Metal siding has been used across ranches, countryside homes, and mountain homes for years. The most popular panel styles have traditionally been corrugated, panel siding often seen cladding barns. Colors play an important factor in achieving a rustic metal siding appearance. As a more traditional alternative to painted metals, many people opt for a weathering steel siding, giving that rusted, aged appearance.
Choosing a metal panel to achieve a rustic look often comes down to the color options. In the hands of a creative designer, almost any panel can give off a rustic look with the right colors. For a barn feel, homeowners find red siding with white trim very popular. Lighter shades of browns and tans are also a very popular option. Paint choices vary greatly depending on region. If you need inspiration, take a trip into the countryside and use your phone to snap pictures of older buildings.
The two most popular choices for a rustic siding look are Galvanized or weathered steel siding. Galvanized siding has its rustic roots dating back to resourceful homeowners in the 1800s taking empty cans and rolling them into small sheets. The owners found that the metal held up wonderfully, and the tin siding gave off a warm glow as an added bonus. This style of siding has evolved into using corrugated metal panels to achieve the same look.
Weathering steel is becoming one of the most sought after finishes for residential and commercial projects because of its unique aged finish. When exposed to the elements the top layer will eventually weather into a beautiful rusted finish.
When people think of rustic designs, one of the first things that comes to mind is corrugated metal. These panels provide a traditional rustic look and work well as siding. From Galvanized metal to replicate the original metal siding to colorful accents, corrugated metal is a durable and reliable choice for siding. The ribs of corrugated metal were designed to shed water to keep the exterior of your building protected. A popular choice for dramatic accents or beautiful wainscoting is the 7/8" Corrugated in Weathering Steel, while the 1/4" Corrugated in a textured finish is more popular for subtle accents.
Popular Finishes – Galvanized, A606 Weathering Steel, and Rustic Rawhide
Whether building a mountain retreat or going for that Texas Rustic look, achieving a rustic look through metal siding is often about your choice of color, or natural finishes. A popular choice for these homes and buildings is a vertically run Ultra Batten panel. Run in a weathering steel, this panel mimics the traditional board and batten look found in many mountain communities. If you want the rustic look now without the wait, choose from our selection of painted products like Vintage or Rustic Rawhide that are specially crafted to resemble bare or aged metal without waiting for the patina.
Popular Finishes – Weathered Copper, A606 Weathering Steel, Rustic Rawhide, Vintage
Rustic designs combine wood, stone, and other natural elements to blend into the surrounding environment. To break up the different textures of wood and stone, builders and architects often use custom flat panels for beautiful accents. We can create custom fabricate metal panel systems to fit specific builds. Our manufacturing equipment allows for limitless possibilities.