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Old 03-15-2015, 11:20 AM   #1
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First off, I have neglected the outside of my house for a few years, 3 kids, wife in school, no time or money, etc.

Now that she is a gainfully employed RN, it's time to get the exterior done.

Plus the ACD museum is building a really nice plaza between my house and their main building.

I want to get this place done, sold and move outside of town.

I had grand plans of fixing the old wood clapboards, refurbishing the sashes, making wood storms, etc. Easy for me to make, not sure the plain old farmhouse justifies it.

House is balloon framed, currently there is still blown in in the walls (I have gutted a few rooms inside an air sealed, installed batts and hung rock.

Siding is just nailed right over the studs, no sheeting.

Original big plan was to take off old siding, air seal, batt, sheet, install new windows, install Hardie.

I was going to use Andersens, but the price is almost too much just to sell afterwards. I have not priced a Marvin, but did look at some Jeld-Wen W-2500 aluminum clad wood windows.

I am now thinking I may use LP smartside now.

I guess I am just looking for real world experience with the LP products or the W-2500 windows (I have used plenty of andersen, marvin, hardie, etc).

House will be redone to look just like it does on the exterior, wide frieze boards at the gables an eaves, wide trim around windows, corner boards, thick sills, etc.

Things I will not use, anything vinyl (siding, windows, trim), no aluminum coil, not aluminum soffits, or fascia.

Now that I am done rambling.....
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I'm going to redo my place in board and batten. But that doesn't answer your question so I'll move along

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I'm going to redo my place in board and batten. But that doesn't answer your question so I'll move along
I had thought about B&B, like the look.

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What kind of siding and windows are comparable houses in your area done with?
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Clean and neat with modern baths and kitchen will do more than fancy windows for the sale value. The Jeld-wen install and function fine. If you had a big front porch with big windows (assuming not on a "plain old farmhouse") maybe something fancier.

Edit: Plus a white picket fence along the street.
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I hate working on my own house.
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What is your dislike with aluminum soffit? IMO way better then the Hardi stuff, less labor on install ,less upkeep over the long run. What does it have now for siding? To me putting new sheeting on is kind of a pain when you have to work around everything that is already coming through the wall. If you resheet it are you going to reinsulated it too? Some picture would be nice to see.
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How bout a pic of the house so we can advise properly?
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LP Lap siding would work well for your situation, However they require the product be installed over sheathing and a quality housewrap. It installs easily and will give a good curb appeal. Look into Pella proline windows. Might be a good alternative to the more expensive options. Since your going to sell anyway.

Also check out the LP Smart Side panels. The are structural and look kind of like T-111
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LP Lap siding would work well for your situation, However they require the product be installed over sheathing and a quality housewrap. It installs easily and will give a good curb appeal. Look into Pella proline windows. Might be a good alternative to the more expensive options. Since your going to sell anyway.

Also check out the LP Smart Side panels. The are structural and look kind of like T-111
LP can be installed directly over framing but does require housewrap. Would I? No. I will use Smartside over Hardie any day of the week. I did my house with it.
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What kind of siding and windows are comparable houses in your area done with?
It's a real mix of crap, er stuff.
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Clean and neat with modern baths and kitchen will do more than fancy windows for the sale value. The Jeld-wen install and function fine. If you had a big front porch with big windows (assuming not on a "plain old farmhouse") maybe something fancier.

Edit: Plus a white picket fence along the street.
I said exterior, only thing I am worried about in this thread.

Winter time is for inside work.

I do have a nice porch, which will be torn off and rebuilt to look period appropriate. Turned post, patterened flat sawn balusters.

I am more concerned with how the JW w-2500 windows are and how the LP SmartSide holds up.
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Vinyl board and batten.
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It's a real mix of crap, er stuff.
Just wondering because of you are planning on selling soon, you don't want to over do it for the area. I can understand the adversion to vinyl products, but if that's the bulk of the area, not having them could be a potential turn off. You know, because they are "no maitenance" and all

Have you priced Integrity against Jeld Wen yet?
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What is your dislike with aluminum soffit? IMO way better then the Hardi stuff, less labor on install ,less upkeep over the long run. What does it have now for siding? To me putting new sheeting on is kind of a pain when you have to work around everything that is already coming through the wall. If you resheet it are you going to reinsulated it too? Some picture would be nice to see.
No aluminum on the exterior, period. I do not like it anywhere on the exterior of old houses.

If you read my first post, you would know it has clapboards nailed to the studs and that I have been taking the old blown-in out an air sealing an installing new batts.

No sheeting makes it hard to flash things and keep water out.
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Keep your ears open for the new LP siding with the locking strip on the back, stacks on the piece below and nail on the top. Keeps the wave to a minimum supposedly.
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Some more board and batten.
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Just wondering because of you are planning on selling soon, you don't want to over do it for the area. I can understand the adversion to vinyl products, but if that's the bulk of the area, not having them could be a potential turn off. You know, because they are "no maitenance" and all

Have you priced Integrity against Jeld Wen yet?
This is what is across the street: http://www.automobilemuseum.org/

Along with this: http://natmus.org/

The ACD is spending almost 1.25 million on a plaza between my house and their building.

I have tons of off street parking, a 1500 sq/ft garage, period house, perfect for the collector car guys.

There are lots of people who own houses, buildings, etc. here in town that are here from Memorial day to Labor day. There are classic car events weekly.

Sorry, there will be no vinyl or aluminum on my house.
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How bout a pic of the house so we can advise properly?
It is a Vernacular Farm house.

Two story section with a one story section set 90 degrees to the two story, porch across the one story.

10 foot ceilings down stairs, 9 feet up stairs, windows are 6 feet tall.


I will also install half round gutters when I am done, if that clues you in on how much I hate vinyl, aluminum and K style gutters.

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