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Exterior Siding and Trimwork

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Factory-Finished Siding Editors Pick

Factory-Finished Siding

Factory finishes for wood and fiber cement offer countless color choices and a paint job guaranteed for up to 25 years

Q & A: Ring-shank nails for clapboards

Save Energy with Rigid-Foam Insulation

Get the details right, and a small increase in wall thickness can make a big difference in energy performance

Q & A: Condensation on housewrap

A Stone House in Two WeeksOnline Membership Required

Stone and concrete walls built flat on the ground and craned into place are fast and maintenance-free, if unconventional

Vinyl Siding Done Right
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Vinyl Siding Done Right

If vinyl’s final, you’d best get the details right. A veteran builder shows how to make it water-resistant and attractive.

Weaving Designs Into Sidewall ShinglesOnline Membership Required

Simple shapes let ordinary sidewall shingles take flight

Rain-Screen Walls: a Better Way to Install Siding
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Rain-Screen Walls: a Better Way to Install Siding

Spacing the siding away from the housewrap promotes ventilation and drainage for long-lasting siding and paint

Running Exterior TrimOnline Membership Required

Fascias, rakes, soffits and corner boards aren't scrutinized like interior woodwork, but they still have to look good and stand up to weather

Installing Manufactured-Stone VeneerOnline Membership Required

Made from cast concrete, so-called phony stone is good looking, affordable and easy to work with, but best of all, gravity is not required

Installing Wood ClapboardsOnline Membership Required

How a seasoned crew uses a story pole and an efficient work sequence to install this traditional siding

Synthetic StuccoOnline Membership Required

Exterior insulation and finish systems provide an attractive, energy-efficient, low-maintenance siding; but should you trust them on your house given their recent failures?

Siding With Cedar ShinglesOnline Membership Required

Woven corners are a good-looking and low-maintenance alternative to corner boards

Zero-maintenance crown molding
Tip: Zero-maintenance crown molding

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