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Vinyl window screen track damage

One of my vinyl windows on the outside screen track is damaged. Can I repair this or does the window need to be replaced?
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Removing a section of vinyl fence with wood beams inside posts

I Googled it, and found a lot of videos about removing sections from the fence. There is also How do I temporarily remove section of vinyl fence? However, all of this does not seem to apply in my ...
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Suitable paint for vent guard?

I have several external vent guards that I bought from the local hardware store. From the look and feel of it, I believe that the material is some sort of vinyl. For what it's worth it's a Lambro ...
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Luxury vinyl flooring and above grade hot humid vapor pull

I've witnessed first hand that a strong vapor pull from a crawlspace up through the subfloor can happen when there is a big temperature difference. In this case a single room was cooled to 68 degrees ...
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How to remove glue from temporary paper shades on vinyl windows? [duplicate]

I put up some temporary paper shades with the stick-on backing that were positioned on the vinyl part of my windows. After a good 6 months I finally needed to remove them. However while the paper ...
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Window flange obstructing J-channel, does it serve a purpose?

I ordered a custom window through a Norandex distributer. I was going to J-channel around the whole window to accept some vinyl siding. However, there's this little appendage in each corner of the ...
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Preferred blade/tool for 'Rip cuts' on LVP?

So I have a LOT of rips to make in this floor, installing 6 x 48" Durato "Luxury Vinyl Planking". The customer now wants it glued (separate issue). He also insists on keeping his new(...
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LVP and Glue instead of Floating

I have a customer who is insisting that floating floors are not reliable, stable etc. I have not glued down a Vinyl floor in a really long time. I generally work with Marble, Stone and Tile but ...
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How to handle a floor drain with vinyl plank flooring

We want to put waterproof vinyl snap-together vinyl plank flooring in a new bathroom with a bare concrete floor. (We don't want to use adhesive.) My question is how do I install it around the floor ...
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Bathroom flooring: tile with grout additive VS vinyl

For a bathroom, which is easier to clean and maintain in the long run? Tile? Vinyl? Also, adding grout additives to prevent mold in the future is worth the extra money?
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Maximum slope for Vinyl flooring installation

Dear Home Imporvement Experts, I'm looking to install Vyinl flooring in my basement ( with subfloor like Dricore ) but the floor in basement has a slope of ~3.7-4 inches for 24 ft. Will it be ...
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Can the seams on vinyl windows be smoothed out

I am in the middle of having 18 windows replaced with what are supposed to be Pella Series 250 windows1, by a large US national based home remodeling firm. In inspecting the new windows I see that ...
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Re-caulking vinyl windows exterior, what material do I remove, what needs to stay?

The addition to our home has very low quality vinyl windows, and board and baton siding. There are some gaps starting to appear. Looking at the photo, arrow #1 points to ~3/8" of a caulk or ...
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Why are the vinyl floor tiles in my bathroom lifting up?

Recently had to have a leak fixed in the bathroom which involved having the tiles around the bath/shower replaced, as well as a new shower screen installed as the old one had failed. House was built ...
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Does vinyl siding require J-channel around windows?

While remodeling an older wooden house, we decided to put vinyl siding. The workers put up the siding but when it come to the windows, they didn’t use any trimming, no j channels, nothing. The siding ...
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Ran out of flooring

I just finished installing vinyl planks in a spare room with leftover flooring. I’m about 2” short on one wall. This vinyl plank is discontinued. Any idea on how to fill in this gap? Thank you!
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Vinyl Flooring: Wet glue underneath and pink and black stains on top

I had vinyl flooring professionally laid 2 years ago. Now it is covered in black stains and a faint pink discolouration. We have the same flooring in two different rooms - in the kitchen (which is ...
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How should I raise the subfloor in one room to match another?

I am installing some new vinyl plank, and I have an issue where my dining room (linoleum) and living room (laminate) meet. The dining room is about 3/8" higher than the living room. I want to ...
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option for hot sunroom floor

i have a sunroom, summer time sunroom can be hot over>100 F degree, laminate or vinyl planks which one is better and can tolerated hot weather?
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How can I repair small holes in vinyl siding?

Can I caulk small holes in vinyl siding? The holes were made by the installation of an old antennae. If so, what type(s) of caulk would be suitable?
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How can I waterproof a hole in my vinyl deck to fit a downspout?

I am wondering if anyone might have some suggestions on solving this drainage issue with our vinyl deck. We used to have 2 separate decks but upon rebuild we have them joined with a narrow walkway. ...
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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 possible to do a vinyl fence with differing colors on each side?

So basically my neighbors want a plain white vinyl fence. I think the two tone look is much nicer (white posts and rails but grey slat panels in the middle). I've been looking for double sided slats ...
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Do I really need 140 lbs of cement for a 5", 5' high vinyl fence post (31" in the ground)?

140 lbs Seems like a lot of cement, I was hoping to get by with just one 80# bag. I guess the hole would be 12" per auger rental advice. I Live in Montana, not a lot of moisture but ground freeze ...
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How to clean wood stain off of vinyl porch?

I refinished our dining room furniture out on the porch, and stupidly didn't put a tarp or anything down. Now there is woodstain all over. The porch is plastic (maybe vinyl, not sure what the ...
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Fill gaps between vinyl floor

I installed this "click" vinyl, but there's one corner of my floor(concrete) that's uneven, because of that the vinyl doesn't click properly and there's a small gap. Can I just caulk this ...
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How to remove stubborn adhesive residue from my windows?

This sounds ridiculous but I was Googling forever to no avail. We have been scrubbing like mad for four years with all purpose cleaner. I’m not sure what kind of product to use to clean or clean off ...
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Can I install composite decking directly on top of concrete?

Is it ok to add a flat deck over this concrete pad( the pad is about 5 inches tall, and slightly slopes away from the house. How would I go about adding decking over it. I'm pretty handy but just ...
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Why do installers leave a gap between vinyl tiles?

I've seen professional installers leave a small gap 2-4mm between vinyl tiles(Please see pic). This would expose dried glue which would come into the air space(even if a little) and you could ...
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Over-the Counter vinyl-free paint [closed]

I very much enjoy painting with chalk paints. The furniture paints are heavily pigmented but the distribution chains are not reliably stocked and the color choices are limited. I have started making ...
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Will nailing vinyl over my wall ruin the paint over time?

I have some noisy neighbors and my landlord has given me permission to nail mass loaded vinyl over the offending window. The vinyl will remain in place for about 6 months. Is there any risk that over ...
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Are bricks better insulator than vinyl?

I’m thinking of building a new home 2500 sqft, and my budget doesn’t allow for luxury build however I want to invest on where its really worth and going to provide value to home. Could you please ...
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How do I remove 20 year old sun damaged tuck tape from PVC siding?

This question is similar, but deals with intact tape: Removing Tuck Tape from an unfinished window frame In my case, it has been out in the sun for some time on PVC siding window trim. One side was ...
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Closing vent hole in vinyl siding

Looking for any suggestions for the following situation. The house we bought had a kerosene heater in the basement and vented through the base of the house which is vinyl sided. I am removing the ...
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Bad floating vinyl plank installation.How to fix half inch strip

My mother passed away and we had a professional floor installation (supposedly). I went through most of the key points of the installation for the warranty. I did not tell him he needed to measure the ...
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Do I need to remove the adhesive from peel & stick vinyl when putting hardwood with rosin paper?

I am removing peel and stick vinyl from plywood and will be putting nailed 3/4 in hardwood in its place. Do I need to get all of the adhesive up or is it ok to just put my rosin paper or other ...
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Plank vinyl flooring , the glue will not dry

I decided to replace the entire house with a glue down plank vinyl flooring. I followed the instructions and used the recommended glue to put it in place. Two days after putting the floor down, when ...
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Drying/draining Capability of Insulated Vinyl Siding

I'm interested in using insulated vinyl siding on a remodel project, more for the rigidity then the thermal value which is negligible. One of the major benefits of standard vinyl siding is the "built ...
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Having issues removing old tile

I recently started a project to do new floors throughout a house I just bought. We are gonna do about 1600 sq ft in total including the kitchen 2 living rooms, dinning room, and hall. Previously the ...
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How do I fix a stripped hole in a vinyl casement window?

While replacing my window crank with a T-crank I noticed the screw that is holding the gear box in place didn't seem to be doing it's job. Upon further inspection it seems that it's stripped out. ...
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Separation with luxury vinyl plank flooring

I put down this click lock type LVP. So I’m starting to get a TINY bit of separation along the long edges of my LVP. It's only like this in a few places, the rest of the floor looks great. Is this ...
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Should I scrape the paper backing from vinyl flooring off a concrete floor to prep for tiling? [duplicate]

Once the flooring is pulled up is it necessary to remove the dense paper layer which ultimately glued the linoleum to concrete. If it is not necessary to remove do I rough up the surface to make a ...
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Installing vinyl siding over concrete foundation walls

A while back I tore down a deck and did a bit of landscaping, exposing quite a bit of the concrete foundation of my house. I have vinyl siding above and around this portion of concrete but would like ...
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Water dripping under vinyl siding onto basement concrete

Recently bought a house and it's been incredibly rainy. Record monthly rainfall for a couple of months running. Not sure if it is related but it seems as if there is some water running under the ...
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Repairing 2 long cuts in vinyl flooring

I need to repair 2 long cuts in the vinyl flooring in my kitchen. The 2 cuts are near each other and probably take up about 8 inches in length. Everything I've read has talked about patching but I'm ...
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What type of material is this and do I have a leak?

I just bought a 1923 home in Cleveland, OH, and had a weird problem with the flooring in the half bath on the main floor. As you can see from the photos, there is not only a bulge in the flooring, ...
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How tight should vinyl siding be against each other?

We are having vinyl siding installed, replacing very dented and mangled aluminum siding. We are concerned, after the builders have finished one section of the driveway, about the shadows of the ...
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How do I remove vinyl glue off of tile flooring?

I had a flood in my bathroom and there were two layers of vinyl tile that i ripped up because of water getting underneath. Lo and behold I have a tile floor and the glue from the vinyl is very sticky ...
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Manufacturer pairs 6 ft tall vinyl fence with 8 ft posts - should I find 9 ft posts?

My research has shown that fence posts should be dug to a depth of at least 1/3 of the height of the post—for a six foot fence, the post depth would be 3 feet. I purchased a 6 foot vinyl privacy ...
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Vinyl flooring poor air quality and toxicity

We're looking to install luxury vinyl flooring in our home and recently came across some claims that vinyl flooring significantly reduces air quality in the home and can release carcinogens in to the ...
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