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Old 09-16-2008, 06:19 AM  
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Existing ply siding? Dunno. Depends how it was installed and how the windows were installed. If windows were set right to framing then plywood I can see why the guy proposing Hardi wants to do the same. Resetting the windows could be a lot of work. How old are the windows? Maybe this is a good time to replace the windows. Unfortunately this will effect trim and jambs inside. It may be possible to extend the jambs outside but I cant say for sure.



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Old 09-17-2008, 12:29 AM  
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Existing ply siding? Dunno. Depends how it was installed and how the windows were installed. If windows were set right to framing then plywood I can see why the guy proposing Hardi wants to do the same. Resetting the windows could be a lot of work. How old are the windows? Maybe this is a good time to replace the windows. Unfortunately this will effect trim and jambs inside. It may be possible to extend the jambs outside but I cant say for sure.
I got clarification from a siding-only contractor--old siding is bye-bye, so no prob with hardie sticking out too far.
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In Montana 7/16" OSB is more afordable - about $9.00 a sheet Feb 2009 price. Plywood 7/16 is running $19.00 a sheet.

We put OSB under our siding and had no issues with it. The fact that it's more eco-friendly is what made our decision a no brainer. The lower price was icing on the cake. I wish all 'going green' choices were more affordable.....but that is not the case.

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