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kcrossley2 12-17-2006 02:02 AM

Vinyl siding question?
 
I'm buying a new home from a track home builder and although I feel this builder has some well designed and constructed homes, I also feel that they have some silly rules when it comes to vinyl siding.

For instance, if you purchase a home with a full brick face, they match the corners, soffit, facia, and gutters to the siding, which I feel looks very attractive. If your purchase a completely sided house, like I have, all of the components I just mentioned are bright white, which makes the exterior look like a gingerbread house.

So here's my question. If I become anal about this detail, how difficult is it to change the pieces I just mentioned. My biggest concern is the corner pieces, but I don't know if they're installed before or after the actual siding.

pat11784 12-17-2006 08:27 AM

Soffit,fascia,and gutters can all be replaced relatively easily but the corners are installed first on vinyl siding before ALL the siding. I personally like the white trimming that is currently popular but it seems unreasonable for the builder to limit those choices as the upcharges should be minimal if at all.

sjrhome 12-17-2006 08:44 AM

I really see no reason why you cant get any color you want. Seems stupid. But to answer your question, changing the j channels and corners would be a major pain after the house is sided.

kcrossley2 12-17-2006 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by sjrhome (Post 27115)
I really see no reason why you cant get any color you want. Seems stupid. But to answer your question, changing the j channels and corners would be a major pain after the house is sided.

I agree that it's stupid. I didn't event think about the J channel, but after reviewing the photos it appears that they are the same color as the siding. If changing the corners is a pain I'll live with it.

kcrossley2 12-17-2006 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by pat11784 (Post 27112)
I personally like the white trimming that is currently popular but it seems unreasonable for the builder to limit those choices as the upcharges should be minimal if at all.

I didn't know that this was a current trend. Interesting. Perhaps it's not that big of a deal.

sjrhome 12-18-2006 06:20 AM

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Originally Posted by kcrossley2 (Post 27132)
I didn't know that this was a current trend. Interesting. Perhaps it's not that big of a deal.


Yeah, I personally have never done a job for a customer that didnt choose white trim.


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