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Old 06-11-2008, 07:54 PM   #21
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Time to take off the painter hat for a minute. Think bigger picture. T-111 is the economy grade of the lumber world...the Ford Escort. Does Ford suggest that you can get 300k miles out of an escort? 7 years is plenty to expect from that material.

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Time to take off the painter hat for a minute. Think bigger picture. T-111 is the economy grade of the lumber world...the Ford Escort. Does Ford suggest that you can get 300k miles out of an escort? 7 years is plenty to expect from that material.

I don't see why you wouldn't to get more out of the newer materials spec'd to look like T111 with proper sealing and maintenance it should last a long time.
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I don't see why you wouldn't to get more out of the newer materials spec'd to look like T111 with proper sealing and maintenance it should last a long time.
If its a laminate, it doesnt work. Its a cost effective alternative, but the nature of laminates on exteriors is, ultimately, de-lam...thats the reality of weather: sun, moisture, expansion, contraction...on sheet goods other than, say, MDO, forget about it.
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I have painted the exterior of a 96 unit complex that put smart side T111 on in the 1992-1995 and caulk with vulkem 116 and they have not replaced one sheet! We paint the units every 5 years on a cycle with provt now in the past bm moorlife.

Hardi board now makes one to look like T111 as well

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