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Thread: My House: Major Siding - outside refurb..... Hardie Plank - Day 36 - Getting close!!

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    My House: Major Siding - outside refurb..... Hardie Plank - Day 36 - Getting close!!

    My home is about 20+ old.

    It's a "contemporay" design, with verticle cedar siding.

    I have two descriptions of the siding

    1. Squirrel food
    2. Kindling ( the house across the street burned to the ground in about 45 mins)

    So it's time to replace it.

    I am replacing all of the siding and sofets with hardie plank. New paint job.

    New gutters.

    New expanded deck with steps to back yard.

    New front door and new sliding glass door to rear deck.

    12 new sliding windows
    2 fixed windows.

    Total price $26,000.

    Here is a picture of the front of the house and the rear after 6 hours....

    The holes you see are squirrels. They lived in the walls and seem to love to eat thru the walls into the house.

    Here is complete album

    I will try to post each day...
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    Last edited by Bartee Lamar; 07-17-2009 at 01:13 AM.

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    From the pics in your album, it doesn't look all that bad on the outside, but man, what a mess beneath the surface. Are you doing the work yourself, or did you contract it out?
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    Looking forward to watching the progress. I'm sure you will enjoy the house mucho more afterwards.
    BTW: What is 'hardie plank'? Just better stuff or a brand name? e.g. Hardie Plank
    As long as you are doing the gutters, I would like to suggest you consider the kind that do not clog with leaves.
    We had our house done a year ago with those. The cost was about 3X more than standard. (not counting the heart attack as I wrote the check )
    But I/we have sworn off ladders as much as possible.
    We had a recently retired pastor from my church take a bad fall in January. He will now be 'enjoying' his retirement as a cripple. Visit any emergency room and ask. Ladders are bad news.
    I'm glad we did this. Cheaper than an e-room visit.
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    yu must have a whole nut grove inside your house bartee,,wow at first glance i was thinkun porky pine work but you know what yu got, they even wanted inside threw the sheet rock... what mess.. just think at the sleep you are gonna get now after things get closed back up.. no more things that bump in the night
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    You might make those squirrels mad putting Hardie Plank on. Considering the size of those holes, I don't think I would want to get on the bad side of them. You better start "packing".

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    With you residing there goes your fresh meat. I don't think that they will chew thru the hardie plank. Unless they like the taste of fiberglass and concrete.

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    bet he was warm in the winter from the built in fur coat
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Vaughn,

    Using a contractor. He will be done and done in two weeks !!!

    Frank,

    I agree with you on ladders and old age. I am 61 and in pretty good shape. I exercise 4-7 times a week. BUT.. a fall can ruin the rest of my life. I am very careful any time I go up and down stairs.

    Hardie Plank is a brand name product. Here is link to their website.. Their byline is "World Leader in Fiber Cement Siding and backerboard". All of the facia and sofets will be Hardie material.

    So yes Larry I hope the critters are mad. I had the scratching thru my living room wall. That was the last straw.

    More pics tomorrow...

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    DAY 2

    WOW....

    It's late so I cannot see everything but...

    Today, Tuesday is the 2nd day the crew worked and the 1st full day.

    ALL of the siding of OFF the house and in an enormous trailer in my driveway.

    I came home at lunch and the driveway was full of siding. It's gone... I will get pictures in the morning..

    The contractor purchased 12 sheets of 3/4" hard insulation. And 2 rolls of new R13 to replace the squirrel damaged insulation.

    He told me to climb the latter and look at the attic space over the main bedroom ( on the right of the front porch ). There is very little insulation so I think we are going to have 12"+ blown in while we can get to it easily.

    New pictures today. And the Album has been updated with some more before pictures.
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    Last edited by Bartee Lamar; 06-10-2009 at 01:49 AM.

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    Good progress, Bartee. It looks like some of the foam board damage came from the siding demo, but I'm sure the contractor has that figured into his process and expenses.

    I need to show your album to LOML to illustrate why I'm not interested in having squirrel feeders in the yard.
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