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Old 06-07-2007, 09:48 PM   #16
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In Central Cal. stucco would look quite nice. Never dealt with it but it looks good. Just not a lot of call for it here in central WA. I see it every now and then but it is kind of out of place. I had a job where a guy insisted on a tile roof and I thought is this guy nuts lots of $ and it snows to beat heck then the frost heaves but the guy has his tile and he is happy so I guess I am too.

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Old 06-08-2007, 03:40 AM   #17
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....when walking around my neighborhood; I saw a house where the guy used painted OSB for his fence. Not a pretty site...
"the Horror..." (at least he doesn't live next to you with that thing facing your property)

Seems like every neighbohood has at least one ''guy'' like that....

(My Hill-billy neighbor's one year placed little 10" plastic fences with freshly "planted" - plastic flowers, in the ground, around their house.... )
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:58 AM   #18
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I had a shed that held up for 20 years in osb... I didnt build it, but it had huge overhangs and I put the stain to it with a thick nap roller every couple years. Probably spent as much in stain as I would have on siding. But then I just sold the place and moved. lol
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I have a similar problem; I inherited a tack shed that was built 4 years ago, and it sits out near a pasture. It is well constructed except the walls are OSB, treated with Kilz, then painted. The Colorado sun and weather has now cracked and chipped the exposed walls and the bottom of the door. Please refer to the pictures. My question is how to either repair or cover up the exterior. Chipping the cracked OSB and reapplying Kilz and paint will be labor intensive.
Adding siding is quicker but more expensive. I would appreciate suggestions on what would be cost effective. Thanks in advance.
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OSB, is NOT SIDING. It's sheathing and it's not meant to stay exposed like siding is. What made you think it was? Was it because it said "Exterior Type Adhesive"?
Actually, it's not that simple, is it? LP SmartSide Panel siding is OSB, but OSB is not siding.

Both SmartSide Panel and OSB come in 4x8 sheets and are fastened to studs. From the back, they're nearly indistinguishable. They're both structural sheathing (SmartSide 7/16", specifically).

But SmartSide has a facade that is weather resistant, and the fibers are treated to handle some water exposure even on the fiber-exposed side. OSB has very little tolerance to water, and as the OP has shown, will not do well against the elements--even when primed and painted.

Bottom line: I wouldn't be so hard on G0lfer. In fact, if you read his post carefully, he said he inherited the shed, so it's not even his blunder. :-)

G0lfer, here's what I would do. Remove the trim. Install Tyvec (or any weather barrier) over the OSB. Then I'd install either LP SmartSide Panel/Lap/Shakes or HardiePlank. Which one depends on both your skillset and architectural preference. SmartSide Panel is the easiest to install. Then install new trim. Depending on which siding you choose, you will either install the trim on top of the siding or next to it.
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I know this is a DIY'er forum, but DIY'ers can't just tackle building something without asking the right question first whether they come here and ask or ask someone at the lumberyard.
Of course they can; it happens all the time. And a few, even when they get good answers here, do what they were going to do anyway. That's what scares me about reading the electrial forum. OSB isn't going to kill you; electricity will.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:58 AM   #22
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Most of these posts are 6 years old, before you guys get too deep into the debate
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Thanks for the information. It supports what I thought I needed to do.
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OSB is not siding. Real siding is the way to go. Cedar anyone.... can't go wrong.

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