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Old 04-26-2008, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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I have to agree, we have had both brick and vinyl and I'll tell you I love the Hardiplank best...All brick to me is cold...JMO
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I have to agree, we have had both brick and vinyl and I'll tell you I love the Hardiplank best...All brick to me is cold...JMO
I soooo agree with you Berry! I don't like all brick either! My dream house would have a mixture of cedar shake siding and stone work, with some hardiplank
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I'm not sure I have ever seen a home with vinyl in Phoenix, just slump block, brick or stucco. I think it would melt off......Just had to add my 2 cents. That was another adjustment to me besides the no block walls, I wasn't really fond of the vinyl look but it was growing on me.
Yep, I think vinyl would just melt off in that blazing Arizona sun, LOL. I know you guys are more accustomed to seeing stucco, but we don't care much for stucco here in the south. I would take the cheapest old aluminum siding over stucco any day
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Default Outgassing

Isn't anyone worried about outgassing?
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Union County
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I hate to sound stupid... but I don't know what outgassing means. Anyway, I would prefer all brick because I like the look, however we went the cheap way and have a brick front and vinyl around. With my house, you cant see the sides or back so it just made sense with it being our first home purchased after we were married. It is a lot like having an decent car with chrome wheels!
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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Isn't anyone worried about outgassing?
I was, but after a few years of marriage you get used to it.
Just kidding. What is outgassing?
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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There have been a lot of problems with stucco in damp areas of the South - water gets behind it if not properly applied and then mold and rot sets in.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Yep, I think vinyl would just melt off in that blazing Arizona sun, LOL. I know you guys are more accustomed to seeing stucco, but we don't care much for stucco here in the south. I would take the cheapest old aluminum siding over stucco any day
It was weird to me too when I first moved here from NY. It's all about getting accustomed to the look of the area and how the other half lives. I actually liked those vinyl cedar shack look alikes.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:15 AM
 
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I used to agree but now I don't notice it anymore. We wanted a brick home but found the one we have that is vinyl on all four sides.

I can say, though, that it sure is nice to be able to take a bucket of soapy water and sponge and wash it. It's way better than painting and way better than stucco!
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: NC
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Isn't anyone worried about outgassing?
I'd assume that the outgassing of chemicals and whatnot would be going to the outdoors with vinyl siding, as the drywall/whatnot is on the inside. The biggest contributor of that would be the paint on the walls of the inside of the house, which is why the no/low VOC paints are becoming more popular as more people find out about them.
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