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Unformatted text preview: hold a nil is suitable. Two main types of exterior finishes that do not require nails are stucco and masonry veneer. 4. Plywood is relatively inexpensive because the labor used to place it is less because it is easier to place and is installed quicker. Plywood siding also eliminates the need for sheathing in some cases. The main problem with plywood siding is deciding what to do with horizontal end joints. 5. Two alternative to wood bevel siding are aluminum and vinyl siding. These are sometimes chosen due to their low maintenance and the fact that all of the fastening materials are hidden. 6. The main cause for exterior paint to fail is the elements. Weathering of the paint causes it to fade and need refinishing. Also improper preparation of the wood before painting can also cause failure....
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- Spring '08