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Question DetailsAsked on 9/23/2017

Can you side over stucco

Bungalow in a high wind are 80 years old with stucco outside to be replaced with vinyl siding

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Vinyl Siding in high wind area - that is an oxymoron to me, but your choice. Though I have to confess I am no fan of vinyl or aluminum siding anyway. In your shoes I would be going with a solid panel product or steel siding or (cringe) concrete siding.

Yes you can - with firring out and proper ventilation behind the siding, which then means you have to extend / retrim or move the windows and doors out or put in new ones for the deeper wall thickness - and you need a housewrap which is properly rated for this use under the siding, because vinyl siding is a water shedding producxt, NOT water proof or even a full water barrier - water commonly gets in behind it, at least in windy conditions.

Here are a couple of related questions with answers FYI - more can be found in the Home > Siding link under Browse Projects at lower left.

Here are also a couple about the water barrier (housewrap) and firring out and why it is needed.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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