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How To Get A Wood Siding Look With Metal: T-8 Plankwall®
Lauren Risotto

By: Lauren Risotto on March 5th, 2020

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How To Get A Wood Siding Look With Metal: T-8 Plankwall®

Metal Siding | T-8 Plankwall®

Are you looking for a natural look for your home? Wood siding has a classic aesthetic that is often used in architecture. However, maintaining real wood can be more of a hassle than it’s worth. If you want the look of wood without the maintenance, turning to a metal finish that looks like wood is an excellent alternative.

At Western States Metal Roofing, we carry metal panels that replicate a variety of different finishes. Our most popular is T-8 Plankwall®, a metal siding panel that is designed to look like wood. The first wood replicated metal panel, Distressed Wood®, was so successful that an additional T-8 Plankwall® color called Walnut Wood was made and is currently also available.

In this article we will teach you:

  • What Is T-8 Plankwall®
  • Benefits
  • Uses
  • Cost
  • Available Colors

What Is T-8 Plankwall®

T-8 Plankwall® is a metal siding that is designed to look like wood. It arrives ready - meaning no maintenance like cutting, staining, or painting is required.

The panels are produced with 24-gauge metal and can be installed vertically or horizontally. The concealed fastener panels are 1 inch high, 8 inches wide face and 1 foot to 45 feet long. They consist of formed metal sheet with vertical panel edges, with flush joints or reveal between panels. The reveal measures 7.75” face with .25 reveal.

T-8 Plankwall® Metal That Looks Like Wood

What Are The Benefits Of Using T-8 Plankwall®

There are many benefits to using metal that looks like wood, as opposed to authentic wood.

No Maintenance Required

Once installed, there is no necessary upkeep for T-8 Plankwall®.

Rot-Resistant

Unlike wood, metal will not rot.

Fire-Resistant

Like all metal panels, T-8 Plankwall® is a non-combustible, fire-resistant Class A material.

No Wood Warping

Wood warping, or wood changing shape unevenly as a result of moisture, is not only visually unappealing but can also be dangerous. Using metal eliminates this risk.

No Termites

Not using traditional wood avoids any issues with termites, as they cannot penetrate through metal.

Cost-Effective When Compared To Authentic Wood

When you take labor, material, and maintenance costs of wood into account, metal is a more cost-effective material compared to wood.

Paint Warranty

Painted panels come with a 40-year limited paint warranty. On the contrary, authentic wood does not come with any warranties.

Arrives Ready To Install

Unlike real wood, T-8 Plankwall® arrives ready without any preparation required before installation. This means that no cutting, painting, or staining is needed.

The Uses For T-8 Plankwall®

There are different ways T-8 Plankwall® panels can be used. They can be installed either vertically or horizontally. Since this siding is made for interior and exterior applications, use as an interior accent wall, exterior siding, or even fencing is possible.

Both new T-8 Plankwall colors are offered in Cool Tech® 500 PVDF (Kynar 500®) finish. The panels have a width of 8”, the same as real wood planks, and lengths that vary from 1' to 45'.

They are easy to install for vertical or horizontal use with concealed fasteners for wall, soffit, and fascia.

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T-8 Plankwall® Cost

T-8 Plankwall® costs between $6-$7 per square foot. The price is the same for all the T-8 Plankwall® colors.

Available T-8 Plankwall® Colors

T-8 Plankwall® comes in two distinct colors.

T-8 Plankwall® in Distressed Wood®

T-8 Plankwall® In Distressed Wood®

Distressed Wood Series®

The Distressed Wood Series® is designed to mimic reclaimed wood. The panel is designed with four distressed wood patterns, each grain pattern replicates wood lines from different wood types.

T-8 Plankwall® in Walnut Wood®

T-8 Plankwall® In Walnut Wood®

Walnut Wood

Walnut Wood is a panel that is designed to replicate repurposed wood in a natural brown finish. Walnut Wood has some diversity to it. Similar to the Distressed Wood Series®, these panels feature four different patterns. All the patterns are incorporated into each panel that blends well together to prevent a repetitive aesthetic.

 

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T-8 Plankwall® in Burnt Wood

Burnt Wood

Burnt Wood® is a siding panel that is designed to replicate the rich, charred wood appearance of the Shou Sugi Ban. Using this metal panel enables you to have achieve the strikingly dark aesthetic of burnt wood without having to do the time consuming, potentially hazardous wood preserving process involved with Shou Sugi Ban. In addition to T-8 Plankwall®, Burnt Wood® is also available in a variety of exposed and concealed fastener metal siding panels.

 

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Should I Use T-8 Plankwall®

When looking to incorporate a wood look into your interior or exterior design without having to do any labor or maintenance to materials, T-8 Plankwall® is a great solution.

Western States Metal Roofing now makes T-8 Plankwall® in two different colors that can add a striking aesthetic to your next project.

Continue on to learn more about T-8 Plankwall® including product specifications and installation information.

 

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About Lauren Risotto

Lauren is the Content Manager at Western States Metal Roofing and provides insight on content creation and product promotions.