Can you vinyl side a metal pole barn?


Old 10-02-07, 08:53 AM
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Can you vinyl side a metal pole barn?

I'm looking at a property that has excellent potential. It just needs some basic TLC and cleaning up. The house would be easy. The pole barn on the other hand looks a little more rough. I guess you can paint a pole barn so it might no be too hard to clean up. Can you put vinyl siding over a pole barn's skin? If I were to buy the property, I might look at covering the home in vinyl siding in a couple of years and wondered if it would be possible to do the same with the pole barn so that it matches the house. Thanks.

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Old 10-02-07, 04:35 PM
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It depends what sort of "skin" the barn currently has. You'd need to describe it's construction a little better. You can practically install siding on any sort of structure with the proper preparation.
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Vinyl Siding a pole barn

Vinyl siding needs a flat surface to be attached to and it must be allowed to expand and contract (move). So as long as both of those things can be achieved I don't see why you couldn't do it.

This is sight unseen advice but in theory it is very possible.

If you are attaching to metal studs, screws would need to be used and the trick with screws is to ensure that they do not "fix" the vinyl siding down.

I personally would like to see a sub-sheeting used to nail the vinyl siding to and you really should check with the manufacturer to make sure what you are doing doesn't void any warranties.

All of that aside. Painting or new corrugated metal siding would be cheaper and you wouldn't have the unique issues of attaching vinyl siding to a pole barn.

I hope this information helps.

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Thanks guys. I think Siding4uFounder gave me the answer I needed. There would probably be so much work and expense involved in preparing the surface for the siding that it would probably be cheaper and easier in the long run to just wait a couple of years and then just reskin the building later.

Thanks again for the info.

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