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Musaw17 05-14-2013 10:34 AM

Carsiding
 
Hello I am hoping to attach carsiding to the ceiling of a patio cover I built. Is it poosible to attach the carsiding directly to the truss bottom chord

Thanks

Willie T 05-14-2013 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Musaw17 (Post 1179150)
Hello I am hoping to attach carsiding to the ceiling of a patio cover I built. Is it poosible to attach the carsiding directly to the truss bottom chord

Thanks

You do not state where you live, and extremes of weather do make a difference in doing this... individual trusses will move at varying rates, and in differing amounts, thereby sometimes buckling whatever is directly mounted to them.

Musaw17 05-14-2013 11:46 AM

I live in Central Illinois

Nailbags 05-14-2013 12:22 PM

I never heard of car siding? Car decking yes but car siding what the heck is that?

Seattle2k 05-14-2013 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Nailbags (Post 1179240)
I never heard of car siding? Car decking yes but car siding what the heck is that?

http://www.google.com/search?q=car+s...w=1680&bih=918

BigJim 05-14-2013 01:01 PM

I have always called it box car siding, in this area it usually is T&G pine

kwikfishron 05-14-2013 01:23 PM

I've attached to trusses many times without issue. Of coarse the NW Coast doesn't see huge seasonal changes so I don't know about anywhere else.

I've always called it V-groove T&G. If you do go with it stick to the single exposure, the double is just to wide and would be more prone splits and checks.

Never used the pine out West, not with all of them big Red Cedar Trees in the hood. :)

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Nailbags 05-14-2013 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Seattle2k (Post 1179276)

That is also called car decking

Willie T 05-14-2013 05:55 PM

Interestingly enough, some railway companies starting installing stamped steel sheets with the same look on their cars in the 1960's. And today, it can be purchased as either wood (it's really just T&G), metal, or vinyl.


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