Questions About Siding

When re-siding, should Armstrong Temlok Sheathing be replaced?

In live in a 1950's ranch with Temlok Sheathing and no insulation. Should the sheathing be replaced or covered in foam and Tyvek when re-siding the house? Also can the Temlok withstand having insulation blown in behind it? I can't seem to find any information on the Temlok product other than really old ads.

Are there any upsides to using oil stain versus acrlyic latex stain?

As I talk with painters about re-staining the exterior of my cedar sided home, everyone recommends latex stain... Over the years I always used oil... there must be some advantages to oil over latex?

What are my options for painting exterior vinyl siding?

I was thinking of painting my now discolored vinyl siding that has weathered for the last 20 years - as opposed to replacement. There has been no leaks and other than discoloration, the material has no cracks and is still very pliable. One of my friends told me about Moorlife Acrylic Flat Paint N105 as an option which can be tinted color-match.

How much does it cost to have asbestos shingles removed?

I am looking at buying a house with asbestos shingles and was thinking about removing them or covering them for stone facing. Do you have an estimate on how much this will cost?

Cement Board Siding Gaps Between Ends

I bought a house with cement board siding and every single butt end has a space about a 1/2 inch. It looks as though it wasnt put up correctly, it has no caulking on ends by any trim. What can I do to fix this?

House Paint Is Peeling

Our house paint is peeling off, but only is spots directly hit by the Long Beach sunlight. I can't tell if it's from moisture under the siding--I have shake. I'm sure we need to strip, sand, and doing the painting over. What can I use to patch the surface before priming?

Cost Estimate for Restaining Cedar Siding

We are looking to re-stain the exterior of our house. have about 1900 sq.ft. of cedar siding that needs re-staining. What's the approximate cost these days?

Older Vinyl Siding Replacement

I have some older vinyl siding and want to replace the corners with accents. I have been to local stores and found that the corners are a one piece unit. My corners are three pieces. It has two j-channel pieces nailed and the corner snaps onto both strips. I cant find anyone that carries this. So have you heard of this way and where can I find replacements, if they are still available?

Matching 30 Year Old Vinyl Siding

We had a storm come through and did damage to the vinyl siding, it is 30 years old. I am having a lot of trouble trying to match the old siding with new siding. How do I go about finding the best match?

How do I find out who the manufacturer is of my house vinyl siding?

The house was sided 10 years ago and the company went out of business. I need to replace some areas of the house and need th siding to match. Where do I start?

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