How to attach vinyl panel to house?

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Old 09-11-08, 06:55 PM
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How to attach vinyl panel to house?

We live in a townhome and need some privacy. We are putting up 2 vinyl panels (6' x 6' Windham) we bought at HDepot. Our association said that we have to have the panels on the side of the cement block outside (6'). We bought 3 posts and 2 panels, but it looks like we have to attach 1 panel to the house (house is vinyl siding, wood frame). Not sure how to go about this. Do we have to get a smaller post? If so, where and how to attach to the house?
Does anyone have any suggestions? Please advise soon as we have the panels waiting to be outside and not stuck indoors in our garage!
 
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Old 09-11-08, 08:31 PM
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better option would be to install a post right next to the house, that way you don't make any holes in your siding that could let in moisture to damage the wall. That is the way i have installed my fences.

are you going to cowboy up or lay there and bleed?
 
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Red face concrete in the ground

The thing is there is a concrete footer in the ground where we would have to put the vinyl post.

We thought of that - that's why we had bought 3 posts originally....

any other suggestions?
 
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How far does the concrete foundation come out away from the home ? If you can dig down about 18 inches before hitting the cement foundation and if the foundation only 6 only travels about 6 or so inches away, I would suggest digging down until you hit the concrete, then digging past the furthest side of the concrete into the soil... towards the fence line. Go down the 32 inches or so your post provides length for,,,, Slice one side of the post from the bottom up to the on the foundation side leaving a ledge for the post to sit on. Then assemble your fence.
\Doing this will allow your post to overlap the foundation so that your end post can get closer to the house and still be cemented in.
Also , if you can not get as close as desired I would suggest gluing a piece of section to the end post to take out the gap. Or if desired , buy an additional post and double the end posts up. Attaching them both together... One going down into the soil, the other riding ontop of the foundation.
This is a common problem .

Good luck,,, come back for more direction if needed .

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Old 09-13-08, 07:29 AM
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By the way , I would not reccomend attaching your fence post to the side of your home.
Try all other options first. Attaching to the home should be a last resort, and even then I , as a contractor would refuse that type of application as it would leave me open to all sorts of liabilities in water damage to the customers home in the years to come .

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