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Old October 14th, 2013, 03:58 PM   #21
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As you can see, no snow jack yet either. I need to do that this year as 3 foot mounds of snow in front of the garage door the last couple years were a PITA! You doing the adhesive or screw down?
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I am going with the screw down kind. I don't trust the adhesive to hold, I read some various studies done about different methods for attachements, and most of the adhesives did not fare well.

There is a special type, but it needs like 45 days of warm temps to cure, and its too late in the season to do it. You don't have gutters on that section, I ust put gutters on mine, and have heard of the snow/ice falls ripping them off. Hopefully I'll be putting them on tomorrow, or at least starting them, and I'll let you know how they go.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 06:27 PM   #22
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I wouldn't think I would...but I love that blue. What exactly is it called? :)
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I had issues with the little bastards. All I has to do was change to a different stain and they quit pecking at the house.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 07:13 PM   #24
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Looks good Jim! I have a wood sided house as well. Lots of wood peckers here, but none have touched the house. However I do have some rot starting down near the ground in a few places. I like the metal idea.
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Kentucky blue???
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While I'm not the biggest fan of the steel siding; I have to say, this color combination is growing on me. I have seen some really ugly steel cladded houses, and this isn't one of them. Looks cool.
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I am going with the screw down kind. I don't trust the adhesive to hold, I read some various studies done about different methods for attachements, and most of the adhesives did not fare well.

There is a special type, but it needs like 45 days of warm temps to cure, and its too late in the season to do it. You don't have gutters on that section, I ust put gutters on mine, and have heard of the snow/ice falls ripping them off. Hopefully I'll be putting them on tomorrow, or at least starting them, and I'll let you know how they go.
Gutters 'may' survive but I've heard avlanches coming off my roof @ the 37-39* temperature range that sound scarry! I'm sure that if the lip was high enough to stop the slide it would probably start to create a freeze backup into the roof structure. With the snow jacks AND gutters you'll probably be ok. I woudn't do one without the other.

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I wouldn't think I would...but I love that blue. What exactly is it called? :)
Ocean Blue trim and Light Grey sides. I've been ordering the material through Menards which comes from Midwest Manufacturing out of Ohio. It takes 10 days to get an order processed including custom bent stuff.

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I had issues with the little bastards. All I has to do was change to a different stain and they quit pecking at the house.
Tried that a number of times including an additive that was suppose to detour insects and as a result the woodpeckers would some looking for bugs. However, woodpeckers sense 'hollow' or echoing when they peck. Hence they think there is a stash of insects so they keep pecking. The dam peckers bored a hole in my attic area which was a PITA to get corrected.
Good luck on the stain route. What kind was it that you used. I used Thompsoms for nearly all my work.

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While I'm not the biggest fan of the steel siding; I have to say, this color combination is growing on me. I have seen some really ugly steel cladded houses, and this isn't one of them. Looks cool.
We looked at 10 or so different combinations including tri-colors. Red turns to pink, so that color came off the top for consideration from the get go, plus it looks to 'barn-ish'. We also looked at some of the greens and tans. We decided to keep it fairly clean. I wanted a darker grey but kinda glad we pick the lighter one. We'll accent the stone and lighting fixtures with the darker tones of grey.

Thanks for all the positive comments. (and the one negative one to!)
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Tried that a number of times including an additive that was suppose to detour insects and as a result the woodpeckers would some looking for bugs. However, woodpeckers sense 'hollow' or echoing when they peck. Hence they think there is a stash of insects so they keep pecking. The dam peckers bored a hole in my attic area which was a PITA to get corrected.
Good luck on the stain route. What kind was it that you used. I used Thompsoms for nearly all my work.
I would have to go out and look. The old stuff was a clear colored stuff and the new stuff is opaque almost like paint. No idea why it works. Local guy turned me onto it. Didn't have to "forcefully deter" any of those things this year. Last year it was a war all fall and the previous owner of the house said he battled them for years.
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