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More stories about Siding

  • PacTool International Siding Gauges

    Hang fiber-cement siding by yourself and guarantee the right exposure with a pair of Siding Gauges from PacTool.

  • Malco Products Sider

    If a speed square is a framer's go-to layout tool, Malco's Sider is the equivalent for vinyl-siding installers.

  • Glued Wall Sheathing

    Q: Is it okay to glue OSB or plywood sheathing to the wall framing before fastening the sheathing with nails? It seems that this would be a simple and cost-effective way to add strength to a wall assembly while reducing air infiltration.

  • Letters

    Insulating knee walls; step flashings not the culprit; homeowner safety should come first

  • More Shingle Art

    Quacks in the siding aren't always a problem.

  • On the Job

    Rough framing and routers; curved wood gutter

  • Letters

    Job-site danger; spray foam in cathedral ceilings; using stainless with ACQ; more

  • On the Job

    A weathertight basement door; matching asbestos siding

  • Keeping an Eye on Chimneys

    Though it's but a single element, a chimney can do much to enhance a house's overall design. In its materials and form — how it rises and terminates — a successful chimney respects the context of the surrounding home.

  • Gluing Exterior Trim

    Q: When installing stained vertical cedar siding or fascia trim, what type of glue should be used for splices and corners? Some contractors like to dab a little stain on the cut ends of 3-degree splices or on 4-degree corner miters, but is there an exteri