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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-24-2013, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Camp Exterior

I am lining up my project list for 2014 and I am thinking about removing the exterior siding from my camp and replacing it with something that is simple to install and can be done a little at a time, average to low cost, maintenance free that will last 25 years or more, rustic looking. Can anyone give me some suggestions other than vinyl siding?

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-24-2013, 02:33 PM
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My camp has metal siding, fairly easy to install and it will last a long time.

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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-24-2013, 10:34 PM
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for rustic find a local saw mill and get rough cut pine or hemlock. let it dry a year properly stacked, install and hit it a coat of preservative.

easiest by far though is T111.

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The problem is if you no/low maintenance so the wood sidings would be out but metal seems to be a good fit for you since vinyl is out also. I put vinyl on the new camp just so we don't have to pressure wash treat or paint every so often.

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It's not zero maintenance but I'd call it low maintenance. I did 5/8" T-111 and stained it with high quality stain. 6 years out it still looks great. I'm guessing by what I see, it'll be 10-15 years before I have to
re-stain. It wasn't cheap though.... 40 sheets of T-111 caught on sale and over 20 gallons of stain. That stuff was thirsty!

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Porcupines love T-111. We had it on my father in laws and the ate it up like candy.
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if you have porky problems you need vinyl or metal. those critters are not in abundance around my place fortunately.

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We went with metal also. Last a long time, almost zero maintenance, installs in a snap and doesn't look half bad in the maroons and dark green colors.

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post #10 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-25-2013, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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I went with a dark green metal roof in hopes of some sort of brown siding.

Keep the suggestions rolling fellas.

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