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Old 03-22-2013, 09:43 PM   #16
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good window choice... Make sure that he is not planning on capping over that pressure treated with aluminum coil stock. They don't mix.
Ok, any advice on what he should put over it if anything? I really appreciate your help. Believe it or not this guy is a carpenter/framer but i guess that doesnt mean he's good. . What is that white foam stuff that those vertical woods strips are attached to?

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That is EPS foam board... Kind of a strange application of it if I must say.
The chemicals in the pressure treated lumber will cause an adverse reaction with aluminum, and it will immediately begin to corrode from the inside out.
Once again, I would highly recommend at least a consultation with a true pro on this project. It is a shame when you have to tell your "contractor" the proper way to do things after having spent a minimal amount of time researching the subject.
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That is EPS foam board... Kind of a strange application of it if I must say.
The chemicals in the pressure treated lumber will cause an adverse reaction with aluminum, and it will immediately begin to corrode from the inside out.
Once again, I would highly recommend at least a consultation with a true pro on this project. It is a shame when you have to tell your "contractor" the proper way to do things after having spent a minimal amount of time researching the subject.
So my house has theses layers..... Plywood and that foam board that was painted by the previous homeowners. It had like wood designs attached to it also by them and that is what was exposed. So basically that foam board was exposed. Then i had vinyl siding put on and they mounted wood strips to the foam board to mount the vinyl to. . Should i house wrap to the foam board?

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There is no need for pressure treated wood to do that job.
There's also no need to use any coil stock.
Instead of trying to "make" what you have work he should be spending his time on making it look like that window was never changed and have it look like all your other windows.

That tape you posted is fine it the trying to make this work without getting some more siding I have the issue with.
Looks like just a commonly avalible siding to me.

Ever seen a wall where there used to be a garage door and someone changed it into living space where someone just sided over the old hole and did not bother to weave in the old and siding?
I've seen many an old house where someone wanted to cover up a window, instead of removing the window they sided right over the window and left the sill sticking out of the wall.
I do not want to see something like this happen to you.

Someone can be a perfectly good carpenter on new constrution but when it comes to old houses and remodeling are totaly lost. Big differants on things get done.
Sort of like taking someone that works for the power company and asking then to run the wires inside your house. Same power being used but totaly differant fields.

I'm working on a customers garage right now trying to fix all the mess up the guy before me did.
There was not the first nail in the J moulding around a door, he had use silicone because he did not want to remove the siding to install the door.
No flasing under the door.
No Z moulding above the brick moulding so it all rotted out,
J moulding was installed all wrong.
No undersill used under the windows so the siding buckled and water rotted out the walls under the window.
It's all in the hiddden details that make it all work.

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Joe.... thanks!!!


Sorry thought it was foam I was referring to earlier but it seems like a composite type material on top of the plywood that the previous owner painted or coated with something because that is what was exposed.
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I've seen many an old house where someone wanted to cover up a window, instead of removing the window they sided right over the window and left the sill sticking out of the wall.

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Looks like OSB.

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