Currently have LP siding that is deteriorating after 10 years.
I installed it and about 1/2 of it is bad.
Want to either replace the damaged sections with hardieplank
and repaint or do the whole house in vinyl...I know putting the
old LP stuff up was hard up high due to weight but I know the
hardie plank weighs a ton!
I have helped on a vinyl install before and was not hard and the
materials were lightweight and do not need painting.
some neighbors have vinyl 15 years old and looks fine still.
Newer vinyl designs seem to look better than theirs.
I think I am answering my own question here and leaning towards
the vinyl solution. But any comments welcome..
email@example.com (ROBMURR) wrote in
I've removed vinyl and aluminum on numerous houses when doing renovations
and remodeling. Without fail, major sections of the wood (old siding and
framing) beneath the outer siding was severely rotted. Vinyl and aluminum
work OK on new installations but typically not too well over existing
My experience matches this in part.
I worked with a builder on a house that had original siding removed and vinyl added.
Flashing around windows and #15 felt was damaged.
OSB sheathing was deteriorated because vinyl siding let weather through.
On 22 Jul 2004 15:31:29 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (ROBMURR) typed:
I'm adding a third floor to my house, which is on Long Island Sound.
It currently has cedar lap siding. I was debating all the choices
and decided on pre-finished Hardiplank. The 30-to-50 year warranty
on the siding and 15 year warranty on the finish sealed the deal for
me. There may have been improvements made in vinyl over the years,
but it still looks like crapola to me.
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