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How to Replace Damaged Vinyl Siding

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair sections of his vinyl siding that have holes

How to Remove Mildew From Siding

Cleaning mildew off of your house the right way is safer and more effective than using bleach

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How to Install Smartside Siding Part 1 | Pro2Pro

Recorded live from the jobsite of our 2019 Idea House in New Canaan, Connecticut, This Old House host Kevin O’Connor meets up with lead carpenter Gordon Jacobsen of Karp Associates to install a building material called Smartside Siding

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How to Install a Standing Seam Copper Roof

Jason Senior of J&R Senior Sheetmetal Inc. illustrates how he installs copper panels on a cupola roof

Building a sidewall flare on a house
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How to Build a Sidewall Flare Pattern

A sidewall flare is a common architectural detail on many period-style homes, particularly the shingle style. Follow these steps to build a sidewall flare pattern yourself.

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How to Prep for Exterior Painting

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and painting contractor Rich O'Neil show how to properly prepare a house for paint.

Patching Wood Siding

Need to replace some of your home’s wood siding? For great results, handle those fragile clapboards with care.

Vinyl Siding: Selection, Cost, and Installation Tips

How to pick quality vinyl siding and the contractor who installs it.

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How to Prep and Paint Aluminum Siding

This Old House painting contractor Jim Clark shares tips to help you clean and prepare your aluminum siding for a fresh coat of paint.

Fiber-Cement Siding: Everything You Need to Know

We investigate fiber-cement siding’s cost, installation, how long it lasts and what it’s made of.

How to Choose the Best Siding for Your House

7 options to consider when deciding what material to use for the exterior of your home.

How to Install LP SmartSide Trim & Siding Part 2 | Pro2Pro

Recorded live from the jobsite of our 2019 Idea House in New Canaan, Connecticut, This Old House host Kevin O’Connor meets up with lead carpenter Gordon Jacobsen of Karp Associates to install a building material called LP SmartSide Trim & Siding.

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How to Cut and Install Fiber-Cement Siding

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets for working with fiber-cement siding

Enhance Your House With Fiber-Cement Siding

This sturdy, innovative building product can increase the beauty and value of your home

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How to Repair Melted Vinyl Siding

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve the mystery of her melted vinyl siding

How to Repair Board-and-Batten Siding

Three durable water-table trim options to guard against rot

How to Install Shutters on a Brick House

Use masonry anchors to attach working window coverings to a plain brick facade—and add some period charm, to boot

Bleaching Oil for Aged Cedar Shingles

Speed up the graying process with this TOH TV-crew favorite

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How to Install Fiber-Cement Siding

Installing time-saving shingles with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva

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How to Prepare Aluminum Siding for Paint

Painter Jim Clark shows how to ready old, faded aluminum siding for a fresh coat of paint

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How to Install Window Casing for Vinyl Siding

Adding window trim with This Old House host Kevin O'Connor

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How to Install Exterior Trim Around a Stone Chimney

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to custom-fit PVC trim to a stone surface

All About Exterior Paint

Expert advice on choosing the best formulations for your siding type, selecting the most eye-catching colors, and getting long-lasting results

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How to Fix Leaky Siding

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to prevent water from leaking in behind vinyl siding

How to Patch Wood Siding

TOH general contractor shows how to handle fragile clapboards to make a seamless exterior repair

All About Exterior Stain

This Old House decodes the differences between the various types of stain so that you can get the look you want.

How to Use Two-Part Epoxy to Fill Rotted Trim

Seamless and easy to use, epoxy is a smart option when the rot affects a small area

How to Make New Look Old

The homeowners, designers, and architect made mostly new construction on this 1830s farmhouse rehab look as if it had been there for nearly a century. Here's how

How to Replace Rot-Damaged Trim

Mike Vietri of Vietri Construction demonstrates the basics of replacing a pine plinth block placed too close to a stone step

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How to Repair Clapboards

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to quickly replace a damaged section of clapboard siding

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How to Repair Shingle Siding

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets of installing cedar shingles

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How to Remove Ivy from a House

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook fights back an ivy invasion