garage walls-what to use?

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Old 06-19-00, 02:50 AM
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Does anyone have any advice on what type of material to use for garage walls? I imagine wood is easier for a novice to work with than vinyl but vinyl less maintenance. If it is wood, what type and dimensions? This is a detached garage that presently has old wood siding. Is it a good idea to have overlapping, angled out siding that runs lengthwise horizontilly or doesn't that matter much? Thanks.
 
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Old 06-19-00, 11:38 AM
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4X8 sheets of siding, like T1-11, are easy to install, but require maintanence, like painting. Vinyl, installed over OSB, is not that hard if you follow the instructions and take your time. Getting the corner posts plumb and square and getting the starter lavel are the 2 biggest keys, along with properly "J-ing" the door and window trim. If you aren't sure about tackling the vinyl yourself, get some estimates to have it installed by a siding contractor. For something as straight forward as a garage, it's not that expensive.
 
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Old 06-20-00, 04:12 AM
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Lefty said it well. I would have said the same thing.
 
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Old 06-28-00, 01:39 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lefty:
4X8 sheets of siding, like T1-11, are easy to install, but require maintanence, like painting. Vinyl, installed over OSB, is not that hard if you follow the instructions and take your time. Getting the corner posts plumb and square and getting the starter lavel are the 2 biggest keys, along with properly "J-ing" the door and window trim. If you aren't sure about tackling the vinyl yourself, get some estimates to have it installed by a siding contractor. For something as straight forward as a garage, it's not that expensive.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

thanks for reply and advice-helpful. One other question-someone mentioned cement board. Know anything about it and if that would be a good choice for the project? thanks.
 
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Old 06-28-00, 04:31 AM
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This is not what cement board is used for.
It is very heavy, hard to attach, and if you had ever worked with it, you would not even consider it. It is not a siding.
 
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