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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi all. First time poster, attempting to save money while replacing siding and windows. My big question is, how do we know the margins that window suppliers and contractors are paying for any type of window? Whether it be Milgard, Marvin, vinyl, fiberglass, or wood...it seems that the...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi all, my wife and I installed a sliding glass door at the back of our house last weekend. We had to cut out a section of the back wall and aluminum siding out back. The door slid in like butter, but now it is time to put the aluminum siding back (resized of course) over the excess that we...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    My home has fiber cement siding and I want to screw an address plaque on it. The sign comes with 2 smallish screws but I don't want to split the siding. Any suggestions?
  4. Building & Construction
    I currently occupy a home built in the 1870s some of which has been modernized, much of which has not. In short, it's cold house despite my best efforts to seal any air leaks (from the inside), having insulated windows and a brand spankin' new furnace that is actually sized properly (unlike the...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi all. Hoping someone can help me. I resided my house and had the wood window and door trim capped with aluminum for maintenance. My windows have a wood drip cap at the top (like a top sill) that extends beyond the window trim about 1" on each side. This was capped as well, but there's a...
  6. Building & Construction
    We are about to replace all of our windows, as well as the dryvit and stone veneer on the front of our house. Every one of our windows has leaked, and the OSB under the stone and dryvit has rotted in spots (it just crumbles). We want to avoid any possibility of rot in the future, so we are...
  7. Building & Construction
    Maybe this should be in painting, but... I know, you are not supposed to caulk butt joints on house siding but this is a problem that is "outside the box." Please regard that "typical" does not apply here and that I have followed all the common steps.:( When my house was built about thirty...
  8. Building & Construction
    I am going to be insulating and siding my house in the next month or so. The house currently has mostly stucco and some existing vinyl. The question I have is whether I should remove the stucco first or just put the insulation and siding over the stucco (as siding contractors typically do around...
  9. Building & Construction
    In May our 1930 2-story wood frame house had cellulose blown in from the exterior by a professional. The house is sided, with a bit of foam board under the siding, then regular clapboard. He drilled in the top and bottom of the bays, lifting only the course of siding needed to access the bay...
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