Masonite reverse board siding replacement

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Masonite reverse board siding replacement

My home has the worst siding in the world, masonite T-111 reverse board siding. Its not wood it's a fiber like composite material. Well it wasnt maintained properly, I inherited the mess. There are parts that need to be replaced because it's just deteriorated so much. My issue is that I'm trying to do this without removing my fascia boards and soffits and etc. The siding goes under all of that and I'd need to remove all of that to remove the boards. This stuff doesnt want to come off my walls and I'm afraid of using a saw in that manner. What would be your suggestions here? I got about 18" that's bad and the rest is fine. This wall is where my A/c enters so that's another thing I have to avoid. I was told to just get a 1x12 and just trim the bottom of the house but that will not work. Thanks
 
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You won't find that masonite siding, not sure if there is something else that matches up. Ideally you'd replace entire 4x8 sheets. If you plan to just replace the bottom 18" you'll need Z flashing under/behind the remaining masonite that will extend over whatever you replace the bottom with.

Not sure what you mean by " I'm afraid of using a saw in that manner." You can attach a 1x with screws to the siding for a saw guide. The depth of the blade would be set at the thickness of the siding.

Pics might get you more suggestions - https://www.doityourself.com/forum/e...-pictures.html
 
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Please post a picture so we can see what your seeing.
 
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You can't post photos from a mobile device like a cell phone.
 
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Justin,

use the paper clip icon to attach an image from your phone. Works for me.

if there is no paper clip icon, you may need to click "go advanced" or request the full site from your browser options.
 
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A couple of photos.



 
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And a couple more photos showing the damage that I mentioned.
 
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Are you sure the damage goes up 18" ? are there worse areas you aren't showing? Sure looks like you could just cut off 11.5" and install Z flashing and a 1x12 to make it look decent again.
 
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I'm probably exaggerating a bit but I dont know how nice a 1x12 would look
 
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It would look better than rotten siding at the bottom. I've painted more than a few new houses where they used a band along the bottom as a design feature.
 
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Replacing damage with anything that absorbs water is a losing battle. As others have suggested, use Z flashing and a 1x12 (synthetic) is a good option.
 
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