Corrugated Metal

You can see the original siding on the left. One thing I was not prepared for was that the corrugations were not quite aligned with the sheet-so, in the future, I will have to adjust the cut. I cut my sample pieces to 4'x10'. Not sure if that size is accurate for old structures, but it is a common modern size--on my own home I used sheets of 4'x20' cold rolled corrugated. Needless to say, I have a good example of how corrugated ages.
I hit the surface of the metal with abrasive grit--though, I am frustrated by the distortion--corrugated tends to stay straight. All the same, the grit took the shine off the aluminum, and gave the material tooth to accept a water color wash.
It also gave it more of a sparkly/dusty look, appropriate to zinc galvanizing.
So far, so good. Though I want to see if I can do this without so much distortion. I weathered the bottom heavily with acrylic--as if water splash up had corroded the bottom. That was done with ink, burnt sienna, and raw umber. The holes were picked with a needle.

Source: randomrailroad.blogspot.com

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What's the cheapest, greenest siding?

Looking for some ideas for new siding for my garage/garden shop. It was stucco before, had to tear two sides down and rebuild. I've been going back and forth with different materials like stucco/plaster (but more clayey appearance),
wood siding, fiber cement like Hardiplank,
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I actually want to do this myself, a small section at a time...any advice?

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