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daleslad 09-19-2009 10:10 AM

Question on the right siding
 
Hi, I have an old-old cabin in the sierra mountains of California which is in need of some TLC.
I am planning on replacing the siding but not sure what to replace it with.
It is at 7200 feet and could be covered with snow in the winter.

After a quick look around at Home Depot, I got a sticker shock for the wood siding at $34 /sheet.
Hardie panel around $19/sheet looked better but was hoping I could find wood panels that were lighter and easier to work with.

Any recommendations for other types of siding that would work in my situation.
Thanks

RTF 09-19-2009 03:43 PM

The only cheaper option I can think of is rough sawn lumber from a local sawmill. I don't know if that is available in your area.

daleslad 09-19-2009 04:54 PM

thanks but I'm afraid that wouldn't be an option in my situation.

dakuda 09-19-2009 06:06 PM

Why not vinyl? It should be durable enough to withstand the elements.

oldognewtrick 09-19-2009 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dakuda (Post 34835)
Why not vinyl? It should be durable enough to withstand the elements.

There are some vinyl products that don't have the typical "vinyl" look. They should be a less expensive option than some of the renewable choices.

daleslad 09-19-2009 07:20 PM

Does vinyl come in 4x8 sheets

oldognewtrick 09-20-2009 08:18 AM

No, vinyl siding does not come in 4 X 8 sheets. It is a product that has a lap board appearance.

If you are sure you want a 4 X 8 sheet, I think a hardy board type product is the way to go.

My :2cents:

daleslad 09-20-2009 11:32 AM

I think you are right unfortunately I do not have any help and I'm reluctant to do the Hardie board by myself because of the weight.
I might just have to suck it up and get the wood panels at $34 each..


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