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Old 05-17-2012, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Durham
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We want to replace the masonite siding in the back of our home (aprox. 22 squares the rest is brick) with fiber cement siding as well as replace most of the trim. We also need some rot repair around windows and possibly sash replacement on some windows.

Can you please recommend someone you have used or you know does this kind of work that really knows what that they are doing and is competitively priced? We are in the Durham area.

Also I would love to hear people's recommendations as to the brand of fiber cement (hardiplank, certainteed, nichiha), trim (i.e. miratec, azec, lp smart), house wrap (i.e. tyvek, typar, #30 felt paper, raindrop), window trim (i.e. wood, solid pvc, royal pvc), caulking (i.e. shermax), exterior paint (i.e. SW Duration, BM Aura) or any other materials that I should specify when getting estimates.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Durham
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If someone has any recommendations I would truly appreciate it. Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Durham
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Thanks bobromhal. By the way when I said 22 squares I meant we have 2200 sq ft that needs to be replaced so it's a decent size project.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Cary
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IMHO . . . . .
1-Nichiha is the most expensive; not necessarily the best value verses price . . . yet (prices are falling).
2-James Hardie does not delaminate (like Certainteed does) and comes in a variety of styles to match almost any decor.
3-Avoid LP.
4-Anything named Miratek should NEVER be used under any circumstances. Miratel Generation 1 or Generation 2 is still cardboard soaked in resin, covered with contact paper.
5-PVC is superior, is not affected by water, insects, animals or birds.
6-Only Sherwin-Wiliams MaxFlex sealants
7-Only Sherwin-Williams Duration paints
8-Demand one coat primer and TWO coats of paint.
9-Only Tyvek moisture barrier
10-Each butt joint should get "joint flashing" (#15 felt) behind EVERY butt joint

Hope this advice is helpful.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:14 AM
 
Location: The South, by the grace of God
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J.Trent- please explain the "does not delaminate" statement for this uneducated individual...I was strongly considering Certainteed over Hardie for color options, but this issue was never brought to our attention....
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