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Old 07-05-2007, 09:42 AM   #1
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Is there a quicker way to remove siding. I've got a layer of vinyl, foam, and then the original cedar shingles. My plan was to take each layer off separately. I'm using a flat bar to get under the vinyl and pry up. It's going to take a while using this method. Any ideas?
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Is there a quicker way to remove siding. I've got a layer of vinyl, foam, and then the original cedar shingles. My plan was to take each layer off separately. I'm using a flat bar to get under the vinyl and pry up. It's going to take a while using this method. Any ideas?
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Purchase a "Vinyl Siding Unzipping tool" from any Big Home store (Vinyl siding area). Use this tool as instructed on the packaging. It unzips the lower area of the siding length. You then grab the section and rip it off the tacks. Goes fast...


Example: http://www.rd.com/familyhandyman/content/17738/


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http://homerepair.about.com/od/exter..._ziptool_2.htm

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I didn't have any trouble getting my aluminum siding off by hand, just get a piece going with a bar and yank yank yank.... I guess it all depends on how it was installed.

The cedar will burn up quicker than you can take it down too.... if you live in a place where you can burn... save on a dumpster.
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I think I'm going after this a bit too surgically.
I was thinking of using a roofing shovel but I don't know if that would be too cumbersome on a ladder.

I'm going to have to tie the ladder down somehow, I can see a few "whoa-whoa-whoa" moments in my future

The shingles are painted, so burning is out of the question. For all my projects so far, I've filled 4 10yd. dumpsters. For this project, I was just going to try putting it out in my weekly household trash pickup. So far they've picked up everything I've thrown at them. I think if I can keep the bag count below 20/week, I'll be OK.
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