Plywood as exterior cladding
We are in the master planning phase of building a modern house in the PNW. We are in the Marine zone 4c. We would like a clean exterior that fades into the landscape and do not want a house that looks like it doesn’t belong on the land. Considering this, I have a question.
Why isn’t stained plywood used as exterior cladding? Will it work if we have good roof overhangs and a 1″ ventilated rain screen? We are researching this as we would like an organic looking exterior that is clean. It seems like this practice is prevalent in Australia and NZ but not here in the US.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
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