Couple of re-siding question
Hi, I've stripped the damaged and weathered aluminum siding off my 1920's bungalow and am getting ready to install vinyl siding. So far, I've installed housewrap around the entire house and replaced most of my windows. I'm getting ready for soffits/fascia and the vinyl trim pieces shortly. Couple of questions so far:
1. I'm keeping an existing large wood window with brickmold around it. How do I terminate the Tyvek to the sides and under the sill? I've already put in a new drip cap on the top and taped off the Tyvek to it.
2. Most of the house has the original 1x T&G boards as sheathing. My siding instructions (Certainteed Mainstreet) say I need a minimum of 3/4" of nail into wood. Do I still need to layout on studs, or am I okay nailing thru the 1x's.
3. Existing meter - I have underground service, but the meter socket attaches to the siding. Am I stuck calling an electrician so I can get the socket temporarily pulled or is there another trick? I've seen people J channel around them and leave the old siding underneath but that looks a little tacky.
Thanks for the help.
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