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1830 farm house - installing metal vertical siding over original clapboards

The current siding consists of asbestos shingles over original clapboards. I have removed a few with just a long armed transfer shovel. I was curious to see what was under them. Yes I will dress ...
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How can I seal 8 inch round holes in my siding?

There is a nor'Easter coming today. What's a quick fix? My first home and just closed a few days ago! Help please. The hole is 8 inches in diameter or so.
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How to seal around an existing wood window after removing old siding

We are removing old siding from a house, and replacing it with Hardie lap siding. We are leaving the original wood-framed picture window in place. With the siding removed there are gaps between the ...
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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?
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Small patch in wall sheathing behind masonry chimney

I noticed a small hole, about 14” x 14” in our attic on the gable side. I wonder if it used to be a gable vent. Home was built in 66’ What can i do to patch this up? It looks like this sheathing ...
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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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Question about applying new siding where a picture window is not level

We're putting new siding on a house where the front picture window is not level ~ it's 1" high on the right side. For the best visual appearance should the siding be placed level with the earth or ...
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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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Caulking vinyl siding inside jchannel / post?

Found I have some yellow jackets trying to get behind my siding in the j-channel/post at the end of the siding. Can I caulk up and down the entire length of the channel where the siding ends to close ...
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Vinyl siding over old siding

I want to install vinyl siding over my old siding which is soft in some places, probably rotten (I dont know how to determine, you can see attached photo). But I've heard that it's not a good idea to ...
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New replacement windows: what happens when I change thickness of exterior siding?

Can I order/do they sell windows that can accommodate changing the wall thickness at a later date? I want to replace some windows in my house, but - at some later point - I also want to re-side the ...
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Preparing cedar board & batten siding for new solid color acrylic stain … what makes sense for time

I own a circa 1986 ranch style home in the often cold & snowy northwest (Buffalo, NY) area. It is cedar board & batten as you see below. Size is approx 40' x 65'. I believe the color is ...
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How to install awning on siding

I need to attach a 13 ft retractable awning onto my siding. (2) vertical ~ 3" thick gutters 10 ft apart are blocking it. Cannot re-route them. Thinking of mating (2) 2x6 PT wood and attached it to ...
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What kind of siding and install type is this?

The siding looks like its not one flat piece but made of multiple flat layers? There are different siding installment methods. What does this one look like? If I was going to search home depot for a ...
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How to clean pigment stains from vinyl siding?

Our seven-year-old drew on our house with sidewalk chalk. The chalk residue itself washed off readily with soap and water, but the more vibrant colors like purple and red left behind actual colored ...
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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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How many panels of siding, 2 x 4's, and 1 x 2's would I need if all need to replace on a 16 x 80 mobile home?

Picture of the siding on mobile home.
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Fixing poor caulk job at aluminum siding and window trim

I am about to have my windows replaced at my home. The openings are all block frame, which from what I understand generally means that the exterior trim of the window doesn't need to be disturbed. A ...
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T1-11 siding installed horizontally

This is my home for the last 10 years with T1-11 installed horizontally in the front. Is it "wrong" to have it like that? I am not having any water issue for a decade since. But now I am selling my ...
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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 bad is this siding?

Here is the house siding that I did not notice for many years Does it look like the whole siding is rotting here? Should I replace the entire siding? Or is it OK to replace just the bad parts? By ...
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how to attach wood shutters

I have made board and batten shutters for the windows of my Vermont house. They are decorative, not functional. I need to know how to attach them to the house which has old siding made of wood covered ...
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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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Hang 20lb projector screen on Hardieplank

The siding on my house is Hardieplank cement fiber board. I have a 20lb manual pull down projector screen that I would like to hang onto the side of my house to create an outdoor theater. The studs ...
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Where can I get this type of 'wood paneling'/'siding'/(name?)

Sorry about my ignorance here but I don't know what to call this stuff. I have a few wood (Pretty sure it's wood) boards that have falling off the side of the area that supports my deck. Questions: ...
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How to do corners of shed siding using fence pickets

I am planning to use existing fence pickets to build a shed and use them for siding. But I can't figure out (or come to conclusion) on how to deal with the 4 corners. I highlighted red in below That ...
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Exterior lights on new siding, no electrical box to screw into, what to do?

I just had siding replaced and I have several exterior lights that need to be put up. The old lights had no junction box, there was just a hole cut into the siding and plywood for the electrical, and ...
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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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How can I install r-max insulation on the interior side of a cinderblock wall?

I am planning on insulating the lower level of my house with R-Max in a method similar to this: I have a few question about it though: Can I use something other than Treated wood as this is going ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are my vapor-barrier options under Hardie siding?

I'm currently in the process of replacing all the siding on my 1940s home. It was originally wood dutch-lap and that was covered with felt paper and asbestos siding. I'm taking all the siding off, ...
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Should I use a roller or a brush for painting exterior walls?

I'm about to embark on painting my house. I have researched all the info here and on painting sites I can find about preparation and safety etc., but I'm still not sure the best choice regarding ...
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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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Installing reverse board and batten plywood siding

When you install plywood board and batten (or in my case, reverse board and batten) siding, how do you seal the vertically-running seam of two sheets? For example, I know the horizontally-running ...
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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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What is the correct way to seal/flash coolant lines through T1-11 siding?

Our contractor installed an AC compressor and did a poor job of it. He ran the AC coolant lines through the middle of the wall and then just squirted some expanding foam into the hole, like so: (...
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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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Building Patio - Pavers against siding solution?

I used crushed gravel as a base for patio. I'd like the patio to get as close as possible to the house but am realizing that it may not be good to put the pavers right up against the siding. The ...
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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. ...