Exterior Siding


Old 09-30-00, 11:29 AM
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I have T-11 plywood siding that needs to be replaced. I think it was installed too low to the ground and I need to know how much of the siding should overlap the foundation?

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Old 09-30-00, 02:53 PM
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Technically, none of the T-111 needs to overlap the foundation. If there is a 1/2" offset where the sole plate ties to the foundation then the siding wuld sit in that offset.

If there is no offset, then you have many ooptions. The greatest option is deciding the overlap.

There is a galvanized strip called a "Z" channel or bar which normally sits on top of a piece of sheet siding as a splice joint, but could also be used to sit on the foundation to eliminate direct contact.

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Old 10-01-00, 03:24 AM
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The building code says that you cannot have any wood within 6" of the ground. This is your answer.

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