Need help identifying siding

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Old 11-02-16, 07:20 PM
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Need help identifying siding

I want to add an outside mounting block for various items, and I can't for the life of me find out what kind of siding I have on my house.

Sorry for the dark photo, its 815 at night.

If I need another one during the daytime to ID this siding type I can do it. This siding is likely at least 20+ years old, maybe more but I can't for the life of me find out what it is.

 

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Is it horizontal or vertical? Can you stand back a few feet and give us a better view of the overall siding job?
 
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No clue, never once seen any siding with those brown strips before.
 
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Horizontal.

Sorry its pretty dark here now and my cell phone wont do very well at this hour.

I can post another one during the daytime tomorrow.

THeres no brown stripes. Thats most likely a shadow from it being dark outside.'
 
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The name or brand really doesnt matter. If all you want to do is add a mounting block, you just need to get one that is roughly the same color.
 
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Well what I found was specific ones that fit in the gaps. I'm looking at ones that mount to the outside, vs ones I have to cut the siding and take half the wall apart.
 
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an example that does not fit.

 
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You will want one that is cut in, like this. (for example only)

https://www.amazon.com/Builders-Edge...mounting+block

Alternatively, this is for surface mounting on dutch lap siding, but you would need to verify the size matches.

https://www.amazon.com/Builders-Edge...mounting+block
 
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Hmm maybe that second one would work. PRoblem is I can't tell until I get it here, as nobody has seen my siding before.
 
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It will work, you might have to modify it slightly... not a big deal.
 
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The reason it does not match is that one is for double 5 siding, you need one made for dutch lap siding.
 
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Two more photos for you guys to look during the daytime.



So as you can see, the siding does not stick out. It's flat.....




 
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Either of the two that I linked to will work. The second one is for dutch lap, but since your siding is not the traditional dutch lap shape, the cutout on the back side of the mounting block may require a tiny bit of notching in order for it to fit perfectly. Don't worry if there are some small gaps... that's normal.
 
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I'll try one and see how it fits. The main issue is, I just want it to be flat against the siding.
 
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The first one will probably turn out flatter. The second one protrudes more because more of it sits on top of the siding. The first one has a trim ring that will lay on the face of the siding just like your j-channel around the window does.
 
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I want to avoid having to tear the wall apart as I dont have the tools, or the skills, to re-do the whole wall. Everything is stapled and lined up pretty well.
 
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