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Old 07-29-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default Contractor (builder) forum? I'm looking for a discontinued lap board siding

I never would have figured I'd turn to NASIOC to try and sort out a housing question, but here I am. I've been put in charge of finding a supplier for Lap Board siding that has a smooth exterior finish. You'd think this is easy, but it turns out the smooth finish was phased out years ago. The HOA board for our condominium complex needs a very specific board (pressboard AKA Engineered wood product) and neither Truewood or LP Designs produce it. I'm hoping to find a forum referral for home builders, so that we may be able to find out of production pieces, or at least a starting point. For anyone that is in the industry, we are looking for the following product from TruWood. Any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Home Depot, Lowes, and the like, do not have a smooth finish board that meets our style.

Does anyone have a referral for a large scale siding company, or a referral fo a reputable community forum for building materials?

Thank you for your time

4 5/8" Cottage Lap
1/2" x 16" x 16'

SMOOTH FINISH (not wood textured)

We are willing to accept single lap boards that are smooth, versus the larger 16" triple unit mentioned above.

Textured Look (but we want smooth)


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Old 07-29-2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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I can hook you up. I'll let you know tomorrow morning for sure.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:45 PM   #3
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Wait a minute, you're not on and/or helping out an HOA, are you?

Seems like somebody else should've been put in charge.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:57 PM   #4
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Just so you know pressboard is not the preferred nomenclature. Engineered wood product, please.

Also, Google LP Smartside fiber smooth lap siding.



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Old 07-29-2014, 06:04 PM   #5
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If you were on the East Coast I could totally help out.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:59 PM   #6
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you know what would look great with that?















































a door of dicks.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:37 PM   #7
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If you were on the West Coast I might totally help out.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:03 PM   #8
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When I think of HOAs, I think of this thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3880087

Most of the pic links are dead. C/N: HOA boots guy's Audi in front of his house. Guy puts car on rollers, rolls inside his garage, pulls car apart to free from boot, holds boot hostage, sheriff says it ain't his jurisdiction, hillarity is rampant. Audi guy wins the internet.

HOAs can all die in a fire. I would pay to have lap boards manufactured that would explode on contact with HOA members.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:00 PM   #9
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try this site:

www.siding.com
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:59 PM   #10
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If you were on the South Coast, I could totally help you out
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:17 PM   #11
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I'd hook you up if you were up here on the north coast.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:23 PM   #12
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Just bondo over the grain.

Duh.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:21 PM   #13
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Thank you for the input, whether it be sarcastic or serious.

Chunks - I buzzed the guys at LP last week and their smooth siding doesn't lay flat, nor does Truwood's. I never would have thought this search would involve hours of time, but it quickly is.

Geographical location in the US does not matter, we will pay to ship hundreds of linear feet to Colorado, possibly thousands of feet. Any help is appreciated.

I was hoping to find a forum for this type of material, but basic net searches turned up a few odd ball/worthless sites.

Bondo won't work as it will not last, according to our painter who tried on a prior project. We also cannot sand the boards since it will ruin the sealed top surface.

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Bondo won't work as it will not last, according to our painter who tried on a prior project.
I disagree with him

I have witnessed a Mazda Miata get a hardtop built from bondo. It was painted black and looks immaculate.

Sounds like you need to hire a new painter.

He sounds more like a MexiCANT than a MexiCAN.
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Stephen-

I'm still working on this for you. I have many contacts in the industry and would love to be a help to a fellow Subaru enthusiast.

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Old 07-30-2014, 05:51 PM   #16
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Davemeister - my fingers are crossed for any info you run across.

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Thank you for the input, whether it be sarcastic or serious.

Chunks - I buzzed the guys at LP last week and their smooth siding doesn't lay flat, nor does Truwood's. I never would have thought this search would involve hours of time, but it quickly is.

Geographical location in the US does not matter, we will pay to ship hundreds of linear feet to Colorado, possibly thousands of feet.
Any help is appreciated.

I was hoping to find a forum for this type of material, but basic net searches turned up a few odd ball/worthless sites.

Bondo won't work as it will not last, according to our painter who tried on a prior project. We also cannot sand the boards since it will ruin the sealed top surface.

Stephen
Spoken like a true HOA!
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Steven-

http://www.truittandwhite.com/~truit...nd_add-web.pdf

Truitt and White are who I use for all my siding needs.

I recommend them highly. They should have what you're calling.

If you don't find in their catalogue I recommend calling. Ask for Chalkie. He is head of the sales dept on the West Coast and can assist.
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I just got off the phone with Roger "Chalkie" White.

He said they do have those in stock still.

He said just to call them up and ask for Chalkie.


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Stephen-

HalfBaked is the guy I was telling you about. He will hook you up.

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-Steve

I just spoke with Roger again. He stated you haven't reached out to him yet.

They're in the Bay Area of California so he will be available for about 10 more minutes before going home.

I told him the siding you were looking for and he is expecting your call. Just let him know you're the guy from the Subaru forum and that Matt referred you.

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I used him before too back when I lived in the US. he and siding are like fat 18 year old girls, alcohol and stupidity... seriously that well together. like PL Premium and Mike Holmes bellybutton... that tight.

personally I used the triple three instead of the dual four-and-a-half to give the house a bigger more standoffish look but it probably wasnt a great idea for me to remove the aluminum covered asbestos 1970's siding that was on there all by myself on a non windy day because I am sure it didnt have any affect on me becauses mom said I am still okay and that she loves me for who I am and that i know that the square root of minus one is Jay and six wasnt afraid of seven because seven ate nine.

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Stephen-

Don't **** this up.

We are seriously all counting on you dude.

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Stephan-

Roger just let me know that he went home for the day but he will have his phone on him.

I told him this was for a buddy so he will do you a real solid.

He told me to let you to know to call him 530-472-6482 anytime before 9pm.

He is an older fellow, in his 60s so just make sure you speak up.

Thanks.

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have you checked the price at this place yet? its where I go for plumbing and home repair parts and building materials

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