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Old 12-07-2015, 04:56 PM   #1
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Exterior siding/entry door


I noticed the other day our side entry storm door was missing part of the siding at the bottom. What is missing and how do I replace?
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:23 AM   #2
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Grab a piece of J-Channel to color match and replace if you want to keep that look.

Most go with a toe kick trim board in lieu of siding.
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Use utility trim not J molding. (also called under sill)
Reason being J sticks out to far from the wall and will funnel water behind the wall.
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Good idea Joe. Its not on the thickest part of the panel so it should fit fine.
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I would use j channel and undersill trim
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maybe its just me. but i don;t like siding in that area = just waiting to get damaged.
i would want something substantial there.
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maybe its just me. but i don;t like siding in that area = just waiting to get damaged.
i would want something substantial there.
I agree, but the problem with removing the siding and putting a nice piece of cedar or PVC trim board under the door, is you would need to remove the j-channel running across the bottom and replacing the j-channel on each side of the door extending it down to the bottom.
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What's the distance from the threshold to the sheathing?
Anything beyond that is is going to act like a funnel to make any water run behind the threshold.
Looks like you already have issues.
Someones already tried wrapping the exposed wood with coil stock.
Using something like PVC lumber below the threshold would be best but if it sticks out beyond the threshold it's a waste of time and money.
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I dunno Joe.... maybe they wrapped the plate from a no paint or maintenance stand point.

But I completely agree that anything out past the threshold would be totally wrong. I still say, that replacing the j-channel on both sides of the door, along with cutting it out across the bottom of the door, just to put a piece of PVC trim board there, would be a LOT more work than a nice piece of dual or single undersill trim under that threshold and locking that siding back in place.

Just sayin....
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I dunno Joe.... maybe they wrapped the plate from a no paint or maintenance stand point.

But I completely agree that anything out past the threshold would be totally wrong. I still say, that replacing the j-channel on both sides of the door, along with cutting it out across the bottom of the door, just to put a piece of PVC trim board there, would be a LOT more work than a nice piece of dual or single undersill trim under that threshold and locking that siding back in place.

Just sayin....
I agree with all of this except that a "LOT more work" implies that it's difficult and/or time consuming when in reality it's not. 'In my eye' the difference is instead of it taking 15 min it takes 45.

Siding (especially vinyl) does not belong in that spot.
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I agree with all of this except that a "LOT more work" implies that it's difficult and/or time consuming when in reality it's not. 'In my eye' the difference is instead of it taking 15 min it takes 45.

Siding (especially vinyl) does not belong in that spot.
Your right of course, but I was trying to look at it from a DIY point of view, not a pro who works with this stuff all the time.
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