Now what? Well, we knew it needed to be replaced sooner rather than later and since our tiny house is built on a trailer it needed to be lightweight. Now T1-11 is not a really lightweight material but if we did change it out, we know we need to try and cut down on any weight if possible and we also needed a material that would last much longer than 2 years. Our search started with the basic parameters of lightweight and a long life. Shortly after our search started we stumbled upon Knotwood aluminum products. Immediately these products stood out to us because of the wood like appearance yet it was actually aluminum. Knotwood wood look aluminum finishing gives you the beauty and warmth of wood without the time consuming maintenance. They use a process called sublimation that has been tested all over the world for durability. This is a completely modular system that uses hidden fixing systems to give you a beautiful and seamless look when the installation is done. Most importantly to us it lightweight, low maintenance and has the high durability qualities of aluminum, while maintaining the natural beauty and warm textured feel of timber. In addition to these features it is also green certified and non combustible which is ideal for any home, especially a tiny home for which we poured our blood sweat and tears into the building.