Thought I would ask here since cant make up my mind on this one.
Have a small one story I keep as a rental house, may finally get some free time to work on it.
Anyway, it has re painted aluminum siding installed over just the black felt board. One side of the house had some hail damage or dings and had thought of replacing. Also this one side that gets the sun had an area that the nails were pulling out. Seems they only used 1” roof nails to attach.
So replace one side and paint the house or tear off and go with vinyl siding?
I have had quite a few Aluminum siding jobs that I painted and it does seems to hold paint 10 to 15 years. And normally don’t have to worry about the oil canning vinyl can sometimes get even when installed right. But small one story on a slab so not much more work with vinyl and I would use at least a .048 vinyl and don’t have to worry about painting or dents.
Thanks for the opinions.
I have yet to of heard anyone having vinyl being stripped off of a house for scrap.
I have worked alot with vinyl and if installed correctly and if you have a good product line there should not be any oil canning. I've worked with Certainteed, Mitten, and Vytec. Installed thousands of squares without oil canning and without using .048. In my area aluminum isn't stocked so I would be hit with freight fees and only full carton qty... In turn I would probably go with vinyl. But if you have vendors who stock the aluminum repalcing would probably be the cheaper route. But don't be so quick to dismiss vinyl.
One side of the house had some hail damage or dings and had thought of replacing.
Ok I gotta ask. WHAT THE FCK IS OIL CANNING? :blink:
-- PA woodbutcher -- The reason I thought it would be cheaper if he had a supplier who stocked the aluminum is I thought he would only replace one side if he went back with aluminum but if he went with vinyl he would replace the entire house. But thanks for assuming I didn't know aluminum was more expensive.
Sorry...context. Never thought about just replacing the one side myself. If he's talking hardi or replacing with vinyl, cost can't be an overriding factor. If you just replaced the one side, you would still have to paint as you would never come close to matching.
FLATERY WILL GET YOU EVERYWHERE! LOL:laughing:It's been a LONG time since I was referred to as youth!'Way back before you were a gleam in yer daddy's eye, they used to make round oil cans with a long snout on them. The bottom of the can was slightly convex.
You would tip the can upside down, place the snout where the oil needed to go, and press on the center of the can's bottom to force the oil out while it made a pleasing "boinka-boinka" sound.
My earliest memory of changing oil for/with my father was taking an oil can and punching it with a chrome spout and then pouring.(glug, glug was the sound I remember! ) I assume it's close to what you were describing.
'round these parts, the term usually refers to a nominally flat surface that for whatever reason has become convex or concave. Just like the bottom of that can above.How is the term "oil canning" used in reference to vinyl siding?
If you're old enough to remember that, surely you've used one of these? :thumbsup:
'round these parts, the term usually refers to a nominally flat surface that for whatever reason has become convex or concave. Just like the bottom of that can above.
I get a kick out of collecting "older" tools etc. like the all metal circular saws.jigsaws etc.