Hello everyone. I am looking for some good (read cheap) options for repairing some rotting siding areas on my house.
I have a pretty old 1-story house that has gone through Hurricane Katrina, and is in pretty bad shape overall. I don't care too much about overall visual appearance, I just need something that will be effective and low-cost that I can install myself.
The siding on my house is something like this: http://studio-tm.com/constructionblo...lap-siding.jpg
Not really clapboard siding, but not really ship-lap either. Lowes does sell siding that looks very similar to what is on my house, but is much taller. I will use that if I have too, but I'd rather use something else if possible, as that particular siding is rather pricey.
I was looking into T1-11 siding, but I was a little concerned about fire protection as I know plywood has lots of glues in it. I also looked into "LP Smart Side" but I wasn't sure what to think of it. It seems to be made of an OSB type material. Fiber Cement siding is used a lot in my town, but I've read you need special tools to cut and install it, as well as a lot of safety precautions due to the large amount of fiber dust when cutting the material.
All suggestions greatly appreciated. This is only for a 10x15 foot area, but when the money is available, I intend to replace the rest of the front of the house as well.