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Hardie siding recommendations wanted

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I've sold a HO on building a large garden shed which I'd like to install hardie siding on. (Home owner wants durability & almost no maintenance).

Having never worked with the stuff, I'd appreciate suggestions / links to good threads on working with their siding.

About the only thing I know is that you can work it pretty much like wood, and need to be VERY careful about preventing inhalation of the silicates.

So, any do's or don'ts you'd care to share?
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I wouldn't say it cuts like wood. You can cut with a regular blade, but after a few cuts it will more dull than a butter knife. The stuff does make a lot of dust that's for sure. I believe they make shears for cutting the stuff, but I haven't used them. Look for siding shears. I've only done 1 complete house with the stuff.

Siding shears:
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