I've been looking for an approach other than plywood or stucco to cover
the ceiling of a porch and carport. I saw some embossed tin ceiling
panels at a home imp store yesterday that I thought MIGHT look good,
but the guy in that department wasn't sure they are intended for
exterior use. If they can be, it's something I might consider if I can
find a simpler design that wouldn't be too busy looking. Anyone know
whether they can be used outside?
I was in a night club a few months back where a back room was being
renovated. One of the changes involved what appeared to be tin ceiling
tiles - very nice looking ones. I used the word "tin" when talking to the
owner about it. He said they were not tin, but some sort of composite
material. I have no further info about them, but a call to a company like
Armstrong might get you headed in the right direction.
Their "tin type" tiles mention this in their descriptions:
"Humidity Resistant: Provides extra sag resistance. Ideal for areas with
high humidity (but not where subjected to standing water)."
If they don't recommend outdoor use, perhaps they can point you to another
These actually are tin (aluminum?) and come in a variety of colors and
I'm also considering "vinyl planks", but I can't seem to find them
anywhere. But maybe there are vinyl panels with embossed designs
similar to the "tin". I'll have to look into that. Could be a neat
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