What Are the Best Metal Building Exterior Options?

Metal Building Exteriors

Pre-engineered metal buildings are far-superior to wood buildings when it comes to structural integrity and ease of erection, but some potential buyers have concerns about their buildings looking too industrial. Contrary to popular belief, steel buildings don’t have to look like factories or metal boxes. There are numerous tactics you can use to give your metal building exterior the precise look you desire, and one economical method involves installing exterior siding.

When customers, employees or others approach your metal building, the exterior gives them their first impression. Adding a colorful or artistic exterior façade to your structure enhances its curb appeal, and it may, too, help it blend well with other buildings already on the property or in the community. So, what are some of the best options when it comes to adding an exterior façade to your metal building?

Concrete, Brick or Stone Siding

Many MBO customers enhance the looks of their buildings by adding concrete, brick or stone veneers to the exterior. Maybe you want to give the building a more professional, upscale appearance, or maybe you need to adhere to specific municipal requirements as far as your building’s style.

Wood Siding

Certain building types, such as barns, farm buildings and equestrian arenas, among others, look great with the addition of wood siding. Because the wood adheres to the existing steel panels, it can enhance your building’s appearance without compromising strength or durability.

Stucco Siding

Stucco gives you another affordable way to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your metal building. Particularly popular in the Southwest, stucco siding is easy to maintain. It also offers insulative properties, helping your building maintain comfortable and consistent temperatures year-round.

Foam-Insulated Siding

If you want to improve the appearance of your metal building and make it more energy efficient, consider adding foam-insulated panels. MBO has foam-insulated panels in a variety of styles and designs including corrugated, stucco, wave and embossed, and they all make your building more comfortable while giving it a cleaner, more elegant and professional appearance.

If you’re on the fence about buying a metal building because you’re fearful it might look boring and grey, rest assured there are numerous techniques you can use to enhance its aesthetic appeal. Adding an exterior façade is among the more economical options you can use to make your building look exactly as you’d like.