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Making Open-Joint Siding Work

Michael Anschel has a practical recipe for an innovative 100+-year exterior... More

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CLT Panel Home Clad in Shou Sugi Ban
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The Case of the Sobbing Siding

On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof... More

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Repainting Aluminum Siding

Q: Does faded aluminum siding with a chalklike residue on the surface require any special preparation before repainting? More

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Extractive Bleeding on Cedar Siding

How good water management practices and back priming can minimize this problem. More

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Q&A: Caulking Siding — or Not?

Q. When installing cedar clapboard, should gaps between the siding and trim be caulked? More

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Q&A: Ventilating a Rain Screen

Q: I plan to install clapboard siding using the rain screen method. The siding will be fastened to 3/4-inch vertical battens, nailed over each stud. At the top, I plan to ventilate the rain screen into the soffit area. What is the best detail to ventilate More

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Q&A: Fanning Clapboards

Q: I recently did some work in a house where the electrician found aluminum wiring... More

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Economical Wood Siding

Knotty grades are a lot less expensive than clear, but they are also less forgiving. More

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