Cedar fence pickets as cladding?
I want to install open joint siding on the house I’m building.
The goal is horizontal boards over 1×4 strips. With 1/8 gap between each board. The house needs to be able to dry aggressively when it gets wet.
I can buy western red cedar fence planks in 8 ft lengths for about the same price as lp smartside or hardie board.
2 questions – 1.is there any reason at all that cedar pickets would not be a good idea?
2. Would either smartside or hardie board be better in this application?
The boards will be painted, regardless of which option we decide on.
Climate is zone 3a
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