01:56PM | 08/10/01
Member Since: 08/09/01
1 lifetime posts
Hi there-

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!


05:18AM | 08/16/01
Member Since: 08/08/01
3 lifetime posts
T1-11 siding will start to rot in 7 years or so. My advice would be to bite the bullet.

Jay J

09:01AM | 08/16/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi afnava,

I agree w/jason123. Spend the $$$ now or you'll probably end up spending MORE later on.

For the price of your other options, have you considered vinyl siding? It is maintenance free AND has an awful lot of 'looks' to choose from.

Leave the T-111 for the shed. My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator


08:22PM | 03/07/18
I have to disagree with it rotting in 7 years, I have T1-11 and it has been on the house since 1995. 23 years. Look great, gets painted about every 10 years. Still looks new.

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