Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Sustainable Extruded Aluminum Trim Profiles Deliver Aesthetics and Durability

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Trim Profiles

Typically fabricated from custom die-extruded from heavy duty 6063 T-5 aluminum alloy, trim profiles have a coating that protects against harsh weather conditions. Since siding panels will expand and contract due to changes in temperature a 1/8-in gap should be allowed between panels and trim.

Manufacturers typically warrant defective-free products for a period of 10 years for the original purchaser unless otherwise stated for the specific product ordered. They are further warranted as to adequacy of design, provided products are properly specified and installed.

Examples of trim profiles include:

Vertical and horizontal stucco bead trim

Vertical and horizontal stucco bead trim each serve as an expansion joint between panels. Horizontal trim is designed to work as a system with vertical bead trim. Both work with all panel profiles and finishes.

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Vertical stucco bead trim with typical dimensions serves as expansion joint between panels.



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Horizontal stucco bead is designed to work with vertical stucco bead trim for use with fiber cement or wood panels and not for use with EIFS systems or similar products.



These aluminum trim profiles are not part of an Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS) and not designed or intended to be used in an EIFS or similar system. Designed for fiber cement or wood panels only.

Vertical batten reveal

This profile duplicates the look of a wood batten without any maintenance rotting/splitting problems. In addition it serves as a rustproof flashing between the siding and the building sheathing. Typical standard length is 10 ft.

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Horizontal stucco bead is designed to work with vertical stucco bead trim for use with fiber cement or wood panels and not for use with EIFS systems or similar products.



Batten corner

A batten corner trim profile can add a distinctive corner form for structures with vertical siding panels.

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Batten corner profile is typically available in lengths of 10 ft.

 

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