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Old 08-04-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
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We are considering installing Hardie Plank on our house. Currently, it is part brick/part T-111 siding installed when the house was built in 1983. In places, the siding is crumbling. Geesh, it only lasted 26 years! Prolly would have lasted longer if I had painted more often.

The siding is installed over tar paper. The siding is installed on two and 1/2 sides of the house. The rest is brick and it will stay.

My questions is should the siding be removed completely and replaced with OSB siding and then the Hardie plank boards or is it OK to install Hardie over the existing siding? There are only two windows and a patio door to deal with.

I haven't talked to any contractors yet, just trying to figure out what to expect. My health prevents me from doing it myself.

What do y'all recommend?

NOTE: Thanks to Hurricane Ike, we have a new roof, but some or all of the fascia and soffit needs to replaced along with the siding.
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If the existing siding is crumbling I'd take it off

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Thanks Dave. Mostly it is at the bottom from rain splatter off the patio or possibly the weedeater!
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Is there sheathing under the T-111?
The problem with rot is that it will spread
Possibly your contractor might just cut off the bottom 12-24" & put new sheathing on
I'm doing hardi board & I prefer sheathing underneath the Hardi
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Is there sheathing under the T-111?
Nope. Just tarpaper. I took out a patio door in the bedroom and installed a window in it's place. Just tarpaper.

I also would like to know what a contractor would do about the windows. Would they have to remove them to install the OSB, or just go around them. I'm not sure how that would look.

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T-1-11 siding is structural sheathing, what holds your house from racking in the wind, earthquakes, etc. Remove only the damaged portions to get rid of the fungus causing rot. Leave the rest on. You don't need osb, it does the same thing as the Texture 1-11. I would suggest adding soffit venting for the attic now, before the new siding. http://books.google.com/books?id=Z8a...#PRA1-PA604,M1

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