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Sprayer for soft washing my vinyl siding [closed]

I clean my vinyl siding by spraying a bleach solution through a garden sprayer and washing off with a hose afterwards. My house is small but I still have to get up on a ladder to reach some areas, and ...
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To repair a hole in vinyl siding, can I patch in a piece or do I replace the whole plank?

I discovered a hole in the siding of my garage. It's too big to patch (probably about 2" or 4cm) but it's on the bottom row of a seldom used side of the garage, currently behind my wife's ...
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Pressure washing advice with shoddy siding?

My house has vinyl siding and I don't think it was installed very well. The seam where pieces mate have visible gaps and I have no faith that whomever did siding knew what they were doing. Aside from ...
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Is ice forming on the side of the house normal or problem?

I noticed ice forming on the side of my house. Is this likely a problem or just normal winter thing?
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How to install vinyl plank on uneven surfaces in open concept home having tile and carpet?

The idea is to have a continuous vinyl plank floor in a home that has tile in the dining room and kitchen area, and carpet in the living room (see the image below). My intention is: To remove the ...
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Windows Leaking - Floors & Walls are soaked

I noticed with recent rainfalls that we had pools of water on the floor under the radiators placed under our windows (these are not in use any longer - we have HVAC installed in our home). I checked ...
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Is GripRite Shingle Underlayment -LWE an OK replacement for Tyvek HomeWrap under vinyl siding?

I have a contractor replacing old aluminum siding with vinyl siding. The contract stated Tyvek would be used, but I just noticed today (unfortunately 2.5/4 outer walls are already 'finished') that ...
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Is aluminum siding compatible with vinyl siding? [closed]

I had a contractor come and remove the wall unit ACs in replacement of mini split systems. They closed off the hole, but didn't put siding on the exterior. The siding is aluminum. I can take pieces ...
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Dripping from Soffit Close to the Wall

When raining, water drips from center of the red circle. My guess is that water gets behind the siding somewhere above and flows to the red circle area behind the siding and soffit. Is the conjecture ...
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Schedule 40 strapping ideas

I have some schedule 40 conduit on the side of my house that was never really installed properly. The 2 inch conduit at least has an expansion joint in place, but does not have any strapping. The 3/4 ...
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What is the easiest way to repair damage to the corner of my vinyl siding of my home?

My home was hit by a tree and my roofing company didn't feel comfortable fixing the damage in my siding. Is there an easy way to patch this? I have some quotes lined up with Siding Companies but they ...
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Installing House wrap and Siding

If an old house is to be resided, and there is no house wrap or there is incompletely installed house wrap, so the owner wants any old house wrap removed to the extent possible, and new house wrap ...
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Vinyl Siding Holes

What would the reason be for holes or snips in multiple places on vinyl siding but all in the same relative location just at different parts of the roof, with all at the ends of a bottom panel of ...
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How do I seal the gap in vinyl siding left around a new, differently shaped outdoor plug cover?

The house I recently bought had a pretty flimsy flat cover for the front outdoor receptacle. With the holidays coming up, I wanted to change the cover to something that would be waterproof even when ...
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Can flush fin windows be installed along with vinyl siding?

I recently bought some flush fin retrofit windows. They don't have a nailing flange, just the decorative fin. I'm building a shed, and want to put vinyl siding on the shed. From what I understand, ...
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Repairing section of black fiber board

I had to remove some siding and black board to make some electrical repairs. What is the proper way to close it up? Can I just screw in a section of OSB between the two studs and put siding up? The ...
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Should furring strips be installed before putting vinyl siding over old cedar shake siding?

I'm thinking about putting vinyl siding over the cedar shake siding. There seems to be very little info for going about this. An old video is the best I could find: I would rather not have to repaint ...
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How do I mount a junction box behind a vinyl mounting block?

What type of box do I use to get the junction box flush with the mounting block?
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How can I prevent J-channel from directing water behind siding?

How do I redirect water to the gutter (as intended) and not behind the siding? Water is currently leaking behind the siding and exiting just below the gutter end cap. Gutter is clear, gutter pitch is ...
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How do I secure the top of my vinyl siding?

The top panel of my vinyl sliding keeps popping off every few months. I can pop it back in, but it inevitably falls out again. What is the right way to secure it?
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Vinyl Siding over Wood Exterior?

I purchased a home with an enclosed deck. Exterior walls are wood. Looks to be some wear and tear including holes from woodpeckers. No visible soft spots or signs of wood rot. Looking to replace ...
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Is the J-channel in my siding installed correctly?

I am looking to find out if the trim on my currently-being-re-sided house is being done correctly or if it is as wacky as it looks. One piece looks like it's installed upside down. Wait, wait, are ...
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Any reason to keep 55 year-old fiber wall sheathing during siding job?

Our 1965 DC-area home has original aluminum siding that is dented, scuffed, with drain-holes painted shut, and is so full of other holes and caulk-bodged window / door flashing, etc. that we are ...
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Installing hose reel to vinyl siding

I bought the hose reel in the pictures below and I'm looking to install it on my exterior wall that has vinyl siding. I tried to do some research on the best way to attach hardware to vinyl siding and ...
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Is it ok for the gap between the siding and the ground to be wood?

We bought our house with vinyl siding in Minnesota. The gap between siding and ground is generally at least 6 inches although in the back where it goes downhill it's much more. I don't see the ...
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How to fix water missing gutter? [duplicate]

When it rains, water from the second floor downspout misses the first floor gutter on the right side and comes down the siding (as shown below). You can see the evidence (vegetation) growing to the ...
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How to detail vertical brick to siding transition

My old East Coast row home has a wood framed addition that was built in to the existing extended party wall. Where the rear face, which is vinyl sided, joins the perpendicular brick wall, there is a ...
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What looks fiberglass wool below my porch siding

Bought a house in July and put traps in the attic, catched 4 mice in about 2 weeks, 3 I got quickly within a few days, 1 after about 10 days. I found a massive amount of holes in the brick below my ...
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Mounting a pipe railing flange on vinyl siding in limited space

My Sukkah uses a common design of a structural pipe rectangular prism surrounded by canvas (looking similar to this one, but built with Speed-Rail® aluminum fittings, not Kee-Klamp® Galvanized Steel ...
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How should I measure vinyl siding corner trim for replacement?

A tree struck my house today, and I need to replace a vinyl outside corner post. Piece o' cake. However, I am really confused at my search results for 6" wide siding corner posts. They don't seem ...
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Looking for advice on nail gun

I will be doing some small framing additions and covering it with vinyl siding. I'd like to purchase a nail gun for doing this. Is there a nail gun that I could use for both applications or are they ...
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How to mount a meter/main on new construction with vinyl siding?

I'm looking at moving my service drop (with cooperation from the utility, of course) from near the front entrance to the side of the house on a new addition that will be built (and covered with vinyl ...
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What’s this piece of vinyl siding called?

I’m trying to replace this corner piece. The vinyl was installed over the old aluminum years ago. And yes the caulking needs redone.
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Was my gutter installed improperly?

I got into a project this weekend that involved removing the siding and getting into my wall from the exterior to fix a plumbing leak. Upon doing so, I noticed much of the framing wood above the ...
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The siders face nailed the siding at the top, I'm assuming there is a much better way to do this?

This job was done last year and I've noticed so many issues. Now that it's spring and I'm outside more I'm noticing even more like this. I'm assuming the correct way to do this is with undersill trim ...
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What is best way to mount 4x4 post to vinyl siding?

I would like to replace 1 side of my deck with a privacy screen & need to attach a 7' 4x4 post to the vinyl siding on the house. It will take place of the current 3' railing post (see the pic) ...
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Do I need house wrap if I'm installing ridgid foam?

I am replacing vinyl siding that was installed over old wood dutch-lap siding. Currently there is 1/4 rigid foam installed over the wood siding, which I imagine is needed for creating a flat nailing ...
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Why did vinyl siding crack when attempting to remove it?

I followed this YouTube tutorial on removing vinyl siding and my results were nowhere near as successful: https://youtu.be/hM0LLNZqv1s When I attempted this, the vinyl immediately cracked away. I can ...
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Should I seal these openings in the siding that were cut for the electrical wire?

We had our siding replaced and I noticed that where they cut it for the electrical, cable, and car charger that it's not sealed but I feel like it should be or water is just going to run down and get ...
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Vinyl siding on concrete walls

I have to install vinyl siding on an exterior wall built from concrete blocks. Anyone have any tips on correctly weatherproofing and insulating? I was thinking to lay 3/4 EPS rigid insulation then 1/4 ...
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How to Remove Sprinkler Stains from Vinyl Siding

I have a sandpoint well that is used by my sprinkler system. I've noticed that the sprinklers leave a white residue on my siding that I have not been able to get off. I did some research online and ...
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Cleaning vinyl siding that is hard to reach and has cobwebs

My siding is in a corner and high and hard to reach. It also ha cobwebs that do not clean wih a power washer. How do I clean this?
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Ways to cover up a hole in metal siding

Any ideas how to cover up this hole in my siding? This hole is on the side of the house. Not sure what is was used for. Hopefully it’s something I can do myself.
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How do I manage to surface-mount an electrical box on vinyl siding?

I am looking to install an outdoor receptacle on vinyl siding. My house has a basement and the vinyl siding on the outside covers the rim joist that is on top of the basement foundation wall. I figure ...
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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 to replace siding around deck

The previous owners of my house installed a small deck off the back of the house. The deck was built flush against the siding. I am going to replace the siding on the house, so I’m wondering what to ...
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How is a gable vent attached to vinyl siding?

Apparently this gable vent wasn't installed correctly as there is a horde of wasps that has moved in. My plan had been to douse them with waspicide, remove the vent, and then seal the hole, but I'd ...
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Recommendation for mounting transfer switch to vinyl sided exterior wall

I need to mount a Generac automatic transfer switch to my house beneath the meter base. The construction of the wall I need to mount to is (from outside inwards): 30 yr old vinyl siding (for which 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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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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