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Old 02-01-2011, 07:40 PM   #16
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Remember folks, Vinyl is final!

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Remember folks, Vinyl is final!
Ha ha hahaha ...... haha

I've seen way too much vinyl in need of replacement (for a variety of reasons) to buy that line.

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Ha ha hahaha ...... haha

I've seen way too much vinyl in need of replacement (for a variety of reasons) to buy that line.
OK then. How about "plastic's fantastic"?
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They both have their pros and cons...... Well, the workmanship looks good, LF....but they skipped a step...

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They both have their pros and cons...... Well, the workmanship looks good, LF....but they skipped a step...
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I am residing my home. One siding contractor is telling me that you can not put insullation behind hafrdie board. The other says they will install 1/2" insullation behind the hardie board. Whos correct?
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Has anyone heard of Raindrop housewrap and if so, what are your thoughts?
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I have vinyl siding on my house that is about 10 yrs old. Things I don't like about vinyl, it expands and contracts a lot, especially here in Ga, the weed eater tears it up no matter how hard i try not to hit it, it sags and is wavy, it looks cheap, and i had a rock hit it from the lawn mower and now there is a hole in it. I cannot find the color that matches and after 10 yrs in the sun, it wouldn't match anyway.

I would like input on options, hardi plank is better, but still requires maintenance. if I would have known better back then I would have bought brick.

I saw an new product at Lowe's the other day, it was morterless brick veneer. I like the idea because it can be installed on a house that wasn't built for brick (no brick ledge), and doesn't require a mason to install, meaning I can do it
. has anyone out there ever used this stuff.
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Now you see why stucco is such a popular option in California......no seams....get any color you want....cracks are easy to fix...etc...

I did both stucco and vinyl on my garage. It kept it from looking like a stucco brick....

We are doing a 2-story addition right now.....most of it will be stucco...but we are going to use vinyl shake for the upstairs front face. Shake does a good job of now showing seams...loneframer's house is a good example.....he should get 30-40 years of service out of his siding before he needs any real attention.

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good lookin shop. I have worked with hard coat stucco and effs (foamboard with dryvit on it) and would not use the later because of it being easy to damage. I have thought about vertical painted metal. Low maintenance is what I want. I work for a commercial GC and everything we do is LOW maintenance stuff but it is all really expensive, so I am looking for cost effective but low maintenance. I have never had any experience with vinyl except this house and i will never do it agian. One of these days I plan to build but only when I can afford to build my way, I want to build a houe that will be around in 2-3 hundred years. Concrete and steel. I have always been dissapointed with the quality of residential houseing, most builders only build to meet minimum standards and can barely meet that. There isn't much differance between the 800 thousand and the 100 thousand dollar house behind the walls, it just cosmetic finishes.
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How do you fix a piece of siding that has come loose and pulling away from the rest?
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how do you fix a piece of vinyl siding that is coming loose and pulling away?

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