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  1. Roofing/Siding
    I am installing cedar impressions siding on my house and I want to avoid visible J-channels around the windows. The siding as a 3/4" projection and there will be 1/2" insulation under it. I am considering building picture frame casings with rabbeted edges myself and have the siding guys side up...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello and thank you for your help! I am replacing deck boards on our deck (12x8) and I need to replace a rotted deck board that is partially under a sliding glass door. I'm not certain how to get it out and replace it. I see that you ask folks about their skill level: I am comfortable enough...
  3. Electrical
    I have a 1948 two story colonial with an additional space off the back of the house. I am adding two Fujitsu minisplit heatpump systems to my home. The first system will be a 36k with extra low heating capability paired with 4 indoor units to heat and cool the main house. The second system will...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    I am replacing my siding with vinyl siding but found existing insulative sheathing board. Should I remove that then install my tyvek WRB or leaving it, or replace it? 1993 built home in North Texas
  5. Roofing/Siding
    I want to add siding to the sides of my patio cover. At the top of the cover is a drip edge only (see pic). In trying to figure out all the piece I’ll need, I can’t find an appropriate top piece to slide under the drip edge (I assume that’s what I need in this case). Like a j-channel with an...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Got few ice dams that damaged my vinyl siding. Now I'm shopping for the right siding and all I can see online is 2 or 3 lap sidings. Where can I find this kind of 4 lap sidings? The other way I can think of is to cut the existing 4 lap in the middle horizontally under those laps and hook it to...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    We are in the process of having our house resided with T-11 vinyl and aluminum wrapping around windows. We are concerned about the wrapping already buckling. We have talked to the contractor who assured us this is normal. To me, it does not look right and takes away from the exterior appeal...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    I'm going to be putting vinyl siding over T11 siding. It's mostly painted, except for some areas that were rotting around the bottom that I replaced with plywood. There is plastic behind the T11, so should I Tyvek over the T11? On one hand I think it should be tyveked since the vinyl isn't 100%...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    Hello folks, my house has Aluminum siding, and I gotta tell ya, while I've been happily ignoring it since I moved in in 2018, I get nothing but grief from all contractors that come over to work on the house! There is only one contractor in a 100mi radius that works on vinyl siding, who's website...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    Trying to reno a 1950s house. Started tkaing off the aluminum siding only to find out... There's a 1/2 foam board underneath the aluminum. Under that is the original cement shingle siding. We'd like to put new vinyl siding on. My plan was to remove all the foam board. Then wrap the house...
  11. Building & Construction
    Let me explain current situation first. I had a water leaking issue in the ground floor from the side of my town home where vinyl siding was below grade as you see it in the first picture attached. I dug up soil so siding is now above grade. There were heavy rains over the past weeks, and no...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    We're replacing all the siding on a new house. When the house was built, the builders put foil sheathing on the outside of the framework, and then 1x2 strips outside the foil sheathing and fastened those 1x2s with long staples to the framework of the house. So, we ripped off the siding and...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    I'm used to putting in vinyl siding on houses that have soffit all the way around. I'm doing siding on a small 3b/1b ranch that doesn't have soffit on the left and right sides of the house. The fascia board comes off just enough so that the previous installers simply slipped the top layer of...
  14. Building & Construction
    I recently bought a house that was built in the late 70's. It is mostly brick veneer with vinyl siding on the upper portion of the gable ends. I've noticed that the wood sheathing under the vinyl is exposed at the bottom where it meets the brick. The sheathing is further out than the brick...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    So our pest control company did a shoddy job the first time blocking the underside of our house. Now they've removed that wire mesh and put up new wire mesh. However this left dozens of unsealed screw holes in our vinyl siding. As new homeowners we have no idea how to best repair/seal these...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    my house has new siding installed, there are 4 windows and all the trims are replaced with 1 X 4 certainteed j-pocket pvc trim - see picture. The house is housewrap and thin foam on top of that. The trims mitered cut around the window (not sure what's underneath or if flashing are installed...
  17. Roofing/Siding
    Please help ID a Vinyl Siding. Known: 4 Double, Dutch, 2 row nailing hem. Please look at attachments. Similar to Odyssey Plus, but nailing hem only doubled over to first set of slots.
  18. Roofing/Siding
    Greetings! My first post here. I had my house sided in 2004 with prefinished Certainteed Weatherboard fiber cement 7-1/4" lap siding. It looked nice for a few years and then we had all sorts of problems with warping, shrinking, fading, etc. Recently learned about the class action lawsuit and...
  19. Roofing/Siding
    Hi we did finish our existing deck with fiberglass. In order to do that we had to remove the last row (bottom) of the vinyl siding . When they first built the deck they had to cut half an inch of the bottom of that row. So we cannot use a vinyl Starter Strip to lock the bottom of that row in...
  20. Roofing/Siding
    I am remodeling a 1875 house. I have removed the deteriorated cedar siding and am putting on new sheathing, 1/4 fan fold board, taping seams, and then installing soffit, fascia, and vinyl siding. My main concern and issue comes with trimming out the existing windows. When putting the j-channel...
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