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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.

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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 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 Cut and Install Fiber-Cement Siding

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

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All About White Cedar Shingles

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the architecture, installation, and maintenance of white cedar shingles.

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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.

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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

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How to Install Wood Shingles | This Old House

Tom Silva shows the apprentices how to properly install wood shingles

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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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

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How to Repair Vinyl Siding

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva replaces damaged vinyl siding