|Forum topic by curliejones||posted 06-30-2014 10:50 AM||1321 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
06-30-2014 10:50 AM
From hot and humid SE Louisiana. I’m planning to use sheet metal for siding two adjoining sides of a 4-sided building (OK – Thinking inside the box – a rectangular-shaped shop, I’m a dull boy!). I have used PBR panel in roofing applications but not for siding. I have a stick-built shop with 2×6 studs 16” oc, 7/16 osb sheathing, and horizontal stripping to provide an air space over the radiant barrier foil I applied to the outside of the structure. I now need to plan for a finished look with metal siding and want to safeguard against water intrusion during a storm. On these 2 walls that are to receive sheet metal I have a couple of windows and a ventilating fan, a passenger door (3’0” x 6’8”), and a roll up door that measures 6’wide and 7’ tall.
– How do I trim and fit these into an overall neat appearance that keeps water out? Is J-channel the answer here? It does not seem that substantial. I plan to use roll flashing to protect the window sills, but I’d like to trim with hopes of never getting water behind the siding to begin with.
– The other two faces of the building, other than sheet metal, will be vertically-nailed 12” wide cement board. I plan to use J-channel at the corners to start the sheet metal where it meets the cement board and caulk the joint. Since the two sheet metal-sided faces adjoin, I thought I’d use an outside corner trim (think metal building) there.
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