We're about to embark on adding 500 square feet to our tiny 800 square feet house. We're definitely doing it on a budget, so the architect recommended using T1-11 plywood siding, rather than shingles or wood lap. As we understand it, this shaves a hefty amount off the total cost.
But, looking around, you just don't see many houses with T1-11. Obviously, it doesn't look quite as nice as shingles, but are we missing something? What are the disadvantages to using this? We're wondering if we should bite the bullet and spring for nicer siding.
Any opinions? Thanks!