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What sort of vapor barrier should I install when residing an old wood-framed building?

I own a building which was built in the late 1800s. Somewhere in the Forties, the width was doubled. This all on pillars with a crawl space. In the fifties, a large warehouse was attached on a slab ...
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Is it worth replacing my sheathing?

Rather large 2 story home in Western WA. I currently have cedar singles for siding that are EOL and I want to replace them along with the rotting fascia board with T1-11. It turns out the sheathing is ...
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How Can Wind Chimes Be Mounted On The Second Story?

I have some Japanese cast iron chimes (Small, they fit in the palm of your hand and are about 0.5kg) Can these be mounted against the vinyl siding outside my room on the second story of my house? ...
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Aluminum siding corner pieces

My aluminum siding corner pieces got bent. I can't find the same size pieces I need. Any suggestions?
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What kind of caulk to use around light fixture on masonite/composite/engineered wood siding?

I have hardboard/masonite/composite/engineered wood siding (but it's not LP or Hardie, which I understand are better and more expensive). I noticed a light fixture and the siding aren't very well ...
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Patch holes on engineered wood (masonite) siding and mounting security camera

I have a camera mounted on a wood plank which in turn is mounted on the siding of the garage. Fortunately, it's under the eaves and I didn't see any water getting to this area in the rain. The dark ...
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Overdriven siding nails

Working with a siding contractor installing replacment cedar clapboard siding - he overdrove the nails in a number of places. He is deflecting - telling me this is normal and that the painter will be ...
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Mounting light on cedar siding

Contractor installed exterior lights on cedar siding using blocks like this http://www.aifittings.com/catalog/siding-mounting-blocks/siding-mounting-kits-with-built-in-box/ rather than building ...
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Fix rotting bottom siding due to mulch

The previous owner in my house has mulch touching the siding for sometime (I assume). You can see the bottom 2 inches rotting. I have done some reading and people either replace the siding or put ...
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Install meter box on existing steel siding

I need to install 2 electrical boxes on existing steel siding. One box is a 13" meter box (ringless lever), and while I'm at it I want to leave room to install a solar panel disconnect switch box for ...
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Installing vinyl siding over concrete foundation walls

A while back I tore down a deck and did a bit of landscaping, exposing quite a bit of the concrete foundation of my house. I have vinyl siding above and around this portion of concrete but would like ...
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Water dripping under vinyl siding onto basement concrete

Recently bought a house and it's been incredibly rainy. Record monthly rainfall for a couple of months running. Not sure if it is related but it seems as if there is some water running under the ...
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OK to use plywood instead of hardieplank between two close windows?

I'm installing HardiePlank siding to a sunroom. It has lots of windows and some are very close. I'm using the method of putting the white trim over the Hardie Boards not beside them. (This is the way ...
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Should I ask if wall was inspected for moisture?

My Mother lives in a community where the maintenance crew is supposed to maintain the grounds and outside of the condo buildings. I submitted a work order, because some of the wood panels on the ...
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How to install Cedar Siding at Gable (Shed)?

Hi I have a 11/12 pitch roof, and getting ready to install the cedar shingle siding at the Gables only (The single pieces, I think called cedar shakes). I have never done this, and I have seen a few ...
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Rotted bottom of wood siding

Some siding boards started to rot at the bottom. See pictures. How can it be repaired without replacing entire board? Thanks in advance! -Leon
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Warped siding letting mice in

Some of my 40yo T1-11 siding has warped leaving gaps at the bottom between it and the house. I think mice may be entering through these. I was told not to caulk because moisture might build up. Other ...
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How tight should vinyl siding be against each other?

We are having vinyl siding installed, replacing very dented and mangled aluminum siding. We are concerned, after the builders have finished one section of the driveway, about the shadows of the ...
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How can I replace a load-bearing header and jack studs without disturbing siding?

My broad question is what tools/technique to use to remove (in order to replace) load-bearing studs and headers on an existing wall with lap siding nailed into said studs. Any videos or tips are ...
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How can I replace the siding on my garage when its on the property line, and 12" adjacent to another structure?

My garage is right on the property line, and my so is my neighbors. Its not a shared wall, but the two are about a 1 foot (maybe 1.5 feet) apart. Its not enough room for me to squeeze back there. ...
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Is my plan to safely remove asbestos siding sound?

After reading a some other questions I haven't found an answer similar enough for what I'm thinking about doing. So here goes. Full disclosure up front. Before I even touch a single siding shingle, ...
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Is vertical siding more durable than horizontal siding, all things being equal?

I'm looking into choosing the siding for a new construction and I'm finding that blogs and websites seem to be suggesting batt & board is better than horizontal siding (e.g. vinyl, hardiplank, etc)...
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Is my contractor doing a botched up job installing the soffit

Is my contractor doing a botched up job installing the soffit with staples?
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Should my unfinished siding be left uncovered when it rains?

My contractors are re doing my sidings now. The house is left bare as you can see in the pictures is it okay that it's left this way when it's raining or do they have to cover it with tarp or ...
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How can I repair slices in fibercement siding?

In the process of removing caulk between butt joints, the contractor sliced down into the planks below the joint. Now that the house has been repainted it's extremely obvious. I'm not sure what my ...
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Replacing Wooden 4x8 siding

a family member has just purchased a 1970s home (California shed style) with 4x8 wood siding. The siding has deteriorated over the years due to neglect and many surrounding trees which made a damp ...
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Should steel siding have a rain screen?

I am trying to finalize details on a home remodel project that calls for 3" of rigid foam outside the sheathing, then steel board and batten covering the foam. I am trying to figure out the best way ...
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How to Run an Electrical Wire from a Breaker inside the house to the Deck

I just got a deck made at the back of a house in Alberta, Canada. House is wooden with PVC siding on the outside. I do have access in the basement to drill a hole and run a cable outside, but, not ...
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vinyl siding close to grade

I have a field stone foundation house build in the 40's with vinyl siding covering most the the house. We want to mulch this year, but I am concerned about the clearance between the bottom on the ...
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Why is there mold on the ceiling of my second floor balcony?

I have owned a new build house since August of last year. There is a balcony on the second floor and the ceiling of it is below my third floor. The side of the house has HardyPlank siding. Since last ...
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How to eliminate gaps in vinyl siding

Has this siding been installed correctly. Is there any way to close the gaps?
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Upgrading electrical when re-doing siding & code question

I'm thinking about re-siding a house within a next year or two. It is 2-unit house, 3 floors. The third floor outlets do not have ground. Can electric wires be ran under the siding? Is this common and/...
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Sealing siding at foundation wall

I've been trying to determine if and how siding (aluminum in my case) should be sealed along the bottom edge at the foundation wall. I've found some small gaps that last summer let ants in and I'm ...
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Moss on siding, do I need to replace this siding before painting?

This part of my house has a bit of moss, it looks like it has damaged the siding. I'd like to paint the front of the house, but I want to deal with the moss first. Will I need to replace the siding or ...
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Patch Hole In HardiPlank Fiber Cement Siding

I have a hole in the siding of my home. The siding is HardiPlank fiber cement. The hole size (diameter) is that of a cable line. A cable line was run through the siding when the previous home owners ...
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What to do with metal fascia wrap when attaching ledger board for a pergola?

I want to install a pergola over a space out my back door. My plan was to cap and remove the gutter from a section of the fascia and attach a ledger board (secured to the rafter tails). What I'm not ...
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Is it worth it to replace T1-11 siding just to install house wrap?

I'm having some siding repairs done by contractors. When they took the siding sheet out, they found out that my house has no house wrap between the frame/wood and the T1-11 siding sheet. There was ...
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Is there some easy way to remove paper tape from gun-driven nails after installation?

I am in the midst of a siding project. I'm securing my siding using a Paslode CF325XP cordless 30° Paper-Tape nail gun. The nails I'm using are 3 in. x 0.120" Galvanized Ring Shank Paper Tape Framing ...
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How do I weatherize after removing old deck?

Good morning everyone! Long time reader first post. I hope you all can give me some insight so I can stop worrying about this project. As you can see from the picture I removed a wood deck from the ...
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How to temporarily mount a large object on the side of my house?

I have a large, wooden snowflake I made that I'd like to mount on the side of my house this winter, but I don't want to put nails into the siding. The snowflake is about 3' across and about 15 lbs. ...
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Is it OK to caulk around an outdoor electrical panel or meter base?

I've heard that you shouldn't caulk the outside perimeter of the meter base or an outdoor electrical panel (sealing it to the house siding), because the panel needs to "breath" on the back. I haven't ...
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Why aren't siding nail holes a concern with tyvek housewrap?

So when you install wood siding over a tyvek house wrap, you take care to flash and seal all penetrations from plumbing, HVAC and electrical connections to make sure no water can get in... then you ...
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How can I fill the gaps between barn wood siding boards?

I want to better weatherproof an old shed that has barn wood siding. Most of the boards have a gap between them, and these gaps can be as wide as 3/8" although most are more like 1/4". The boards ...
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Re-wet Edge of Stain

I'm staining a new shop (using Sikkens Cetol SRD) that's sided in T1-11 with cedar bats. On the first day my partner got a little carried away and stained all of the walls from ground level up to ...
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Should the meter base be installed before chink siding in new construction?

I'm planning to do my own electrical for a new house that will have pine chink siding. Should I: A. Install the meter base on the OSB sheathing, and flash the Tyvek around it? B. Install the meter ...
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How can I protect Smart Board siding from water damage?

We built house with 10 foot back porch for our plants. The siding on the house is Smart Board. We noticed that when we pulled the plants away from the wall that some of the smart board looked like it ...
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How do you deal with the giant foundation overhang when using ridged foam and a rain screen on an exterior wall?

When designing a building that uses modern techniques like those featured in this Building Science article, such as exterior ridged foam insulation and a rain screen, how do you deal with the hideous ...
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How can I hide an HVAC line on the blank face of house with a chimney?

We have an exterior HVAC line running up the center of an exterior wall to a second floor unit. The face in question is the side of a colonial style, and has a two story chimney with a taper at the ...
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What is a good exterior wall composition for a wood frame house with pine chink siding in a moderate climate?

I'm designing a house for myself that will be built in northern Georgia (USA). The climate is moderate, with lows in the 20's during the coldest part of winter. The house will be framed with 2x6's, ...
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Glue or nails for siding repair?

I need to patch some wood siding after a roofer modified my roof. I have spare siding from parts and pieces that were removed. Should I glue the siding on or should I nail it in place?