wood

I have a barn with horizontal siding. I'm trying to figure out a way to fill the gaps and still have a nice "old barn" appearance.
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Window Rot Repair and Replace Exterior Wall Beam Under Siding

I'm hoping to get some suggestions about how to repair a double stud that runs vertically next to an exterior window. The window frame was covered with metal flashing so I didn't notice all the water ...
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When removing siding with a mildew smell, and then replacing it, should I wrap the house in something airtight first?

I have a home built in the late 1960s in Massachusetts. The prior owner covered the house with vinyl, which was not done with care. Water gets behind the vinyl. The cedar wood clapboard and trim is ...
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Is it ok to use a frame hardboard siding as a tennis wall?

The exterior of my house is made of frame hardboard. My wife says that I should not use it as a tennis wall because tennis size hail are known to damage the siding and therefore a tennis ball would ...
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Should an exterior surface-mounted outlet box on wood lap siding be flashed?

I'm adding an outlet box to the wall over my deck by drilling a penetration through the wall just to feed the cable through. Will air seal with expanding foam and caulk and feed into a surface mounted ...
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HardiePlank Lap Siding and Trim Questions

I’m looking at doing my first project with HardiePlank Lap Siding and Trim on my house.  I’ve read the technical documentation and overall it looks like it pretty strait forward to install.  This ...
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How to attach deck ledger with furred out sheathing

I'm a DIYer planning to put in a deck, and am working on a permit application. I've got what I think is an unusual configuration of siding and sheathing on my house, and I'm wondering what the best ...
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How to properly repair siding holes

I noticed the AC installation by my house's previous owner left an unpatched hole in the siding, close to the ground. We have a lot of rain in the fall/winter. I don't know how long it's been like ...
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How to protect this foundation sill from elements, rodents?

This is a pre-fab panel house, which means the walls were delivered to a team on site that had built the foundation and floor. It's fascinating to learn how this approach impacts the final project (...
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Wood siding rests on concrete pad. What are the alternatives?

In several areas around this house (a ranch on slab), the clapboard siding comes right to concrete walkways, resulting in peeling and rot. Short of ripping out the concrete, is there a less ...
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Durability / weathering of screen-printed/laminated pattern aluminum siding?

There have been, for probably most of the past decade, high-end aluminum siding products with screen-printed or membrane-applied surface finishes, most or all of which that I can find seem to be wood ...
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How can I cut a hole through metal siding to open up a doorway or window?

There is an outbuilding on the property I'm buying that appears to be made of cinderblock. at some point in the recent past, it looks like somebody attached a bunch of metal siding to the outside, and ...
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Replacing electrical panel halfway embedded in EIFS stucco

I need to replace a main load center from the side of my house (it's FPE, so it's gotta go). Plus the utility is willing to increase my current 100A service to 200A, so I'll need a new meter base for ...
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Support for flagpole bracket on vinyl siding

My house is a 1960 Cape Cod, with hollow dutch lap vinyl siding over the original wood siding. I wanted to mount a 45-degree flagpole bracket to the side of the house to hold a 2.5x4 foot flag. To ...
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Can I prevent the horizontal seams from showing or allowing in excessive moisture when installing T1-11 siding?

I'm building a 4x8 henhouse with 5 foot high walls and I'm planning to use T1-11 siding. I could obviously buy 6 sheets of 4x8 T1-11 for the siding, but the total wall coverage is going to only be 30 ...
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This cinderblock outbuilding's windows and doors were covered by metal siding. How can I turn them back into windows and doors? [closed]

There's an old cinderblock outbuilding on the property I'm under contract for, probably built in the 1960s. It had many doors and Windows, but most of them were covered when the previous owner of the ...
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Which measurement to go off for vinyl siding

I'm getting ready to apply some vinyl siding to a new build, and the measurement between soffit and bottom lip of the OSB sheathing varies by 1/4" to 3/8". When I shot a "level line&...
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Problem removing cracked siding shingle

I'm trying to replace a single cracked asbestos siding shingle with a new fiber cement shingle. But it seems like the way the old shingles were installed might necessitate temporarily removing all the ...
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Is there any point in putting solid stain (rather than paint) on LP Smartside?

I'm getting ready to build a barn, likely with LP Smartside siding. LP says that you can put "solid" stain on it (not transparent). My question is, is there ever a reason you would do that? ...
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Water on the inside of corner

My secobd floor sticks out over my frist floor. I have aluminum siding on the second floor. I noticed water was coming in and down the corner piece. Its on the inside behind the j channel. The red ...
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How can I seal between siding and sunroom to block bee access?

I have a sunroom which is right next to the siding of my houses: However, as shown below, there are some gaps between the siding and the sunroom, and some bees go inside the gaps and make holes. I’d ...
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Putting siding on a shed, what risks are there in using LP Smartside 38 series on 24 inch studs instead of the recommended 16 inch?

LP Smartside has two thicknesses, the 76 (7/16) and the 38 (3/8). Instructions say that 76 can be installed on 24 inch studs while 38 needs 16 inch studs. Obviously there is a difference in price. Im ...
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Properly flashing ledger board for pergola or overhanging patio roof

I am wanting to build a roof over our west facing patio to help with the heat of the day. I was thinking either a pergola type structure with a roof on it, or just an overhang. The structure will ...
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How to seal board and baton siding at ground level

First summer in our “new” (century home) and have found that the chipmunks like it as much as we do. Prior owners installed board and baton over existing brick walls. Thy used 2x4 as slats attached ...
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Removing rotten cedar siding shingles

I'm removing some rotten cedar shingles from the side of our house and they are nailed on so tight one over the other that I can't get my Dasco Pro shingle ripper behind the shingle to hook the nails ...
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Options for replacing damaged aluminum siding

I removed an old pressure treated deck that was attached to my house this weekend. The ledger board for the deck was installed outboard of the aluminum siding. I had planned to replace the deck with a ...
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Can I put Hardie Board siding directly over old stucco?

I just bought an old house that has five different kinds of outside wall coverings. I was thinking I could remove the fake stones and the old wooden siding and then place strapping over top of the ...
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Should the tiny gap between exterior window trim and the window housing be caulked?

I have a home with Hardie Board siding and trim. There is a tiny gap between the edge of the installed windows and the Hardie trim board ( Please see the gap where my finger is pointing in the picture ...
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Adding house wrap behind existing board and batten siding

I live in south-central Illinois, and the house is on top of a hill, so we get a lot of wind. The house is cold in the winter - partly because it is on slab and partly because it is pretty drafty. ...
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How to Apply Decorative Exterior Trim When Trim Width Exceeds Side Casing

I have very old aluminum windows and am planning to replace them soon. My current window trim is nailed on over the siding but since I will be cutting back the siding to nail the window flange I ...
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What is an acceptable gap between the siding and the wall sheathing?

Background My home has vinyl siding installed over the original Masonite/hardboard siding. The vinyl siding wasn't installed correctly (don't caulk your J-channel, folks, or the nailing flange ...

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