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Old 02-26-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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I'm trying to get rid of my undersized storage closet in the carport and create a much larger laundry/pantry area. The door on the left will be removed and I plan to put a window in the wall somewhere. My original idea was simply to match the brick, but I've been told that this brick is no longer made (in my area at least). Given that, I was thinking about hardi-board or a vinyl siding product. T-111 even crossed my mind, but I'm not sure I want to do that.

The house is stick framed with a brick veneer. The house is in GA and the wall on the right is west facing. It gets wicked hot in the afternoon in the room adjoining that wall so I was thinking I might side that too to get some insulation benefit.

Should I remove the existing brick first or side over it? If I the brick down, what do I do about the corners (where the brick picks up again)? If I leave it up, the same question applies, what should I do at the outside corners? Thanks in advance.


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Old 02-26-2008, 08:27 PM   #2
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Quick/basic answer: My suggestion would be to install wood furring strips vertically at 16 OC using tapcons, and construction adhesive. (Install rigid foam between the furring strips, if using vinyl). Install PVC (composite) corner boards/trim boards (at corners). Then install siding material over.
Last: seal all siding/trim work as needed, dependant on the materials used/installed.

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How bout this? Kinda pricey though at $500/sq

http://www.nichiha.com/prod_brick.htm
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Do not side over that door, just started on a remodel in a church in GA where a door was bricked up on the outside, and paneled over inside, termites found it and did major damage to it and everything around it. My guess covering it put it in the dark making a lovely home for termites. I would remove the door frame out with treated lumber and then install siding, but thats just me.
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wire_twister, I suppose I should have been specific that I wanted to side over the existing door opening not the door itself.

AtlanticWB, thanks for the good advice.
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