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Old 01-26-2013, 09:43 AM   #16
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A zero overhang is never a good detail but if that's what you have then you should be looking at re-working the roofs edge flashing to come out and down over that joint by a couple of inches. Sealant (at best) is only but temporary, there's just to much movement for it to be effective for long.

Looking at your picture I'd say it's a pretty safe bet that you have a lot soft siding especially around the lower perimeter of the house. Very common with hardboard siding. We almost always end up snapping lines and cutting out and replacing the lower 12, 16, or 24" with plywood, there usually ends up being some sill replacement too. That also gives you the opportunity to update any electrical in those walls if needed.

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I was faced with the same problem on My home and would recommend removing the old siding and re-sheeting with OSB. If this is to be a long term remodel,You will want to know what is going on behind the siding.I had to replace studs and rim joist because previous owner applied vinyl over old and did not seal the top roof detail. What I did was loosen roof edge,had to to replace sheeting,and installed a drip edge under roof edge till I replace roof this Spring.I am installing cedar siding because I have had enough with vinyl. I will post pics as soon as I remember how. Good Luck
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Here are Some pics of My project. Ice behind siding brought it down because studs were rotted.
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^ demo did not take long on that one! looks like the stuff is falling off on its own accord
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Here are Some pics of My project. Ice behind siding brought it down because studs were rotted.
Perfect example of how vinyl siding is anything but waterproof and shows just how critical all of the weather barrier and flashing details are.

OP mentioned that vinyl siding was an easy diy project, I kinda/gotta/sorta disagree.

Just about anyone can cut and nail a piece of siding but that's just the frosting on the cake.

All of the important details happen before the first piece of siding ever even hits the wall. How to deal with every situation that comes up with the prep is more that can be learned in just a couple of You Tube videos.
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All those windows also should have been removed, framing added so trim could be added to build out those windows. Trying to just use J moulding around them like that looks like a sure way to get leaks around the window.
One cool simple way is with vinyl trim like this.
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Hey Joe, the entire side of house was rebuilt from top to bottom. The windows I replaced with new construction vinyl including drip caps and cedar trim. I was trying to show what happens if you try to just cover up things incorrectly.
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After viewing Your other post on the progress of Your remodel,I would strongly recomend that You replace all exterior sheeting. You will end up with a much solider structure.You are doing alot of work inside to have it compromised by a poorly done exterior. Keep up the good work and You will end up with a custom built Home
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i know exactly whats behind the siding because the inside is gutted. there are some sill issues, i asked about that in another thread and got no answers. the electric has all been replaced. and actually there arent that many problems with the siding, just in some spots where they didnt seal properly or there was a problem that caused water damage from the inside. most of it is in good shape. after our wedding we might replace the windows and do a lot of flashing and sealing around them but its not in the budget right now. and i know vinyl isnt exactly easy but its easier than the 4x8 sheets or those heavy CF planks. me and my mom are doing this alone mostly and we cant use anything really heavy

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