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Painting exterior vinyl siding


Painting exterior vinyl siding

Find a Retailer Cart [0] Item Added Purchase Samples Wood Lap Siding (Pine or Cedar) Lap siding, or shiplap siding, is typically siding that is made from either pine or cedar. If you are painting previously painted lap siding, remove any loose or peeling paint by scraping and feather-sanding the edges of the peeled area. Caulk any gaps between boards and any holes or large cracks to prevent moisture migration into the wood, which can cause further …

Change vinyl siding to wood


Change vinyl siding to wood

A current trend in home remodeling is doing away with wood siding and installing vinyl siding on the exterior of homes. It s no wonder why; vinyl siding needs no maintenance, and is rot, UV and insect resistant [source: Feirer]. The bonus of installing vinyl into wood siding is that you can simply hammer the nails into the existing surface. This project requires patience and accuracy. If you think you ve got what it takes, read the steps listed below …

Cleaning vinyl siding green mold


Cleaning vinyl siding green mold

As I mentioned earlier this week, we are on Phase 1 of Operation Paint Our Shutters, which is a thrill for me. Phase 1 of painting the shutters led to another house project, cleaning the vinyl siding. Ooh, now that’s a homeowner’s high if I ever heard of one (hope you caught that sarcasm). But clean it must get. Check out this mold (this side of the house gets very little sun, thus the mold). Yup, cause now I’m showing mold on the blog. You’re welcome …

Climbing Plants Vinyl Siding


Climbing Plants Vinyl Siding

When controlled on the right surfaces, ivy can enhance a home. Images Ivy grows as a ground cover and as a climbing vine. The plant has heart-shaped leaves that stay green year-round. When the plant begins to climb, it puts out tendrils with cuplike pads. These little pads attach to the surfaces of trees, mortar, vinyl, wood and glass. A sort of adhesive oozes out of the pads to hold the vine in place. Ivy must be contained or it can cause severe …

Vinyl siding over asbestos shingles


Vinyl siding over asbestos shingles

As it ages, the factory finish deteriorates, but even then the shingles can be painted. So, when new siding is installed on houses having asbestos-cement siding, it s usually done to improve or update the appearance of the house and not because the shingles are worn out. Although asbestos-cement shingles contain asbestos, a carcinogen, they are considered nonfriable and are not regulated as a hazardous material as long as they are not crumbled or …