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Old 09-21-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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House has siding that’s some sort of hard Vinyl / plastic (i did say metal orginally), its very plain in design, about 8 inches high, just a flat surface that overlap. Has separate corners (will get picture).

We think fitted early to mid 1980's, any idea if there is a replacement as certain parts need to be replaced and a chimney is being removed so needs new parts put in.

Dont really want to replace the whole siding yet...

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yes you can get it at any siding supply house

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Actually, finding aluminum siding could be difficult. Check building supply houses, usually only available in 8" white, and if you find it , it will not match what you have. You old stuff is aged and faded.
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Actually, finding aluminum siding could be difficult. Check building supply houses, usually only available in 8" white, and if you find it , it will not match what you have. You old stuff is aged and faded.
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My bad, this isnt metal (at least not the part i have taken a picture of), its some sort of plastic / hard
Vinyl (which has been painted, as there are spray marks on a post nearby the some color as the house).

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From the pics, it looks like an old siding that was made by Gold Bond. The corners also look like the Gold Bond stuff. It was a semi cementious product similar to the current HardiPlank but in a 1x 8. It didn't do well around here because the technology to install it wasn't there yet. It was very hard to work with and equally hard on tools. Driving a nail in it by hand was an experience. If it is the Gold Bond siding, I haven't seen any of it since the mid 80's. Best of luck finding any although you probably could use the Hardi and have it look fairly close.
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i think aluminum would match better than hardi,depends on the exposure


aluminum siding is still very much available,you may need to order [8'' probably not] and choices are limited

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