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  1. Windows, Siding and Doors
    I have a mobile home with a new construction window that the siding was cut back too far an now there is a gap. Any ideas you have to fill in the gap? My idea is to put Jchannel around the window, then 6" coil stock between Jchannel and siding, but then I'm not sure what to put on top to ensure...
  2. Windows, Siding and Doors
    Thanks for letting me join this great site. I am not a contractor but I have built many additions, cabins, etc and am well versed in framing principles. But I have a question about steel siding. I have a situation on my cottage where I need to use steel siding for a section of lower wall. My...
  3. Windows, Siding and Doors
    Guys, I am very new to construction and renovations. I'm an office manager recently hired by a small renovator. I have been tasked with finding a way to measure this second floor addition sun room for siding WITHOUT using a tape measure. My boss swore up and down there's an app, or a type of...
  4. Construction
    Hey everyone how would you go about swapping out the wood Trim under the drip edge hardy plank. Between basement walls and hardy plank. And is that drip edge built into the hardy plank? Zoom in to look at drip edge im talking about? What is the best way to tackle this. Any tips are more than...
  5. Remodeling
    I'm an Oregon homeowner who needs repairs to the soffit + rake trim on the front, a section of loose vinyl paneling on one side, and a hole given to chronic birds-nesting, and all these repairs are near the roof's edge (30-35 ft high). I'm afraid to hire a contractor who doesn't have insurance...
  6. General Discussion
    So my question is"what is the general rule for siding prices is it roughly the same as everything else...2x the price of materials for labor and profit?" Because my materials price for 27sq of vinyl shake siding with fanfold insulation, some plywood replacement and azek window trim comes to...
  7. Masonry
    This house was built in 1980 and it is a raised bungalow ranch with a poured concrete foundation that is 4 ft above grade. The rest of the home has brick and vinyl siding. There is one corner of the house on the North East side where the brick is always visibly damp where it meets the...
  8. Business
    I work in a northern state where it can get very cold and windy. We do siding and window installs all year round. The issue I am having is when its okay to postpone a job due to weather. In my opinion, and back in the day, nothing stopped a job, you throw on extra layers and keep going. However...
  9. Windows, Siding and Doors
    Hey folks, I am a siding contractor looking to learn more about the industry in and around Coquitlam, Port Moody, North Van etc. I would love to move out there. I currently live in Edmonton AB and have been a siding contractor here for about 15 years. Most of my work the past few years has been...
  10. General Discussion
    I am doing a project with 8-1/4" x 12' cement fiber board to install on older home with existing 3/4" cedar tough & groove structural sheathing (re-screwed at studs) with new tar paper coverage. 3 questions: 1.) what is the butt joint gap (clearance) on a 8'x 30' and 8'x40' wall dimensions...
  11. Windows, Siding and Doors
    Hello everyone, my question is how many inches should a PVC facia board overhang the soffit? Standard standard length of PVC that I have is 1”x8”. I am doing 6 inch gutters with arctic white Hardie plank siding. Secondary concern I have is that if I ask my contractor to rip the facia making it...
  12. Roofing
    Hello. Thanks for your time. I have an exterior business located in East Tennessee. We specialize in roofing, siding, and gutters. We've been in business for a few years now, and have done a reasonably good job keeping up with the industry. Recently, over the last few months or so, we've learned...
  13. Windows, Siding and Doors
    We bought a house and the 16' kitchen bumpout is missing the bottom capping. The contractors I called dont want to mess with such a small project and the one company that came out to quote it wanted $2500. I'm semi handy, is there an easy way I could do this myself? I've included a photo. Thanks...
  14. Windows, Siding and Doors
    I bought a CMU block wall house built in 1942 last year and am residing over the block. I've already used waterproof primer on the blocks to prevent moisture on the exterior and will be doing the same inside for an additional level of protection. Can I put the wood siding directly on the block...
  15. Remodeling
    Hey all, I'm talking on a house repainting job. The house is 100+ years old with cedar siding; there's 3 old layers / colors of paint. It's peeling everywhere. After attempting to sand and scrap by hand it's clear that this will be far to time consuming and won't look good. All the paint...
  16. Windows, Siding and Doors
    I have a client that is asking us to install engineered wood siding over their concrete block foundation. It is an old Sears Roebuck house from the early 30s. The concrete block foundation is made out of those old rock-faced concrete blocks. We are installing a rainscreen on the upper portion...
  17. Windows, Siding and Doors
    I'm looking for a good catch phrase for the company for a flyer we are making, the company revolves around windows, doors, roofing, siding, custom kitchen jobs, finish work, basically a little bit of everything! if someone can help me with a good, no a great catch phrase, then it will be...
  18. General Discussion
    I have a friend who is building homes and selling them to where people can afford them. He originally was paying .39 cents a linear foot for 7 inch lap and gap cedar siding but the company stopped selling. I know this price woud be hard to beat but we'll have to find the cheapest out there in...
  19. Help Wanted or Looking For Work
    Fast growing General Contractor looking for competitive roofing, siding, and gutter subcontractors. Please call Peter Meyers 708-293-1301 serious inquiries only. Must be insured and bonded. Chicago Land Area
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