In an interesting experiment, a decrepit barn is getting an unusual update. The owners wish to 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 the owners did not want to lose.
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.
Here are some images of the beginning of the installation; a follow-up post will be made when the installation is complete.