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stanipkiss44 wrote:
Cedar siding. - The information you gave previouly about the siding is that the exact color and name of it? I am building a home and love the color of the cedar siding so want to know the exact name and color of it to confirm. Thanks . Nice house
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nydesignstudio
One more question. Did you use Hardi for the underside of overhang as well or is that something else? Is the roof PVC ?
Thanks also for quick replys.
September 26, 2013 at 6:05pm   
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Yes, they are hardie soffits. I am not sure but I think the roof is TPO. We try to avoid PVC for environmental reasons.
September 27, 2013 at 8:16am     
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jamespasto wrote:
Can you tell me the name of this wood installation style? Can it be installed onto stucco?
   Comment   February 27, 2013
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Lauren Lax
What's the dimensions and spacing of the battens? Very specific quetion, I know!
July 21, 2013 at 5:20am   
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I believe they are 1x2's at 16" on center. Note that Hardie has specific requirements for attaching panels to framing that may affect your layout. If you depart from nailing the battens to the framing, you'll need to check the technical bulletin on fastening to SIPS, structural insulated panels. Whether you are using sips or not, Hardie tells me the principles are the same. Good luck!
July 21, 2013 at 8:04am     
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Riqui Sanchez wrote:
Front door paint color? or is it stained??
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geojigeorge
In addition to my question above on the batten width, do you know what color of blue that you used of batten (color code)? Also outside of this I may seek you guys on a project if I buy this lot in Austin that recently came to my attention. It is a challenging lot that slopes off that does not have a lot of depth to work with. It seems from your designs on your website you have worked on these kind of houses. Earlier you mentioned of interest in work in the Austin area. I can see yourself and a firm out of Austin that could design a house for this area if I pursue this lot..I'm working with my current builder if I should pull the trigger on this new lot.
June 2, 2013 at 12:39pm   
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lisetiffner
the battens are 1x2 16" oc per the answer to another question they gave
September 26, 2013 at 12:42pm   
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nycsd wrote:
Paint color - Fantastic home! I am working on updating my home with the existing vertical cedar panels. What is the paint color you used? Thank you very much for your time.
   Comment   September 24, 2012
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rwong1984
Could taupe work with this cedar siding?
October 12, 2012 at 8:29pm   
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nycsd
I tried Benjamin Moore Topeka taupe, not as nice.
BM eagle rock 1469 and bear creek 1470 are nice
October 12, 2012 at 9:11pm   
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mrkigodwgs wrote:
horizontal seams - is there flashing on the horizontal seams under the batten? or are the seams butted and caulked?
   Comment   September 12, 2012
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mrkigodwgs
Is there a 1/4 in gap between panels or are they butted together?
Thanks!
September 12, 2012 at 10:23pm   
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I honestly don't recall but a gap seems like a good idea to allow any moisture to drain. I believe that Hardie may now have recommmended details...
September 13, 2012 at 5:15am   
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Elisabeth Prescott wrote:
Regarding the hardy board type siding. What do you call this construction type siding - with the post + panel?
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tierney348
We are a four unit live work HOA and are in the process of investigating siding options to replace 23 year old cedar V channel siding. Cost is an issue. One builder recommended board and batten with primed plywood and cedar batten. Are you able to place the hardie panel directly on stud (with only tyvek between the surfaces?)or do spacers+plywood have to be set off the stud/tyvek. We are looking for the magic bellet of low cost/low maintenance and longest life solution. Lots of windows to work around as well.
December 28, 2012 at 11:03am   
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Hi, there. Hardie siding is inexpensive compared to most options and very durable IF stalled correctly. This especially true around windows (and for wood siding, too, for that matter.)

The post at the top of this thread is probably the best answer I can give about the various types of product and installation you see in the photo of our project. There is a debate about whether an airspace between hardie siding and moisture barrier is a) necessary or b) just a good idea or c) 'wouldn't hurt'. Such "rainscreen" installations allow the siding to breathe on both sides and equalize the pressure. This is a really good idea for wood siding as the siding and finish are likely to last longer. The case for a rainscreen behind hardie-siding is not as strong and it adds significatnt cost, but I can't advise you either way from a distance. The best thing might be to check the manufacturer's recommendations (i.e. James Hardie Co.) and talk with reputable local contractors who will know what holds up over time in your area. There are other manufacturers of similar material, by the way. Hardie is just the best known.

John DeForest
December 28, 2012 at 5:14pm   
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bertha11 wrote:
Do you know the specific brand and color of stain that was used on the cedar siding? Another great house and mix of colors, and just what I'm looking for! Many thanks!
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hi, there. the stain was a custom color that involved a couple of rounds of samples of different mixes so I don't have a spec to pass along. It also depends on the quality and variation of the cedar underneath. you'll want to experiment with different amounts of pigment to achieve the right degree of opacity. good luck and thanks!
January 15, 2012 at 1:27pm     
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bertha11
Thank you for taking the time to post and share information about your work. It is much appreciated. We will definitely need to experiment with the stain.
January 15, 2012 at 2:48pm   
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bethdoherty wrote:
Would you please tell me what color you used to paint this Hardie board? I'm having a tough time finding the right shade of gray to paint ours. Samples are either looking too blue or too sterile of a gray. Thanks very much.
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Hi again. I believe the color is Benjamin Moore's HC-160 “Knoxville Gray.” It looks grayer in a small sample than outside in natural light with some texture from the siding.

Happy Thanksgiving!

John
November 23, 2011 at 4:50pm   
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bethdoherty
John - Can't thank you enough! Picking up a sample to paint on a board today.
November 25, 2011 at 8:18am   
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snewtdog wrote:
Is this Hardie panel? if so, what is the type and color?
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snewtdog
Thank you for your reply. The detailing between the flat horizontal panels on the second floor looks like aluminum trim? Is that so?

Great work, by the way!
August 15, 2011 at 9:48pm   
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Yes. Frye Reglet makes some extruded aluminum shapes for vertical, horizontal and corner joints. James Hardie also sells them. John
August 16, 2011 at 4:09am   
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brooknunn wrote:
Can anyone tell me what the stain is that was used on the clear cedar siding on this house? brand and color.... thanks
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Kelly Porter
Mission Wall 3502 by Sherwin Williams is a similar stain.
August 5, 2011 at 10:50am     
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catkesler wrote:
Who is the window manufacturer?
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bsurian wrote:
What color are these window exteriors? - I am agonizing over exterior window colors but only have light taupe, mid tone taupe and dark bronze (which looks like dark brown) more than a metallic tone bronze.
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