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Why won't my first course of siding stay in the vinyl starter strip?

We need help. This is Day 5 of trying to re-side our home. We have our starter strip (vinyl) in place and it's level. However, we can't get the first course of siding to stop popping off. It was ...
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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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Repairing t 111 siding that was installed without housewrap

We have a tiny house in NW Florida that we are doing repairs on. It's about 3-4 years old. It was built without house wrap. The outside plywood t 111 is nailed straight to the frame. The builders didn'...
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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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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 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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