The T-1-11 siding on my house in Maryland lasted 30 years. It's
getting soft on all the edges now, and we have had some carpenter ants
move in a couple places.
I plan to tear off the T-1-11 and replace with 1/2" pressure treated
plywood. We are planning to install cedar shakes in the front and
hardiplank lap siding on the sides and back. We like the look of
cedar shingles, and happened into some leftovers from a friend's
We chose this over vinyl because we think it looks more appropriate
our older community.
I'm in a similar situation, Paulaner. About the same age on the siding but
the design onf this tract house and its hip roof don't lend well to a plain,
horizontal siding. The vertical orientation of the T1-11 ie appealing in
this application. By the same token the majority of people believe that it
looks cheap. I'll probably end up with a vinyl or Hardi srfac in the ext
year or two. Da**!
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