New garage shop construction (p2) - Steel ceiling / walls or drywall?

Herzog

somewhat damaged
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Location
Auburn, WY
So, to start off, I follow RR Buildings on Youtube (and instagram) and they are a bad influence. Super cool postframe buildings though. Ever since I've been watching over the last year I've realized how practical and good looking some exterior style walls look on the interior and it has me thinking...

Any of you done exterior stuff on the inside? The one that got me really thinking was this photo of the steel ceiling panels:

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My biggest concern is cost and sound. Seems like it might make it louder inside the shop...? But maybe not?

I've also been looking at some composite panels for the walls instead of doing drywall, but the cost of that turns me away pretty quick.

What do you all think?
 

Gravy

Ant Anstead of Dirtbikes
It's probably fire and water resistant. Could be cool to pressure wash stuff inside in the winter like sleds if you had a drain.
Is the price point less than drywall?
But probably not awesome for hanging stuff on walls or brushing against the self tapper heads with a shoulder or knee.
 

Spork

Tin Foil Hat Equipped
Never done it but I've done plenty of metal roof paneling, I'd pick something other than the r-panel style if I were doing it. My sister did some silver corragated roofing on parts of her place and it looks good.
 

BCGPER

Starting Another Thread
Location
Sunny Arizona
I’d be more worried about it sweating in the winter if you pull a wet car in there. Why not just Sheetrock? It’s cheap and simple to install and finish.
 

shortstraw8

Active Member
With full metal siding I think it will be an echo chamber. Maybe like a wainscot style lower 1/3rd in the metal siding for ease of cleaning and more moister resistant, and the top 2/3rds sheetrock/rocklike material?
 

Herzog

somewhat damaged
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Location
Auburn, WY
Chances are I'm going to end up with drywall, but I wanted to reach out here and see if anybody had experience with these alternatives.


With full metal siding I think it will be an echo chamber. Maybe like a wainscot style lower 1/3rd in the metal siding for ease of cleaning and more moister resistant, and the top 2/3rds sheetrock/rocklike material?
I agree - seems like it would amplify noises a lot, think of grinding or cut off saw in a fully metal interior!

I do like the wainscot idea a lot...
 

xj_nate

Doctor, economist, polical expert, poser
Location
UT
It would be nice to have metal behind the work bench but I don’t think it’s worth doing the whole interior for that. I’d just do a sheet of it like Carlos has in his shop.
 

bryson

RME Resident Ninja
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Location
West Jordan
I have the lower 8' of my walls covered with galv. external panels. 16' walls, and plenty of other stuff in the shop to deaden sound. It's not louder now than it was before the walls went up. I would 100% do it again.
 

UT410

Premium Member
Supporting Member
Metal is great. It's easy to clean either with a swiffer or an air nozzle and it'll look brand new again.

It's a pretty common practice in shops these days. It's easy to hang and once it's hung that's it. It's done forever.
 

jeeper

Currently without Jeep
Location
So Jo, Ut
I did a lower portion of wall with galvanized steel, sheetrock on top. It's fine.. but lost it's cool factor pretty quick. it's a clean look, but more difficult to add shelves/hooks/ect. Also made it difficult to get switches installed well.

Then I did all sheetrock in another garage. It gets punctures and holes too easy.

If I were doing it again, I'd go wood sheeting for all of it, painted.
 
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