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RE: Siding question

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by firefighterjake, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    We had our home resided and put on a new roof. All the trim, even some vinyl shingles, no more painting! Looks good to us. the installer also put some insulation on the walls, and sealed around all the doors and windows.

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    So far I'm really loving the siding . . . went with a mid-grade . . . from a few feet away it almost looks like painted or stained wood (other than that tell tale two strip joint every so often). A restaurant in town recently went with the same stuff and I had to really get up close to see if it was painted wood clapboards or vinyl. In case anyone is wondering . . . went with Mastic's Carved Wood in Quiet Willow -- in some light it looks green, in other light gray.

    Project is moving along . . . I have had to stop and replace rotten sills at a couple of places. Good news/bad news I suppose. Bad news with the rot, but at least knowing about it now before putting up the siding is a good thing. Also good news -- I think I'll have enough kindling for the next three years with all the cedar shingles that are coming off the house.
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    Housewrap (Tyvek, etc.) as a water barrier is always applied directly to OSB first before foam insulation in applied. Funny thing is you usually staple it on. And lots of them. Talk a bout a water barrier. Anyhow, housewrap first (expensive), then foam insulation. Roofing guns work fastest. All seams get taped.
  4. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Figured I would give folks an update . . . new windows installed in the upstairs replacing the 1976 vintage windows we had in place that had bad seals, installed 3/4 inch foam panels on three of the four sides (the front was rebuilt with 6 inch walls a few years back and we wanted to achieve a certain look there), new vents were installed in the attic and knee wall spaces, vinyl siding installed and all trim was wrapped in painted aluminum. It's a funny thing, but years ago when we were looking at homes to buy I told my wife I did not want a house with a metal roof or vinyl siding . . . and in the end . . . that's what I ended up with. Here's some before and after pics . . . before pics was from Fall a few years back. View attachment 105988 View attachment 105988

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  5. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    That looks good to me. It is also very practical which is very important when you live in Maine. Nice to know you won't have to worry about the snow load on your roof.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Very nice. No kidding about snow load. Wow that is a roof pitch.
  7. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Which is one reason I did not even attempt it myself . . . the crazy thing is two guys did this . . . with only a couple of ladders . . . in the middle of winter . . . and they had to level out the roof. They asked for a little more than the quoted price at the end of the project . . . I figured they earned it.
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    That looks great Jake. Real classy and fresh looking.

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