Ann, have a friend who purchased a 72 unit apartment house in napa county, California.
it’s approx 6 years old and needs not only all the siding replaced but also needs to be chemically cleaned. mold in all the units. men in white suits and masks go in to inspect.
some of the problems were from faulty installation of just about ever aspect of the building process.
reason I’m bringing this up is that the product was an OSB (called Innerseal at the time, they’ve change the name of the product since).
LP & GP to name a couple companies lost major class action law suits because of these type products.
just talked with client, who’s going thru all this, and he says contractors are starting to use a “Cementatious Board” type siding,
haven’t heard anything negative on the metal sidings as long as you stay with a proven and reputable company.
We are suddenly faced with having to re-side the house. I know I don't want lap siding, and I can't use vinyl because of aniamls in the yard that could rub up against it and shred it. (You ever see what a sheep can do to siding?!) I'd sure appreciate some input on people's experience with T1-11 and metal siding. Do you like it? Is it hard to install? Any tips I need to know? Durability? Anything at all would be welcome!
*Do you not want lap siding or not wood lap siding? Check out some of the cement based siding available. The sheep won't eat that.
*I wouldn't be too sure about sheep not eating anything when bored.
*My sister used to have this pygmy goat. I felt sorry for it one day, standing under this tree in the pouring rain, so I tied up a blue tarp to give it a little shelter. Came back later, the tarp was gone, goat was looking at me munching away with shreds of blue tarp hanging out of its mouth.jl
*http://webx.taunton.com/[email protected]@.eea8549Down here in Jacksonville, FL, lots of people are having to replace rotten T1-11 siding. Supposedly (according to some manufacturers)poor preservation (paint) and installation are the culprits. At least 8 of my friends and co-workers have had this problem in spite of good paint jobs and caulking etc.Personally, I'm building my own house framed in light guage steel and sided with fiber cement lap siding. It has an embossed wood grain and a decorative bead at the bottom. It looks 10 times better than vinyl, if that's a concern. Just yesterday a visitor asked if it was wood. It seems to be very durable so far. The siding was not painted for several months and is none the worse for it in spite of torrential rains and punishing sunshine. Installation was easier than I expected since the manufacturer of my product allows, in fact recommended the use of a pneumatic nailer. It's not at all hard to cut, but it does wear out saw blades quickly. I went through around 10 blades for ~2500 sq ft 2 story. Very low water absorption, doesn't expand and contract much and takes paint well. All these things should add up to long life for the siding and the paint. I believe most manufacturers make it in panels if you're really set against lap siding.
*Guys, I feel so stupid! I meant to type in that I didn't want the masonite type lap siding, and just plain old forgot to put in the masonice, pressboard modifiers! Actually, I like the look of lap and I'm definiately going to look into the cement and fiber type stuff. Thanks so much for the help - and yes, sheep and goats seem to tend to munch on stuff that we'd rather they wouldn't. At the moment there is one rotten juvenile delinquent sheeplet hussie standing on our apple bins happily munching away at the corn we have stored in it. We've been told they'll bloat up and die if they eat too much corn, but so far it sure hasn't happened.
*Ann, have a friend who purchased a 72 unit apartment house in napa county, California. it's approx 6 years old and needs not only all the siding replaced but also needs to be chemically cleaned. mold in all the units. men in white suits and masks go in to inspect.some of the problems were from faulty installation of just about ever aspect of the building process. reason I'm bringing this up is that the product was an OSB (called Innerseal at the time, they've change the name of the product since).LP & GP to name a couple companies lost major class action law suits because of these type products. just talked with client, who's going thru all this, and he says contractors are starting to use a "Cementatious Board" type siding, haven't heard anything negative on the metal sidings as long as you stay with a proven and reputable company.
*Ann; I agree with Bob. Cementitous lap siding is the way to go. I replace a lot of rotted masonite siding, (Louisiana was the wrong place to installmasonite type siding; rain, humidity, mildew.) Irecommend to all my customers that we replace it withHard-plank siding. Wont rot or burn. Termites and goats wont eat it. What's not to like? They say that it's factory primed and it accepts paint well. I've used it for about 5 years now and have yet to have a problem with it. It does, however produce clouds of very nasty dust when cut. Wear a good mask. Steve D.
*If sheep eat vinyl siding, is'nt there a chance that they will yield some new sort of synthetic fibre at shearing time? This could be a breakthrough for the textile industry!Sheepily, Steve