Metal Building Trim


It's About More Than Looks

If you’re like many people, you don’t give much thought to the metal building trim that adorns your structures. After all, when produced and applied correctly, it truly is a set-it-and-forget-it sort of metal building accessory. At Metallic Products, however, we’re big on giving credit where credit is due. And that metal building trim? It deserves some credit. Read on to learn a few of the major benefits this oft-overlooked accessory has to offer (and some key considerations you should put into the process, too).

How Metal Building Trim Helps Your Structures

We could talk all day about the ways a quality trim can help your buildings, but there are two main considerations that stand out for us:


  • Reinforcement for Vulnerable Areas: Steel structures are known for their durability, but even they have their weaknesses. Metal building trim provides an added layer of protection along building joints and seams that might otherwise fall victim to moisture damage, not to mention other dirt and debris that might make its way in.
  • An Upgrade to Your Building’s Aesthetic: Metal building trim is an affordable and effective way to add a finishing touch to your overall structure. Not only can it cover up dents, dings and other minor imperfections around the edges of your structures, but the range of available colors and finishes allows you to upgrade your building with added visual interest.

Key Considerations When Choosing the Right Trim

It isn’t enough to get metal building trim installed on your structure. You need to make sure it’s the right type. Poorly constructed trim — or trim that isn’t suited to your building’s structure — is less likely to stand up against the elements. And that can result in costly repairs and replacements down the line. (And for a metal building accessory that’s supposed to be virtually maintenance-free, that can be more than a little bit frustrating.) Here are some things to look for:


Overall Construction: Look for trim made from a quality material that can stand up against the elements. At Metallic Products, for instance, we use 26-gauge steel.


Building Panel Type: In order to keep moisture and debris out, your trim needs to fit your building like a glove. Make sure the product you order suits your unique building panel, be it an R-panel, U-panel or a different variety.


The Look You’re Going for: What color and finish options are there for the metal building trim you’re considering? Although most companies will be able to work with you, color-wise, there could be limitations. Be sure to speak with a sales rep to ensure you can achieve your desired look.


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