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Old 06-25-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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If you had to pick from either hardie cement siding, LP smart siding or cedar to side your house what would you choose. Plus has hardie change their formula for siding since 2009?
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:46 PM   #2
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hardi, pre finished and maintenance free w/ all composite trim..

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hardi, pre finished and maintenance free w/ all composite trim..
Low maintenance would be the more proper term. Different types of siding work better in different parts of the country. Never been over inpressed with Hardi.
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good point, "less maintenance required"

I'm not a fan of the smart siding by lp
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good point, "less maintenance required"

I'm not a fan of the smart siding by lp
Me neither. But then I am pretty much steel only when it come to siding.
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Hardie siding & trim....

Pretty much bullet proof around here.
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Hardi, installed correctly, please don't get caulk happy.
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Hardi siding and trim. Nothing is maintenance free.
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Hardi for me too. Unless I have to install it, then I'd go cedar. I hate installing hardi.
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Cedar with PVC trim. Nothing looks better than cedar.
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Cedar with PVC trim. Nothing looks better than cedar.
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Second using cedar last two jobs its what we have used looks awesome.
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LP over hardie all day... In fact I replace a lot of older Hardie jobs with LP... Here is a big one that we just finished
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good point, "less maintenance required"

I'm not a fan of the smart siding by lp
Can you elaborate on this? I have not installed Smart Side, have only done a small amount of Hardie. I was impressed by what I have seen of smart side from the sales reps and I am seriously considering using it on the next house
It comes in longer lengths, works with conventional tools, closer clearances to wet areas.
Can you tell me the negatives so I go back and look at Hardie again? I have a bit of distrust after the crap siding that LP sold 20 years ago as "inner seal" but the smart side product seems to have answered these concerns
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Hardie siding over any other fibre cement siding, and Smartside Trim over Hardie Trim. If you like Hardie Trim, you don't install the trim yourself. It's way too heavy and flakes when mitred. Also only comes in 12' pieces, which makes waste factor ridiculous around here.
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Cedar for me with aluminum on the overhangs and window and door trim. If you buy it pre painted form the factory, paint your cut ends and install it with air flow behind it, the maintenance issue is minimal. It can easily make it 15 to 20 years with out needing to be repainted. In my opinion a paint job every decade or two is a good thing just to keep the house looking fresh. Why install a product trying to imitate wood when you could just have wood?
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Cedar for me with aluminum on the overhangs and window and door trim. If you buy it pre painted form the factory, paint your cut ends and install it with air flow behind it, the maintenance issue is minimal. It can easily make it 15 to 20 years with out needing to be repainted. In my opinion a paint job every decade or two is a good thing just to keep the house looking fresh. Why install a product trying to imitate wood when you could just have wood?
Dang bloody woodpeckers we have around these parts are enough to make you think twice sometimes.

I prefer brick or stone, but that's another thread
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You should consider using EVERLAST. It's made from crushed stone and PVC resins. The color goes al the way through and has a lifetime warranty including a lifetime fade warranty.

No special tools needed, it's light weight and a dream to install. The only drawback is it's very expensive. We generally install it with a wood grain PVC trim.





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Cedar is good and looks great but bang for your buck it would have to be Hardie plank in my opinion
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wrc shakes,aside from masonry or stone it's just about bullet proof when done right..

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