Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 22
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ortnvlla T1-11 Exterior Siding De-Lamination
Recently purchased 144 sheets of both 4x8 and 4x9 19/32" 8 "O.C. Siding for replacing existing builder grade vinyl siding on a remodel. Product came in two different shipments from two different manufacturers. Surface appearance was mixed between both shipments as well as between the 4x8 and 4x9 material. Some were "rougher" than others - noted during stain application done in heated garage prior to installation; however house aesthetics is to be a rustic look, therefore overlooked the varying surface appearance between the different batches.
Installation started February 29th and by April 1st first set of 4x9's started delaminating along 8" O.C. grooves. Some sheets now have multiple surface "bubbles", as well as surface delaminating. Since house siding is now fully complete as of last week, the delamination is now "creeping" along the entire east and south-facing walls of the house.
Don't understand root cause other than that of a poor process quality issue at raw material supplier; however, at this point based on multiple suppliers used for product would not recommend purchasing.
Odd - current primary residence (37 yrs old) does not exhibit any of the above. Very disappointed in manufacturer's product performance. Waiting to see how resolution process works as advertised warranty is "none". Entire house will have to be re-sided and re-trimmed as well as re-stained... lots of time, energy, and money in finishing product as well as installation labor lost.
April 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Poor construction
Purchased 15 panels to replace old siding on house. Panels sat covered on a trailer for three days before use. After only three days panels started to de-laminate on the ends, requiring re-gluing and clamping creating delays for installation. The re-gluing/clamping was only a partial fix. The panels were a Roseberg Lumber Product. The next bunch of panels were from another Big Box store and were made by Georgia Pacific. These were of much better quality with fewer splits and repairs on the surface and back and no de-lamination. Same price at both stores.
April 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Marti Shed Siding
Installed panels were bowed but was easy to install.. Took two coats of primer to seal... One coat paint...
Would have been better to Stain finish...
November 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by scruffdog Great stuff
I've used this product on shed projects for 15 years. It's remarkably durable, even compared to regular ply. It's HARD, so as others have noted, an air nailer is a good idea. I've never seen it delaminate. That includes a shed I still own up north that's never been stained (not advised), and against which up to 2 to 3 ft. of snow lays in winter. Of course it's a rough finish! It's supposed to have a rustic look. Has nothing to do with quality. (If you want something smooth, get ordinary sanded ply.) Plytanium is a fast way to achieve a good look vs. others sidings or board/batten, which makes it a decent value even at its slightly higher price. About to build a large shed for a friend and will be using this product.
One caution: Have found that with the yellow pine and resins, stains tend to come out more yellow to orange than expected, so definitely test on scrap.
August 17, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by grim not happy
the t-111 plywood I recently bought [60 sheets] seemed to be of poor construction.,very rough surface.we stained it before we applied it to the building and used a gallon for three sheets.i used to get. 5 sheets to a gallon.i figured it was due to the rough surface.there were several damaged sheets that I had to return.i was charged 33.93 on my original purchase with my pro card and 28.48 on the new t-111.i didn't notice this until I went over my bills..another trip to h.d,
August 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Yardenman I LOVE This Stuff!
I built a toolshed with this stuff 25 years ago and the sides are still sound. Admittedly, there is no ground contact, but it certainly has been rained on all those years. I also used it to put sides on a metal-frame hauling trailer 15 years ago. THAT has finally started to rot, but it's because I didn't protect the upright exposed cut edge. I will be replacing it with new T1-11 (which is why I'm here now) but adding dodoed pressure-treated 2x4s on the top edge for protection. THAT should be good for 25 years...
BTW, the pressure-treated plywood I bought a few months ago for the trailer sides warped badly. T1-11 works better, far more stable.
November 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bauldy45 Rookie Builder
Great product, solid and durable. Overpriced but in line with other sources for the same product.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by whs9545 25+ Years of solid service!
I purchased T1-11 siding for my shed over 25 years ago. I primed the panels and stained them before I put them up. I think, I'm not really sure. It's been over twenty five years! Ha Ha! I re-stained them about 10-12 years ago. This year some of the T1-11 panels have started to rot from the bottom up. The ones with the most damage have been touching ground for several years and have been flooded many times. The worst panels have been covered with ivey and my neighbor stacks his winter fire wood up against them. I'm very happy with the siding and will be replacing them with new T1-11 siding soon this year! If it last as long this time, I will be 90 years old before I have to change it again. Lol, and I won't care!
September 7, 2013