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Anyone have any experience between Hardie plank and Cemplank? I'm about to start building a house and have been quoted on both from different lumber companies. I do know that Cemplank was bought out by James Hardie a few years ago. The cemplank on my project will be about $1500 cheaper, but the warranty is less. In my research I have come across LP Smart Siding which is a wood based plank. Anyone know anything about Smart Siding?
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Ive put hardie plank on many houses, even my own!
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ditto above

never messed with the other. $1500 on a 15-20k job is not worth it unless you can see and touch some local examples.

my 5500 sq ft house (lost in divorce) I did in Hardie. Chose a factory color (very important) and it still looks great 15 years later.... just not for me
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20 years on my Hardie brand siding. Several hurricanes. Absolutely still like the day we installed it.
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SmartSide is crap. It's basically OSB board that has been painted.
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
SmartSide is crap. It's basically OSB board that has been painted.
That's what it sounded like in the description, but I haven't seen it in person.
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Everybody knows Hardi. I’ve never heard of cemplank.
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I put on this stuff called "ichi board" (sp?????) Same sort of thing as hardi board, fiber and cement. Can't kill it.
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My house was built in 2015. It has the wood looking cement lap siding on it. Has been fantastic. Would use again in a heartbeat.
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If you're comparing warranty, if you install factory paint siding the warranty is even longer. The install is more important than the material cost though. You want someone who knows what they're doing.

Oh, and stick with the Hardieplank. Their soffit, fascia, and trim too if you can swing it.
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My boss just did his in a formed concrete, looks like hardie but much nicer. I'm not sure what it is called but they used some some sort of concrete/synthetic fiber and forms. I would love to do ours but can't find anyone here that does it. I'll see if I can find a pic.
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If anyone knows what this is called let me know!! I like it better than plank because it is seamless. No gaps or seams.

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That does look really good.
I'm dead set on doing cement board siding. I just wanted to get some opinions on other brands.
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
SmartSide is crap. It's basically OSB board that has been painted.
Could not be farther from the truth. I have a piece that has never been painted tacked to a piling on a place near the beach. It gets all elements all the time. Five years been there and no change at all.

I also put a small piece in a spackle bucket of water. Forgot about it until a year later. The water had evaporated and the siding was unscathed in every way.

Have used the 8" on a house 4 years old. The 6" on an addition 3 years old. Sheets on my beach place 4 years old.

I was very wary of it as it looks like osb, but it is an excellant product that I would use over cement board.
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Just remodeled my house in Tarpon Springs last year and every piece on the outside is Hardee. I would not use anything else. I would discount the people who's first concern is finding something cheaper.
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My home in Charleston sat right on the salt marsh. Still looked new after 10 years. Hardie Plank. Even the paint held up real well on it. I know nothing of the other product so can't offer a meaningful opinion.
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I have hardy on our house and it looks great but its only 4 yrs old.
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If anyone knows what this is called let me know!! I like it better than plank because it is seamless. No gaps or seams.

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Assuming it is a manufactured product it looks like Trespa Pura.


My house is vertical T&G and there were no manufactured products available so went with red cedar. The down side is I had to back prime it myself as the standard primed material is finger jointed, which I did not want. It was all special order and I could have had it primed but it would have cost more than having my subcontractor do it cost plus.
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My prior homes all had vinyl siding and I hated it. Our present home is 13 years old and has hardi-plank and I love it. I'll never purchase another home that has vinyl.
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used hardie 4 x 8 house and inside the garage ... worked great.... holds up well
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