Why switch from 29-gauge to 26-gauge trim

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Did you know? It is now a state law that 26 Gauge trim is required on a Residential Building. With recent law changes your product will not be considered a Florida Product Approved item unless it is the required 26-gauge.

Check out the Florida Product Approval Code for trim here: Trim Code.

But don’t let the law change be the only reason you choose 26-gauge trim. Check out all the wonderful benefits this now required product provides!

Benefits of Switching

Looking for greater durability for your next roofing project? Consider switching from 29-gauge to 26-gauge trim. Used on both Commercial and Residential Roofs, this type of trim will be thicker and more long-lasting.

The lower the number, the thicker the metal. How much thicker? In general, a 26-gauge piece of metal is about 25 percent thicker than a 29-gauge. For this reason, it’s better able to tolerate strong winds and hail.

Trim, as you know, is a vital part of any Metal Roofing Package; not only does it enhance its appearance, but trim also seals the joints in areas where the slope changes. At 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply, you can choose to have trim custom-manufactured from our state-of-the-art facility by our experts. They are engineered to strengthen, seal and protect your entire roof, so choosing 26-gauge trim is a very wise idea.

Types of trim include:

  • Ridge Cap: This is used when two roof surfaces meet at a peak.
  • Eave: This is installed at the lowest edge.
  • Valley trim: As the name implies, this type of trim is installed in places where two roof surfaces meet to form a valley.
  • Transition trim: This is required whenever a roof changes slope or direction. It prevents water from seeping under the roofing panels.

The success or failure of any type of metal roofing system can be traced back to the installation of the trim. When properly installed, the trim will protect the longevity of your roof by preventing any moisture from leaking in.

For more information about switching from 29- to 26-gauge trim in Florida, contact 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply today. We’re here to help you!