26 thoughts on “Installing Vinyl Siding – 66 – My DIY Garage Build HD Time Lapse

  • April 4, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Well I think it looks pretty good. I would suggest shutters, but they would
    look awkward with the wide windows.

  • April 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Reside your house in vinyl? or….. sand the vinyl siding and use
    automotive paints and an airbrush to paint the garage so it matches the
    house. Just kidding! Stop beating yourself up. the garage is bigger than
    the house and you have been waiting for it to be done for so long. I
    painted my house and roof. When it was complete, I stood back and took a
    look and it was not the same as the picture in my head. But after a while,
    it becomes better than you expected. Fantastic job!

  • April 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Shutters at first seem good, but yeah they’d look funny. Thought about
    maybe putting some wider trim. But then ..eh. it’s just a garage

  • April 9, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I thought briefly about residing the house in vinyl. Maybe in 20 years when
    the cedar shingles are grey and falling off.

  • May 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I think it looks very nice. You will appreciate the “no maintenance” aspect
    of it well into the future. i am just starting a project to put up a 30×40
    gambrel style barn and have decided to go with board & batten siding and am
    hoping I don’t regret setting myself up for having to stain it
    periodically. I know it will look good but we just got the house sided with
    vinyl after 20 years of painting it every 5 years and have been happy about
    it ever since.

  • May 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Nice. Yeah I’m sure all the value of not painting or staining will be worth
    it in the end. On a side not, I love gambrels, and board and batten! Thanks
    for watching!

  • June 12, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I think it looks great the way it is. However, it’s out of place on your
    property. If it were in the city among hundreds of other vinyl sided
    structures, then it’d blend right in and be fine. It just doesn’t flow with
    your home and the woods. I’m partial to the cedar shake look and old style
    clapboard. If it were my garage sitting that close to that home, I’d side
    it in pine carsiding or log style boards and let it weather, then seal it
    to protect it. Cheaper than cedar and better than vinyl.

  • July 31, 2012 at 4:35 am

    What is the name of that lift they go up the side of the house with?

  • August 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I think they are called pump jacks.

  • June 22, 2013 at 12:44 am

    i saw it all :D

  • October 1, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I think it looks good as far as design goes, and the windows are nice.
    Instead of vinyl, maybe HardieShingle would have been a better choice.
    Still maintenance free for 30+ years, more durable than vinyl especially in
    the cold, and would better match the cedar shingle siding of your house.
    But… more expensive, and you said even the vinyl was already more than
    the costs of the rest of the structure (foundation excluded).

  • October 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    i think it looks much better than the house, maybe thats just a young
    persons perspective….I’m not as big a fan of any shingles as the next
    guy. The shop looks great though!

  • November 8, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I’d have an 8″ belly band above the window line with a drip cap. Another 8″
    trimboard above the taller garage door with a drip cap.
    Also, as a structural designer I’m wanting to see what you’ll do for a
    shearwall on the garage door side of the building. I’d suggest simpson
    strong wall, you might be able to retrofit from the inside. Especially if
    you start loading up the lofts, any movement would develop moment quickly.

  • December 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    It has that clapboard look ?
    Well your garage has that barn house saltbox house look to it so maybe you
    can add some barn house salt house accents to it.
    Red window shutters ?
    Vinyl siding only looks bad on old houses that don’t have clean lines and
    additions that don’t look like a part of the original house.
    You have seen those crappy add ons on old houses that are over 100 years
    old that that have 70s architectural look it it ? looks really bad and
    with 70s vinyl ? yeah you get the picture, yuk.
    At least your garage has clean lines to it.

  • January 18, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Instead of belly band, put an eve-soffit-facia at that elevation, pitched
    the same as the roof and with roof metal topping.

  • March 23, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Look for vinyl cedar carpentry and you can find all of the great
    accessories you can add to your garage.

    Trust me you will get great ideas and all you have to do is add it on.

  • March 26, 2014 at 1:42 am

    I have to point out that you sound ridiculously uneducated and frankly,
    stoned out of your gord, for a guy with that can afford a massive
    three-story garage. But thats just speculation. I should also point out
    that I’m amazed that scaffold didn’t kick out as the poles are probably 2
    feet off level at least. Also if you wanted a no maintenance siding that
    still looks great, Im assuming you could have afforded hardy board
    (concrete composite siding). It looks like wood siding but it has a high
    fire rating (lower insurance!) and will last much longer than the vinyl…

  • March 26, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Also if you are that disappointed in the look you could always have some
    aluminum freezeboard put in the gables, also 4-5″ aluminum door/window
    capping would stand out, and even some fypons would help! It would at least
    give it some depth and accents.

  • June 3, 2014 at 6:29 am

    The more you can break this stuff up the better it looks. Don’t let the
    siding be main focus on the wall.
    Too many straight lines and flat continuous walls .

  • June 7, 2014 at 5:58 am

    so if i heard right they wrapped your windows and used weather shield.. why
    no tyveck layer?

  • June 7, 2014 at 5:59 am

    also no cleets to hold back ice from falling above doors below?

  • January 17, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I’ve replaces more hail damaged vinyl siding than any other siding. So if
    you don’t get hail, it should be ok. I think eventually, you’ll replace

  • March 2, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    It looks great :-)

  • June 3, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I don’t know what you have smoke that morning but I can say this…
    building looks beautiful!! Color looks fresh and clean.


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