Skirting on the Cheap

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JeepsOLot
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In the town I will be living, Habitat for Humanity has a deconstruction section at their Restore thrift store. This is stuff that was saved from places that were being demolished. I found some plastic siding that looks like cedar siding. It was $1 a 3' x 18" section, so, I bought enough to skirt my place for $40, plus $36 for J channel to finish it. I did a small section just to see how it looked, not too bad, I think!

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What do ya think?

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Right place at the right time!

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JeepsOLot
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Got the other side done today:
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Here's what that side looked like before:
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I'd really recommend having a small gravel barrier with landscape cloth underneath to help keep vegetation growth away from the skirting or if so inclined, use a good spray to keep it away.. A weedeater will eat up the skirting. A lawn mower can also throw rocks hard enough to punch holes in it as well. Don't aim the discharge at the home when you are close to it.
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JeepsOLot
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I'm planning on doing something like that at the bottom, but, for now, I just want it sealed under there. I still need to put in strips on the ground to hold the bottom of the panels, hopefully this weekend.

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JeepsOLot
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Got the back of the home done today. The area under the bay windows was a little tricky, but, it worked nicely.

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When I got the place, this is what the same area looked like:
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Cleaned up nicely.

Jerry
Trudi
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Great find and your hard work is paying off!
750chop
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i like this alot! would look real nice if you painted the outside of the house to match the skirting.
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