Vinyl Siding

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kbrady
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Vinyl Siding

Post by kbrady » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:56 pm

Hi,

We are replacing the wood shingles on our house with vinyl siding. Most of the estimates we've received have included the removal of the current shingles, but one contractor has recommended to leave the shingles on there and go over with vinyl siding. What is the best route to take? Thank you for your advice!

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Shannon
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Re: Vinyl Siding

Post by Shannon » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:01 pm

Alway remove old exterior wall finish layers before installing new ones. You never know what may be under the old surface and if there are problems they should be fixed before proceeding.
Here is an example I recently came across. Removed the old x90 siding to find the entire corner of this house was rotted, including the studs and the electrical wiring. The wiring was deteriorated to the point that they needed to be replaced as well.
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