Siding on coop- need plywood under Smart-siding?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wimberleytexaschick, May 24, 2011.

  1. Wimberleytexaschick

    Wimberleytexaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2011
    Wimberley, Texas
    I am in South-central TX, HOT summers and mild winters. Building a smaller coop 8'x7' and wondering if I can just use the Smart siding sheets from home depot- which I think is 3/8" thick, its like a plywood with groves and already primed (NOT Hardi-cement board, I have used that with plywood before). I don't mind adding the plywood under if needed. Thoughts? Anyone used the Smart siding before?
  2. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    Yakima, WA
    I'm in the PNW, and I use OSB with no troubles. I think you'd be fine.
  3. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Milan, MI
    I used that on my coup with nothing underneath. If you haven't already bought the siding let me suggest you check out the same stuff at Lowes. The pattern on their siding makes it look more like weathered barnwood. I helped out a friend that bought his at Lowes AND I think his looked better. They are both made fromt he same stuff, but the Lowes pattern was more natural looking.
  4. Momoflilgs

    Momoflilgs Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2011
    I'm also interested in this product. Is it hard to cut or is it similar to plywood?
  5. RiddleMe

    RiddleMe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2011
    Central Oregon
    I've got two outbuildings with Smart siding (a 10x20 shed and a 10x20 horse run-through). On both it's installed directly to the frame and I've had no issues. It wasn't difficult to cut either, just used my circular saw with a standard blade.
  6. TomGallopavo

    TomGallopavo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Hillbillyville, MO
    I used it it from Lowes and loved it. With a nail gun and those sheets you can frame it up in minutes. Frame wall. Lay the sheet on. True one side and nail. True the perpendicular side, nail...perfectly square wall.
  7. Wimberleytexaschick

    Wimberleytexaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2011
    Wimberley, Texas
    Great, thanks SO much! I will check out Lowes (old barn look is what I was going for) before buying and post pictures next week if its done!!!
  8. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We call it T-111 and it's great especially with the tounge & groove to keep it rain tight
  9. harri

    harri Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    Rhode Island
    I build sheds as a side job and have used it on a few jobs already this year with no problems. It is a great product for a coop and no you don't need plywood underneath it.
    Post pics as you go!
  10. meowteri2

    meowteri2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2010
    chicago sw suburbs
    Used it on mine directly over the studs and it works well. Put 2 coats of exterior paint over it. Used deck screws slightly countersunk and filled with paintable caulk.
    You do not notice any screws. The stuff is already preprimed.

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