Need help with siding damage (with pictures)

Old 08-07-12, 01:34 PM
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Need help with siding damage (with pictures)

I have three areas I'm concerned with on the siding of my house. I would like to repair this damage myself. I would like to do it right and do it once. Any advice is appreciated.

One photo is damage to the bottom edge of the siding. I assume from water wicking up the bottom edge.

Another is an overhang that has water damage to the corner.

And finally, it seems I have some woodpecker holes.
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Old 08-07-12, 02:07 PM
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Brian: A good fix for the bottom would be to clean the bottom 4" of the siding really good and apply a quality paint, then install 1x4 Azek trim along the bottom on top of the siding so the bottom of the trim is flush with the bottom of the siding, caulking the top to prevent water from going down the crack seams, then painting the Azek to match your other trim. Likewise, it seems the builder used strips of OSB to make trim boards....duh....Removing the trim and replacing it with a product like azek would be a good choice, painting it to match the other trim.
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I saw [and painted] a lot of those OSB trim boards when I worked in fla. I always wondered how they'd hold up long term - especially when used for fascia boards

Oil base primer and keeping the paint in good shape is the best bet for getting them to last. I agree with Larry that they should be replaced with better material!

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