siding repair

Discussion in 'Roofing and Siding' started by chilangopolaco, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Apr 29, 2008 #1

    chilangopolaco

    chilangopolaco

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    I have replaced 7 sheets of rotten siding. I have used hardi pannels and hardi trims. I have a dillemma whether I should go up and cover the sticking out flashing with 1X6 and ugly seams with 1X4 following the pattern at the bottom ? Is there some air circulation issue (can flashing in the siding be covered ?).

    before
    http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk267/chilangopolaco/000_0009.jpg

    After

    http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk267/chilangopolaco/IMG_1621.jpg
    http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk267/chilangopolaco/IMG_1622.jpg
    http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk267/chilangopolaco/IMG_1623.jpg
    http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk267/chilangopolaco/IMG_1624.jpg


    Also I was planning to cover those ugly seam with 1X4 on the rest of the siding. The siding is not rotten at the bottom so I can leave it as is, just add 1X4 along the flashing and seams .. Is it a good idea ?

    http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk267/chilangopolaco/IMG_1619.jpg
    http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk267/chilangopolaco/IMG_1620.jpg
    http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk267/chilangopolaco/IMG_1618.jpg
    thanks for all your help with my previous questions
     
  2. Apr 29, 2008 #2

    glennjanie

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    Hello Chilangopolaco:
    It looks like you have Masonite siding there. It has a tendency to go back to its natural state when confronted with weather. It is made of sawdust and turns back into it.
    It looks like you have done a nice job of replacement and yes, you could cove the joints with 1 X 4 for a neat appearance. Meanwhile you need to be thinking and saving for the day when you will replace the whole thing.
    Glenn
     

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