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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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Those shears look good. Probably cut way down on the dust, too. I'll include price in bid!

Any other tips / techniques?
... And NO it is nothing like wood.
See, its a good thing I posted my question! The only person I know who has hardie on their house bragged that it's no maintenance - and I don't know anyone locally who has installed it (except for the one guy I talked to at HD who said he'd put some up & cut everything with his circ-saw - he at least mentioned the dust issue...).

MJW said:
No maintenance-----Hardie board........doesn't make sense. May as well sell the paint and a brush along with it.

Recommendation----another product
Like what? The HO doesn't like the look of vinyl & doesn't want aluminum.
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