Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-18-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Repairing Masonite Siding


I have masonite siding laid out vertically in 4x8 sheets, two levels. There are some gaps were they butt together. Also there is some fraying at bottom of masonite. I've used the Previously installed nails to indicate were the stud location would be, and used some 2" screws to resecure the butt joints and caulked the gap. My screws however do not seem to be biting into anything firm. Do I need to consider pipes or electical in the wall? Also what can I do about the swelling and fraying of masonite at the bottom?

Brettjones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 06:55 PM   #2
Mod
 
kwikfishron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kansas (NCK)
Posts: 7,584
Rewards Points: 2,200
Default

Repairing Masonite Siding


Welcome to the forum Brett

Quote:
My screws however do not seem to be biting into anything firm. Do I need to consider pipes or electical in the wall?
Yes you should.

Quote:
Also what can I do about the swelling and fraying of masonite at the bottom?
There is not much you can do but replace the damaged siding.

__________________
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
Especially In The DIY Chatroom
kwikfishron is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 06:56 PM   #3
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,862
Rewards Points: 2,372
Default

Repairing Masonite Siding


Replacement is the best option----Trying to patch the swollen material is a one year fix----

Kind of like slapping Bondo on a rusted jalopy.

Sorry to bear bad news----Mike---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 07:10 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Repairing Masonite Siding


Are the pipes and electrical generally laid after the 2x4 stud (towards the inside of house). If Im using a 2" screw is there any chance to hit a pipe or wire if in fact the other nails are missing a stud? Will a Stud finder read a stud through masonite siding?

I think the masonite isn't overall in the worst condition I just want to seal
the gaps and repair the bottom which is starting to fray to get as much
life as I can out of it.
Brettjones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 08:01 PM   #5
Mod
 
kwikfishron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kansas (NCK)
Posts: 7,584
Rewards Points: 2,200
Default

Repairing Masonite Siding


You should be able to see the existing nails on sheet siding. That’s were the studs are.

Post a picture or two. How to attach a photo to a post
__________________
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
Especially In The DIY Chatroom

Last edited by kwikfishron; 09-19-2011 at 06:26 AM.
kwikfishron is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 03:08 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: MI's Western UP
Posts: 599
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Repairing Masonite Siding


could the studs you are trying to screw into just be that rotten because the siding wasn't up to its job?
forresth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 08:44 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Repairing Masonite Siding


Yes it is quite possible that the 2x4's are rotted. I'll take some pictures of the outside and post them up to get some opinions on how much longer I should leave the masonite on. I just don't want to get rot inside the walls. I can tell the siding is starting to absorb water in a few spots when I push on it.

Thanks very much for all the feedback so far. Just trying to figure out all my options right now. I didnt anticipate the expense of replacing the siding.

Its sounding like I should not waste my time sealing the cracks and repairing the bottom where its frayed. Either live with it, or replace the siding.

Brettjones is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Masonite Siding Repair kennykenny Carpentry 6 04-07-2011 07:48 PM
Masonite Siding Repair kennykenny Building & Construction 0 04-03-2011 07:29 PM
Masonite Siding Replacement kennykenny Remodeling 2 07-20-2010 04:52 PM
Hardie over Masonite siding??? canyonbc Remodeling 2 01-27-2010 08:57 AM
Siding: Aluminum vs. Vinyl Grumpy Remodeling 1 03-19-2005 12:55 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.