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  1. 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...
  2. 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®...
  3. Building & Construction
    I have a 35' 10" wall with no windows or doors. My siding is 12' 6" long, so the starter course is obviously 2 full pieces and the third is approximately 11 feet long. The scrap of 18-20 inches will be too small to use. If I start the second row with an 11 foot piece, my joints will be 16 to...
  4. Remodeling
    Since I moved into my house last year, I have discovered the woman who owned it before me was a master (mistress?) of the "If I can't see it, it's fixed," solution to home repair problems. I am a woman myself, so no wisecracks, okay, guys? I want to take care of this place. It is 50 years...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I need some suggestions for repairing a small quarter-sized hole in some vinyl siding. I have thought of redoing the entire wall, but that seems to be overkill. I have also thought of replacing just the piece with the hole, but doubt I can get a good color match with the 7 year old existing...
  6. Building & Construction
    A little over a year ago we had our aluminum siding replaced with vinyl siding and we have been experiencing ongoing issues ever since. Today the contractor brought out another installer to do yet another round of repairs. This installer used visible rivets to hold the siding together. I can...
  7. Building & Construction
    My home was built in the 80"s, I have brick on the first floor, and I am planning to installing siding on the second floor. Does anyone know if it is wiser to install a premium vinyl siding that comes with the insulation, or install a premium non-insulated vinyl siding combined with a higher...
  8. Carpentry
    I have a 100 yr. old house that was sided in the 1970's, and I am about to have new vinyl siding replace the old. A question raised by the family living there at the moment is, is there a lead paint danger to the children when the old siding is removed & the outside walls are bare?
  9. New Member Introductions
    I found this site, by doing a Google search for DIY home repair. Back in September 2010, we were hit by a hail storm that damaged our home. I live in a mobile home, that I own. I have vinyl siding, and one side of my home was severely damaged. It looks like someone took a baseball bat to it...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hello, I am working on vinyl siding my house. I have taken off the old siding, installed foam board and have wrapped the house in Tyvek. My concern is at the windows. Because I windows were installed before I wrapped the house, how do I make sure that the windows are properly sealed to make...
  11. Building & Construction
    Recently wind took off a few pieces of siding from my house :eek: and now I have the pleasure of reattaching it. The only problem is that the vinyl siding looks like it was attached to some sort of material that resembles drywall. Nails and screws pull right out of it. Any one have any ideas...
  12. Building & Construction
    I have a garage I have been building and I have ran into a problem with the vinyl siding locking in correctly in the top 2 or 3 rows. I don't have the problem anywhere else - just the rows near the under sill trim (utility trim I think it is called, too). The siding in the picture has been...
  13. Building & Construction
    We have a ICF full walkout basement. We are installing vinly siding on one side of it, and fiberboard/stucco look on the other 3 sides. Is house wrap someting we need to install first?? We have heard it is not necessary with the ICF. If it is necessary, would nails hold? I think the windows...
  14. Building & Construction
    Hello. I have a wood fence that rubs on the side of my house, and is extremely loud. I have been thinking about fastening the post to the house, but that requires me to go through our vinyl siding. I do understand that the vinyl needs room to expand and contract (make a bigger hole than the...
  15. 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...
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