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Siding Removal Before Re-Siding

I strongly advocate removing all the old siding, installing a wind/moisture membrane like Tyvek over the wall sheathing, and then applying the new siding. Current building technology experts advocate and promote this critically important practice of removing old...

Cleaning Vinyl Siding & Decks

Any surface that stays moist will grow mold. I suspect the moldy vinyl siding gets little or no direct sunlight and the wind does not freely circulate around these moldy spots. This is like moss growing on the north side of trees in a forest, the sunlight never shines...

Painting Vinyl Siding

You can paint anything, but should you? Yes, vinyl siding can be effectively coated with a paint formulated to stick to it, but I do not recommend painting vinyl siding due to the substantial expansion and contraction movement caused by the extreme changes of...

Steel Siding and Masonite Board

We do offer installation of all kinds of siding, but our preference is Certainteed Fiber Cement siding. It is similar to Hardie Board but is has a few subtle differences that make us like it a little better than James Hardie. Aluminum and steel siding are good...

Siding Flip to Reverse Side of Wood

Great idea with flipping the siding, but it has serious drawbacks. Our experience at Mosby Building Arts is that approximately 40% of the siding will split when removed because of the many nails and the dryness of the old wood. The old siding splits very easily also...