Skip to main content

Questions tagged [siding]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
0 answers
35 views

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 ...
Freeeirr1916's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
31 views

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,...
John's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
82 views

Is this a bad siding install or normal for Hardie paneling? [closed]

My siding contractor seems to be doing subpar work and says this is all within spec. Are floating panels like shown below really acceptable?
Ashaw4897's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
23 views

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.) ...
ochy38's user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
1 answer
53 views

Is it OK to remove continuous vinyl siding when I enclose a porch and install vinyl plank flooring?

I want to install vinyl plank flooring and and make our recently enclosed porch (formerly a screened in porch) feel more like another room of the house. The way I see it, I have two options: Leave ...
Chris Wilson's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
62 views

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, ...
leonsbuddydave's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
28 views

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 ...
user192856's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
14 views

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 ...
SLa's user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
0 answers
25 views

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 ...
Joel Graff's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
87 views

How to fill the gap between the exterior door frame and siding?

After new door frame installed, there is an approx. ¼ inch space gap between the siding and door frame. Before installation, the frame was tight to the siding which is no longer the case. Not sure ...
Gtrainer's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
46 views

Is exterior wood filler and a putty knife sufficient to seal nail holes through siding and housewrap?

I recently tore down an old deck that was attached to the side of my house. Rather than using a ledger board, the joist hangers had been nailed directly to the plywood siding, and after removing these,...
dericke's user avatar
  • 111
0 votes
2 answers
35 views

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 ...
user189206's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
54 views

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 ...
John's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
0 answers
30 views

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
Ethan W's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
30 views

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 ...
HardieKnockLife's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
114 views

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 ...
Ricky's user avatar
  • 11
2 votes
2 answers
35 views

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 ...
ian's user avatar
  • 91
0 votes
1 answer
33 views

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 ...
Michael Sweeney's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
20 views

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 ...
ian's user avatar
  • 91
0 votes
1 answer
26 views

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 ...
user188090's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
41 views

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 ...
chad's user avatar
  • 235
0 votes
2 answers
48 views

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 ...
divB's user avatar
  • 1,531
1 vote
2 answers
78 views

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 ...
divB's user avatar
  • 1,531
0 votes
0 answers
35 views

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 ...
nuggethead's user avatar
  • 1,471
0 votes
0 answers
55 views

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 ...
Jose Ventureno's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
154 views

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 ...
MyWalletIsOnFire's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
53 views

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.
Damon's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
36 views

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 ...
Roger  's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
68 views

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
David K's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
1 answer
38 views

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 ...
Ashley's user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
1 answer
61 views

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? ...
Greg's user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
2 answers
69 views

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 ...
Justin's user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
1 answer
121 views

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 ...
GuestDIY's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
45 views

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. ...
Freddie Kendall's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
36 views

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 ...
KHB's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
2 answers
79 views

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 ...
Lazarus's user avatar
  • 13
0 votes
1 answer
450 views

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 ...
Michael Syring's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
112 views

Why is there a large gap between my foundation wall and the siding?

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 pill bugs in ...
Jshoe523's user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
0 answers
22 views

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 ...
Torri Johnson's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
136 views

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 ...
ian's user avatar
  • 91
0 votes
0 answers
24 views

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 ...
Indigo's user avatar
  • 123
0 votes
1 answer
139 views

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....
Rainmaker's user avatar
  • 379
2 votes
1 answer
220 views

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 ...
negacao's user avatar
  • 860
0 votes
0 answers
26 views

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 ...
MommaC's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
2 answers
196 views

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 ...
TARehman's user avatar
  • 109
0 votes
1 answer
185 views

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 ...
peter's user avatar
  • 1,518
0 votes
0 answers
173 views

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 ...
ARLibertarian's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
53 views

Where can I find PVC trim panels larger than common board sizes?

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 ...
Chris's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
2 answers
319 views

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 ...
user179607's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
26 views

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, ...
bobby_yan's user avatar
  • 171

1
2 3 4 5
9