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Experiences with Hardiboard vs. Vinyl siding?
Posted by: tenders
Date: February 28, 2006 05:50PM
It seems too good to be true.

There are so many shysters in the vinyl siding installation industry that it scares me away entirely despite the fact that paint is literally falling off my house.

What is the apples-to-apples cost differential?
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Re: Experiences with Hardiboard vs. Vinyl siding?
Posted by: wurm
Date: February 28, 2006 07:13PM
While you're at it, any comments on this? [www.lifetymene.com] Might be an option to consider, tenders.
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Re: Experiences with Hardiboard vs. Vinyl siding?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: February 28, 2006 07:18PM
I remember the Hardy Boys.

BGnR
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Re: Experiences with Hardiboard vs. Vinyl siding?
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 28, 2006 07:26PM
Hardypanel is fireproof and much more UV resistant. I'd think it would last longer, but color is dependent on paint durability, whereas vinyl is molded in color. It will probably fade and oxidize with time but probably not before the Hardy needs repainting. Fireproof means a lot to me, as I lost everything in a fire once.
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Re: Experiences with Hardiboard vs. Vinyl siding?
Posted by: malfunction
Date: February 28, 2006 08:36PM
Maybe search on these forums:
[forums.jlconline.com]

Finding a good installer is the key to this work (and many other kinds of work of course). Word of mouth and examples of past work are probably the best guide.
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Re: Experiences with Hardiboard vs. Vinyl siding?
Posted by: Mr645
Date: February 28, 2006 08:49PM
I went with vinyl. I had a hard time finding an installer that does Hardiboard.

The Hardi does need to be sealed and painted while vinyl does not. From what I read I can go 20 years or more without teh vinyl loosing it's look. Last Octob er we had a hurricane come through which blew off some of the vinyl. I used the Alcoa brentwood product which is a lower end siding. The Alcoa Quest 3 is also popular and uses a double hem for the nailing so it won't blow off as easy. Regardless, the repairs were easy.

Jon



Biden/Putin 2024
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Re: Experiences with Hardiboard vs. Vinyl siding?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 28, 2006 08:49PM
if those are your only two options, it's hardiboard hands-down.
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Re: Experiences with Hardiboard vs. Vinyl siding?
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: February 28, 2006 11:53PM
Hardiplank all the way.
Replaced masonite with Hardiplank on my house, fantastic stuff, eats saw blades for a snack.
My parents live on the beach, hurricanes took all the vinyl off their house.
Replaced it with hardiplank and stainless hardware, many hurricanes later, no issues.
Don't go vinyl.
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