Let's totally rip out and rebuild something together.
September 4, 2011 8:32 PM Subscribe
What is the proper way to replace rotted siding and fascia (looking for someone to enumerate the layers and materials) so that the house is well sealed and weather protected?
posted by hanoixan to home & garden (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I bought a 1950's era house Thursday. First homeowner job was to replace a 30"x10' area of lower wall which had been severely rotted away by previous owner's great idea of putting a raised flowerbed against the house. Curb appeal *sigh*. I pretty much just replaced what was there, but with modern materials. Now that it's done, can someone tell me if I've done anything wrong? Perhaps I should have come here first.
* Stapled a single cut sheet of Tyvek over the framing.
* Nailed lapped board to fill the space using 2.5" box nails.
* The boards were a bit warped and didn't fit well (best I could do with Lowe's lumber) so I sealed all crevices using Great Stuff foam.
* There was a strip of aluminum flashing (but so thin I thought it was actual tin foil) at the top of the previous wall, so I used a strip of Tyvek instead. This felt dodgy.
* The outer siding was then cut and nailed on using 2.5" casement nails. All crevices and nail holes were sealed using painter's caulk.
* I paint it tomorrow.