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  1. Windows and Doors
    We have vinyl windows in our home. I'm interested in storm windows for some of those windows. The home is about 16 years old. I talked with Lowe's and the company that makes storm windows for them. They said the existing vinyl windows would be an issue. Because the storm windows are attached by...
  2. Flooring
    Hi there, We purchased a 100 year old farmhouse that has "sagged" in the middle. When we took possession there were crappy old indoor/outdoor rugs that we removed on the second floor, and have been living on the sub-floors since (for now). We'd like to put new flooring down now. Each...
  3. Blog
    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...
  4. Flooring
    I have recently purchased the Allure Trafficmaster vinyl snap together flooring and have had a ton of issues with installing it. Can't get it to stay "snapped" together while I am installing the other planks.....So I am in search of a similar type of DYI flooring that is more user friendly than...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    Hi all, I was recently remodeling my bathroom and took an orbital sander to the trim around the vinyl window to prep for repainting. Well the orbital sander hit the white vinyl frame part and now I have a series of black scuffs on the frame. I am at a complete loss on how to fix this. Any one...
  6. Flooring
    Floor type - Vinyl Location - next to the patio glass door Condition - very sunny - almost all day sun (no water) In order to protect the floor from the dust from shoes when someone come in from the deck, I kept small pieces of carpet. However, the spot under the carpet has been turning very...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    I just bought a house and want to mount a post box on the front of the house next to the front door. The house has vinyl siding, so I assumed I would need to drill through the vinyl and into the structure of the house and use an anchor. When I drilled into the vinyl I discovered there is 4...
  8. Windows and Doors
    Hi, we have a number of vinyl windows with double pane windows but the sealed units are done. Yes, the windows are all fogged up. I wanted to replace just the sealed unit with a thermal low e insert. My question is that I am able to quickly get the glazing stops off from the inside. The problem...
  9. Flooring
    Good evening, I've been in this section a couple times so pardon me. My plan was to cover the vinyl asbestos tile with another type of flooring but due to finances I am restricted from doing that. The cheapest solution I have thought of is to paint over the VAT. Just either stencil or design...
  10. Painting
    Hello everybody, I'm new here and hoping to find some help with this: The situation: I want to re-decorate our hallway. It has painted walls as far as I can tell the paint is applied straight to the plaster. I don't want to repaint but use this vinyl wallpaper. The only wallpaper I have used...
  11. Remodeling
    What would be the best way to remove vinyl flooring?
  12. Flooring
    I am installing Coretec luxury vinyl planks 5"W X 48"L. I have two rectangular areas of my floor that are each about 8' long X 24" wide. Both areas run along walls. These areas are flat with the rest of the floor 24" out from the wall but then dip to 1/2" lower at the edge of the wall. One...
  13. Windows and Doors
    I have a 72x96 sliding vinyl patio door and the frame is not plumb. I can slide the door panel into the frame but have to push out on the handle to do so. The rollers are fine and it slides fine until it hits the frame as it closes. My gut is that it was not installed properly but now I need...
  14. Flooring
    Hi everyone, new to the forums but I've been a lurker for a while now. I wanted to ask for advice on whether or not fir flooring under plywood and vinyl in the kitchen would be salvageable? Our house was built in the early 1900's and our entire house has fir floors, we have removed the...
  15. Building & Construction
    I'm hoping this Building & Construction forum is the right place to ask this (adhesives) question: Is there a glue that would work to glue flexible, thick, smooth vinyl (picture clear carpet runners) to a piece of the same? (could be called "plastic carpet runners"... usually have little spikes...
  16. 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...
  17. Flooring
    We pulled up most of the carpeting in our back sunroom and were planning on replacing with vinyl, but stopped when we saw a layer of felt instead of an actual pad. We thought the felt was glued to plywood so we were going to let the flooring folks remove the rest of the carpet, the plywood...
  18. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I am planning to install ceramic tiles on my kitchen floor. Current floor is vinyl. My contractor suggested that I don't need to remove the existing vinyl sheet, rather he would nail thin ply wood sheets on top of the existing vinyl floor and then install ceramic tiles. My questions: 1. Is...
  19. Painting
    Hi! I need to repaint wooden window frames. I was planning on using a heat gun to strip the old paint. Problem is, our house is covered with vinyl siding. I've never used a heat gun before, just don't want to ignite a whole house with a press of the button. I was wondering if any of you have...
  20. Flooring
    Hello all, I did some searching but didn't find an exact scenario to match this. In my basement (on this side of the house it's at/above grade) I have some old gaudy vinyl sheeting covering the floor. There's a big old ugly seam cover right down the middle and I was thinking about ways to go...
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