Siding How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our siding step-by-step tips & ideas.
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.
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.
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
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
How to Install Wood Shingles | This Old House
Tom Silva shows the apprentices how to properly install wood shingles
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
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 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
Enhance Your House With Fiber-Cement Siding
This sturdy, innovative building product can increase the beauty and value of your home
How to Install Fiber-Cement Siding
Installing time-saving shingles with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
How to Prepare Aluminum Siding for Paint
Painter Jim Clark shows how to ready old, faded aluminum siding for a fresh coat of paint
How to Install Window Casing for Vinyl Siding
Adding window trim with This Old House host Kevin O'Connor
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
How to Cut and Install Fiber-Cement Siding
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets for working with fiber-cement siding
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
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 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.
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
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
How to Repair Shingle Siding
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets of installing cedar shingles
How to Remove Ivy from a House
In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook fights back an ivy invasion
How to Repair Vinyl Siding
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva replaces damaged vinyl siding
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.