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Michael Slater is putting new wood siding on his house in St. Catherine's - Ontario, Canada. Here's what he said: "I am replacing old vinyl siding with pine board and batten. How far off the ground level should I place my boards? The vinyl was at 10 inches,  but I would like to show a […]

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Judy Saulle, who lives in a cedar-sided house in Earlysville, VA, has an interesting problem with her house.  "Our garage does not have any sheathing just cedar siding nailed  to the studs. We want to use the space for storage but the the walls are all water stained. We're looking for a simple solution to […]

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Painting stucco might not be the best idea to cover up or remove black stains. The stains could be caused by mold or mildew. A good cleaning with oxygen bleach might clear up your stucco.

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House siding, including vinyl siding, is not maintenance free. Mildew and algae can grow on vinyl siding, as well as wood siding. Try using oxygen bleach to clean your house siding instead of using a pressure washer.

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Cement board siding will last if the cement siding installation was properly done. Read the cement siding manufacturer’s written instructions before proceeding. The fiber cement siding installation is critical if you want your fiber-cement siding to last for many years.

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