In an interesting experiment, a decrepit barn is getting an unusual update. It was desired to immediately utilize the building as a workshop and storage, but the numerous holes, cracks, and missing chunks of wood siding made it drafty and vulnerable to moisture. However, the numerous perforations created an interesting effect and character from the interior which was seen as evocative of age and aesthetically pleasing.
What to do?
A solution was found in the form of corrugated clear plastic panels – frequently used for greenhouses, patios, etc. The plastic will make the barn less vulnerable to weather while simultaneously preserving the attractive appearance of the weathered wood siding.
The siding will add a sheen to the building which is sometimes pronounced and other times barely perceptible depending on the weather.
Below are some images of the beginning of the installation; this follow-up post shows the completed installation.
UPDATE!!! The finished result may be seen HERE.