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how to fill gaps in horizontally installed barn wood

I have a barn with horizontal siding. I'm trying to figure out a way to fill the gaps and still have a nice "old barn" appearance.
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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 beam 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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When removing siding with a mildew smell, and then replacing it, should I wrap the house in something airtight first?

I have a home built in the late 1960s in Massachusetts. The prior owner covered the house with vinyl, which was not done with care. Water gets behind the vinyl. The cedar wood clapboard and trim is ...
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Is it ok to use a frame hardboard siding as a tennis wall?

The exterior of my house is made of frame hardboard. My wife says that I should not use it as a tennis wall because tennis size hail are known to damage the siding and therefore a tennis ball would ...
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Should an exterior surface-mounted outlet box on wood lap siding be flashed?

I'm adding an outlet box to the wall over my deck by drilling a penetration through the wall just to feed the cable through. Will air seal with expanding foam and caulk and feed into a surface mounted ...
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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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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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How to properly repair siding holes

I noticed the AC installation by my house's previous owner left an unpatched hole in the siding, close to the ground. We have a lot of rain in the fall/winter. I don't know how long it's been like ...
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How to protect this foundation sill from elements, rodents?

This is a pre-fab panel house, which means the walls were delivered to a team on site that had built the foundation and floor. It's fascinating to learn how this approach impacts the final project (...
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Wood siding rests on concrete pad. What are the alternatives?

In several areas around this house (a ranch on slab), the clapboard siding comes right to concrete walkways, resulting in peeling and rot. Short of ripping out the concrete, is there a less ...
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Durability / weathering of screen-printed/laminated pattern aluminum siding?

There have been, for probably most of the past decade, high-end aluminum siding products with screen-printed or membrane-applied surface finishes, most or all of which that I can find seem to be wood ...
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How can I cut a hole through metal siding to open up a doorway or window?

There is an outbuilding on the property I'm buying that appears to be made of cinderblock. at some point in the recent past, it looks like somebody attached a bunch of metal siding to the outside, and ...
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Replacing electrical panel halfway embedded in EIFS stucco

I need to replace a main load center from the side of my house (it's FPE, so it's gotta go). Plus the utility is willing to increase my current 100A service to 200A, so I'll need a new meter base for ...
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Support for flagpole bracket on vinyl siding

My house is a 1960 Cape Cod, with hollow dutch lap vinyl siding over the original wood siding. I wanted to mount a 45-degree flagpole bracket to the side of the house to hold a 2.5x4 foot flag. To ...
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Can I prevent the horizontal seams from showing or allowing in excessive moisture when installing T1-11 siding?

I'm building a 4x8 henhouse with 5 foot high walls and I'm planning to use T1-11 siding. I could obviously buy 6 sheets of 4x8 T1-11 for the siding, but the total wall coverage is going to only be 30 ...
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This cinderblock outbuilding's windows and doors were covered by metal siding. How can I turn them back into windows and doors? [closed]

There's an old cinderblock outbuilding on the property I'm under contract for, probably built in the 1960s. It had many doors and Windows, but most of them were covered when the previous owner of the ...
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Which measurement to go off for vinyl siding

I'm getting ready to apply some vinyl siding to a new build, and the measurement between soffit and bottom lip of the OSB sheathing varies by 1/4" to 3/8". When I shot a "level line&...
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Problem removing cracked siding shingle

I'm trying to replace a single cracked asbestos siding shingle with a new fiber cement shingle. But it seems like the way the old shingles were installed might necessitate temporarily removing all the ...
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Is there any point in putting solid stain (rather than paint) on LP Smartside?

I'm getting ready to build a barn, likely with LP Smartside siding. LP says that you can put "solid" stain on it (not transparent). My question is, is there ever a reason you would do that? ...
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Water on the inside of corner

My secobd floor sticks out over my frist floor. I have aluminum siding on the second floor. I noticed water was coming in and down the corner piece. Its on the inside behind the j channel. The red ...
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How can I seal between siding and sunroom to block bee access?

I have a sunroom which is right next to the siding of my houses: However, as shown below, there are some gaps between the siding and the sunroom, and some bees go inside the gaps and make holes. I’d ...
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Putting siding on a shed, what risks are there in using LP Smartside 38 series on 24 inch studs instead of the recommended 16 inch?

LP Smartside has two thicknesses, the 76 (7/16) and the 38 (3/8). Instructions say that 76 can be installed on 24 inch studs while 38 needs 16 inch studs. Obviously there is a difference in price. Im ...
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Properly flashing ledger board for pergola or overhanging patio roof

I am wanting to build a roof over our west facing patio to help with the heat of the day. I was thinking either a pergola type structure with a roof on it, or just an overhang. The structure will ...
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How to seal board and baton siding at ground level

First summer in our “new” (century home) and have found that the chipmunks like it as much as we do. Prior owners installed board and baton over existing brick walls. Thy used 2x4 as slats attached ...
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Removing rotten cedar siding shingles

I'm removing some rotten cedar shingles from the side of our house and they are nailed on so tight one over the other that I can't get my Dasco Pro shingle ripper behind the shingle to hook the nails ...
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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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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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Should the tiny gap between exterior window trim and the window housing be caulked?

I have a home with Hardie Board siding and trim. There is a tiny gap between the edge of the installed windows and the Hardie trim board ( Please see the gap where my finger is pointing in the picture ...
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Adding house wrap behind existing board and batten siding

I live in south-central Illinois, and the house is on top of a hill, so we get a lot of wind. The house is cold in the winter - partly because it is on slab and partly because it is pretty drafty. ...
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How to Apply Decorative Exterior Trim When Trim Width Exceeds Side Casing

I have very old aluminum windows and am planning to replace them soon. My current window trim is nailed on over the siding but since I will be cutting back the siding to nail the window flange I ...
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What is an acceptable gap between the siding and the wall sheathing?

Background My home has vinyl siding installed over the original Masonite/hardboard siding. The vinyl siding wasn't installed correctly (don't caulk your J-channel, folks, or the nailing flange ...
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What type of wood treatment does my garden office / summer house need?

The exterior wood on the top of my garden office / summer house is looking a bit tired / worn out - see picture below. What kind of treatment should I use to restore/protect the wood? See the lower ...
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Need to hang 60 lb water heater on exterior stucco wall

I need to hang a 60 lb tankless water heater on the back wall of my house located in California. The house was built in the 1940s and the exterior walls are stucco. The mounting bracket on the water ...
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What should I use to patch this gap between brick siding and top of foundation

I have a small gap between the top of our foundation and the start of the brick siding in one isolated area and was wondering what the best material would be to fill this area.
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What is the best way to mount a flag on shake (shingle) siding?

I have a house built in 1955 with shake siding that has been painted. I had a flag bracket mounted on the front wall with flanged anchors, and it held up for a little over a year (I'd take the flag ...
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How should I install metal corner trim on this slanted roof?

I've about got the metal on this tiny house and I'm having trouble figuring out how to install the corner trim at the top of the roof to make it look finished off. The roof is somewhere between a 3/12 ...
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What to do on the siding around a cable going into the house

I had AT&T Fiber installed today. The technician had to create a hole on the side of my garage for the fiber optics cable. As you can see, it doesn't look pretty. But I'm not really concerned with ...
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Using sheathing as siding?

I'm building a rustic cabin this summer and looking to keep construction cheap and simple. Are there sheathing materials that can double as siding that folks would recommend? The cabin is small, 12'...
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Best solution to fix this siding gap with the trim

We recently replace some bad trims and changed some windows. But we ran into this issue now where the siding is not touching the new trims. Some part is is just 1/4" but this photo shows the largest ...
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Install cedar siding below overhang

I am installing cedar bevel siding and here is the top hitting overhang area If you see the red line, my question is do I have to install the siding hitting that line? If so I need to cut around the ...
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What nail size for 1/2" bevel cedar siding?

I am replacing some bad sizing of the house using this siding https://www.dunnlumber.com/Store/ProductDetail.aspx?pg=2600&pl1=2418&pid=23649 SDG12616BVL Bevel Siding Cedar Aye/Clear Kiln ...
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How to waterproof siding repair?

I have replaced some windows and bad trims. The new windows have different sizes so now I ran into few challenges. If I put small pieces of siding to patch that area in red circle, (1) how do I "seal"...
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Installing Fake boxwood on concrete vinyl siding

We are trying to add boxwood on what I believe is concrete siding and I believe the only way to do so is by making a frame on the back wall that will have to be drilled into wall. Can I drill in the ...
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Canexel warping - How to evaluate the risk, cost of maintenance and cost of replacement?

Here's the situation, we are interested into buying this home for our new family but there seems to be an issue with the siding. It's hard for me to evaluate the risk of it. I mean, should I negotiate ...
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Heavy water stains on parging at bottom j channel seams

I have a 1970s home with aluminum siding on the main floor and parging on the basement/foundation. Where they meet there's a J channel or similar, with one seam in the middle of the front of the house ...
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Cutting larger slot in vinyl siding nailing fin?

I have exclusively used CertainTeed Vinyl Siding, specifically the Monogram series. This last install I did had a factory hiccup of some sort where either the print of S T U D f i n d e r was wrong or ...
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Small area of siding where adjacent pieces are not overlapping

So, in the posted photo, it seems Iike the double black arrow indicates last full row of siding,the blue arrow is a vinyl trim piece up against the wood frieze board, and the red arrow is where there ...
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Is this gap between foundation and siding supposed to be here? If not what should I fill it with?

I have hundreds of crickets in my basement every fall. I see them crawling up my foundation so when I looked underneath the siding I see this. There is what looks like ripped plastic paper but then ...
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Insulating under a bay window

I have a 1929 craftsman house. The dining room has a bay window, original to the house, cantilevered outside the foundation. The floor joists were covered outside on the bottom with tongue & ...
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Does rigid foam in siding provide meet the requirement to provide continuous insulation (CI) (R-Value) for walls made with 2x4s

I have a new home where the walls are framed with 2x4s and are insulated with batt. This provides at most R-13 in theory, while current code requires either R-20 or R-13+5 (R-5 from continuous ...

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