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    Replacing the siding of your home is not an easy decision to make. There are countless factors to take into account, from price and durability to aesthetic criteria and energy efficiency. One of the major concerns of homeowners in the climates that have a definitive heating season is how...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Hey y'all! I'm helping mother in law with a rather serious ongoing water leak. The water comes off the roof, along the adjoining wall and to the gutter (that abuts the wall), but some water runs between the gutter and the wall and has rotted the exterior siding, rotted the interior drywall and...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    I noticed some large spots of water on the exterior sidings of the house earlier today morning. It was a bit chilly outside but not like where you'd need a jacket. Looked strange. Would be grateful if someone could advise what could cause this. The property is about an year old. The window seen...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Hi everyone, Came across a siding question and looking for ideas. I am running PVC watertable board at the bottom of my walls. On top of the watertable board I have a z-flash. Then my starter strip and then the siding. What I am having an issue with figuring out is how I am going to snap the...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    ok first I am not doing this myself but I need help because I don't want to look un knowledgeable. I have been taking down the old siding on my house and the old rotted soffits. I had a new roof put on before winter. Now I want to have to soffits covered up but big question some tell me I...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    My house was built in 1986 and I've recently put new vinyl siding and roof. However, I'm looking to add some exterior touches to make it look more like a "newer" home. Any suggestions?
  7. 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...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    Hi there, I've been burning two 8" red cedar channel siding boards at the same time, then putting the charred sides face to face and onto a pile without stickers (spacing boards). I thought I was going to be able to install the siding this summer but I had a few setbacks and need to put the job...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    I removed a set of exterior stairs and discovered some dry rot. I removed siding surrounding the dry rot until I could see no more damage. I then cleaned out the dry rot. 1) What kind of professional should I be seeking help from? 2) If I were to do it myself, what would my options be? a)...
  10. Painting
    (I've asked this question before, so please bear with me :P The circumstances now are a little different than the last time I asked) Here's the deal: my old wood-siding 19th century house is peeling paint pretty much everywhere. We've decided we want to get as much of the old peeling stuff...
  11. Painting
    OK, so, here's the scenario: we've got a house built in the late 19th century. The current paint job is cracked and peeling all over the place. We're trying to repaint it, and our goal is a longer lasting paint job so we don't have to redo this nightmare anytime soon. I've invested in a...
  12. Painting
    Hello folks: I have previously painted cedar siding on the house and we want to re-paint. Is oil better than acrylic? Will it still need two coats of paint, if it has not worn out? Thanks for your advice.
  13. Painting
    Hello, everyone - this is my third post looking for advice on this project. The first two were very helpful, fingers crossed for this one. So, I have an old turn of the century house with cracking, peeling lead paint on the exterior. I've tried a dozen different techniques to get it off so we...
  14. Painting
    All, Our house was built around 1900, and the paint on it is in very bad shape. It's peeling all over the place, and has lead in it. I don't know how many layers we're talking about - let's say a few. It's an 1800 square foot home with two stories and an attached 3 car garage. We're...
  15. Roofing/Siding
    I live in a older mobile home in Louisiana and I am removing the metal siding and windows. I am installing new double pain windows and T1-11 with 12" space 4X8 sheet siding. I am not sure if I should install the windows first or the siding then the windows and trim. I am going to wrap the walls...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    Hello Everyone, Please help us! The Link below is a video of our 3,000 Sq. Ft. wood siding home that we have entered into a siding contest for a 100k Home Make Over. Please click "Love it" if you like the video and want to support us. Whether we win or not we will replace all the siding and...
  17. Roofing/Siding
    I have a 1950's Garage and Gable in tulsa and it has crappy vinyl siding on it. I want to remove the useless soffits (they are currently covered in Vinyl- no venting). I will remove them when I reside it with fiber cement. I have considered putting some inconspicuous vents on the sides and then...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    Well...it's time to reside... I live in San Diego and am about to tackle residing my house. The house currently has wood siding nailed directly to the studs. No sheathing, no insulation and no barriers all the way to the plaster. I am planning on doing the following: Replace existing siding...
  19. Roofing/Siding
    Hi- I'm new to this forum. Bought a home last November, been a busy DIY-er. My father is a big believer in DIY and had trade experience, I was fortunate to get an education in various trades early in life. I'm quite handy, but am a believer of seeking advice of experts when in doubt. I'm...
  20. Roofing/Siding
    I had my siding done last year and this year i noticed it was wavy. The contractor came out, said a few pieces were cut to long or the nail was hung too high, etc. They replaced several pieces. One side of my house, however, looks bad. Some days are worse than others and it only looks bad from...
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