The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on September 17, 1991 · Page 66
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 66

Cincinnati, Ohio
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Tuesday, September 17, 1991
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6 EXTRAEast Central THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Tuesday, September 17, 1991 Tjj Fall Home Improvement ran ioI, - Vinyl siding easy to Install, never needs painting and offers long-lived good looks Shop at BARGAIN BARN AND SAVE TOOLS HARDWARE PLUMBINQ ' ELECTRICAL ' AUTO SUPPLIES OPEN Mon. - Fri. 1-8 Sat. 9-7 Sun. 9-5 All at DISCOUNTED Prices I X ' ' I T ' 1 - t urn New Formula Mildew Protection Water Repellent Surface Protection Paintable and Stainable Prolongs The Life Of Your Deck! 5-99 GAL l- . iE: f J Z ! r" ' I ' i f i- rz iii j-jfi i 1 1,. A - - : . j VINYL SIDING IS the easiest siding material to work with. It is unaffected by the weather and virtually maintenance-free. Photo courtesy ot Oeorgia-Pecitlc Corporation. r " 1 1 " : ' rough-sawn boards with natural growth characteristics such as patches and knots. Clear, select boards (those virtually free of knots) are ideal for formal settings. There are several grades of wood siding on the market, so unless money is no object, don't over-specify for the project you're planning. Re-siding a home is a big project, but it can be successfully completed by do-it-yourselfers. The following tips' are general guidelines for homeowners who want to do the job themselves or get the best results when they hire a contractor. The materials are lightweight and easy to cut, but tough enough to resist scratches and dents. The basic tool needed for applying vinyl siding Is a standard circular saw. Tools you'll need for siding installation Here is a complete list of the tools needed to install siding of all types: 0 Portable power saw with a fine-toothed circular blade Steel tape measure and carpenter's folding rule Hacksaw and carpenter's crosscut saw Claw hammer Metal square, 2-foot-long level and line level Snap-lock punch, steel awl, double-action aviation snips, nail slot punch Utility knife, screwdriver, safety goggles How much siding to buy? To figure the amount of siding needed for the job, measure the height and width of each Water Repellent Protection on: Wood Pressure-Treated Brick Wood Concrete Canvas Masonry Decks Paintable and Stainable Before pulling out the paintbrushes this fall, do-it-yourselfers should consider siding. To decide which type of siding is best for your home, consider three factors: the look you want to achieve, your budget (allowing for both installation costs and annual maintenance costs) and how much time you'll spend on upkeep after the siding Is installed. Vinyl and hardboard lap siding are an excellent choice for traditionally styled homes. Vinyl, the more economical of the two, Is unaffected by weather and aging and virtually maintenance-free. The color is solid throughout, so scratches and abrasions stay hidden, and matching soffit and fascia systems are available for full protection against the elements. An occasional wash with soap and water keeps It clean and new-looking. Some vinyl siding is designed to resemble wood clapboard and is available in a variety of colors such as blue, gray, cream, almond, sunburst and white. Matching trim prices readily complement a broad range of architectural styles and treatments suitable for any home. Vinyl Is the easiest siding material to work with; lumber, plywood and hardboard require more expertise, particularly for retrofit applications. Hardboard siding is an engineered product designed specifically for strength, durability and workability. Hardboard siding is generally more cost-effective than solid-lumber siding and is manufactured for long-term performance under even the harshest weather conditions. Some hardboard siding is available with either smooth or textured surfaces in a variety of lap and panel styles, Including beaded and beveled edges. Available factory-primed, hardboard siding Is ready for a finish treatment of either paint or opaque stain. For contemporary homes, lumber and plywood sidings are generally the preferred choice. The distinctive grain and texture of natural wood are an Ideal . complement to the clean lines of modern architectural design. These sidings are usually priced at the upper end of the spectrum and must be finished with a high-quality paint or stain. They require regular maintenance for protection against insects and weather. exterior wall, including gables and dormers, and multiply the dimensions to determine the square footage. Next, subtract the square footage of doors, windows and other uncovered areas. Add 10 to the resulting figure for contingency. 0 If insulation is being replaced or installed for the first time, experts recommend using foil-faced or kraft-faced wraparound or sheathing board. Drop-in insulation is not recommended for use with vinyl siding. 0 The most important step in the Installation process is to align the starter strip accurately. To do so, snap a level chalkline around the perimeter of the house and nail the starter strip, with the top edge on the line, 5.99 GAL. Plant into position. Leave a '4-Inch space between each starter-strip section to allow for expansion. Install furring or insulation Now Is the Ideal time to add to or upgrade Insulation on exterior walls. Foil-faced or kraft-faced wraparound or sheathing board is preferred: it provides both energy-efficiency and a smooth surface. (Drop-in foam or fiberboard insulation are not recommended if you're installing vinyl siding.) You may need to apply furring strips to the walls to provide nailing surfaces over existing siding. If so, apply the strips over the insulation. 2 Gallon Flat Latex White House Paint Our economy grade delivers good coverage and saves you money. $1999 per 2 (allm bucket TURF TYPE TALL FESCUE l 'eny&Derrick $&&8H i F Lowest Price - raintdale Dutch Brand Flat Latex House Paint Only You'll save up to S7.68 on the house painl experienced painters choose over and over. A versatile house paint suitable for wood, aluminum siding, metal, brick and concrete block. $1791 X I per gallon . TALL FESCUE O wZ. Quick & Easy Application High-Hiding Coverage Non-Yellowing . 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Fade Resistant Scrubbable Soap & Water Cleanup toad Free Spattcrless tameo satin Semi-bloss 1 1 mm 1 aa Save up to S7.47 in season! Protect your investment and double the life of your Doors and porches. Durable Finish With- Scrubbable stands Heavy Traffic Fade Resistant Penetrates & Protects t'se Indoors Or Out Wood From Abrasion Damage Lead Free ,16 f "Pon'tlReiice Me In" prr gallon .(Vrvil I 1 I Stay Bright Flat Latex all & Ceiling Finish Latex Wall & Trim Finish Save up to S7.05 on our spallerless Semi-Gloss! Rich Appearance On Walls Won't Yellow i Trim Lead Free Scrubbable finish Wood-Dri Flat Oil Base ft Wood Siding & Deck Stain Spruce up your ood siding and decL.and save up Accents Natural Wood Grain Deep Penetration Protects Wood Front Water & Semi-Transparent Finish Durable, Long-lasting Protection 1 1 to Or Fade Q QQ u S6 00. Mildew Damage i -L Vf pn gallon Save up to S4.32 General purpose wall and ceiling finish. Good Hiding Soap & Water Spatterless Cleanup Lead Free When you buy, look lor warranties and color-matched accessories All sidings are not alike. When shopping for vinyl siding, for example, quality counts: avoid painted metal, which can chip, scratch and dent. Look for the manufacturer's warranty and read It carefully. There's no reason to settle for basic white if what you really want is blue. Vinyl siding is available in a range of decorator colors with matching trim pieces. To ensure an accurate color match, be sure to purchase trim and siding made by the same manufacturer. Hardboard sidings are not all alike Performance warranties and the backing of an established manufacturer are Important clues to the quality of hardboard siding. Long-term durability is crucial: most hardboard siding looks fine right after installation, but many can't withstand the test of time. Avoid purchasing hardboard siding which appears to be scratched, chipped, watermarked, or blistered. Look for a consistent surface and even coloring throughout the board or panel. And buy from retailers who store their hardboard siding under cover and off the ground. What to look for In lumber siding Let your budget and your home's architectural style determine the grade and surface finish of the lumber siding you choose. Rustic or contemporary houses are well-suited to Slay-Bright Latex House Paint Just ' n mm mm "You Know how much I hate fences. You know they make me nervous, irritable and prone to attacks of hysterical barking. "On the other hand, I know you worry I might do something foolish, iike dash into the street or excavate those flowers you're so proud of. "But hey the Radio Fence Invisible Containment System will he good for us all. TZ1 "So don't fence me in. Get me a $479.0I r 1 " 1 I I m78 X tl prr galli prr gallon Cameo Latex Flat Wall Finish X J prr gallon Make quick work of walls and ceilings, and save up to S5.82! Smooth Flat Finish Excellent Coverage Non-Spaltcring Icad Free ends October 5, 1991 Good Coverage m Sheen Finish Mildew Resistant . Blister Resistant Won't Chalk . kad Free Custom colors available at an additional cost ANDERSON ACE HARDWARE Phone: 3984901 790 Reading Road Ma$on Ohio 45040 Reading Feed Mill 9359 Reading Rd. 733-5520 Schaefer Feed Store 1 872 Springdale Rd. 825-6297 7

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