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Installing Siding on a House
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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.

The Surprising Benefits of Steel Siding

Read on to learn more about this durable, versatile, sustainable, and beautiful siding option.

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How to Clean Vinyl Siding

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.

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.

Coastal Challenges: Mitigating Moisture Damage 

Learn how a vapor-permeable, water-resistant air barrier system serves to protect a cedar-shingle home from the coastal elements.

Low-Maintenance Exterior Material Options for Your Home

They may cost more up front, but these low-maintenance materials save later on frequent repainting and replacement—without skimping on curb appeal.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Siding Design Ideas for Better Curb Appeal

From classic to contemporary and basic to bold, the options are endless when it comes to exteriors. Get inspired here!

How to Choose the Best Siding for a House

Get tips for choosing the best siding material for your home.

TOH Know-How: A Smarter Kind of Siding

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.

All About Siding

Cost, appearance, durability, maintenance and installation details all figure in your siding decision.

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 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

What Is LP SmartSide Siding? | Pro2Pro

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.

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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

Photoshop Redo: Reimagining a Rustic Retreat

A Tudor-influenced hodgepodge from the 1970s gets a much-needed makeover

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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

Photoshop Redo: Rebalancing a Boxy Split-Level

A more prominent entry, a new side porch, and upgraded siding and stonework improve the view from the curb

How to Remove Mildew From Siding

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

Idea House 2017 | Shingling

Keep up with the progress of the TOH Idea House in Rhode Island by going behind the scenes with builder Jeff Sweenor Special thanks to SBC Cedar

Photoshop Redo: Reinventing a Split-Level

Front-facing gables, a mix of siding, and Craftsman-style details make an unremarkable home into a standout

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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

Enhance Your House With Fiber-Cement Siding

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