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Nammy 10-19-2010 03:59 AM

Help Temp fix required
 
I'm looking for a temp fix for a section of siding removed on my house that will last the winter before I replaced the siding next spring. I removed a door and had the fix some of the rooting wood so now I'm left with a large area without protection. I have tar paper on right now but looking for something better for the winter months ahead.

DrHicks 10-19-2010 08:10 AM

How big is this area?

From what you're describing, if it was my house, I think I'd get a 4x8 piece of 1/4 inch plywood, cut it to fit, and nail it up. Then I'd use healthy amounts of paint and caulk to seal it up. A lower quality caulk will do a decent job of sealing, but by spring will be starting to lose the fight - making it easier to remove it.

Nammy 10-19-2010 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by DrHicks (Post 50001)
How big is this area?

From what you're describing, if it was my house, I think I'd get a 4x8 piece of 1/4 inch plywood, cut it to fit, and nail it up. Then I'd use healthy amounts of paint and caulk to seal it up. A lower quality caulk will do a decent job of sealing, but by spring will be starting to lose the fight - making it easier to remove it.

Thanks for the reply, I was thinking along the same lines. I wonder how that pink foam insulation would hold up installing it the same way as the plywood deal??

DrHicks 10-19-2010 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Nammy (Post 50052)
Thanks for the reply, I was thinking along the same lines. I wonder how that pink foam insulation would hold up installing it the same way as the plywood deal??

Not very well.

On the other hand, it might not be a bad idea to put some 1/2 up, then nail the plywood over the top of it. I'd use longer shingle nails to do it.

Certainly isn't going to hurt anything.

Nammy 10-20-2010 04:19 PM

I went with the plywood. Should be good till next spring.:)


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