Is it feasible to do metal frame with traditional wood siding(t1-11, plywood and hardi plank)? (1 Viewer)

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Title kind of states it. I have a perfect pad that will fit about 50'x60' shop.

I was curious how easy it would be to convert a red iron 'carport' like this:
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Then at a future date add wood walls/doors at a later time. I would like the shop to match the house which will be t1-11 for a bit then Hardi-plank over that.

I like the open 'truss' of a metal frame for strength over a large span.

I have several cars that I'd like to get under cover(snow/rain) as well as a dry area for working on them. In theory, a 'carport' setup like the above will be cheaper to get up immediately.

I know with enough time and money anything is possible. But is it a reasonable approach?

I've heard of doing stucco over metal sides thus the question.
 

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Typically they put metal girts between the frames and then just do vertical metal siding - like this:
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The panels span top to bottom, so it's pretty economical with the girts. The T-111 would be vertical as well, so you could basically do it the same way. You might have to put in more girts depending on the span length of the T-111 you're using.

There are vertical HardiePanels that would also span vertically, so they would be virtually the same:

Again, you'd have to check the span length and adjust the girts accordingly.

If you mean one of the horizontal HardiePlank or HardieShingle products, then you would need vertical supports for the material to span across horizontally:

At that point you'd basically have to build a "standard" framed wall (metal or wood stud) between the steel frames for the horizontal siding to attach to - which lessens the economy of the construction. People do this for interior finishes, so it wouldn't be much different to apply the exterior (horizontal) finish to it as well.
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Thank you for the input. If I were to go ahead with HardiPlank, my understanding is they need a plywood underlayment. Then a vapor barrier before the plank goes on.

So it sounds like the magic word I need is metal girts.
 

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The metal girts are the horizontal pieces that span between the "columns" of the building. They're typically z-shaped sheetmetal pieces although I recently found fiberglass ones that would eliminate the thermal bridge.

You might be able to just use the girts and put sheathing on them and then the HardiePlank. I typically spec a rainscreen construction to allow the HardiePlank to dry out better.
 

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Another option would be an insulated metal panel system. Manufacturers like Metl-Span offer a number of "architectural" panels that could potentially be combined for a look different from the typical "pole barn" siding.

Here is a combination of flat, horizontal, and vertical ribbed panels. But you could just as easily combine them top to bottom as side to side.

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