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Old 05-19-2017, 12:48 PM   #1
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T1-11 plytanium, LP Smartside, or Truwood?

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Gold leaf.


You didn't say what your budget is, what your climate is, what your skills are, what style your house is, or really anything about your shed. So, yeah...I'm going with the suggestion of gold leaf for your exterior. It'll look much better than any of the options you mentioned.

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Nah: too thin, besides it'll get stolen.

Aluminum foil is cheaper and polishes well.

As pointed out , we need to know more.

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I have T1-11 on my shed in Michigan. It has held up well for several years.

Basically the question comes down to plywood vs engineered wood. The engineered wood industry certainly suffered from some wide spread failure and class action lawsuits in the past. Supposedly they have overcome those issues with the modern day products.
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I have T1-11 on my shed in Michigan. It has held up well for several years.

Basically the question comes down to plywood vs engineered wood. The engineered wood industry certainly suffered from some wide spread failure and class action lawsuits in the past. Supposedly they have overcome those issues with the modern day products.
What could they do different? Hardboard is hardboard. Maybe a better layer of primer but that practically rubs off on your hands.

Most sheds I see have the T1-11 or something similar, like the 4" version.
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The shed is 96 sq ft. Imagine an 8x8 butted up to a 4x8, "L" shaped. Back wall (facing property line concrete block) is 16ft long. Roof is 'shed' (skillion).

Location is SoCal (compared to the rest of the country, dry climate). I'd probably describe myself as an advanced beginner, with a talent/proclivity toward beat-to-fit. Budget is as low as possible, I'm a cheap SOB. Existing house is "california ranch", slab foundation, stucco walls, single story.

I am also working alone. When I get to a point where I need more hands, I'll probably go pick up a day laborer.
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Going to build, already built?

All are sufficient for your area, pick the one you like.

use adequate roofing to keep the occasional rain away.

I built 4, 30 years ago with cheap as I could get sheeting, then used U. S. STEEL siding to cover that, and asphalt shingles.

Still standing, dry no leaks.

one is 8X 16, rest are 8 X 10.

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What could they do different? Hardboard is hardboard. Maybe a better layer of primer but that practically rubs off on your hands.
That is a fair question. Which is why I would lean toward T1-11 if it were me. I know what it takes to keep it holding up.
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Going to build, already built?

All are sufficient for your area, pick the one you like.

use adequate roofing to keep the occasional rain away.

I built 4, 30 years ago with cheap as I could get sheeting, then used U. S. STEEL siding to cover that, and asphalt shingles.

Still standing, dry no leaks.

one is 8X 16, rest are 8 X 10.

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Going to build, already built?

All are sufficient for your area, pick the one you like.

use adequate roofing to keep the occasional rain away.

I built 4, 30 years ago with cheap as I could get sheeting, then used U. S. STEEL siding to cover that, and asphalt shingles.

Still standing, dry no leaks.

one is 8X 16, rest are 8 X 10.

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The used car lot of sheds.

I built a 12x16 last year but I think the perfect size would be either 11x18 or 10x20

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