14 Aug '11, 1am

Please help with with my board on board external wall design #green

I'm in middle Georgia - zone 3 mixed humid climate with 2565 heating degree days, 1948 cooling degree days. I'm building a 1600 sf house on a slab on the last lot of an old community of board on board cedar patio homes. The inner boards were 1x8" and the outers 1x6" overlapped 1" so the widths all looked the same. They were nailed directly over let in blocking with no sheathing. They suffer from air infiltration and require repainting every 4 to 5 years. My builder and I want to reproduce the look using fiber cement siding. There's a HOA so I have to match pretty closely. I've read everything I could find online and am grateful for what I've learned here, in spite of my head swimming. We came down to deciding between 4x8' hardi-panel with faux 1x6 Miratec battens, or 8 1/4" Hardie-plank lap siding installed vertically with the same 1x6" Miratec battens . Each of these to b...

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