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Plywood Sidings & Claddings

 

Plywood Siding consists of 2 materials glued and veneered. Plywood veneers include southern yellow pine, redwood, Douglas fir and western red cedar.

Available in either smooth or roughhewn. T1-11 is grooved to resemble lumber. If applied horizontally, Plywood siding is susceptible to water penetration. This can be remedied using flashing behind the plywood or creating scarfed joints.

 

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Considerations:

Thirty years to life of building, depending on maintenance.

Can add great structural support to a wall.

May 'check' [small surface cracks].

Susceptible to termite damage when in direct contact with soil and to water rot if not properly installed and maintained.

Plywood can expand and contract at different rates than the framing it is attached to. This can cause nails to pull out, joints to pull apart and siding to fall off. If the plywood warps, the grooves in the plywood will split allowing even more water to penetrate until the siding actually pushes away from the under ply.

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Maintenance:

Before using, seal all edges with water repellent, stain sealer, or exterior house paint primer. Restain or repaint every five years.

Maintain surface finishes to prevent deterioration, absorption of moisture and warp.

Options:

Available in sheets and boards; in a variety of thicknesses and patterns.

Textures - wood-grain textures and given highly-durable factory finishes.

Sizes - Sheets are 4 feet wide, 8 to 10 feet long. Lap boards are 6 to 12 inches wide and 16 feet long.

Thicknesses - both are 3/8 to 5/8 inch.

Installation:

Sheet sidings are often applied directly to wall studs, without sheathing.
   

 

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