Wood J channel?

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Old 05-29-08, 01:15 PM
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Wood J channel?

I found a few sources which show people using wood to cap the ends of vinyl siding. But when I talked to my local lumber yard they said dont do it because it will rot long before the vinyl. lol

I have a north facing front door and dont want j channel around it. I want to router a groove into the existing wood brickmold to except the ends of the vinyl siding.

Is this a bad idea? Can a router make this cut? The door has a 3' soffit over it and rarely sees rain. And the brickmold has been rot free for 20 years.

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Old 05-29-08, 01:39 PM
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Brick Mould

After you router the brick mould and install the siding, how will you get enough paint into the routed groove to prevent rot?
 
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As a suggestion, painting the groove first might be in order.
 
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Old 05-30-08, 04:30 AM
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Groove

Chfite is correct for the initial painting. What about 10 years from now when it needs to be painted again?

The router groove needs to be 7/8 in. wide. The router will not cut all the way to the bottom if the brick mould is resting on the threshold.
 
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I would do it as a 2 piece installation made out of PVC Brickmold trim. Rip the PVC Brickmolding down to a narrower depth by the amount needed to inset the vinyl siding. Appropriately flash or seal the door jamb on all sides. Place a nominal 1" x 1" as an offset and nailing surface on the door jamb. Install the vinyl siding up to this and cap it with the new narrower profile PVC brickmolding.
 
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Thanks everyone.

I agree czizzi.. Thats the best way. But its a existing door and I will have to use the J channel.

In my opinion, the J channel and short 12' material lengths make vinyl siding look cheap and generic.

I cant believe no one makes vinyl brickmold and trim with a pocket built in for vinyl siding.
 
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Old 05-31-08, 11:16 AM
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That sort of thing (vinyl brickmold and trim with a pocket built in for vinyl siding) can be custom made with a metal break and trim coil. Lots of guys do it that way, since it looks a little cleaner.
 
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Old 05-31-08, 11:25 AM
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Well, It's not wood...but take a look here. Ahh, yer not even looking for wood. Ok, here ya go. Not cheap tho, and I think they have minimum quantities if you order at yer local box or builders supply.

http://www.royalbuildingproducts.com....html#pvc_trim
 
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Originally Posted by Gunguy45 View Post
Well, It's not wood...but take a look here. Ahh, yer not even looking for wood. Ok, here ya go. Not cheap tho, and I think they have minimum quantities if you order at yer local box or builders supply.

http://www.royalbuildingproducts.com....html#pvc_trim
Nice! Now I feel stupid cuz thats the brand siding I used. I had to travel to get it.. Im the homeowner and installer.

Maybe the next house...
 
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