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    Post Best material for roof ceiling... Hardiflex,PVC,or Omniboard help plese!!

    Mga masters Help *** po pls anu *** best material n gmtn for roof ceilings Hardiflex, Pvc or *** Omniboard sympre taking in to consideration especially *** durability, Moisture, heat, safety, at *** iwas tlaga sa leak at *** tatagal tlaga and sympre *** price at kung may iba pa po kyong alam n materials n mas maganda pls po.......
    thanks po!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_ac View Post
    Mga masters Help *** po pls anu *** best material n gmtn for roof ceilings Hardiflex, Pvc or *** Omniboard sympre taking in to consideration especially *** durability, Moisture, heat, safety, at *** iwas tlaga sa leak at *** tatagal tlaga and sympre *** price at kung may iba pa po kyong alam n materials n mas maganda pls po.......
    thanks po!
    You probably mean boards for the eaves. Most economical would be Hardiflex and it has the characteristics as being touted by omniboard. Omni board has somewhat has wood fiber properties that may not stand rotting. I'm still not sure about it. When in doubt, stick with the tried and tested. If you still have money to spend you can use hardiplank. Looks like T&G and with the faux wood grain to boot. A more maintenance free choice is the pre-painted spandrel a bit pricey though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfunk View Post
    Most economical would be Hardiflex
    Omniboard prices (for 2 x 8 ft) last time I checked:
    L = low density
    M = medium density
    H = high density
    10 mm M P356.45
    15 mm M P533.62
    20 mm M P711.85
    20 mm H P1,001.86
    25 mm M P889.02
    25 mm H P1,252.85
    40 mm L P711.85
    40 mm M P1,423.70
    50 mm L P865.82
    50 mm M P1,780.15

    Are these still the prices now? How does that compare with Hardiflex?

    For ceiling, we recently tried Omniboard instead of Hardiflex. One reason (not mentioned in the advertised list of features) was because Hardiflex seems more brittle and not as able to take repeated unscrewing and rescrewing.

    Omniboard also has a different look than Hardiflex, which some may find more appealing or interesting, if the natural texture is not hidden by your finishing method.

    Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) was not considered because its manufacture, use, and disposal is nowadays considered harmful to human health and to the environment, and we want to reduce our dependence on this common building material.

    Another environmentally good option might be bamboo, as in bahay kubo or nipa hut floor/ceiling?

    If there is to be a cement slab above the ceiling, I understand that you can use bamboo poles split lengthwise into two and laid side by side, both as a form for pouring the cement onto as well as the final ceiling. No plywood formwork needed anymore, supposedly. Has anyone tried this?
    Last edited by agave; Oct 24, 2009 at 01:44 PM.

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