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Installing Siding on a House

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


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 Cut and Install Fiber-Cement Siding

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

32 More Scary Houses Turned into Spectacular Homes

TOH readers took on another batch of rundown abodes and remade them into cheery and beautiful houses

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

Photoshop Redo: Layering a Ranch With Cottage Charm

A handsome pergola-topped porch gives the eye—and visitors— good reason to linger

31 Scary Houses Turned Into Spectacular Homes

Some of these rundown and abandoned houses were downright spooky, until TOH readers got ahold of them. Explore some these dramatic before and afters


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

Old House, Smart House

Before getting comfy meant adjusting the thermostat, homes were designed to catch a breeze or, in colder climes, to block one. See how traditional building elements can make your home more efficient today

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

Fire-Resistant Roofing and Siding

Wrap your home's exterior with these naturally non-combustible and fabricated fire-resistant materials

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 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 Repair Stucco

Read these steps for repairing cracked and buckled cement-plaster siding.

Repairing Vinyl Siding

You need a special unlocking tool to do the job right

Patching Wood Siding

For great results, handle those fragile clapboards with care

From the Ground Up: Roofing and Siding

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how he installs roofing and siding to keep a house buttoned up and dry.

For the Love of Vinyl Siding

Look beyond the never-to-be-settled debate over siding's merits/sins. It's an affordable, energy-conscious update. It can even look good.

Replacing Corner Boards

Trade weather-beaten wood trim for a lower-maintenace alternative.

Selecting a Cedar Shingle

Red or white? Re-shingling their house in Manchester, the McCues have ended up with the best of both colors.

A Newfangled Shingle

Despite a preference for the tried and true, our This Old House team has undertaken a promising experiment in roofing material for the Manchester house.

How to Hang Clapboard Siding

Tom Silva's step-by-step method for hanging clapboard to keep it level and watertight.

Why Is My Paint Peeling?

Bad paint jobs can happen to good people with old houses — even when they listen faithfully to everything the paint salesman tells them. The reason is a surprising revelation about the compatibility of oil and latex paints.

Choosing Sides

A new generation of fiber-cement shingles and siding is changing our idea of home.