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Old 12-17-2006, 01:02 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 12-17-2006, 07:27 AM   #2
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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