Read on to learn more about this durable, versatile, sustainable, and beautiful siding option.
In this DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House painter, Mauro Henrique, goes over all of the basics of using a power washer to clean exterior vinyl siding.
Learn how a vapor-permeable, water-resistant air barrier system serves to protect a cedar-shingle home from the coastal elements.
Read on to find out what makes LIFESPAN® SOLID SELECT wood trim unique, and why we used it at the TOH 2020 Idea House on the Cape
We’ve put together a few of our favorite looks featuring this quintessential coastal building material. Get inspired, here!
They may cost more up front, but these low-maintenance materials save later on frequent repainting and replacement—without skimping on curb appeal.
While there’s no such thing as a maintenance-free house, it is important to invest in the right materials that will go the distance for you and your home. Read our guide to the best materials to make your home a low maintenance one.
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.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the architecture, installation, and maintenance of white cedar shingles.
From classic to contemporary and basic to bold, the options are endless when it comes to exteriors. Get inspired here!
Get tips for choosing the best siding material for your home.
Join Kevin O’Connor on a trip to the TOH 2019 Idea House where he learns about a new engineered siding product with superior durability and strength, that looks—and cuts—just like wood.
Cost, appearance, durability, maintenance and installation details all figure in your siding decision.
7 options to consider when deciding what material to use for the exterior of your home.
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.
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
Recorded live from the jobsite of our 2019 Idea House in New Canaan, CT, This Old House host Kevin O’Connor meets up with lead carpenter Gordon Jacobsen of Karp Associates to discuss a building material called LP SmartSide Siding.
Jason Senior of J&R Senior Sheetmetal Inc. illustrates how he installs copper panels on a cupola roof
Tom Silva shows the apprentices how to properly install wood shingles
A Tudor-influenced hodgepodge from the 1970s gets a much-needed makeover
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair sections of his vinyl siding that have holes
A more prominent entry, a new side porch, and upgraded siding and stonework improve the view from the curb
Cleaning mildew off of your house the right way is safer and more effective than using bleach
Front-facing gables, a mix of siding, and Craftsman-style details make an unremarkable home into a standout
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve the mystery of her melted vinyl siding
Use masonry anchors to attach working window coverings to a plain brick facade—and add some period charm, to boot
This sturdy, innovative building product can increase the beauty and value of your home
Installing time-saving shingles with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
Painter Jim Clark shows how to ready old, faded aluminum siding for a fresh coat of paint