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NateHanson 10-09-2007 03:27 PM

Shed siding
 
I have a 16x16' shed/workshop, with fairly sloppy board and batten siding on it. I want to tighten up and insulate this shed before winter so I can keep it tolerably warm with a woodstove.

I was planning to cover it with 1.5" of blue foam board insulation. Then cover that with siding. I was considering pine clapboard to match the house, but considering the time and cost, I am now leaning towards sheet-siding, like T-111.

I think I've seen hardi-board type of T-111 at HD before. I haven't asked about it at my lumber yard, but I imagine they've got the same. Would you guys recommend that for this application? Any advice on how to install it over insulation? I figured I'd screw the foam board on with 1x3 strapping, and install siding on that strapping. Or maybe with t-111 I could just attach the siding right over the foam, and use 3" screws into the studs to hold it all on.

Tips? Thanks,
Nate

DeeTee 10-09-2007 09:37 PM

Some Options
 
I've used those plastic capped nails (red caps, although they come in other colors and of varying lengths) to hold on the insulation and then like you are thinking, a long enough fastener to get through it all and hit the studs. I also tape the joints with that aluminum foil tape. The hardi board will be more forgiving from a maintenance perspective in the long run, but I find it to be harder to work with - heavy, and when you are trying to nail through it while it's on top of foam it takes some pounding to get the nail in. Of course if I had a nail gun....:yes:

NateHanson 10-10-2007 08:14 AM

thanks. Sounds like my plan is reasonable. I'll price out the hardiboard, and go from there.

Any other opinions or advice on this design?

BPoore 10-25-2011 03:53 PM

I'm new at this, so hope this works . . . I in the process of building a 10x16 shed w/16" 2x4 centers. I've been told that the building code
says if I use a "fiber" siding, it must be 1/2" and if a wood siding then it must be 5/8". I'd like to use the LP Smartsiding, but all I can find is
3/8" or 7/16". I'm trying to avoid installing sheathing and then putting up the siding. I cannot find T1-11 anywhere but I'd like some ideas of what I should do that will meet code. Thanks

pqlal789qreo 10-26-2011 11:06 PM

I also tape the joints with that aluminum foil tape.
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kwikfishron 10-27-2011 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by BPoore (Post 756566)
I'm new at this, so hope this works . . . I in the process of building a 10x16 shed w/16" 2x4 centers. I've been told that the building code
says if I use a "fiber" siding, it must be 1/2" and if a wood siding then it must be 5/8". I'd like to use the LP Smartsiding, but all I can find is
3/8" or 7/16". I'm trying to avoid installing sheathing and then putting up the siding. I cannot find T1-11 anywhere but I'd like some ideas of what I should do that will meet code. Thanks

Ask your building inspector but I can’t imagine that the 7/16” LP T-111 wouldn’t be acceptable for a shed.

5/8 T-111 plywood is about a common as it gets, if you can't find it then you’re not looking very hard.


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