Question about siding that touches the ground

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rawwebdesign
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Question about siding that touches the ground

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Hi,

My garage is sided with like a wood siding and it's touching the ground. Here are some pics:

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It gets damp and we have termites in our area (!). I'm trying to figure out the best remedy. Our neighbors have this:

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The inside of our garage looks like this, if it matters:

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Thanks so much for any suggestions!

Renaissance Restorations
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Re: Question about siding that touches the ground

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The 1st 6" should be metal flashing or PT lumber to prevent rot/insect damage.

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NickPool
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Re: Question about siding that touches the ground

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A metal, or stronger lumber siding would easily fix this problem. I'd think even a thin sheet of aluminum cut to the right size would work great.

SkipW
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Re: Question about siding that touches the ground

Post by SkipW »

Removing the first course of shingles and replacing with PVC or PT lumber would help. If you can re-grade the existing landscaping to lower the elevation and make sure it slopes away from the building would help too.

Is the lowest course hanging over the slab or just over the diag sheathing? If concrete, that is better and you could just remove the wood shingles and expose the concrete.
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rawwebdesign
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Re: Question about siding that touches the ground

Post by rawwebdesign »

Thank you so much for your responses. I'm going to try to find someone locally to help me take care of this.

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