I am in the process of building my own house. The walls are poured concrete. The roof will be a hip style which will have no overhang and be finished with a standing seam metal roof.
My question is related to sheathing over the rafters for the roof. I was planning on using T1-11 with the grooves facing down which is pretty typical here. I was going to paint all the rafters and sheathing before installation and would use a light color like an off white or sand or something similar.
Someone recently offered me some cedar tounge and groove planking at a really good price. Its already been on island for about 10 years and has been stored properly. Looks like very nice stuff.
For people who have T1-11 or planking for their roof, do you have any feedback on how its worked out for you? I could put the cedar to use for other things, don't necessarily have to use it for the roof but seems like it could add a nice aesthetic compared to the T1-11.
I know cypress is what's usually used and I would prefer the lighter look of whitewashed cypress but perhaps I could do something to lighten the cedar? On the other hand, I could keep it the natural color and just stain it clear and then use a cedar toned stain for the rafters. This would give a nice natural look that seems would be more maintenance free than something with a lighter color in regards to dust, mildew, etc.
Thanks for any input you can give me.