outside corner vinyl siding problem

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Old 08-10-08, 08:17 AM
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outside corner vinyl siding problem

problem: outside corner on back of a bungalow/ranch house is not trimmed properly

The back of the house has the foundation only going about 2 feet above grade, and then a pony wall finishes the exterior basement wall.

On the outside corner
- the side of the house is poured concrete to the 1st floor
- the back of the house is the above pony wall

- the vinyl siding contractor did not trim this corner properly, so the back and side of the sheathing (tongue and groove boards) are exposed to the elements.

- Contacted the contractor and got him to look at this area, and said that was how it is supposed to be.

- It appears they took a piece of narrow J-trim and cut the bottom of the J off. looks great from the back of the house, but from the side you can see the sheathing because the trim doesn't the end nor back of the wood.

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Old 08-10-08, 11:04 AM
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Can you post a picture to photobucket or a similar site and then post the link here?
 
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photos of siding problem

Pictures of the problem area

http://s521.photobucket.com/albums/w336/zachsmom08/
 
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Old 08-13-08, 02:11 PM
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It looks like they could have covered that with some aluminum trim coil that is the same color as your siding. Maybe they didn't have any, and that's why they tried to use the piece of j-channel. Reminds me of some expression about a purse and a pigs ear, but I don't know exactly how that expression goes.

Looks like that area was exposed in the past with the paint on it. If you can get them to come back, they might be able to cover it with a small piece of trim coil. Otherwise, (hard to tell what the size of that area is) I would think that a 5/8" wide nozzle on a caulking gun would cover up that area, provided the caulk matched the siding color.
 
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Thanks for the help.
I did contact the manufacturer as well, and they suggested the same thing as yourself.

The house had "color lock" siding, glorified cardboard, for the first 33 years of its life.

The outside corner was covered with some kind of wood trim where the concrete and the ponywall met up
 
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Did you have a further question, or was your question answered sufficiently?
 
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no further question, I just didn't know if a wider j-trim could be used instead
 
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They do make wider j-channels, if you wanted to go that route.
 
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