When it comes to sheer strength and durability, it’s tough to top pre-engineered metal buildings. These days, metal buildings can offer far more than just structural integrity and easy customization – they can also offer ample aesthetic appeal.
Just as you can add wood, concrete, stone, brick or other siding to a wooden building to enhance its exterior appeal, you can do the same with a metal one. Adding siding to your metal building can help you accomplish any number of different stylistic objectives. It can help you match your building to existing ones on a property or within a particular area, for example. It also gives you a chance to incorporate your signature style, company colors or what have you into your metal building design.
If you’d like to add siding to your metal building, know that it may enhance strength and durability in addition to visual appeal. Many MBOC customers add the following siding options to their buildings, among others.
Corrugated Steel Siding
Durable, great-looking and easy to source and install, corrugated metal siding is a popular customization option among MBO buyers. Corrugated metal siding also comes in a wide array of colors, allowing you to choose one that fits your needs and preferences.
Adding brick veneers to your metal building is a great way to make it look more like a traditional building. Ideal for schools, municipal buildings, retail stores and health care buildings, among others, brick veneers give your building an upscale look for a fraction of the price of standard brick. As an added bonus, brick veneers can boost thermal performance and moisture- and fire-resistance.
Stone Panels & Veneers
Like brick veneers, faux stone panels and veneers can dramatically enhance the look of your steel building. Lightweight and easy to install against metal, stone veneers are timeless in terms of appearance and come in a wide range of colors and styles.
Adding wood siding to your metal building’s exterior can give it a more timeless, traditional look. Durable and attractive, wood veneers may require the use of clear finishes and semi-transparent stains every so often to maintain their aesthetic appeal.
Insulated Foam Panels
Many MBO customers also add foam-insulated panels to their buildings, which helps enhance energy efficiency while resulting in a clean, finished look. We offer foam-insulated panels in corrugated, stucco and embossed designs, among other options.
One of the biggest perks associated with owning a steel building is the fact that they last the long haul while requiring only minimal upkeep. By adding siding options that enhance your building’s exterior appeal, you can help ensure that it appeals to the eye and looks as great as it functions for years to come.