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Old 12-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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Hello,

can I use the cement boards for the exterior walls?
I would like to replace the vinyl siding and the plywood underneath with the cement board.
I read a little bit that it is possible, but not on how it is done right.
Anyone with good advices?

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It can be done. Why are you thinking of that route first?

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I like to have the wall a little bit more sturdy and would like to paint it.
And I hate vinyl siding.
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Why not leave the sheathing and install Hardie planks for siding. It's great, durable stuff that would be better than cement board. The problem with something like cement board on the exterior is making joints water tight.
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Why not leave the sheathing and install Hardie planks for siding.
Because they still look like vinyl sidings.
I want a flat surface and planks do have these interlocking look too.
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Gonna be pretty expensive - cement board doesn't come in 4x8 sheets like plywood and OSB. And, believe it or not, moisture will deteriorate the stuff. I had some scraps of Durock lying in the yard and in a couple years they just fell apart.
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exactly,, the durock on its own isnt water proof.. consider harti panel instead of harti plank. even still its going to be very expensive. with harti panel you frame the walls the normal way and then install house wrap.. from there the harti panels get hung off the wall . if you want a smooth surface consider just going with dryvit

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