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  • Posted in thread: Suggestions for installing vinyl on porch posts please on 09-16-2007 at 06:12 AM
    I have the same issue with my old gingerbread posts and rails. the old wood work is awesome
    looking but beat up from years of neglect and abuse, I thought about beadblasting and MAYBE a
    spray on vinyl...

  • Posted in thread: Near flat roof leaking should I shingle over? on 04-12-2007 at 05:18 AM
    BUMP!Jumpin the thread up to see if you used metal and if so could you post some pics...... The
    transition at the peak should look really good in metal...(IF it is done right.)Thanks MTC

  • Posted in thread: Dryvit? on 03-22-2007 at 06:33 PM
    I have read up on Dryvit, and found some good things and some bad things. I have a customer
    that is interested in putting it on the porch area of there home. Since I specialize in Steel
    lifelong resto...

  • Posted in thread: Re-Roofing on 03-22-2007 at 06:19 PM
    Glenn is right! Average shingle cost L&M is around 200-250 a square. We install standing seam
    all day long for 350-450. Not twice the price, but 4 times the life. You will shingle 4 times
    at an averag...

  • Posted in thread: Best siding for Minnesota? on 01-06-2007 at 10:45 AM
    Hello all and I am sorry for the site being down for a few days, we changed servers and hosting
    companies. Not to argue about hardi-plank siding but it is not a maintenance free exterior but
    I would u...

  • Posted in thread: Best siding for Minnesota? on 10-26-2006 at 06:40 AM
    Hardi-plank siding is known for wicking and you can see that on my website. As far as vinyl
    being the only option, you are completely mislead. Seamless steel siding was born in your area,
    just a bit e...

  • Posted in thread: Metal breaks on 10-14-2006 at 06:42 AM
    Very nice looking work Cranbrook!! I might suggest checking Ebay from time to time. Also there
    are other auction sites like Ubid and Yahoo auctions that get some odd stuff from time to time.
    Nice pics...

  • Posted in thread: Please Help Diagnose Leaking Mobile Home (New) Includes Pics on 09-21-2006 at 06:44 AM
    Vik check your PM box I have sent you a message that may help your situation. Sorry to all for
    posting this in the forum but I am not sure if Vik is aware he has a PM box.Sorry,MTC

  • Posted in thread: Options for wood clapboard on 09-16-2006 at 03:02 PM
    Very good point on the vinyl, but if you are looking for the true wood look you may also check
    into a seamless steel siding with PVC paint which lasts 2 to 3 times longer than vinyl and can
    withstand ...

  • Posted in thread: Options for wood clapboard on 09-15-2006 at 06:15 PM
    Hardi is a great product, but plan to recaulk and paint every 5 to 8 years. Good choice for
    your area.Good luck.MTC


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