Project by Janice posted 12-14-2009 12:10 AM 2301 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were told that it was a waste of money to put plywood on under the tin. That the tin was strong enough by itself. I think we were told that because he didnt put plywood up under his tin. I believe it has to be stronger and better insulated. Any thoughts on this?

-- Janice

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posted 12-14-2009 04:33 PM

You are definitely better off with OSB board applied behind your metal siding. Metal siding will move and, over time, and elongate the fastener holes. That will allow it to move more and the problems will be compounded. If you want to add some maintenance free detail to the exterior, you should look at www.wholesalemillwork.com

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posted 12-14-2009 11:00 PM

Nice work!


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posted 12-16-2009 05:18 AM

Thanks RB. I checked out that website. Wow, they have some neat stuff. I’m afraid anything like that is goint to have to wait. We have too much other things to spend money on right now. Not to mention are 20+ year old boat dock pretty much broke in half a few weeks ago. Will need a new dock by spring now.

-- Janice

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posted 12-24-2009 10:40 PM

looks great having osb underneath is the only way to fly.

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posted 12-24-2009 10:43 PM

I think so too. After we replace the windows in the old cabin we will put this tin on that one too.

-- Janice

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posted 02-26-2010 09:33 PM

I think you can never, make any part of your home structure to strong, heck even the garden shed, more beef the better as Mike Holmes always says above code min code just not good enough anymore.
In the 31 years l have been doing drywall, builders of the best looking homes they always look nice on the outside but under the beauty most builders have quanity first, quality last profit margine # 1 always.
You for sure did the right thing for sure.

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