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Old 08-28-15, 01:07 PM
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board and batton material

Need some suggestions as to what sheeting is availabe in either vinyl or fibergalss..need something that will not rot. I know the verticle strips are available in composite material but not sure what is available in sheeting, suspect 4x8. Many of you have so much experience .
 
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Old 08-28-15, 01:11 PM
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Inside, outside?
Using it for siding?
 
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Old 08-28-15, 03:31 PM
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Old 08-28-15, 03:57 PM
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That's what I was going to suggest once I found out what it was for.
Good price and more then thick enough.
What's the concern with it rotting?
No siding or sheathing should be within 6" of grade.
 
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Old 08-28-15, 04:53 PM
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I assume you mean what sort of smooth siding is available, not sheathing. Sheathing is what is usually UNDER the siding.

Sheets of fiber cement are usually best. 4x8, 4x9, 4x10, depending on the supplier and the texture desired. You will need z-flashing for any horizontal joints.
 
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Old 08-28-15, 09:25 PM
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Doesn't Azek come in 4'x8' sheets too ?
 
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Old 08-29-15, 03:45 AM
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siding issue

Thanks to all the responded, yes it is outside. North side, it was standard board and batton but over the years with the deck coming off the same side, standing snow and a gutter that was never pitched created some water damage which is being fixed now but, like the board and batton look so would prefer a smooth sheet of material that will not rot and know they have great stuff (i think) that will not be affected by moisture...........does this help you?

Always a big thanks for the interest hope something is out there.
 
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Old 08-29-15, 05:41 AM
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Outside, north side, the conventional smooth batton material got water damage from snow laying against it off a deck
 
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Old 08-29-15, 06:08 AM
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Doesn't Azek come in 4'x8' sheets too ?
It does, but if you know the prices, siding a house with Azek and Azek battens would probably end up costing 5x what fiber cement costs. Plus you could never paint it darker than what Azek recommends since you have to abide by their LRV limits. (Paint LRV must not be lower than 55) And even then it may still expand and contract too much in hot sunny areas.

Home Depot has the 4x8x3/8 sheets for about $100. If you need 4x9 or 4x10 as most 2 story houses would, its $120/pc. Or more, depending on your supplier.
 

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