07:41AM | 04/25/07
Member Since: 03/02/07
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I plan to re-side my house soon with vinyl siding. I have not been able to get these questions answered by other sources.

I only plan to be in my house for another 5 years, max., so I am trying to install good products, but nothing that I won't get my money out of.

1) If I replace soffits and possibly gutters also, what order is best to do it in? Should I do the soffits and then the siding, or vice versa...

2) Where the siding meets the soffit trim, do i just butt the siding, top trim piece up to the soffit trim piece, or do i need to seal it with something...?

3) In locations where the phone lines attach to the house, or other non-standard situations where there are not special trim pieces (like for faucets, lights...), what is the best way to attach things to, or through the siding?

4) Finally, I had planned to buy the basic siding at Menards. Will that be ok, should I go the next step up as far as quality?

Thank you, any assistance at all is greatly appreciated. I am fairly handy, but have never tackled a siding job.


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