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RJR99SS

12:25PM | 03/24/03
Member Since: 03/23/03
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i just retired from the marine corps, and i moved back in to my parents house, which i inherited. It hasnt been lived in for a long time, and is at least 100 years old. My problem is the wood siding on the house is just plain disgusting, it's cracked and broken in many places, birds and wasps have made nests inside of it. Basically, it's just too bad to repair.

So i was thinking about just ripping it all off and replacing it with vinyl siding. I realize most of the time you just put the siding up over the original siding...but the stuff thats on there now is just way too bad. I've gotten a few estimates from pros and it's just way too much for me. I figure, i got all the time in the world to do it myself, and a pretty good knowledge of carpentry so i might as well just do it.

I was thinking i'd just rip the old siding off, then put up plywood (1/4, 3/8, 3/4??. Then i'd put the vinyl siding over the plywood.

But that's just my idea, i saw another fellow i knew do it that way. Anyone have any suggestions?

There's a couple windows i'd want to replace while i'm in there too.

But basically, how do you guys think i should go about this? anything to look out for?

TinMan

09:02AM | 03/29/03
This is a tougher project then you might think. There are several ways to go about this, like using fanfold instead of plywood, but that is a call you must make on the site. Since having a pro do it is not an option, you may find some helpful info. at www.vinylsiding.org.

Good Luck.



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