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Offline Arky217

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T1-11 siding question
« on: October 26, 2008, 07:19:25 AM »
When you have a wall that is higher than 8', how do you weatherproof the horizontal joint between the two pieces of siding ? (T1-11 is only available in 4'x8' sheets in my area)

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Re: T1-11 siding question
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008, 07:31:40 AM »
It's called Z-edge, or Z-strip, a metal strip that you can paint.   

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Offline PEG688

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Re: T1-11 siding question
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008, 07:34:27 AM »
 "Z" metal is one way, 



 They will have it made up in for either 1/2 " or 5/8" depending on your T1-11 thickness.


 Personally I like to apply strips of scrap T1-11 to the studs above the lower sheets to "Fir out " then apply the upper sheets with a 2" or so over lap , it creates a reveal / shadow line and it's just more weather proof.

 So you skin out the remaining studs and over lay the upper sheets , no metal , no leaks!   


 The picture won't post,  :( I'm sick of trying it ten ways  d*, so just ask for Z metal , they should have it,  it the Borg.  :)
 

     

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Re: T1-11 siding question
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2008, 07:46:48 AM »


It's called Z-edge, or Z-strip, a metal strip that you can paint.   

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Shaped like this, left edge goes behind upper panel, right edge goes outside bottom panel. 




 There ya go , theres always another way to do or show something :)
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Re: T1-11 siding question
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2008, 02:00:42 PM »
Hmmmmmmmm.....I have 10' walls, 8' of T1-11 and a 2' piece of T1-11 on top of that.  It's been that way since 2002 and I didn't do anything to weatherproof it.  My T1-11 is layed over tar paper which is over 7/16" OSB sheathing.  My cabin is in high and dry Wyoming and moisture is rarely an issue here.  If you have overhangs, wouldn't that pretty much take care of any moisture issues?

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Re: T1-11 siding question
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2008, 02:09:10 PM »
It could except for driven snow and rain, Hal.  My place on the ridge gets straight driving sideways rain at times which could get very high even with 8 foot overhangs.  Our rental has an 8'wide porch and I have seen rain most of the way up the wall there.
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Re: T1-11 siding question
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2008, 03:38:55 PM »
 Don't forget to caulk the joints!
 I have cut a matching bevel on the panels and with caulk and paint the joint is weatherproof and hardly visible.
 The Z metal is easier but I am not a fan of how it looks and the nooks it creates is a welcome sign for bugs. ;)
I cut it three times and it's still too short.