Questions tagged [siding]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
126 views

Is my contractor doing a botched up job installing the soffit

Is my contractor doing a botched up job installing the soffit with staples?
0
votes
1answer
712 views

Should my unfinished siding be left uncovered when it rains?

My contractors are re doing my sidings now. The house is left bare as you can see in the pictures is it okay that it's left this way when it's raining or do they have to cover it with tarp or ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

How can I repair slices in fibercement siding?

In the process of removing caulk between butt joints, the contractor sliced down into the planks below the joint. Now that the house has been repainted it's extremely obvious. I'm not sure what my ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Replacing Wooden 4x8 siding

a family member has just purchased a 1970s home (California shed style) with 4x8 wood siding. The siding has deteriorated over the years due to neglect and many surrounding trees which made a damp ...
0
votes
0answers
235 views

Should steel siding have a rain screen?

I am trying to finalize details on a home remodel project that calls for 3" of rigid foam outside the sheathing, then steel board and batten covering the foam. I am trying to figure out the best way ...
0
votes
1answer
191 views

How to Run an Electrical Wire from a Breaker inside the house to the Deck

I just got a deck made at the back of a house in Alberta, Canada. House is wooden with PVC siding on the outside. I do have access in the basement to drill a hole and run a cable outside, but, not ...
0
votes
0answers
255 views

Why is there mold on the ceiling of my second floor balcony?

I have owned a new build house since August of last year. There is a balcony on the second floor and the ceiling of it is below my third floor. The side of the house has HardyPlank siding. Since last ...
3
votes
2answers
97 views

Upgrading electrical when re-doing siding & code question

I'm thinking about re-siding a house within a next year or two. It is 2-unit house, 3 floors. The third floor outlets do not have ground. Can electric wires be ran under the siding? Is this common and/...
7
votes
5answers
19k views

Advantages to quotes from Lowe's/Home Depot vs direct from contractors?

I am looking to have vinyl siding installed on my home. Are there any advantages to getting a quote from Lowe's or Home Depot instead of contacting contractors directly? It seems that this is just ...
0
votes
1answer
696 views

Sealing siding at foundation wall

I've been trying to determine if and how siding (aluminum in my case) should be sealed along the bottom edge at the foundation wall. I've found some small gaps that last summer let ants in and I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

Moss on siding, do I need to replace this siding before painting?

This part of my house has a bit of moss, it looks like it has damaged the siding. I'd like to paint the front of the house, but I want to deal with the moss first. Will I need to replace the siding or ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Patch Hole In HardiPlank Fiber Cement Siding

I have a hole in the siding of my home. The siding is HardiPlank fiber cement. The hole size (diameter) is that of a cable line. A cable line was run through the siding when the previous home owners ...
8
votes
1answer
7k views

How can I fill the gaps between barn wood siding boards?

I want to better weatherproof an old shed that has barn wood siding. Most of the boards have a gap between them, and these gaps can be as wide as 3/8" although most are more like 1/4". The boards ...
1
vote
1answer
424 views

What to do with metal fascia wrap when attaching ledger board for a pergola?

I want to install a pergola over a space out my back door. My plan was to cap and remove the gutter from a section of the fascia and attach a ledger board (secured to the rafter tails). What I'm not ...
0
votes
1answer
884 views

Is it worth it to replace T1-11 siding just to install house wrap?

I'm having some siding repairs done by contractors. When they took the siding sheet out, they found out that my house has no house wrap between the frame/wood and the T1-11 siding sheet. There was ...
4
votes
3answers
13k views

How should I build the walls for a tiny house on a camper frame?

I am preparing to build a tiny house on an old camper frame, and am looking for advice on how to build the exterior walls. I'm planning to use 2x3 wood studs at 24" o.c., with 1/4" plywood on the ...
1
vote
2answers
247 views

Is there some easy way to remove paper tape from gun-driven nails after installation?

I am in the midst of a siding project. I'm securing my siding using a Paslode CF325XP cordless 30° Paper-Tape nail gun. The nails I'm using are 3 in. x 0.120" Galvanized Ring Shank Paper Tape Framing ...
0
votes
1answer
606 views

Potential water damage issues with siding being in contact with patio

I bought a house last year and when I was buying it, I did not register the fact that on the back side of the house the siding is in contact with the ground/stone patio. Because of the slope of the ...
2
votes
1answer
292 views

How do I weatherize after removing old deck?

Good morning everyone! Long time reader first post. I hope you all can give me some insight so I can stop worrying about this project. As you can see from the picture I removed a wood deck from the ...
1
vote
2answers
158 views

How to temporarily mount a large object on the side of my house?

I have a large, wooden snowflake I made that I'd like to mount on the side of my house this winter, but I don't want to put nails into the siding. The snowflake is about 3' across and about 15 lbs. ...
17
votes
14answers
113k views

How do I repair/prevent woodpecker holes in cedar siding?

What is the best way to patch woodpecker holes and deter the woodpeckers from returning? I was thinking of filling the holes with Great Stuff, having the house sprayed inside/outside for insects and ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Should the meter base be installed before chink siding in new construction?

I'm planning to do my own electrical for a new house that will have pine chink siding. Should I: A. Install the meter base on the OSB sheathing, and flash the Tyvek around it? B. Install the meter ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

Is it OK to caulk around an outdoor electrical panel or meter base?

I've heard that you shouldn't caulk the outside perimeter of the meter base or an outdoor electrical panel (sealing it to the house siding), because the panel needs to "breath" on the back. I haven't ...
1
vote
1answer
221 views

Re-wet Edge of Stain

I'm staining a new shop (using Sikkens Cetol SRD) that's sided in T1-11 with cedar bats. On the first day my partner got a little carried away and stained all of the walls from ground level up to ...
1
vote
1answer
233 views

How do you deal with the giant foundation overhang when using ridged foam and a rain screen on an exterior wall?

When designing a building that uses modern techniques like those featured in this Building Science article, such as exterior ridged foam insulation and a rain screen, how do you deal with the hideous ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

When re-siding a house, where should I start?

My wife and I just bought our first house and it has some rather old aluminum siding. It's a smaller house (~ 1400 sq. ft.). We'd like to switch to wood siding, but we honestly have no idea where to ...
2
votes
2answers
141 views

What is a good exterior wall composition for a wood frame house with pine chink siding in a moderate climate?

I'm designing a house for myself that will be built in northern Georgia (USA). The climate is moderate, with lows in the 20's during the coldest part of winter. The house will be framed with 2x6's, ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Wood siding meets concrete

I recently had a concrete drive poured and it was poured up against the wood siding. Should this be caulked where the wood meets the concrete? If so what type of caulk should be used and should I ...
4
votes
1answer
110 views

Help, need alternative to dissolving cheap T-11 siding

fall is coming and the cheap T-11 siding on my garage has dissolved along the bottom just below and above the sill pate on both sides - it will do the same in the front shortly as the siding comes low ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

Warped T1-11 siding, can this be nailed back in?

I have a section of T1-11 siding that is warped slightly (see picture). I am tempted to just hammer this back in, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea. What's the proper way to fix this kind of ...
1
vote
0answers
657 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
7k views

Need to fill nail holes in fiber cement siding

What type of product should I use to fill nail holes in fiber cement siding? Nail holes are from a flag pole I removed.
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Cutting Wood Siding in Place

I am replacing a bathroom window with one that is slightly bigger than the original. I will need to trim the length of the existing wood siding a few inches to match the trim of the rest of the house ...
1
vote
1answer
328 views

Can I drill a bathroom vent through what appears to be an exterior joist?

I'm trying to run a vent out from a basement bathroom shower. It's almost exactly in the middle of the lower floor. I can run relatively unobstructed through the space between the joists out to either ...
1
vote
4answers
744 views

Relative maintenance costs of painted vs. stained cedar siding?

I'm house shopping and I have a pretty good idea about the costs to maintain painted cedar exterior siding, but I've run into a few homes with stained cedar exteriors. How does the cost to maintain ...
1
vote
1answer
255 views

What could be causing our cedar siding to be warped near the chimney?

My wife and I noticed some warping in our cedar siding near the chimney. Any idea what could be causing this and what sort of repair might be needed? Here is a picture: https://ibb.co/dH4zQF
3
votes
1answer
8k views

Is there a quick, non-intrusive way to see what's under vinyl siding?

Currently house-hunting, and one of the very cheap, in-need-of-work houses I've looked at has the unusual feature of a foundation-to-ceiling limestone wall inside, on one of the outer walls of the ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

Replacement Siding; Demo Complications

Location: Oklahoma City. Tornados and storms abound. A hail and wind storm has prompted the replacement of the vinyl siding. During demo of the damaged vinyl I discovered a wood siding layer ...
1
vote
0answers
73 views

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 ...
8
votes
5answers
4k views

Does siding rot propagate upwards?

Parts of the bottom of my siding have rotten (images attached). The wood feels soft to touch and breaks easily. The cause of the problem is probably dripping water from rain (I am not sure about this)....
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How can can I get replacement wood siding to match the existing siding?

I have some wood siding on my house that is rotting and crumbling away. Here are some pictures of what I am talking about: What kind of wood is this? If I buy new boards likely it is not going to ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Should I replace entire houses sheathing?

I have inherited a 1950s house that has vinyl over original wood siding over old fiber board. Much of the house's siding is damaged and needs replaced. I'm thinking of replacing the full house's ...
1
vote
3answers
251 views

Removal Asbestos Siding or Cover

Looking at a house that appears to have asbestos cement siding. I'm wondering if this is something I can do myself with care. I've read the following. Disturb as little as possible. Don't Crack tiles ...
1
vote
2answers
870 views

Removing Old Deck - how to patch missing aluminum siding

I want to tear off the deck and replace it with stairs down to a patio. What stops me is what to do about the "holes" it leaves in the aluminum siding. There will be small holes where the railing ...
0
votes
0answers
134 views

What is the logic behind aluminum siding?

I have aluminum siding on my house (put on by a previous owner) that is starting to fall apart after 20 years. My house is a shingle house. It is not painted, except the trim. I can understand the ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

What do you call this plastic paneling on the outside of garage?

My garage has the white plastic paneling that looks like wood. Some of it broke off during a storm and I need to replace it. I'm having some trouble finding it online because I don't know what you ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Cutting a hole in asbestos/cement siding

I'm thinking of buying a house. The outside is covered with asbestos siding. The house was built in the 1920s, but I have no idea how old the siding is. I know that this stuff is supposed to be safe ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Should I add a vapor barrier when re-siding?

I am removing the siding on my house in Montana, which was built in 1964. From inside out I have sheetrock, 4" studs with R-11 paper backed fiberglass insulation and gypsum board sheathing. I want ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
3k views

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 ...