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farmkid 11-03-2010 02:17 PM

siding material question
 
I want to add a little onto my house next spring after it warms up, but I have a siding problem to figure out first. I don't know what the siding material is called or where I can find more of it. The house was built in 1977 and I'm sure the siding is original. The material is some kind of fiberboard about 12 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. There are aluminum inserts between pieces where they are joined. Does anyone know what this stuff is called and if it's still available. I haven't been able to find it anywhere so far.

The addition I want to do is just a small entryway, so I won't need very much of it. If I can't find any, I'll have to settle for having that part sided with something else, or I'll have to wait to do the project until I can afford to replace all the siding.

remmons 11-04-2010 09:52 AM

It sounds very much like a Fiberboard Lap siding. Is yours textured or smooth? It is made in 4", 8" and 12" widths, 16' long, and is usually about 7/16" thick. It is also called "Bender Board", because a lot of the masonry guys use it to form curbs, sidewalks, etc. The 8" typically sells for around $11.00 and the 12" sels for around $14.00, depending on the market area. It is typically available from most any lumber yard, I know that Boise Cascade usually stocks it (in my area anyway). I stock it at my store.

farmkid 11-05-2010 12:05 PM

Thanks for that information. I'll look for it. There's a Home Depot and a Lowe's here, but I haven't seen it at either place. There are also a couple of contractor-oriented building supply stores that I haven't checked yet.

As for your question, it's smooth.

remmons 11-08-2010 08:59 AM

No problem. Good luck on your search. Typically, if you ask any lumber retailer, they should be able to bring it in for you.:) If they do not, then they probably don't want your money.:(


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