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Old 09-19-2009, 10:10 AM  
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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.
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:43 PM  
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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.


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thanks but I'm afraid that wouldn't be an option in my situation.
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Why not vinyl? It should be durable enough to withstand the elements.
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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.
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Does vinyl come in 4x8 sheets
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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.

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Old 09-20-2009, 11:32 AM  
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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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