Don’t Forget the Metal Roofing Trim to Go with Your New Metal Roof

04.10.2015

Metal roofing trim provides a special finishing touch that will pull the look of the roof and house together and protect it from the elements at the same time. If you’ve decided to replace your roof with metal roofing in Hawaii, you’ll also want to think about the trim work to ensure the best looks and performance of your new roof.

Types Of Metal Roofing Trim

If you are worried that you won’t be able to replicate your wood trim features and function with metal roofing trim, you can put those fears to rest. Metal roofing trim is as versatile as wood trim with the added benefits of being stronger, more durable, and more lightweight. In many cases metal roofing trim can be fabricated into one solid piece, which eliminates gaps and entry points for water, moisture, or pests. Some of the most common metal trim components manufactured by Kloeckner Metals are:

  • Flashing. Technically, part of the roof, not the trim, flashing protects the areas where two parts of the roof meet, such as against a wall, or where the roofing meets an object on the roof like a vent pipe.
  • Ridge Vent. Situated at the very top of the roof, ridge vents provide a way for hot air to escape the structure without letting water in.
  • Closure Strip. Commonly used on corrugated metal roofs to cover up small gaps between the metal roofing and the structure of the building, closure strips provide an additional layer of protection against moisture and animals. They are installed along the lower edge of the roof. Formed from closed cell foam or prepainted galvalume coated steel.
  • Gable End Fascia. Metal fascia gives a metal roof a consistent look and provides an effective seal.
  • Door Trim. Entry doors and sliding deck or patio doors can be trimmed in metal too.
  • J-Channels. This type of flashing holds other metal roofing components, like roof panels, ridge caps, soffits, and flashing, in place.
  • Corners (inside and outside). Corners are like flashing. They joint two pieces of the metal siding or roofing together to cover the edges. Corners are available in inside or outside configurations.
  • Drip Edge. These pieces can be used at the edge of the roof eave to protect the fascia or above or under windows. The function is to create an edge that drains water away from the roof or window into a gutter or off the edge of the roof.
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