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Adding Drainage Gap on Siding

Instead of leaving a 1" gap in the siding, I'd cut 1 1/2 inches off, prime and paint the cut edge as normal, then install a pvc board inside the 1 1/2" gap. You will also want to flash the ...
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Adding Drainage Gap on Siding

Your approach has it merits. I would not cut an 1 1/2" off, 1" at the most. Yes you must paint the raw edge after you cut it, and believe me you will not find cutting the edge very straight ...
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Is this Hardie trim installed wrong? If so, will this cause it to fail or leak around the windows?

Man I am sorry Ricky. It looks like a little kid trimmed that window. Can I just sum this up with... THE TRIM IS INSTALLED FIRST AND LAP SIDING NEXT TO THE TRIM, NOT UNDER IT!!! Anything else is ...
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Wavy edge siding - single board replacement

Replacing your siding should be the same as replacing any other wood siding. I typically use a thin pry bar to start easing the damaged siding up off the lower course that below the damaged piece, to ...
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Exterior light fixtures mud-in j-box

The usual solution is to have the junction box mounted flush, or nearly flush, with the siding. It can't end much (1/4"?) behind the siding because the siding is presumed to not be rated for the ...
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How Do I Evaluate Condition of Batten and Board Sidung

Take a hammer and give the siding hard taps in any area that you suspect is rotten or have been told is rotten. If there is rot or are problems with the siding you will feel it in the hammer. It will ...
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Why is waterproofing behind stucco a good idea?

To address your primary issue: Drill hole, inject caulking/sealant, then insert screw = hole in membrane sealed. A non-hardening sealant is best - butyl rubber for one. Using stainless steel screws ...
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Why is waterproofing behind stucco a good idea?

What you have described in your question is exactly how many homes have been built here in Fla. The stucco is often applied directly to concrete block, but any wood framed areas get the application of ...
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