Re-siding question


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Old 10-08-16, 07:15 AM
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Question Re-siding question

I'm re-siding the back of my house. The original ship lap siding's first row went all the way down to the patio with molding so there was no gap between the patio and the siding. I removed the siding and there is about 2 1/2" from the patio to the finish floor level. I'm putting on LP Smart Side lap siding and they recommend the siding's first row be at least 4" above ground. If I rip out the patio I would have to re-excavate my back yard cause the concrete patio is the same level as the grass. I don't want to do that. It's a wood frame house. That part of the house is built on a concrete slab. Any ideas on what to do?
 
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Old 10-08-16, 08:13 AM
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I'm just a painter so wait and see what some of the others say but I'm thinking a 1x4 or 1x6 piece of Azek, flashing and then start with your siding.
 
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Old 10-08-16, 12:40 PM
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Thanks for the tip! I'll look to see where they sell Azek.
 
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Home depot usually has it. Lowe's sells another brand, royal I think.
 
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Post a picture of what you have.
There needs to also be a piece of Z molding up under the siding and out over the PVC lumber to prevent water from getting in behind it.
 
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Old 10-08-16, 05:43 PM
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They recommend 6" to grade.
 
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Old 10-09-16, 07:33 AM
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I went to the Azek website and found a Universal Skirt Board. Is that the product? I couldn't find it at the Home Depot website. Home Depot had 3/4 in. x 7-1/4 in. x 8 ft. White PVC Trim by Veranda but would have to order it. Is that the thing to get? Appreciate all the help. This forum has been great help.
 
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Old 10-09-16, 07:56 AM
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I found "EverTrue PVC Board (Actual: 0.75-in x 5.5-in x 8-ft)" at Lowes. Would this work?
 
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That should be fine. ............
 
 

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