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Bad Siding, New Windows

josephny | Posted in General Questions on

I have a older house (early 20th century) that has undergone numerous modifications.

I recently replaced some of the windows and sure could use help.

The existing siding around some windows is multilayed:  The original sheathing (3/4″ pine boards), then a black tar-like paper, then what looks like an asphalt-based siding, then furing strips, then what looks like a cement-based fake brick siding.

Around other windows has a vinyl siding later over the asphalt-based siding.

As you can see in the pictures, there are substantial gaps around the windows where siding is now missing.

What should I do?

Of course, I’d like to rip all the siding off, down to the sheathing, but I don’t think that is in the budget now.  I estimate about 5000 sq-ft of siding (with lots of corners).

Do I have options for the short term?

Thank you.

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  1. josephny | | #1

    My work too ugly to look at?

  2. user-6623302 | | #2

    The pictures make it look like your house is getting ready to fall down. Is it really leaning like that? Some new pictures would help. What is your long term plan for living in the house.

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