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How to eliminate gaps in vinyl siding

Has this siding been installed correctly. Is there any way to close the gaps?
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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/...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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Repair/replace foundation vents in wooden siding?

The vents into my crawlspace are cut into the wooden siding and I'm not what the correct way to repair/replace them is. All of the examples and products I've seen show the vents in the concrete wall ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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)....
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to replace siding around electrical on my home

Whats the best way to replace the sheet of siding were my stringers run to the weather head...the atic of my home is and has been exposed to the elements for some time. The electric lines were they ...
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How to seal an outside hole temporarily

Our house had a leak in the kitchen sink drain and a hole around the drain was cut in the outside siding in order to repair it. I would like to temporarily seal the hole until proper repairs can be ...
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How to safely remove exterior metal panel?

Under our breakfast nook there is a metal panel like a soffitt or similar. I'd like to remove it so that I can check for insulation inside. However I don't see how to remove this panel without ...
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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 ...
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What's the name/type for the closest match to this siding around today?

I need to match some siding on my house that is a modular home built in 1993. The best I could come up with is reverse board and batten siding with 12 inch on-centers. It doesn't feel like wood, nor ...
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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 ...
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Waterproof lower part of exterior wall

We recently had 30" of water in a 1000 year flood. House is gutted so now's the time to fix a recurring problem I had. The previous owners made an add-on to the house where the concrete is only 2" ...