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Old 03-20-2014, 01:37 PM  
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Vinyl siding, I'm guessing is what you want to use. Has a starter that you want to use as much as possible. Any time you can't use a starter like when you have to cut the bottom peice then you are going to use "j" trim. So the height for starting is key. Siding comes in different configurations like 3x3" or 2x5" if you can find one that works so you get to use a starter on the side of the house and the front, that would be best. The corner peice is called corner peice, inside or outside.
Unless you are going with verdical then all of that wouldn't matter and you would use the small "j" trim for starter.
There are tricks to use wood for corners and window trim that almost completely hides the fact that it is vinyl and makes things like the corner beside the deck easier to deal with.
I would have no problem running a skill saw up the side of the house to remove the corner and work on the front, just wrap the house wrap long and tape it to the old siding to keep it waterproof until you get to that.
The structure and make up of the deck will need a close inspection first.
In my ealier instructions I missed roof venting. Correct me if I am wrong, no venting in the soffet of the house (roof hang over on sides of house.)
Is there venting into ceiling of the deck area? Is there vents on the roof of the deck or the house?



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Drop back later we maybe talking about adding vents to the roof.


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Soffet does not appear to be vented. Not sure about deck area question; its open entirely underneath, I can get pictures later (not at home now).

But yes, looking at vinyl siding. So remove front siding, inspect/etc, wrap and cut endges on the sides to open up the corners, overlap the wrap onto the current siding, and then tape it down while doing the install. Does that sound about right? Doesnt seem too bad (hahahah I know it's not a quick / simple job)

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Drop back later we maybe talking about adding vents to the roof.
Ok, what do you want to talk about?
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Ok, what do you want to talk about?
He's going to check later to see what he has, he has no soffet vent.
Would you vent the porch roof?
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We always ventilate all roof decks, porches, garages, living space, unless there's been spray foam applied. Shingle MFG's require a vented roof deck to warranty their product. If there's no soffit (intake) vent, you can add a starter vent under the first course of shingles. It will require removing the first course, cutting the roof deck and filling back in the shingles IF there is a soffit board underneath and not exposed rafter tails.

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Soffet should be easy without damage to the roof.

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If you put up vinyl soffit, PLEASE put all vented soffit, not every 3rd board. It's the only way to get adaquate intake vent area. It's better to have more intake than exhaust vent.

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The more things change the more they get strange. They are building houses so close together that they have decided that you can't have open venting on the side of the house. We had to put in plywood like this house has and wrap the plywood for three feet on front and back. With a hip roof I guess the air will be drawn to where it is need but I have no idea what the plan is for gable style roofs. I suspect we will be seeing alot more houses with gables on the side of the house.



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