I’ve got a customer that’s interested in using some hardie plank cement siding and I need to get some of the specifics of how installation compares to some of the other composite sidings or cedar. More specifically, what’s the best methods for fastening and cutting? and is it worth using compared to the others?
Hire a sub...watch him install it for your free lesson and you'll know price and all... and your customer will get a better job than you learning the ropes...
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*The various James Hardie cement board products and their competitors as well as cutting and nailing the stuff have been discussed at length with a variety of opinions given. Too many opinions to summarize, so I suggest a search of the archives. More than enough to keep you away from the TV for an evening. (Let's see for cutting we got our Hardie Blade and we got our diamond blade and we got our shears and we got our wet blade and we got our... - you get the idea.)
*ps...or just do it...I did and all is well...except I should have doubled my doubled price...near the stream,ajps- I do like this stuff...but I may sub it forever and just be the painter of it as it paints nicely..
*I plan on subbing the stuff out, I just want to be able to tell him how to do it from someone else's experience and save him some time and money. How does it compare to the other composites?thanks,jrl
*Why hire a sub that doesn't know how to do it either? There are lots of accessory products that can be used specifically with Hardie products, that make for a really nice finished look. If your sub doesn't know about the product, what kind of finished result are you expecting?Hey AJ, buy it pre-primed and finish painted then you can hang up that paintbrush too! Factory prime/finish is warranted for 20 years.Eric
*I hire a sub that doesn't know how to do it because if you've hung the siding, I'll bet that there was a time that you hadn't done it either. I also hire that same sub out of loyalty because he already works for me and he's one hell of a carpenter. And I hire that sub to try this product, because if it is a good product I may want to use it again and that sub should learn how to use it. If I never tried something, I sure wouldn't be in business now to ask these questions.jrl