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How to use miratec with vinyl siding?

Posted by heidia (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 28, 13 at 12:49

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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RE: How to use miratec with vinyl siding?

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.

RE: How to use miratec with vinyl siding?

Maybe you should consider compromising on the MiraTEC too? And go with trim with a built in J-channel?

RE: How to use miratec with vinyl siding?

What about dadoing the back of the Miratec to make a channel for the siding to sit in?

RE: How to use miratec with vinyl siding?

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.

RE: How to use miratec with vinyl siding?

THank you all for the suggestions!

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