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Pole Barn Ceiling Choices
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Dexter Mike    Posted 11-03-2004 at 09:40:10       [Reply]  [No Email]

I was wondering what different types of material people have used for the ceiling in their pole barn other than drywall, OSB, ect. I've got this crazy idea to try vinyl siding. Thanks

ken mcdonnell    Posted 11-30-2005 at 15:13:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Use interior metal panels. Prefinished white ,bright,attractive, easy install. Same panel profile as ext. metal. Screw to bottom cord of truss. Check out fyi

GeneSC    Posted 11-03-2004 at 12:29:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Works Great & Looks Great, if you don't span
over 16". Sags if any more.....Gene.......

Big John    Posted 11-03-2004 at 11:31:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
The last one we did 1/8 inch lewon came out nice

deadcarp    Posted 11-03-2004 at 11:02:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
vinyl has 3 bad habits - it shrinks over time, it's expands in sunshine, and it can't resist gravity if horizontal. this even applies to that fancy plastic decking made outa milk cartons. otherwise there'd be lots more vinyl cars. :)

JoeK    Posted 11-03-2004 at 10:37:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depending on insulating or not,I have seen eveything from corrugated cardboard on furring strips,to cellotex,plywood,OSB,steel,aluminum, shiplap,carsiding,masonite etc,even one with a homemade suspended ceiling on a 4x4 wooden grid.Makes a difference if it has to support insulation.If insulating,don't forget a vapor barrier and lots of"attic" ventilation no matter what you use.

mud    Posted 11-03-2004 at 09:46:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
last one i put up was 1/2" celotex. 4X8 sheets. nailed up with 1 1/2 roofing nails.

seen vinyl soffit used, but why would you? costly, and it sags if spanned too far.

Dale    Posted 11-03-2004 at 18:17:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our latest is corrugated plastic, same pattern as Hi-rib steel but with 1/8 plastic in 16' lengths. Has to be there to keep the milk inspector happy.

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