An often-used siding type for homes in Olympia and Tacoma is T1-11 siding which has been used for quite some time since the 60s. Due to the cost-effective nature as well as the fast and easy installation of the materials, many homes have been built recently with T1-11 siding.
While T1-11 siding has many benefits, over time it can break down if not treated properly. Weathered or checked T1-11 siding can be reconditioned using a number of different methods. In this blog post, we’ll go over your options when it comes to reconditioning in detail so you can decide which is best for your home.
T1-11 siding is a type of wood siding that is made from either plywood or OSB (oriented strand board). It has a textured surface that resembles planks of wood, and it is often used on sheds, garages, and other types of outbuildings as well as homes.
This T1-11 siding has made its way to Washington neighborhoods because it offers many features, including durability, ease of maintenance, and affordability. With a natural wood-grained look, architectural designs on home exteriors have been a staple in our communities. T1-11 is a versatile siding option because it can be stained or painted, as well as installed in unique ways, such as on the diagonal, giving the home or building owner lots of choices.
Reconditioning your T1-11 siding can extend its life by many years. It will also improve its appearance and make your home or outbuilding look newer and more well-maintained. This type of maintenance has been shown to increase home value and curb appeal. Regular maintenance such as power washing and applying a fresh coat of paint or stain will also help to protect your siding from further damage.
There are a few different methods that can be used to recondition T1-11 siding. Each method has its own set of pros and cons that you should consider before deciding which is best for your home.
Regardless of which reconditioning method you choose, it is important to make these improvements with care. With the right tools and effort, you can extend the life of your T1-11 siding and make it look refreshed, and help your home stay protected against the elements for years to come. If you aren’t sure which method is best for you, we recommend you consult with a professional who can advise you on these types of updates.
Your home’s exterior surfaces do a lot of work when it comes to home protection. Keeping your surfaces in their best shape goes well beyond curb appeal and keeping your home looking beautiful. At Flying Colors Painting, we understand that keeping these surfaces in optimal condition adds protection to you, your family, your home, and ultimately your investment.
While treatments like exterior paint protect your home from decay, they can also increase the value of your home when done well. For more information on how to update your home’s siding or other home improvement needs, contact us!