How to use miratec with vinyl siding?

heidiaSeptember 28, 2013

So, we had to make painful cuts, one of which was using vinyl on exterior instead of hardi plank. I wanted the window trims to still be 4 inch miratec, around windows in a square. In practice though, with vinyl, it is looking bad-the two windows we have trimed have miratec squares sandwiched in a vinyl channel. I am told this is necessary. But it looks bad. It would look so much better if the channel was not there...

any advice? How can you use miratec with vinyl without having this thin, flimsy, vinyl channel bordering the miratec?

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Windows on Washington

You have to run J-Channel unless you are doubling up on the trim or using some sort of integrated J-Channel on the trim.

Sorry...but yes you need it.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 9:19AM
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Maybe you should consider compromising on the MiraTEC too? And go with trim with a built in J-channel?

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 10:10AM
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What about dadoing the back of the Miratec to make a channel for the siding to sit in?

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 4:42PM
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Windows on Washington

This is kind of what I was thinking along the lines of MWM. I would just want a full capture channel to drain the water out as well.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 6:09AM
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THank you all for the suggestions!

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 1:44PM
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