1. Hack2Override

    Hack2Override Out Of The Brooder

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    Im almost done with my coop build but need to put on some exterior paneling. I like the loom of the t1-11 but think its a bit pricey.At 35$ a sheet,I would spend about 200 alone to put up my exterior boards. Any suggestions for paneling?

    Also , any suggestions for a primer before I get to painting?

    Thanks, Kyle
     
  2. kiwiegg

    kiwiegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Kyle. I was a big fan of T1-11 until I saw how much it went up in price. I used the Hardi boards (4'x8') which are actually cheaper than T1-11 and with less maintenence. They are still pricey but the way I look at it is I have to look at the coop every day in my back yard and I could save a bunch of money on siding but need to rebuild in 10 years . The Hardi stuff cames pre-primed and is easy to cut (use respirator /mask if using a diamond blade - the dust is really bad for you!
     
  3. Stumpy

    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is another product, an exterior plywood siding with similar "grooves" which is less expensive. I saw it mentioned in another thread here. I think it was available at Lowe's.

    We put 4 X 10 sheets of Hardipanel on our house, and I think each one weighs 92 pounds, which was difficult to work with.
     
  4. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a siding called Smartside from Lowes. It like a pressboard kind of siding, it has something like a 40yr warranty. It has a couple of different finishes to it. The siding I got looks like old barn boards. When I got it a couple of years ago it was $18.00 a sheet. It still looks as good, after 2yrs of sun, rain, snow, hot and cold weather, as the day I installed it. I'd use it again.
    Jack
     
  5. Hack2Override

    Hack2Override Out Of The Brooder

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    I ended up going with the t1-11.. I had started to grab the smart side with is now at about 22.00 a sheet. But i really didnt like the pressed board aspect and how long it would last since Im not to familiar with its exterior use.
     

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