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Old 07-25-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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We are going to be placing vinyl siding on our hunting cabin. I'm looking for help on establishing the starter strips. We will be covering existing wood siding and the elevations of the existing siding vary. The south side is the lowest. The west and north sides jump up approximately 18". Then the east side has three different levels to it. Should we use a starter strip on the lowest side and J-channel on the rest? A picture of the east side is included.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:30 AM   #2
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Anyway to bring it all down to the same elevation?
Attaching furring strips to the lower part of the walls?
And sometimes on older buildings things are not level, you want even not necessarily level.
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We can't get everything down to the same elevation. Some of it we can make better, but we don't have room to get 2 of the sides down to the lowest elevation.
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How about putting it all at the same elevation then skirting below that?

Otherwise yes, starter on the lowest and J channel on the others. Drill weep holes in the bottom of the J.
Unless you can work it out so it land on another bottom, then use starter there also.
Say you have 10" siding, and the one bottom is (or can be made to be) 20" above, then you can use starter again.
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I think I am going to go with a J to make up for the difference. I think the siding is 8" and the difference is 20", so that idea won't work. Thanks for the input.
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will need to clean out the J from time to time.
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