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Best siding for my workshop?

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I was gonna upgrade from T-111 to HardiPlank siding on my workshop.  But after seeing dings from slight hammer blow, golfball damage, etc. on the Hardie, I'm reconsidering.  Want it to look presentable for decades so I don't have to keep repairing it.  Or do residing the shop.

So, given the action around the outside of a workshop--cutting lumber and slinging it around, etc., is Hardie gonna look better than T-111 over the long haul?  And without constant tending?

You might look at some of the (post #188161, reply #1 of 10)

You might look at some of the new hardboard composites.  Despite the bad name hardboard got some years back due to poor quality, I'd bet that the Masonite on our house would stand up to abuse (and weather) better than Hardie.  I know I've dinged it several times with the snowblower with no visible scars, and it's quite a bit more flexible than Hardie and less apt to shatter when struck.


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What is your budget? FRP is (post #188161, reply #2 of 10)

What is your budget?

FRP is very tough but it is pricy.

Greg

Exterior, no? (post #188161, reply #3 of 10)

I was gonna upgrade from T-111 to HardiPlank siding on my workshop.  But after seeing dings from slight hammer blow, golfball damage, etc. on the Hardie, I'm reconsidering.  Want it to look presentable for decades so I don't have to keep repairing it.  Or do residing the shop.

So, given the action around the outside of a workshop--cutting lumber and slinging it around, etc., is Hardie gonna look better than T-111 over the long haul?  And without constant tending?

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Exterior.  Quick search shows (post #188161, reply #5 of 10)

Exterior.  Quick search shows Lasco (the bathtub people) have a FRP Lasco board.  I'm in humid mold, mildew and algae land here.  Would the FRP be eaten up with all that like vinyl siding is here?  Not interested in a yearly bath for my shop.  Hardie is not much afflicted by that here.

Well, (post #188161, reply #6 of 10)

It wasn't my suggestion but-

I think it would not be eaten up, but certainly might allow growth on the surface.  And will all those bumps, a pain to clean I would think.

What about galv. metal verticle siding (pole barn type?)

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I'm still learning how to (post #188161, reply #7 of 10)

I'm still learning how to operate in this "new" format.  Was easier before they improved the website.

Galv. was my 1st choice, but my better half nixed that; don't think the city would allow it anyhow.  And I do think anything vinyl-like will be a mold magnet.  Looks like I'll use Hardie and learn how to repair the dings with Bondo.

Well (post #188161, reply #8 of 10)

You got it right about the ease of use..............................but thankfully it's better now than b/4.

No where near the traffic tho-that bites.

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FRP siding?  Like the (post #188161, reply #4 of 10)

FRP siding?  Like the bathtubs?  News to me.  The budget is flexible enough to cover Hardieplank, but not much more.  Shop will be 16 x 24.

Check LP Smartside. (post #188161, reply #9 of 10)

Check LP Smartside. Guaranteed 50yrs. Easy to work with. Tough.

 

http://www.lpcorp.com/smartside/

Stick with the T-111  -  It's (post #188161, reply #10 of 10)

Stick with the T-111  -  It's indestructible.