What type of lumber?


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Old 04-23-02, 03:39 PM
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Question What type of lumber?

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I'm planning on replacing some of the trim on my house's exterior. The old trim is very worn and I can't tell what type of lumber it is. I haven't replaced exterior wood before so I was curious if anybody had any suggestions on what type of wood to replace it with?
It would need to be durable as it will get heat, cold and wet from the up and down climate here in Denver.

Would MDF be a good option?

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Shawn
 
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For an alternative to wood and/or MDF, you might want to check out the link below.

http://www.fypon.com
 
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Cool

I would use a brand-name (Weyerhaeuser, G-P, etc.) pressure-treated wood.
It has a 50-year limited warranty, and only costs about 30% more than regular pine.
An even better alternative for eaves is to wrap them up in vinyl or aluminum trim.
Good luck!
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Ok..one more question for you....

Why would you select that over a wood alternative?
 
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Less maintenance with vinyl or aluminum trim.
No regular scraping and painting. No wood rot.
Just spray it clean with a hose or pump up sprayer once in a while when needed.
Mike
 
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I lied...one more...how does the pressure treated handle paint? Somebody at work mentioned that they thought it might be difficult to paint.

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