Why would properly T-111 need replacing? It's just plywood with groves cut
Install the siding to maintain a decent distance from the ground (6"
minimum). When you nail it, you can use ring shanked nail if you want (can't
hurt) , but I simply used 2" common nails in a nail gun. 6" spacing around
the perimeter, 12" in the field (middle of the sheet). Once installed, seal
the joints with a good latex caulk (DAP Alex Plus) and paint, making SURE to
paint inside the grooves to seal it. Spraying works best, followed with a
brush while the sprayed paint is still wet.
T-111 is cheap siding, but if installed correctly, will give you outdoor
siding with a "look", protection from the weather and structural rigidity as
well. If it didn;t, it wouldn't be used on so many homes.
One think to think about is,.... if you think you're going to get tired of
the look of the stuff, install it so that you can go over top of it later
with a lapped siding or ????.
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