Posted by Eileen on August 27, 2003 at 06:15:46:
In Reply to: corrugated steel siding posted by Hayes on August 26, 2003 at 12:27:27:
The heat impacts of using corrugated siding will necessitate insulation changes. It expands and contracts very differently than wood or vinyl which are more 'stable'. If you do not change the insulation design you are creating a oven or freezer depending on the outside conditions.
It's great stuff, but it has different characteristics than what most houses or construction have in the awareness of laymen.
For the unique characteristics of steel for expansion, conductivity and other issues there is a link (below) to a decent article that addresses the issues related to roofing systems.
Also, there are galvanized paint - lok finishes for steel that allow a painted finish to adhere better than standard mill finishes (pickled, oiled, carburized, etc).
The whole idea is great, but requires a process of education and planning to get a painless and successful result that is both comfortable and has a great use life.
Hope this helps & good luck.
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