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Siding & Trim

  • The Case of the Sobbing Siding

    On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof inspection hadn't been nearly thorough enough

     
  • Better Results With Vinyl (Subscriber content)

    A guide to best practices for product selection, installation, and repair of vinyl siding. How to identify better-quality products, and minimize problems by using sound installation and repair techniques.

     
  • On Site With Liquid Flash (Subscriber content)

    We try out Huber's Zip System Liquid Flash on a few windows that we were installing, as well as on pipe penetrations, to see how it performs.

     
  • Siding Guide

    LineBacker Siding Insulation provides a thermal break and its parallel ridges serve as guides for the installation of horizontal siding planks.

     
  • Advanced Building Products Mortairvent Membrane

    Suitable for all exterior siding applications, this rainscreen technology creates a drainage and ventilation cavity between the weather resistant barrier and the exterior wall.

     
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    Tapco Group Foundry Stacked Stone Collection

    This vinyl siding is cast in molds made from North Carolina quarried stone to create the look of stone without the cost.

     
  • Stick-on stone worse than EIFS?

    The wall failures associated with adhered concrete masonry veneer (ACMV) are mounting and could dwarf the problems once associated with synthetic stucco.

     
  • Built-Up Exterior Trim

    Solutions for building up trim to better complement the thickness of cedar shingles

     
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    Tough Mesh

    SlimGuard Gutter Guard installs inside the gutter without caulk or screws

     
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    Three Ways to Vent a Soffit

    Cor-A-Vent corrugated polypropylene vents offer a low-profile soffit alternative to metal strip vents and perforated fiber-cement panels

     
 
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking