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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    hi - i have a corner of the house that has been leaking inside. It is right off of a sunroom and next to the outside door. Upon investigation i found out that the person who installed it never put any house wrap underneath. To make matters worse, the room is pretty much at or below the level of...
  14. Building & Construction
    Getting vinyl siding installed and they've just started it. I just noticed this gap in the seams and was wondering is this normal? Do they use some kind of caulk to minimize the seams? or is it just because the white trim makes it more noticeable?
  15. Building & Construction
    What are the holes in the vinyl siding? (About two feet up and gray in color by the drier vent.) There are many of them (about 300 for a 2700 sq ft 2 story house, 95 years old) and they are dry rotted. They are solid rubber-ish material but some have poked through. Should I use louvered ones...
  16. Windows and Doors
    I'm going to be installing a round window in my home which has vinyl siding. Can anyone point me to a source for flexible J channel that will wrap around the window so I can use to re-install the siding? Thanks!
  17. Building & Construction
    The wood siding on my house needs to go. I am widowed and no longer care to repaint every few years. I was approached by a Polymer Wall System salesman and wish to make a wise decision on how to go. A few weeks ago, I asked a vinyl salesman to leave my home as I could see there are...
  18. Remodeling
    Ok so I have cedar shakes and although I painted them last year they are just ugly! There isn't a mold or insect problem, they are just ugly. So, I just want to put vinyl siding up. Please don't discuss personal opinions on vinyl siding. My question/issue is can I put 1" foam seethering...
  19. Remodeling
    I have a 30 year old house and want to close off one of the exterior doors. I can't find brick to match so I want to side it and then grow some ivy over top to cover it. There is currently an entry door and screen door that leak cold air like a sieve. How would I do this. I am a fairly...
  20. Building & Construction
    Hi, I am looking for some opinions on vinyl siding brands. At Home Depot I can get the Cellwood brand. the Dimensions line would be my choice, it is .44 thick and has a profile of 5/8. Seems to be the best they sell. From Menards, I can get TimberCrest Premium @ .46 with 3/4 profile. Monogram®...
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