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Old 03-01-2012, 09:03 AM   #16
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but we know where to look for it
True story…… but you can’t say the same about all of the so called “siding salesmen” that sell many of these jobs.

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who and why were 2 post removed from here?
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Any person without any experience hanging siding, if they have basic skills with a chalk line, level and a square can hang siding over exiting wood siding. The siding will sit correctly and have straight corner posts. Vinyl siding was designed to be hung over old wood siding.
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i don't think it was designed for it but yes it can be done


and you right they can,but not always should or should have

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i can see the post now


''i'm siding my own house and just need to know how to put the corners on''




I'm willing to bet Joe could tell me how
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vinyl siding was designed to be a cheaper alternative to wood siding and low maintenance not requiring paint.. not to go over old wood siding.. but some installers do it that way..

joe. i was making a point about adding layers onto the sidewalls of a house and how the house is more at risk of leaking without proper overhangs. many ofhte homes i renovate dont have any over hang and need a new roof along with siding. we resheath the roofs so to give a better nailing base for the shingles and create an overhang in the process
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For what it's worth...

I live in a 130 year old Victorian that I'll be residing this summer with fiber cement. The existing wood siding is cracked and rotting and there is no sheathing or insulation underneath. The house is three story and balloon framed with much of the plaster still intact on the interior walls.

My house is a perfect example of when removing the old wood siding is a good idea. I'll have the opportunity to fire block my walls, upgrade electrical, insulate, sheath, wrap and re-side all at once. (And all without disrupting the plaster inside) It's obviously going to cost more than installing foam and vinyl, but look at how many potential issues I can correct.

Bottom line is... if done properly, either method will do the trick. It all comes down to personal preference and how proactive you're looking to be with your home maintenance. My opinion... remove the old wood before re-siding.

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For what it's worth...

I live in a 130 year old Victorian that I'll be residing this summer with fiber cement. The existing wood siding is cracked and rotting and there is no sheathing or insulation underneath. The house is three story and balloon framed with much of the plaster still intact on the interior walls.

My house is a perfect example of when removing the old wood siding is a good idea. I'll have the opportunity to fire block my walls, upgrade electrical, insulate, sheath, wrap and re-side all at once. (And all without disrupting the plaster inside) It's obviously going to cost more than installing foam and vinyl, but look at how many potential issues I can correct.

Bottom line is... if done properly, either method will do the trick. It all comes down to personal preference and how proactive you're looking to be with your home maintenance. My opinion... remove the old wood before re-siding.
I hope you post in the gallery as you work through this. I plan to do the same, but with vinyl siding instead of fiber cement. I don't see why I would try to go over horrible siding. Feels like I'd be covering up a problem...

Also a chance to add sound proofing to the street facing portion of a house?
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well this is an interesting point,if you live in a historic or landmark type of house the recommendation is to not remove any of the original siding or cut or remove any original trim

this being said many older homes are so remolded or hacked up sometimes it doesn't apply
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well this is an interesting point,if you live in a historic or landmark type of house the recommendation is to not remove any of the original siding or cut or remove any original trim

this being said many older homes are so remolded or hacked up sometimes it doesn't apply


There is a difference between restoration and improvement. There is always an exception to the rule.

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Guess What I would suggest
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Nice try that is apples and orange. That is either a trailer or prefab home. Never had wood siding on it. no over hang, hom many times has that almost flat roof been sealed?

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There is a difference between restoration and improvement. There is always an exception to the rule.

Writer’s information is for discussion purpose only and should be confirmed by an independent source.

i don't understand how this pertains to my post or thread but..ok
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You are correct Hardway,it is a mobile home. The point I was trying to make is that You never know what is going on behind layers till You look. This sidind was improperly installed and took only 15 years to fall off.All the studs had to replaced(read wall rebuilt).There was no sign of trouble inside or out
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looks like the roof dumped into the last course

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