Once you’ve made the decision to go with a steel structure for your next building project, you’ll be faced with many options to choose from. Doors, windows, and vents are a few options that will need to be addressed, and you’ll also need to review the trim options for the roof of your structure. From caps and flashing, there is a lot to review, and when the time comes, you want to make sure you’ve got a professional helping you out.
In today’s article, we’ll take a look at a few of the common, basic trim options for your metal roof and why they’re so important. At JAG Metals LLC, we have extensive knowledge of all things related to metal buildings, roofing, and components. With more than 40 years of combined experience, you can count on our company to provide top-quality products and reliable advice when it comes to your next steel building project. Call us at 817-599-5241 to learn more about our products!
Trim for Water Diversion
Investing in a metal building is a wise and eco-friendly decision. Once you make the investment, you want to be sure that the foundation and the surrounding land is properly protected from runoff and erosion, and having the proper trim on your roof is essential to protecting your structure. By incorporating adequate downspouts and gutters along the metal roof line, you will make sure that water from rain and snow are diverted away from your structure and its base.
Ridge and Gable Trim
Metal roofs are composed of metal panels that come together at an angled apex. Inevitably, this leaves a gap where the panels join. Without proper trim, the peak of your metal roof is susceptible to water, bird, and rodent intrusion. Installing a quality piece of ridge trim will keep the inside of your structure dry and prevent birds or rodents from entering. Likewise, gable trim will allow water to drain properly down the slope of the building rather than running along the sides.
Commonly referred to as valley flashing, this piece of trim is another vital metal roof component that is used to ensure your structure remains dry inside. Much like the gap that is created when panels join at the apex of the roof, there is also a v-shaped valley that is created when different angles of panels meet, as they do with gables. Installing metal valley trim beneath the gap where the panels meet allows water from rain and snow to run down the valley and into the gutters in order to flow into the downspouts away from the foundation.
In addition to these three trim and flashing options, there are also several options for eaves, wall-to-roof transitions, and other areas of your metal roof that our team is happy to review with you. Beyond that, we’ll also review proper installation methods with you upon request. At JAG Metals LLC, we manufacture our own products to ensure the highest quality and most precise specifications. From initial design concepts to project completion, we are the leading choice for high-quality metal building components in the Weatherford area, and we’d love to help you with your next project!
Call us today at 817-599-5241 to get started!