I am getting ready to pain my house that has T-111 siding.
You can tell in place that water has "wicked" up the siding a bit.
I would like to buy some really good sealer for the bottom edges before
I paint/stain the siding. What have you used? Was it good?
I doubt there is a good way to seal the bottom edge of T-111.
If it is 8 inches above the ground, it might be dry.
As Tony suggests, plywood holds water.
If it is sealed in, it will cause problems later.
I had a garage in my last house where the T-111 was about 2 inches from the
surrounding sidewalk. During the heavy rains (California) it would wick up
and leave a white fungus. When the weather dried up I would spray it with a
fungicide and pressure wash. Then I would apply about 3 or 4 coats of paint
from about 6 inches down and feather it into the existing paint job. After a
number of years it slowed down but I never did get it to completely stop. I
did consider silicon caulking but never actually did this. My
opinion.....all T-111 siding should be banned and destroyed.....I'm not
bitter am I ??
I hate that stuff too
neighbors shed/carport that encroaches onto my yard .. handy man carpenter
had sheet metal shop bend a L, with short part of the L is nice rounded
back drip edge that he slipped up under it and sat the siding on the metal
so wet from the bottom can't easily get behind nor splash up under it, run
off drips away from it... works, looks fine for several years so far & my
sprinkler mists it well twice a week yr. round !
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