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How to properly insulate detached wood garage? [closed]

I have a wooden detached two car garage that I would like to insulate to eventually convert into a work out space. Currently the walls appear to only be wood siding that has a few gaps in between. ...
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How can I find the source of a rain water leak above my window (and keep from getting ripped off)?

10-year-old townhome (so out of warranty, unfortunately); we've lived there two years. In the past year, we've noticed water leaking above the living room window (the lower of the two windows in the ...
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Windows before siding on extensive renovation?

Question up front: On an extensive renovation, I know that it's better and easier to wait until the windows are at least framed to install siding but are there any MAJOR barriers to me removing the ...
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Options for hiding external siding wires/cables

We are having our house resided this Spring. We have several sites that run along the exterior. For example our Ethernet cable runs from our study, to the upstairs office (there is no easy way to get ...
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Large gap between slab and siding of house

It seems like one side of my house is protruding from the concrete base. This is a 2 yr old house with the gap leading into my kitchen. I eventually noticed after I started seeing some pillbugs in the ...
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How to find leak, rain coming in from window frame [duplicate]

During heavy rain in Southern California some of my windows have been leaking from the upper edge of frame. I had someone come look at the top caulking and it had separated from exterior stucco so he ...
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How can I keep water from saturating the bottom row of siding over a metal roof?

In the picture you can see water intrusion on the bottom layer of siding above the metal flashing. Was the flashing installed incorrectly? It was never sealed with caulk or anything. There is a second ...
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How to correct siding on a porch

A piece of siding on my enclosed front porch blew away in a recent storm. It made me realize 1) that there's insulation directly under the siding which seems, weird?? Is that normal? shouldn't there ...
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Does exterior wall cladding have much impact on sound or temperature transmission?

I'm buying a new house which is all brick except of back side. Master's bedroom is going to have 1 siding wall and 1 brick wall. I can select an option to add brick on the back wall for additional $6k....
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What might cause this odd condensation pattern on new siding?

I got new siding installed last year (Hardie board). They replaced the sheathing as well (it was that crumbly tar covered stuff) with OSB. They also installed house wrap (as I previously did not have ...
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Piece of cement siding came off the house

It is January, is it too cold to reinstall piece? Also, noticed a hole on the wall/insulation. Having issues with rodents. May be the issue. How to fix the hole in insulation before reinstall of ...
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Can I leave pre-primed wood siding unpainted during winter? [closed]

Unfortunately, I recently brushed against the corner of my house as I was pulling through our very narrow driveway, which pulled off a corner piece of trim as well as damaging two pieces of wooden ...
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Mounting a 10" x 5" box on siding

I'm trying to mount a Tesla Universal Wall Connector outside the garage. I have Hardie Plank siding with 7" reveals. The wire box (aka piece of the charger that gets mounted to the framing) has ...
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Replacement 1970s house siding

Our house was built in the 70s, and has some siding that needs to be repaired. The siding, which is original, seems to have come in 4x8 sheets, is a compressed fiber board material, white, with ...
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Looking for Specific PVC Trim Dimensions - Need Help!

I'm currently working on a project and I'm in need of some specific PVC trim. I've been trying to locate the PVC trim board that the host is holding (see the image below). I know the hole at the ...
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Is aluminum siding compatible with vinyl siding? [closed]

I had a contractor come and remove the wall unit ACs in replacement of mini split systems. They closed off the hole, but didn't put siding on the exterior. The siding is aluminum. I can take pieces ...
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Remedy for Gap Between Water-Resistive Barrier Behind Vinyl Siding

In the last residing, the old wood siding was covered with green foam board as the water-resistive barrier and the new vinyl siding was install on top it. I know it was not a good practice in general, ...
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Dripping from Soffit Close to the Wall

When raining, water drips from center of the red circle. My guess is that water gets behind the siding somewhere above and flows to the red circle area behind the siding and soffit. Is the conjecture ...
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Restoring tongue and groove exterior siding [closed]

I have a detached garage built in the 1960's that is clad in tongue and groove siding with no sheathing. The wood is still in good shape but the surface is very worn, presumably from overly aggressive ...
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Need help to identify existing siding

I need to replace a large section of siding due to water damage. I can't seem to find this siding at any of the box stores. The panels are 11" and have 2 5" cedar planks molded into them. I ...
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Contractor framed exterior window with finger-jointed pine

I just want to run this past some folks who know better than I. My contractor has framed the Hardie Plank lap siding of my exterior addition with a synthetic board (that I don't know the name of) but ...
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Cutting around obsticals in fiber cement siding

I'm rebuilding a wall on my workshop. At the top of the exterior side, I have to fit something around the ends of the rafters above the J-channel at the top of the siding (there's no soffit.) That ...
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How can I remove cement board siding which is behind the soffit channel?

I need to replace my siding and trying to decide whether to hire someone or not. I’ve done siding before but I’m wondering the easiest way to tear off the old siding when the J channel/soffit is over ...
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How to fill gap around new exterior vent?

How do I fill the gap? My hot water tank died, and I had it replaced with a tankless heater. The new vent does not fully fill the void from the previous vent, and has a 1" gap around it. ...
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Can I reinstall this siding that's fallen off myself?

Noticed this fell off my house last night. How urgent is it I get it back up right away?
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Need advice for what to do with this gap in mounting block

This summer, I noticed that there were a lot of wasp near the mounting block and spigot coming out of the siding of my home, which suggested to me that there was probably a wasp nest behind there. Now ...
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What is the easiest way to repair damage to the corner of my vinyl siding of my home?

My home was hit by a tree and my roofing company didn't feel comfortable fixing the damage in my siding. Is there an easy way to patch this? I have some quotes lined up with Siding Companies but they ...
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What is the best way to mount an EV Charger on shake (shingle) siding?

Our recently purchased house was built in 1996 and has 3x3‘ sheets of shingles all around the outside. Next to our garage door we'd want to have an EV charger installed but the particular model that ...
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Can a high power leaf blower damage my house?

I get a lot of bugs that accumulate along the side of my house, under the soffits, around the ledges of single-hung windows, etc. I would like to try a leaf blower to blow all these junk off. Some ...
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Is it safe to reuse newer LP siding?

Is it safe (from water intrusion perspective mostly) to reuse newish LP siding? My project is to basically re-sheath, wrap and reside 3 walls. On the largest wall I pulled off this siding which was ...
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Installing House wrap and Siding

If an old house is to be resided, and there is no house wrap or there is incompletely installed house wrap, so the owner wants any old house wrap removed to the extent possible, and new house wrap ...
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Replacing window and wood siding

I have a bathroom window in the shower. The window drains down onto the wood siding causing it constantly peel. We would like to put a shorter window in and higher up to avoid this. How tough would it ...
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Upwards sloping AC lines leaking with sprayfoam and caulk

Related to this question, the installer came and applied a silicone caulk around all the individual lines (see pictures below), but it still leaks (though to a lesser degree). Given that now spray ...
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Unsure of what siding to choose. Looking for advice [closed]

We are making our first big home improvement investment due to significant siding rot and I’m really struggling with which route to go. Information about bids: Company 1: Alside Ascend siding. Rip and ...
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Should I replace wet wood siding, or can I just paint it?

I had new wood siding installed on the front of my shed about 6 months ago,I haven't painted it or treated it yet. The bare wood has been exposed to the weather this entire time. It's T1-11 siding ...
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Insulation for 1920s New England home with stucco siding

I have an old 1920s home with stucco exterior siding, and I've been having work done to improve insulation. Mostly so far this has involved insulating the attic, which also involved air sealing it. I ...
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Siding Installation - Rain Expected

I am having my entire house re-sided. We are having vinyl clapboard installed over the existing asbestos shingles. Some of the house is completed but an entire side is currently covered in Polar Wrap ...
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How do I apply housewrap to an existing structure when reducing an opening size?

We have a fairly wide (96'' sliding glass door which we would like install a smaller one). This obviously means we need to reduce the rough opening. The part I can't seem to find information is how ...
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Should I replace this siding? [closed]

I bought this house with a washer/dryer in the basement (on carpet!) and had it moved to the garage. The dryer vent was letting in water, also. I've put up siding on a new house before, but I wanted ...
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What type of 4" wooden board is selected for siding trim? [closed]

What type of wooden board is to be purchased from Home Depot to replace the board in the photographs? I think it is approximately 4 or 5" wide. I assume that it is or should be pressure treated....
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How can I cover this large square hole from a bad gas stove vent installation? [closed]

I'm removing a gas heating stove that a previous owner did an absolutely expert job installing. Upon removing the exterior vent baffle, I discovered that, instead of cutting a circular vent hole, he ...
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What is the proper way to install and wire this outdoor light?

I have already installed this light, but feel like I am missing something and would like to make this a learning experience for myself and possibly others. This is the light in question: My first ...
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Will cap staples used to secure house wrap cause hardie plank to bulge?

Contractor told me cap staples I told him to use for house wrap may cause noticeable bulges in the hardie plank. Is this a valid concern? Is there an acceptable height of irregularities like this that ...
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How do I remove this soffit?

I have seen wasps going up into my soffit. I want to take down my soffit, deal with any nests, and replace the soffit. Presumably, I'll add some wire mesh and caulk where necessary to seal any gaps to ...
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How can I refasten loose vinyl trim boards?

The Azek vinyl paneling on my external windows has bowed out (both at the top and the bottom). It was being held by trim nails which were just too short. What's the appropriate fix here? Can I reusing ...
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Do I need to fill this void before flashing over it, and what product should I use?

I'm putting on a new porch for my parents, and I've got a good handle on a build plan, but one aspect I've never really done before is flashing. For the most part it seems straightforward, but there's ...
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Need to replace siding after deck removal, rim joist is exposed

Ripped out a deck to install a patio. The deck was attached directly to the rim joist(idk?) And now it's exposed. Do I need to put anything over it or can I simply install a replacement piece of ...
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How can I prevent J-channel from directing water behind siding?

How do I redirect water to the gutter (as intended) and not behind the siding? Water is currently leaking behind the siding and exiting just below the gutter end cap. Gutter is clear, gutter pitch is ...
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Board and batten siding material

I'm considering board and batten siding. In my area cedar and hardie are the most common, but I don't really want to break the bank on either of those at this time. What other materials can I use for ...
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Siding issue or painting issue?

On the southern exposure side of my home, it appears either the siding is damaged or the paint has dissipated in spots. I’m not sure which. The rest of the home is a shade darker and doesn’t have any ...
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