Re: confused about skirting - Posted by Mr. H (IN)
Posted by Mr. H (IN) on April 01, 2007 at 18:54:38:
Having just installed skirting on a home I moved, I will throw my two cents in.
If you call your local mega home improvement store and ask for skirting, they will tell that they have it in stock. When you waste your time driving there, what they really have is 12 inch wide soffit (at this time it will be your decision to explain to the geniuses that if you wanted soffit, you would have asked for it). This a very different product from interlocking, 16? wide skirting.
Having wasted valuable time, you luckily contact a local supply store that happens to be open on Saturday and get your supplies. Off to the home to complete your project.
Just one thing. The home had skirting installed and later had vinyl siding installed. This covered up the top section of the top rail. Well, you say to yourself, at least I don?t have to worry about installing the top rail. This works great until you get to the corners. At this time, I invite you to get acquainted with all of the small creatures that reside on the underside of your home. Five days of warm weather and every stinging and venomous insect known in Indiana is out in force.
By the time you?re finished, it?s noon on Sunday and you?re ready for a stiff drink. Why, you ask me, did I go through this? The mover wanted $900.00 to install new skirting on a 14x70. I declined the bargain and decided to do it myself and it had to be done this weekend.
Lessons learned - better planning, good knee pads, find someone else to do it. John, I?m calling you to get the contact info on that skirting installer.
Later, I?ll write about my moving experience. I learned important lessons from that.