I visited an old friend after poring my concrete today,,,he deals in closeout odd lot stuff,,,some cheap,some NOT So cheap.
He was telling me he has a LOT of hardi board siding that are 16" wide and 12' long pieces. The rub is 8" of width is full of holes like premade for soffit vents etc.,,,other 8" of width is plain and NO holes etc.
The theroy here is to install it IF possible with the good 8" down and lap over the top holey stuff,,,for the 8" reveal(is that the right word??). Here is the "DEAL". It is going to 'cost' me about $1 a 12' board. This makes it about $12.50 a square,,,using the 8" figure as good covered.
The OTHER suggested way is to run this ALL thru a table saw and cutting the hole part,wasteage OFF and just using the good half of the width, guess it wouldnt cover as much then,probably a 6" lap reveal then.(right?) and ALOT of cutting required.
My question IS...why cut it off,,,what harm would the extra 8" underneath good siding cause?? Or would THIS screw up something bad enough to cause problems???leaks?? What do 'YOU' think of this stuff???
I have never used ANY hardi board ever,,,I am just a diy'er with not that much experience with SEVERE arthritis,,,can somebody LIKE me install this myself?? Any speedy tricks of the trade to get it straight and keep it straight??
Was thinking of taking off all OLD siding, and repair any random 1 bye sheating problems underneath, wrapping in tyvek,,first replacing windows as required to either Gerkins replacements single hungs or_______???,,,knocking that drip edge off the bottom and side away,,,WHAT am I forgetting???How are outside and inside corners handled with this stuff??
Is this a gift horse I am looking in the mouth,,,or a dinosaur in hiding??? GOOD DEAL???Or tuck my tail and "RUN"??? Thanks for ANY replies--just don-- Looking for 'YOUR