to some reliable readers, I believe I have a possible
solution for a North Carolina man who has been looking
for aluminum siding to match what’s already on a house
he is renovating.
windows were removed, and the reader, who is from
Greensboro, N.C., thought it would be easy to find
replacements close to him. He has one uncut sheet to use
as a reference for measurements and style/type.
possible source, says my college buddy Richard S. Lee,
owner of Mr. Handyman of the Main Line in Malvern, Pa.,
is Superior Distribution (formerly Pace Supply) in West
Chester, which doesn’t stock the siding but can order
becoming Superior Distribution, the company now has
several branches in the Philadelphia region, Lee said.
our reader in North Carolina, Superior also has outlets
in South Carolina, in the event that his need for the
siding is worth the ride there.
the company would need to know what the reader needed
beforehand, Lee emphasized. It can usually find a match
in size and style.
color might not be available, but the new siding can be
painted to match, he said.
the way, if you want advice on how to paint aluminum
siding, go to the website of the Paint Quality Institute
— www.paintquality.com — to get step-by-step
Bob McDaniel said that when he needed siding for an
addition, his builder stripped the aluminum siding from
the unseen back of the garage and replaced it with
matching vinyl siding.
he used the aluminum siding for the street-visible area
of the addition.
there’s another idea for solving the problem.
the aluminum- siding issue, we return to the matter of
getting rid of those yellow stains sometimes left behind
by rubber mats on vinyl tile.
M. Doyle said she has used cleanser with bleach in it
and an SOS steel-wool pad.
padding under the rubber will protect tile from
staining, she said. She also has cut rug padding to
match the rugs.