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  1. Re: Exterior wall behind porch roof, limited insulation and no air barrier.

    " I don't understand this suggestion. There is nothing to support blown-in insulation against the 3 ft wall; it would just lay on the porch ceiling and possibly cover the soffit events." Thanks for...
  2. Exterior wall behind porch roof, limited insulation and no air barrier.

    Does anyone have a suggestion how to better insulation the exterior wall where the porch roof is attached to the house? On the interior side, its the lower half of a bedroom wall, actually two...
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    Re: Should I add drywall over old pegboard?

    " Thanks, I thought it was best to remove it too but someone else suggested to drywall over it. I live near the coast of Virginia and the humidity is pretty high. I was concerned the pegboard might...
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    Should I add drywall over old pegboard?

    Hello,
    The should or should not aka best practices. Should I drywall over top of old pegboard or remove it first, then hang the drywall?
  5. Re: Advice on new construction windows by Simonton

    " Thanks for the info. Initially, I started with a whole house quote for "replacement windows, vinyl siding, wood wrap, gutters...etc for $27k, another company same thing 25K (replacement windows...
  6. Re: Advice on new construction windows by Simonton

    " Thanks for the reply. I totally agree with your concept. My windows are basic standard double hung windows, sizes like 37" x 56", 28 x 63" and twin double hung 58" x 47" for $548. These are...
  7. Advice on new construction windows by Simonton

    Hello,
    I'm interested in feedback on a quote of $6,800 for 22 windows/16 total units of new construction windows only. The labor cost to install these window will be discussed this weekend. I''m...
  8. Re: I need advice for exterior remodeling and upgrades on 25 yr old housebought last

    "yes, I've seen this in the attic, water stains and dry brittle edges. Most of the houses in this developement have plywood under the Aluminum siding. Im betting I'll need 50 to 60 sheets of...
  9. Re: I need advice for exterior remodeling and upgrades on 25 yr old housebought last

    "Yep, I'm planning on making it look nice by replacing the siding, windows, and wrapping of of the paintable trim; I want to maintain my property value. These 25 yr old Wood windows have spring...
  10. Re: I need advice for exterior remodeling and upgrades on 25 yr old housebought last

    "Thanks for the advice. The 25 yr old fiberboard needs to go. It looks like I will need about 60 sheets of 4 x 8 at about $21 each. This was not part of the plan."
  11. Re: I need advice for exterior remodeling and upgrades on 25 yr old housebought last

    "The black sheathing is a 1/2 inch thick fiberboard from the 1980's, manufactured by Celotex or Georgia Pacific. I found images of it on-line. The corners of the exterior maybe plywood with...
  12. Re: I need advice for exterior remodeling and upgrades on 25 yr old housebought last

    " I thank you for your reply. I don't believe I can not afford Hardiplank, however, I like the way it looks more than vinyl. I understand about not nailing it on too tight ...a little practice once...
  13. Re: I need advice for exterior remodeling and upgrades on 25 yr old housebought last

    "I never thought my Aluminum siding nor Vinyl siding was water tight. Unfortunately, Im limited by style, the development is basically Colonial...with small Brick accents and Al siding, inland area...
  14. Re: I need advice for exterior remodeling and upgrades on 25 yr old housebought last

    After the Aluminum siding is removed, I believe there is a black sheathing material covering wall studs with insulation between the studs. Hopefully, I will not need to replace the sheathing. Without...
  15. Re: I need advice for exterior remodeling and upgrades on 25 yr old housebought last

    Thank you for the information. Its too late for education before contacting a contractor (or two), I'm learning as I go. I stopped at one of the locate vinyl suppliers this morning to see a bigger...
  16. I need advice for exterior remodeling and upgrades on 25 yr old housebought last year

    I looking for information to make informed decisions on windows and siding. The house is 25yrs old, 2 story, 8" aluminum siding and wood windows; unfortunatly, the builder used a black sheathing...
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