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Adding Drainage Gap on Siding

I've got water damage on some of my siding due to improper installation. As you can see from the picture, the rain water sits right on the metal and soaks into the 3/8" siding. My thought is to ...
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How can I replace a pergola ledger that's right under-roof?

I was thinking about replacing my older deck/pergola. I’m planning to do a similar build of the existing deck and feel somewhat confident with the framing and posts. However, I could use some guidance ...
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What's the name/type for the closest match to this siding around today?

I need to match some siding on my house that is a modular home built in 1993. The best I could come up with is reverse board and batten siding with 12 inch on-centers. It doesn't feel like wood, nor ...
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Protecting sill beams on 140-year-old house

I'm residing my 1880's house and am contemplating how I'm going to deal with the sill beams. They're quite thick, with some dry rot due to exposure and pests. Having dealt with termites when I bought ...
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proper vertical flashing to transition from brick to aluminum siding

I have a part of my house where aluminum siding hits a brick mason wall. What is the proper way to install vertical flashing against the brick where they meet? Should I chisel out a half inch line in ...
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Is this Hardie trim installed wrong? If so, will this cause it to fail or leak around the windows?

Hardie siding was recently installed at my house, and it doesn't look quite right, but I'm very unfamiliar with siding/trim. Will this install cause issues, whether by (a) immediate water issues/leaks ...
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Reattaching loose pieces of aluminum siding

I bought a house with a few loose aluminum sidings. Gave a try and at using a siding removal tool to attach but wasn't making any progress. Was I not using enough elbow grease or is this not the right ...
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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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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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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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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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Mortar washout on brick

Moved into a home and looks as if when the retaining wall was installed they allowed the mortar to washout and stain the bricks. What we are left with is a very ugly street facing wall. Not great for ...
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How to fix barn wall gaps at foundation and wall joint

We just acquired a new property and the barn here is kinda strange. As shown in the photos, there is a base 2 by 4 which is running around the slab foundation instead of on top of it. Because of this, ...
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How should I properly install flashing on this repair I made to the sill joist and plywood sheathing?

In preparation for a stone step/walkway that we will soon have built, a contractor removed our existing concrete/brick steps and found rot underneath our front door. I removed the rotted wood, which ...
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Sealing exterior vent

What is the correct way to seal an unused exterior vent without replacing siding etc? This is an old, 4'' dryer vent. My current plan would be to first caulk around the flap to close any air gaps and ...
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Was my gutter installed improperly?

I got into a project this weekend that involved removing the siding and getting into my wall from the exterior to fix a plumbing leak. Upon doing so, I noticed much of the framing wood above the ...
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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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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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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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Closing vent hole in vinyl siding

Looking for any suggestions for the following situation. The house we bought had a kerosene heater in the basement and vented through the base of the house which is vinyl sided. I am removing 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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How to repair crack in T1 11 siding

I bought this house about a year ago, it was built in 2003. Since I bought, I noticed a large-ish crack forming in it. Can I just tap this in with a hammer and use some resin, or is there a better way ...
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Matching original siding panels

My house was built in 1983, and the siding is in great shape. The problem is that I am changing out a window, and replacing it with a smaller window to work with my kitchen remodel. The problem is ...
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Shed Siding Clearance

I'm building a 12x20 shed pretty soon, and will likely put it on a concrete slab with treated sill plates bolted to the concrete. The walls will be the standard 92 5/8 studs with 3" of top and bottom ...
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How to mount lights, doorbell, etc. on Hardie Plank siding

I'm replacing the hardboard (Masonite-type) lap siding on the front of my house with Hardie Plank siding. Since the Hardie product doesn't take screws, what's the best way to install items that are ...
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Use Textured Strand Lap Siding or concrete board to attach outside deck trim

I want to "cover" the outside of the deck trim because the look of treated wood isn't good. But if I use deck material (composite) to run around, it's going to be expensive. I am planning to just use ...
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How can I determine what's under my siding and cover it.

TL;DR: want to install a pergola structure over my window, need to remove one row of siding. not sure how to proceed. My house has a concrete foundation, then bricks up to what looks like the second ...
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Support under brick or stone facade

We're renovating a pier and beam house with a concrete ring wall that supports the outer walls. The existing walls are finished with vertically installed wood panels, approx 12" x 8', which lap over ...
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How do I attach windows to a block wall covered with rigid foam insulation?

I'm wrapping a block wall house with rigid foam insulation. I plan on liquid nailing it directly to the exterior block wall of the house. I plan on attaching furring strips with tapcons on top of the ...
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Wooden siding repair

I have some timber siding (planks of wood) that over lap. I've been told its shiplap but according to the place I got my wood the wood is shiplap but the style of overlaying it is something else. ...
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How can I repair my vinyl skirting?

After some gusty storms put my vinyl skirting into disrepair, I need some advice on how to secure the guide that runs along the ground that the skirting sits in. The ground is not level and not flat ...
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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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Alternative exterior sheathing to 16"x48" rock lath

Property is in Zone 5, mid-Michigan. House was built in the 1950's. Interior is 1/2" rock lath with a 1" plaster assembly, insulated with cellulose. 2x4 walls 16" oc, Exterior is ...
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Proper way to replace bottom siding?

I see this question has been asked many times but I have an unusual wrinkle (I think). I recently had a deck replaced with pavers. The deck had entombed some siding in a weird place where the level of ...
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Trying to replace older outdoor light fixtures adding juction box and siding mount plate

I'm attempting to replace 3 outdoor lights that are mounted on older aluminum siding of a 1950s home. Because the siding is older, I am trying to do everything I can to not remove it for mounting ...
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Where to caulk new window capping

I recently had new vinyl siding installed and it included new aluminum capping around the windows. The capping was done after all siding was installed so the capping does not go behind the j channels,...
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Residing house, j-channel vs receiving channel questions

I am planning to reside my house with alside ascend board and batten. I am planning to add a layer of polyiso. My windows are old and have wooden brickmolds that are going to remain (no nailing fin.) ...
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Extremely intermittent leak through ceiling on first floor of two story house

Looking for next steps on identifying the source of a leak in our home. The ceiling in one of our downstairs rooms has leaked on three occasions, but has never been more than a cup of water at most, ...
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Mounting a 2 gang wall plate on Siding

I have a covered patio and its walls have a cement fiber siding. I want to install a 2 gang wall plate on it. I was thinking of installing a recessed wall mount like this, and fixing the wall plate ...
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exterior home paint

My exterior paint on the aluminum siding is fading and chalky. It's probably 50 years old. We're starting to see another color come through but have no details from the prior owner. My question is how ...
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Missing flashing on roofline siding?

I was looking at my roof and I'm wondering if I'm missing flashing. My roof is at two different heights. I am replacing a cedar siding shingle in the vertical space between rooflines. Looking between ...
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Whats the chance this contains asbestos?

Garage sheathing. Any chance this would be suspicious for asbestos? I'm thinking no, but just kinda getting some other visual opinions. https://imgur.com/a/zg73HaU https://imgur.com/a/eP6clTb
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Is this new Hardie/Window installation going to leak?

LINK TO PHOTOS Hardie siding was installed at my house and it doesn't look quite right to my (untrained) eye. I'm concerned that this install cause issues, whether by (a) immediate water issues/leaks ...
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Composite Fiber Board Siding

I had to remove some rotten siding because some trim was installed incorrectly. The trim is Collins TruWood. The siding is some sort of 3/8" panel (not overlapping), and appears to be the same ...
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Pressure washing advice with shoddy siding?

My house has vinyl siding and I don't think it was installed very well. The seam where pieces mate have visible gaps and I have no faith that whomever did siding knew what they were doing. Aside from ...
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Do I attach my vinyl fence post to my house? If so, how should I go about it?

I have been doing a bunch of research and still can’t figure out what to do. I’m trying to install a vinyl fence for my mom but I already ran into an issue. Her house is on a slab and she has two dogs ...
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How to Repair Aluminum Siding J Channel Outside Corner

What are possible ways to repair this mangled j channel corner? It's a single piece of aluminum that runs to the roof, so it would be a pain to remove all the siding to replace it.
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Residing seasonal cabin

I need some opinions about some renovations I am making to my cabin. For background, this is a cottage in NW Wisconsin that we use in the warmer months. It is lightly insulated so heat loss is not ...
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What might be causing this damage to siding?

Was away from cabin for a few weeks and came back to this. What might have done this - squirrel? birds? Thanks for any help. https://imgur.com/a/nkzmUtC?s=sms
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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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