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Old 04-13-2011, 10:09 AM   #1
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7/16 "redwood" panels-any good?


I'm continuing to try to find options for covering a kid's playhouse, I came across this redwood panel product at home depot. Has anyone used it or have any experience with it? I'm particularly interested in how it will hold up over time. Thanks.

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i forgot to include the link for the panels
http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Ma...atalogId=10053

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18 bucks a sheet is about as cheap of a siding panel you’re going to find.

BTW there’s nothing redwood about their redwood panel.
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anyone know if it holds up over time
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This is the least expensive siding option there is.

The panel is made up of basic of glue and sawdust with a paper thin membrane protecting that.

The key into getting any kind of life out the panel is keeping it “well painted” and damage free. If any water makes it to the core, it’ over. I wouldn’t put it on my home but for an inexpensive siding for a playhouse sure.

If you keep it well painted it should hold up at least as long as the kids will care about playhouses. If this is something you want to have around for a few generations of kids than you might want to spend a few more bucks.
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This is the least expensive siding option there is.

The panel is made up of basic of glue and sawdust with a paper thin membrane protecting that.

The key into getting any kind of life out the panel is keeping it “well painted” and damage free. If any water makes it to the core, it’ over. I wouldn’t put it on my home but for an inexpensive siding for a playhouse sure.

If you keep it well painted it should hold up at least as long as the kids will care about playhouses. If this is something you want to have around for a few generations of kids than you might want to spend a few more bucks.
Agreed father in law built the girls a playhouse out at the lake with it... looked good till the next summer and wow.. all bloated out and looked horrible. Might as well of painted OSB probably would have lasted longer.
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thanks kwikfishron

any thought about this vs. t1-11? that's about $32 a sheet which would be significantly more expensive than the fake redwood composite
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thanks bigbearz-just got your response
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Have you looked at this, it wont rot.

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...llow&cId=PDIO1
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How big will this be, and will it have a roof? Off the ground? T1-11 will be fine if it's not touching earth.
All our storage sheds are sheathed in it, and they've been up for years.
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I'm now leaning toward the t1-11 even though it's not as cheap. what are the options for finishing it?
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it's 6'x8' off the ground with a roof with about a 9" overhang
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kwikfishron,
i checked the cement board product link you posted from lowes. is that better than the redwood stuff? how's it compare to t1-11? will it absorb water and puff up like the redwood composite if the exterior is pierced? how do you finish it - paint it? thanks-jjjeno
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this shows the value of a community like this. i have now abandoned the idea of ripping 2x4s into siding or trying to use cheap composite or even t1-11. Im now thinking ill use osb covered with vinyl siding.

if i put up osb, how many rains can it withstand before the siding is up? does the siding have to go on immediately or can it wait a while/ I'm not experienced in any of this.I'm learning by doing and that's why all your comments and advice are helpful because I know most of you speak from experience. Thanks-

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