September 17th, 2010 by KTU | Filed under 5. Exterior Materials and Finishes, Park City Mountain Modern.
The roofers have nearly completed the steel siding on the house. I’m very happy with the results. We are using 2′ x 3′ 20 gauge cold-rolled steel flat panels. It is very inexpensive (~$2/sq-ft materials and labor), and I think it looks fantastic. It will rust to a reddish brown when exposed the weather for a few months.
The cold-rolled steel panels run in an 8 ft. high band around the house. This is kind of a poor-man's Frank Gehry panel system. (He uses complex metal panel configurations on many of his buildings.)
The barn board laps over the metal siding from the upper level.
My roofer bought a 4 ft. wide brake so he could bend these panels around the corners, like on the fireplace bump-out here.
We lapped the panels 4 inches horizontally and 2 inches vertically. The screws are McFeely's #10 x 1 in. washer-head combo-drive screws. They will rust too. The guys predrilled the top panel and then punch through the panel below it before driving the screws.
The roof is just starting to rust a bit after 10 days.
Here are some more pix from a week later.
Wrapping the steel panels around the dining bump out was tricky, but it came out nice.
The rear facade is coming along.
Tags: cold-rolled steel, cor-ten, corten, panels, rust, rusted, siding, steel