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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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Which electrical box to use for old-work outdoor light fixture and vinyl siding mounting block?

I have a garage which already has vinyl siding on it but the inside is unfinished and accessible. I would like to add an exterior wall lantern. The vinyl mounting block I purchased looks like this ...
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Would you fix this gap in vinyl siding?

I've been fixing a bunch of cracked siding panels, so I was on a mission to "fix it all". I came across this one (see red circle in picture below). Oddly (to me), unlike the other sides of the ...
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Vinyl siding over old siding

I want to install vinyl siding over my old siding which is soft in some places, probably rotten (I dont know how to determine, you can see attached photo). But I've heard that it's not a good idea to ...
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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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J Channel Looks Wrongly Installed And How To Fix (Water Leak)

I recently moved homes. I am getting a pretty bad leak above a window. I assumed it was the flashing, but before I even got that far I noticed the J Channel looks very wrong (to my amateur eyes). ...
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How to fix warped vinyl siding with popped nails?

Our best guess is water got in there during a really bad winter but I'm not sure of that. The whole back side of the house has bulges where the nails have come out and the siding is pulling away from ...
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How important is the “wet edge” when painting vinyl siding?

I am going to paint my vinyl siding (to change the color). Apparently I'm supposed to go all the way across row by row, or a couple rows at a time. But what if I get interrupted? Is it okay to ...
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Is “cutting in” necessary when painting vinyl siding?

I watched a video that sugggested using a smaller roller first, to "cut in" under the fold of the siding: Then they used a larger roller for the whole width of the segment of siding. Do I have to ...
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How Can Wind Chimes Be Mounted On The Second Story?

I have some Japanese cast iron chimes (Small, they fit in the palm of your hand and are about 0.5kg) Can these be mounted against the vinyl siding outside my room on the second story of my house? ...
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Vinyl Siding Repair Quantities

Installed vinyl siding has missing chunks. I would like to purchase a small quantity to replace the siding. What information do I need to provide to the local supply shop? How is siding material ...
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Painting Vinyl siding? [duplicate]

Has anyone had success or tried painting vinyl siding? Apparently Benjamin Moore claims that it is possible but I wanted to know if anyone has done this? Were there any pitfalls or learning? The ...
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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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Vinyl siding replacement and existing light fixtures

I am thinking of getting the vinyl siding replaced for my house. Currently there are three electric light fixtures and two outdoor power receptacles attached to the siding. Is it the responsibility ...
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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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Is my contractor doing a botched up job installing the soffit

Is my contractor doing a botched up job installing the soffit with staples?
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Insulating slab and vinyl siding

I have a really cold corner of my house in a duplex. Here are some shots from an infrared camera. I hope we can get this fixed without tearing down the siding or ripping out freshly installed kitchen ...
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How to install step flashing on vertical side wall such that roof can be replaced later?

I have a vertical wall along the edge of a roof. The intersection is like the side wall of a dormer. Having both a new roof and vinyl siding installed. My perception is that the Tyvek wrap would ...
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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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Mounting light to vinyl siding block?

I have two exterior lights that need installed. I have the vinyl siding blocks and am not sure if I can just run romex to the light itself or if I have to have a 3 or 4" round light box installed ...
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Cleaning black spots (putrified insects) off vinyl siding

Is there a clever method to remove the black spots caused by (what I believe to be) putrified mosquitoes and other insects from vinyl siding? Will Jomax remove the spots?
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How can I extend existing vinyl siding downward to cover top of concrete foundation?

Our new-to-us 1930's home has vinyl siding, but the bottom row of the siding doesn't extend down far enough (see photo). There isn't a starter strip installed that I can find anywhere, either. It ...
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Drainage fix: Flat concrete slab up over my vinyl siding by 2 inches. Is this acceptable?

I am a new home owner. The concrete on my front porch sloped towards the house so every time it rained water drained between the porch and the house. Last week after 8 months the builder took out ...
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proper way to run conduit on top of siding

I'm looking at running a new main line to upgrade my electrical service to 200 AMP and using some 2" metal conduit run horizontally for 12' on a sided house. What's the proper way to do it? This ...
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How can I vent my kitchen exhaust through vinyl soffit?

My 1950s ranch had a loud, ineffective kitchen fan that I decided to fix up this weekend. Turns out that when a previous owner had vinyl siding added, they simply put the vinyl over the vent. I ...
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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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How do I secure the bottom of vinyl siding before work is complete?

I've got some repair work to do that involves removing the bottom 4 or 5 feet of vinyl siding. I think, typically, work would start from the bottom and work up, and if I was done for the day all the ...
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Can dywall vinyl j-channel be used on exterior siding?

I am having a hard time finding replacement j-channel for my vinyl siding. I am installing new windows, taller than originals, and this means my vertical j-channel I have now won't be long enough. Can ...
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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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How close should I install J-Channel to a Roof

I'm siding around a couple of Dormers. When I install the J-Channel on the bottom of the sides of a dormer along the sloped roof How low should the J-Channel be? Can It touch the shingles? I'd have ...
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Brick Wall separated from home and collapsed

My home's brick wall has fallen down on 2 sides. I'm hoping to clear away the remaining bricks and install insulation and siding. I'm not sure how high of a base of bricks I should leave at the bottom....
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How should I protect wooden trim that abuts a brick chimney from further water damage?

We are repairing and painting all of the wooden trim on our (new-to-us) 1930's home. We have a brick chimney on the gable end of the house, approximately 6 feet down from the ridge. The roof is a ...
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How to install a house number plaque on vinyl siding?

I need to install house numbers on my house. I have obtained an aluminium plaque with the numbers and I'm now wondering the best way to install it onto the house. The house has vinyl siding, and ...
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Why does my vinyl siding make noise when it is windy?

Every time the wind starts to blow the siding on my house start to creak. The stronger the wind the louder the sound. It has woken me up on several occasions. Is there a commonly known explanation ...
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Replacing/Fixing Exterior “Trim” Around Door and Windows

Searched all over google and found nothing related. I'm replacing a storm door and i've found this lovely surprise (in picture) left behind it. I'd rather not install the new storm door onto this, ...
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Vinyl siding gap on corner

I'm a computer programmer so this isn't my field, however I am a new home owner... Our new house has vinyl siding, one of the corner prices has what appears to be a 6inch or so gap near the roof ...
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Replacement Strip of Siding

When I purchased my house I noticed a strip of siding assumingly blew off the garage. In the garage was a strip of siding that was the correct length to replace it. I tried going up there and ...
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Is it necessary to re-wrap the house when we tear off the siding?

We hired a contractor to re-side our house. We live in the Midwest in a suburb of Chicago. I'm not familiar with the materials, but I believe they first wrapped the house with a 1/2" foam board, ...
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Effective alternative to water-resistant barrier behind siding?

First off, this question is a spin-off of this question which I asked recently. Summary: We have several buildings throughout our condo association that do not have WRB. As the answer in the linked ...
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concrete slab up over vinyl siding

I tore out my front porch slab so I can waterproof the foundation. It was also sinking and since it has a column to support an overhang, that's a problem. My question is what should I do about where ...
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Is there code that states there must be a sheet of plastic between vinyl siding and the house sheathing?

I'm the president of a 20-condo association and several residents have been complaining of water coming in and destroying their drywall. The water is coming in at the exact same place in all units ...
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Do I need to caulk where my vinyl siding meets the edge of my windows?

To help prevent leaks, I was advised by a contractor that I need to caulk where my vinyl siding meets the edges of my windows. Some research of my own reveals quite a bit of debate over this, a few ...
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Best way to affix downspout to vinyl sided house?

I am seriously thinking of getting a 1000 gallon tank to divert rain water for use in the garden in the dry summer months when water is most expensive where I live. I order to place the tank somewhere ...
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How can I repair leaks in metal wrapped wood gutters?

I've noticed a good bit of rain water leaking through what first appeared to be my gutters on my roof. When I got on the ladder and took a few pictures ( attached ), I noticed I've got wooden gutters ...
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How do I cut a hole through vinyl siding?

I would like to ventilate my bathroom fan to the exterior of my attic and outside. We have vinyl siding. What is the proper way to cut a hole in the siding? I have a 4" hole saw for the wood.
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Is it a bad idea to use pine for painted exterior siding if prepared properly?

My house is about 95 years old, and currently has wood clapboard siding that is in pretty rough shape and needs to be replaced. My local lumber yard has 1/2" x 6" for $0.53/linear foot. Since vinyl ...
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What's the best way to run a wire from inside my garage to the outside?

I'm installing an underground fence for my dog, which requires putting the receiver inside the garage (plugged into an outlet) and running the insulated fencing wire to the outside where it will be ...
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How can I repair vinyl siding

The previous owner of my house hung a hose reel with screws through vinyl siding. The reel came down and the holes are so stripped that even a sizeable lag has nothing to grip. I think I have to move ...
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Is there any advantage to waxing vinyl siding?

My 20+ year old siding can get pretty moldy and grimy in one year. I wondering if waxing it, after I clean it, would help reduce the mold and dirt accumulation and give it new life. I see car waxes ...