Metal Roofing Trim
Metal Roofing Trim is designed for metal roofing to help to protect the roof along with the wall panels that are installed from moisture and the elements. It does this while adding visual interest to the building in the form of interesting trim shapes or contrasting colors.
With metal flashing and trim, it is possible to seal joints and direct water away from the building. This helps protect the whole structure. When two roof panels meet, they create an intersection or a valley. You also have an edge line where the roof panels run into the endwall.
Here, there is a possibility that moisture is going to get into the structure, cause damage to the steel and insulation, and lead to expensive problems. When you install trim properly, it will help to prevent cases of water damage while extending the life of the building in question.
You can find metal roofing trim in several colors and styles. Our team offers several options to choose from and can provide custom trim solutions that may be required for your project.
Keep reading to learn about some of the trim for metal roofing edges and metal roofing rake trim that we offer, as well as some of the other options that are available.
Ridge cap metal trim is used at the top of the ridge line or the hip of the roof. When installed, the ridge cap will sit at the top of the rib. This provides plenty of space for needed ventilation, as long as it is used with a ventilated closure strip.
As the name implies, this trim piece is installed in the valley that is created by intersecting slopes. A valley will have a raised portion that is at the lowest point to help keep water from moving up the slope on the other side. It is essential that the valley is installed before any panels are in this area.
Small Outside Corner
This is used at the gable end. It is also found as the outside corner when the panels are used as the siding for a building. With the small outside corner, there is a built-in drop in the design. This ensures that it can cover a rib of up to ¾ inches.
Found at the gable end of a roof, the rake edge includes a built-in drop. This also ensures that it can cover a rib of up to ¾ inches.
Rake trim is also called gable trim. This is a type of finishing metal flashing that is installed at the roof line edges. It can be used in any location where there is a sloping edge end, like the end of a gable or dormer.
Remember, if moisture gets into these areas, it can result in mold growth, which are going to create leaks in the ceiling. Both of these issues are expensive to fix and there are some molds that can be toxic to your health and well-being.
With this metal trim, it is installed when moving from a higher to a lower slope. Transitions are installed beneath the upper slope panel and above or on top of the lower slope panel. The transitions lower portion will sit on top of the ribs of the lower panel. It needs to be installed with outside closures to ensure the area remains watertight.
Used in situations where panels intersect walls perpendicularly. With the endwall, it will be installed up the vertical portion and above the panel. It is necessary to make sure the endwall is installed under removable siding or that it is attached to stone or brick that has been caulked. The lower part of the endwall will rest on the panel ribs lower portion and it should be installed with the proper outer closures to help ensure that the entire setup is watertight.
This is a metal trim piece that is used when the panels run parallel to any vertical wall. The sidewall is installed up on the vertical wall and then on top of the panel. The upper part of the sidewall needs to be installed beneath the removal siding or it should be attached to stone or brick that is caulked. This trim piece includes a built-in drop, which allows it to cover the ¾ inch rib.
The drip edge metal trim piece is installed at the lowest point of any roof slope. It is designed to help prevent water from gutters that are full from running under the roofing material that is in place. Also, the drip edge will be installed beneath the panels and it will go down and into the gutter where it has been installed.
Snow Guard Bar
The snow guard bar is metal trim that is required in colder climates. It will be installed at the lowest point on your roof’s slope. With this snow guard, it is possible to keep snow and ice from sliding off of the metal roof panels that are installed. Also, the snow guard will catch ice and snow before it gets to the gutters, which slow it down and allow it to melt. The snow guards will be installed over the ribs above the structure’s outside walls.
The J-Channel, as the name implies, is shaped like a “J.” It is used for trimming around skylights, windows, doors, and other rectangular or square penetrations in siding or roofing panels.
This is used at the base of the metal siding panels that have been installed. You install the base guard beneath the panel, and it will extend into the ground or into the concrete footer of the building where it is installed. This helps to effectively seal the area off.
Eave and Gutter Trim
This type of trim will be installed at the edges of your roof panels to help create a more finished look. Eaves are what overhang your roof edges and cover the panels at the sidewall. The eave is designed to help direct water away from your windows and walls.
Sometimes, eave trim is called eave drip. It is designed to redirect run-off from rain and keep it away from the fascia. This will be installed at the roof’s lowest edge. If you have a gutter system installed, it will replace eave trim and be used to direct the runoff from your roof to the attached downspouts.
You will find downspouts installed at several areas along your gutters, which let rainwater run to the ground and take it away from the building’s foundation. This prevents serious damage that may otherwise occur.
Finding the Right Supplier Matters
When it comes to metal trim, there are several types that can be purchased. Each one has a specific purpose and job. If you want to ensure the top results are achieved with the metal trim that is installed, it is a good idea to find a quality metal supplier. They will be able to provide advice and guidance about the trim to purchase based on the specifications of the project. Knowing what is needed and buying from a quality supplier are two things that will pay off and help you get the quality results needed.