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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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How does stucco waterproofing work?

(Note: Context is 1929 house in the Bay Area. I think this may be different than stucco in other places?) If I understand correctly, stucco is water permeable and a water barrier is installed between ...
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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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New siding done, removed gable vent, but no sheathing?

So I just had nice new James Hardie siding put on. They tore off everything, replaced the insulation from the outside, put on new sheathing, house wrap, and then Hardie board. Part of the contract was ...
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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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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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Wavy edge siding - single board replacement

new homeowner here. My house has live edge cedar siding installed. It looks great, but one of the boards has deteriorated and needs replaced. I have experience in exterior remodeling but have never ...
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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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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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Exterior light fixtures mud-in j-box

Exterior light fixtures mud-in j-box Hello! Has anyone installed exterior sconces with the j-boxes hidden behind the siding? I know it’s an unconventional way to install exterior lights but trying to ...
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How Do I Evaluate Condition of Batten and Board Sidung

I have a home with batten and board siding. It's not falling apart except for some minor rot near the ground. But I think it could be up to 40 years old, and it is in a humid climate. A contractor ...
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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 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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Why is waterproofing behind stucco a good idea?

It doesn't make sense to me. Here is the cross section of a conventional stucco wall: The wood must not get wet and therefore there is a sheet of waterproofing (black) between stucco and wood. Stucco ...
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Is this "asbestos siding"?

My insurance sent me a letter today that they are cancelling my homeowner's insurance, because I supposedly have "asbestos siding" on my house. I don't really know what counts as "...
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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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Separation in fibercement butt joints

I wanted to see if anyone had any insight to siding separation. I had this done 5 months ago and went through a semi-brutal winter. I’m wondering if this is normal to see separation. I have not ...
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Is this EIFS or hard-coat stucco over foam?

EDIT: Updated with new photos, details The light blue stuff is foam. The wire is metal. The base coat looks and feels like real concrete. My home inspector said he suspects EIFS. I brought in a ...
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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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Cutting around obstacles 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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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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Do I need to fill previously screw/nail holes in OSB sheathing under vinyl siding?

I recently removed an exterior fixture from my home that was attached with screws about 1/8" in diameter. I patched the holes in the house wrap and replaced the siding, but neglected to patch the ...
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Finish siding after deck removal

I recently lost my job when I was going to get this repaired but now funds are limited so must do myself. I need some help on what the best course of action would be though if anyone is willing to ...
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Can fallen metal fascia be reinstalled?

I noticed that this fell off my house last night. How can I reinstall it?
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Removed the skirt of the siding now the subflooring is exposed. What should I do?

The skirt boards for the siding were partially covered in soil and rotting so I removed them. Now it looks like I exposed the subflooring. How do I prevent them from rotting now that they are exposed? ...
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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 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 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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How to secure a window well cover to concrete and siding

I am having trouble figuring out the best way to secure a plastic window well cover to our house, and the cement window well (if needed). My dad will help me if I can instruct him what to do. The one ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I need to caulk where my roof meets the siding?

I'm not sure if the seam needs to be caulked where the roof meets my wood siding. There are some areas where it looks like it was once caulked but the majority of it does not look caulked. Should the ...
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Is the J-channel in my siding installed correctly?

I am looking to find out if the trim on my currently-being-re-sided house is being done correctly or if it is as wacky as it looks. One piece looks like it's installed upside down. Wait, wait, are ...
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How to begin repairing this wood corner siding?

I noticed my house has a hole in this corner siding where wood meets the brick. Any ideas how to repair it (just some basic guidance)?

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