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  1. Windows and Doors
    I'd like to replace the vinyl windows (eight in total) in my house. The windows are all vinyl, including the frames, sashes, etc. and are molded units. There is no molding holding the sashes in (They tilt in with a release) and no parting strips. They are held in place by nailing flanges on...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi, I am replacing a few windows in my home and am wondering which parts of the exterior to caulk. The replacement windows are vinyl and are being installed in the existing openings. After the windows are installed the existing exterior trim on all 4 sides is being covered with new aluminum...
  3. Painting
    My whole house has been sanded down in preparation for stain. The old cedar cleaned up way better than I thought it would. I did a test area using TWP 1500 series in pecan on the back of my house and thought it looked great (warm golden brown). However, another test spot on the front of the...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone, Question - Is it ok to use composite deck screws for holding T1-11 siding and/or 3/4 plywood for roofing ? I've used them and they seem to hold great, but I'm curious if there are any long term problems with these kinds of fasteners in regular wood. Thank you !
  5. Building & Construction
    I want to install a new exterior door in my house, and my house has aluminum siding. Does anyone have a good process to do this or any tips. Does the siding have to be removed? Can you cut a hole through the siding and not remove it? Any advice dealing with the aluminum siding would be great.
  6. Remodeling
    My son and I looked at a 90 year old house (for him). Price was $79k, it's a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home on 1/2 acre. It has new windows and new doors, new roof, and furnace is only 8 years old (oil forced air). It had the electrical upgraded to 100 amp breaker box more recently too. It will need...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I noticed some bees getting between the sidings and the brick exterior (please see pictures). Is this gap supposed to be sealed/caulked? If yes, what is the best material to use for a clean finish? Thanks
  8. Building & Construction
    Hi Everyone, I am getting ready to build out an outdoor kitchen. All of the utilities were run when we had the house built, so I don't need to add any significant electrical or plumbing. I will be adding a built in NG Grill, drop in sink, some stainless cabinet doors, and a fridge. You can...
  9. Painting
    Our siding is 95 years old, don't know what it's made of, guessing cedar or pine? If cedar, is there any risk of bleeding when we apply EcoBond Lead Defender or are the tannins long stabilized at its advanced age? If there's still a risk, could we do an alkyd primer on top of the Ecobond...
  10. Carpentry
    Hi, First time posting, so please forgive me if this topic has already been discussed (I tried searching and didn't find anything). I am a part-time handyman/contractor and am trying to make a privacy fence around a customers trashcans. He is interested in the sides being made from...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    The drywall inside the wall has a little bit of mold on it, and i've known the siding is soft in spot on the outside and window trim too. See pics. I'm wondering if I can just replace a few of the siding pieces and wood fill the wholes in trim? Trying to decide if I need to replace all the...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    After an extensive Google search and visiting 3 different stores (Lowe's, Home Depot, Menards) I can not find a siding vent that fits a hole that is 9.5 x 5.5 inches. Does anyone know where to find one? Thanks!
  13. Roofing/Siding
    We got a shed custom built by a local contractor. The shed was built on a concrete pad. The issue we are currently dealing with is related to the improper installation of the vinyl siding. The bottom strip of vinyl siding was not installed low enough to protect the sheathing against water (or...
  14. Roofing/Siding
    The siding above our garage and porch is rotting near the roof-line (see photos). Both areas never get sun, which I think caused or exacerbated it. I researched replacing the boards but it's beyond my ability to do a good job. (On a scale of 1 to 10 my DIY skill level is about a 3.) I...
  15. Roofing/Siding
    Shed Project, not sure if it's worth repairing, what do you think? Florida's sun hits it's front all day, high humidity. I may be able to fix the doors but not sure since one is bent at the top: remove hardware, replace the rusted ones, sand off old paint, prime and paint with 100% acrylic...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    Hi all - hope someone here knows how to install housewrap, flashing, and siding around this door opening to make sure it's properly protected from rain and wind. I've looked all over the internet and not found any good videos or posts. This is what my rough opening looks like: I'm planning to...
  17. Building & Construction
    A new house is being built next to my mother's Victorian, which will completely cover one side of her house and make it inaccessible. Developer will install flashing and water gutter at roof seam. * Should we still be concerned about water invasion getting into our siding? Some factors: Paint...
  18. Carpentry
    Hi there and thanks for your help. I have inherited a few hundred dollars worth of wooden siding. It was previously painted before being stored under a deck for many years (not sure how many!). There were lots of woodlouse & spiders, but the area was dry as the deck above was covered with a...
  19. Roofing/Siding
    Hi everyone, I had a contractor replace my siding this spring and now after the first big rain storm of the season I have water damage in my house. I believe it is due to the siding company not installing the siding properly and leaving nail holes, cuts and gaps in my old flashing. It appears...
  20. Roofing/Siding
    I am seeing some bug waste+wood/soil on my stairs ( see attached images ) . If I bang on vinyl siding more and more such soil drops down on the stairs. Is this common to have some kinda bug infestation or shall I take out vinyl siding , check and do paste control ( if needed ) ? Any suggestion...
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