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Man of Steel?
June 23, 2015, 8:50 pm
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Pig Barn contrast between wood and steel

Pig Barn contrast between wood and steel

June 23, 2015

After sixteen years, two of our buildings built on a shoe string from wood sawn from our woodlot, are getting a facelift. I built them and stained them in 1999. The stain has faded and it is time to spruce them up. My wife suggested covering them with steel siding. We are almost done with this project and it is very cost effective. No painting now for thirty years…that will not be my job!

We removed the batten strips that covered the cracks between boards. The steel we screwed onto the boards. What a facelift! The buildings look crisp and new. Yes, I will have to stain a few pieces of fascia, but big deal. The new look more than makes up for those places. Plus, if you stand out at the road and look at them, they even look better, smaller, but better 😮

My old farm hand, who is now a carpenter, has been installing the siding. He had not worked with steel siding before this job. I knew his work ethic and his attention to detail. I had no fear that he would do fine. I am very pleased with his work on this job and on many jobs before this one. He did enlist some help from a friend one day and his dad has been along for a couple days too. Justin went from learner to teacher in the scope of this job…I am not surprised… I always thought of him as a man of steel!


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