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Offline Bruno of NH

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Re: Board and Batten siding
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2019, 01:57:05 PM »
It doesn't hold the finish as well as they claim.
I paid big bucks for a guaranteed wood look finish.
Started pealing off after the first year.No one would warranty it they all passed the buck.
Installed to the tee by me.
Any thing 2ft off the ground or over the roof is degrading the top layer off it.
Been told that's a problem for everyone.
I wanted wood shingles but the wife didn't like the look.
White pine claps or b and b or wood with metal siding mixed would have been much wiser choice.
After that I never recommend or installed anymore synthetic exterior products to any of my customers.
I used South American hemlock on my deck and porch , I'm glad.
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Re: Board and Batten siding
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2019, 04:21:40 PM »
Has anyone been using LP Smartside? We've used it on a few of my dad's rentals. It's nice to work with, just like cutting wood. Has held up very well so far but the oldest stuff is only 5 years or so.

The local lumber yard had a sample of it in a container where it had been submersed for over a month. Still seemed fine.

It comes both pre-painted or primed. We've used both. A couple years ago my dad bought enough to do a couple houses for pennies on the dollar when the local yard had an auction. The colors were all mismatched but it painted up nicely.

I think most of the local contractors that had been installing cement board have switched to Smartside.

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Re: Board and Batten siding
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2019, 05:29:45 AM »
My aunt has a small barn on her property that is likely near or over 100 years old .White oak board and batten .It was painted periodically with well head crude oil and has a slate roof . It might be there yet in another 100 years .

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Re: Board and Batten siding
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2019, 08:58:35 PM »
I looked at some siding material at a building supply place.  Hardie, LP, Boral products.  I liked the idea of the Boral but it did not come in a lap siding.  The LP looked a lot like a pressed wood.  The person that was helping me was not favorable toward it.  He leaned toward the Hardie board.  This could be because his company did more business with them, don't know.  @Don P do you have some thoughts on pros and cons of man made siding products?

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Re: Board and Batten siding
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2019, 09:24:29 PM »
I prefer wood but it isn't without issues. Smartside had some problems with edge swelling early on, I think they have taken care of it but it sounded too much like the Masonite problems for me. Hardi holds paint very well, I've had no problems but know of some. They seem to usually relate to wetter areas and especially if it can absorb moisture and then freeze.
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Re: Board and Batten siding
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2019, 10:38:48 PM »
As  far as siding I had some portions that were reverse board and batten the some that was Masonite .The house is brick but areas around a bay widow and porch used some form of that material .When I put an addition on a few years it was all replaced with cement board .Which is in effect fire proof and they say will hold paint for at least 20 years .Won't rot ,the wood peckers would hate it ,carpenter bees etc can't drill those nice 3/8" diameter holes every where making it look like Swiss cheese .

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Re: Board and Batten siding
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2019, 08:59:57 AM »
The LP had problems when it first came on the market.
Now it has the glue like in advantec plywood. 
I have had great results with advantec products.
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