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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, I'm having my kitchen redone in Massachusetts. This required part of a wall to be replaced, and the door moved. I notice a straight vertical line where the new siding starts. My question is, is this OK, or could it have been installed staggered with the existing siding, and is this better...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Some people in my congested urban neighborhood of Victorians have a hard exterior siding with multiple, staggered large shingles (Maybe 12" x 8"). There looks to be a metal backing attached to the side of the house. The shingles are hammered into the metal backing with nails. They are not...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    Hi all. We moved into a new custom built home on 11/2015. Since then we've had 2 pieces of siding that have fallen off and one that's about to fall off. I don't have a picture of the first one that fell off, but I have a pic of the 2nd one that did and the 3rd one that is working its way off...
  4. Carpentry
    My husband and I own a 24' wide retail building that's located in a small town in South Dakota. Before winter is here, we'd like to update the front of our building by installing larger windows and changing some of the siding material. Both of us are Los Angeles transplants, so we're used to...
  5. Building & Construction
    Dear experts, Recently, I found a piece of a wooden clapboard rotten. I tried to get an instruction how to fix it, but found only how to replace the whole clapboard. Is it possible to replace about 1.5' piece? If yes, how to do it? Thanks, Dmitriy Reznik
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi there everyone I have a problem in the Toilet area of my home, the weatherboards have become rotten before I owned the property and now this has rooted the upright studs and the floor plate. What is the easiest way to fix this, my plan was to remove the siding from the outside then cut the...
  7. Building & Construction
    I'm wondering how well this painted wood exterior is going to hold up against the weather (see attached photos). The rest of the home exterior has siding (or brick), so I'm not sure why this area has nothing but painted wood. Would simply painting this area every other year suffice to keep it...
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