Dressing Up Vinyl Siding QUESTION #1: The house I grew up in had vinyl siding and the trim around the windows was some thin distasteful vinyl that had an end profile like the letter J. I thought it looked abominable. How can you make the vinyl siding look more like a traditional home that has […]
Fiber Cement Siding Panels Are Man-Made Rock Fiber cement siding panels are excellent materials to cover the exterior of a home. There are thousands and thousands of homes and businesses that have this magic siding on their exterior walls. The panels are so weather resistant for many many years special ones were made as roofing […]
Inselbric Asphalt Panel Siding Inselbric is a discontinued siding product. It was made in a similar manner as today's asphalt shingles. The product name is often misspelled. A few other common misspellings are: Insulbrick Inselbrick Insulbric It's important to realize this fascinating product still protects tens of thousands of homes, sheds, barns and business all […]
Vinyl siding paint works best when it is a blend of urethane and acrylic resin. Vinyl siding soaks up heat and therefore has a high expansion/contraction rate. Painting vinyl siding with the proper paint will leave a lasting color for a long time.
Installing vinyl siding can be done by a determined homeowner. Paying attention to details is important when working with vinyl siding. Upgrading your exterior insulation, air infiltration and weather barriers prior to vinyl siding installation is also a consideration.
Cleaning vinyl siding is no different than washing a car. It is that simple. The only hard part about cleaning vinyl siding is that you might need ladders or have to work around landscaping. Other than that, this is a job just about anyone can do.
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.
Tar paper has been time-tested as a weather barrier. Normally used on roofs, tar paper makes a great barrier for the exterior walls of your housing, building or shed. Tar paper keeps the wood beneath it dry.
Wood stains or stains on wood finishes are unsightly. A stain can be caused by mildew, natural extractive wood preservatives, and even cement and mortar. Follow these recipes for mildew remover and extractive wood stains...but avoid splattering redwood with the lime from cement or mortar! These wood stains are impossible to eliminate.