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Tim Hicks (Texas)

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I agree it should be painted unless you live on a air force base and want to blend in with hangars. I hope they do a better job than our highway department. How many of you guys view endless miles of peeling concrete paint down the highway?
 

Will Granger

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I don't think "HardiPlank" is 100% concrete. I think it needs to be painted in areas where water freezes. 8)
 

wyecoyote

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Will,

Hardiplank and other products similar are not 100% cement. The mixture is usually 80% concrete and 20% fiber materials ie.. wood.

Ryan
 

Will Granger

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Ryan,
Thanks for the info on HardyPlank or however it's spelled. I see more damage to homes that haven't received prudent maintenance than I can imagine. The mortgage situation is such that a buyer can get into a home if they have a part-time job and no credit. They have no money for maintenance. I'm sure there will be a program before too long where a separate lending entity will do routine maintenance and add the cost to the principal balance.
Are we moving toward disposable homes? :wink:
 

xmrdfghap

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Are we moving toward disposable homes? :wink:
That is a question I have often wondered. Certainly the life expectancy of many manufactured homes (specifically those marketed as starter homes) is limited. And considering the quality of studs, the use of particleboard and a cement/resin based paneling and siding, TJI's, flyash aggregate concrete, and such....how can they be expected to last?

But I look at the number of homes being built in this area, and I am suprised there seems to be few if any new homes being built for those of us older, soon to be empty nesters. And those few that are, are in the $150+ range........

It seems a sector of the market is being ignored.
 
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