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Old 11-09-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
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I'm planning to build a new "mountain home" (stone & natural/rustic style) in TN. We want to be as maintenance-free as possible. The builder mentioned smart board for some of the exterior. I've heard of hardie board, but not smart board.

Any recommendations, or suggestions for materials to use on this type of home.

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Old 11-09-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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There is nothing “natural” or “rustic” with glued wood chips (smartside) or cement siding.

For a natural maintenance free rustic siding “Eastern White Cedar Shingles” would be my choice.

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Old 11-09-2011, 09:55 PM   #3
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There is nothing “natural” or “rustic” with glued wood chips (smartside) or cement siding.

For a natural maintenance free rustic siding “Eastern White Cedar Shingles” would be my choice.
Ditto.....or just stone....

Have you ever wondered why they put gravel/sand down on tar roofs? Because the sun's ultraviolet rays will not break down the stone.

Just about anthing else besides stone or brick will eventually break down.
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Why not just a cedar log cabin?
The camp grandpa build used tar paper covered with bark on, vertical cedar slabs for siding. Dad upgraded it to board and batten. Tamarack I think.

If by rustic, you mean cheap, just do a steel building.
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