Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired online school teacher. I love family history. Since 2007, I have spent much of my time providing part-time support for the world's largest free family history site This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I have served in the Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Siding the Garage

We have finished siding the garage, and are very satisfied with the results. Notice that the new siding on the garage matches the siding on the home.

Our last major siding project was when we built our house in 1977. It was done using Masonite hardboard siding, guaranteed for 20 years, and still looking great after over 35 years. Vinyl should last at least that long.

Masonite is HEAVY and awkward. Cutting it required a jigsaw. But vinyl is feather light, and still a bit awkward, as it is highly flexible. I would still consider it a 2-person job for that reason. Cutting it across was easily done with a pair of aviation tin-snips ($12 at Home Depot) and longitudinal cuts were easily done by scoring with a utility knife and folding on the scored line. Watching the YouTube videos greatly simplified the task!


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