05:32PM | 03/16/03
Member Since: 03/15/03
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I am having a new home built. I'm trying to decide between having hardiplank or stucco put on the side and back exteriors. What are the pro and cons of each? please help.


01:19PM | 03/17/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
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If you talking about the synthetic that is used for the most today on houses, I would not use it as there has been alot of problems with water damage with that type of product. Some states have outlawed it for residential use and from what I hear some insurance companies will not write homeowners insurance on houses with that type of covering. What happens is your framing rots underneath the stucco and it is a major repair bill to fix it.
The hardiplank siding holds up great and paint jobs hold up good. Just be sure to spcifiy an acrylic primer and either a satin or semi-gloss topcoat as this does better than 2 coats of finish paint. You also don't have the moisture problems that you would have with the synthetic stucco.


01:46PM | 03/17/03
Member Since: 06/03/01
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HardiPlank is the cement fiber product and is impervious to water and rot. There have been some problems with incorrect installation (installing wet) and then the paint does not stick properly. Recommend using the pre-primed version to eliminate that potential problem. Be sure to use a paint product recommended by the manufacturer.

some artificial Stucco has also had installation problems where water has gotten behind the stucco and caused rot of the house itself.

[This message has been edited by LDoyle (edited March 17, 2003).]

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