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Old 02-15-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Raleigh, NC
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How frequently should Hardiplank exteriors be painted here in the Triangle?
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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How frequently should Hardiplank exteriors be painted here in the Triangle?
If I remember correctly, it's every 3-5 years or so. It pretty much depends on how much weather or sun it gets.

That's the part of hardiplank I don't like.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Hardboard/Masonite is the 3 to 5 year paint cycle siding.

I think you can plan on longer life from your paint than 3-5 years with Hardieplank. 8-10 years is more like it.
Of course, it has to be prepped properly to make it 10 years.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Hardboard/Masonite is the 3 to 5 year paint cycle siding.

I think you can plan on longer life from your paint than 3-5 years with Hardieplank. 8-10 years is more like it.
Of course, it has to be prepped properly to make it 10 years.
I like 8-10 much better than 3-5! I HATE painting houses!
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:44 AM
 
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If I remember correctly, it's every 3-5 years or so. It pretty much depends on how much weather or sun it gets.

That's the part of hardiplank I don't like.
The last house I lived in had Hardiplank siding and was seven years old when I moved from it. At that time, it showed no signs of needing paint. I agree with those who say 8-10 years is more typical.
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have masonite. I keep it caulked and clean and paint it every 6 to 7 years. My painter brushes instead of sprays.

I have clients that tell me that hardiplank should be painted every 8 to 10 years, but it should be cleaned and maintained to make it last that long.

Vicki
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Raleigh, NC
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Thanks. My house is 10 yrs old Hardieplank and I don't think it's ever been painted since the original. It really doesn't look like it needs it other than where the plank seams were caulked last year. It's "white" but it looks a little dingy or yellowed, particularly in areas where it's next too the very white porch and trim. Definately not flaking or anything like that but I'll get it added to our family budget for household expenditures.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Thanks. My house is 10 yrs old Hardieplank and I don't think it's ever been painted since the original. It really doesn't look like it needs it other than where the plank seams were caulked last year. It's "white" but it looks a little dingy or yellowed, particularly in areas where it's next too the very white porch and trim. Definately not flaking or anything like that but I'll get it added to our family budget for household expenditures.
If you have wood windows and moldings around them, and it looks like you do from your photos in the house forum, take a look at them.
Look down on top of any wood trim from a 2nd level window if you can.

It is easy to find rotten windows on a home where the siding isn't in need of paint yet.

Look at the bottoms of the corners to see if they are wicking up water that runs down the siding.
Look at all the caulking joints where the siding meets the windows and corners, etc.

Exterior painting cycles are often driven by the details' needs as much as the siding itself needing painting.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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Also watch the cut ends of these types of products. The "end grain"(not really 'grain', but suffice for this example) often will not have the same primer and factory finished sealant once cut. So the cut ends can sometimes be more prone to absorbing water and swelling if not kept sealed with a good paint film.

Al
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