T1-11 in Humid Climates?


Old 07-09-06, 06:27 AM
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T1-11 in Humid Climates?

I live in N. AZ and around here T1-11 is a common siding choice for it's rustic look. It is very durable in the dry climate. I like that look and want to have it on a house I am building in NE Oklahoma. I am wondering, though, if it is a suitable choice for this very humid climate. I would appreciate the viewpoints/experience of those who live & work in the muggy midwest/south. I am also considering Hardie panel but it's texture just isn't as rich as the T1-11. Thanks.
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Old 07-09-06, 09:04 AM
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here in VA it holds up grate! Just need to stain it every few yrs!
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Works in Florida. 20 years on my old shed, and 22 on the Gable end of my house. Going with Hardi-board Lap on new shed/work shop (don't have to worry about termites, and I like the look). I'll be replacing the t-11 on the house soon, but only because I want a differenct look.

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Old 07-10-06, 05:32 AM
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Per manufacture specs T-111 should always be painted - not stained. It is basically fancy plywood and needs the extra protection that paint offers. That said solid stains are sufficent in most applications.
Old 07-21-06, 07:52 AM
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My house has T1-11 siding, and I am in North Carolina.
My house was built in 1975, and the T1-11 was stained.
Nothing has ever been done to it to my that I know of, but this year I am going to either re-stain or paint it.
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