Bal-Con Builders: Processes and Materials
The Texas Metal Building Construction Process
Detailer and Engineer Stamp & Verification
Our Texas Metal Building Construction Materials
Panels and Trim
Roof and Wall Fasteners
Steel Wall and Roof Liner Panels
Like exterior walls, a liner panel consists of 3-foot wide panels that are attached to the framing in the same manner as exterior sheeting. Full-height liners run from floor to roof. We offer a low-rib, 29-gauge liner panel, as well as partial-height liners that typically attach to the girt at 7 '4'' and extend a few inches above it. Buildings with liner panels must have a base connection for the bottom of the panel (see base conditions).
Color or Galvalume
Color and Roof Pitch
Every Texas metal building has some type of base connection along the building perimeter, allowing for sheeting connection. This "base condition" determines exactly how the panels connect to the foundation. To prevent water and pests from entering the building at the base, panels extend below the finished floor of the building. Our online design and pricing system allows users to choose from a number of different base options, which are illustrated and described in detail below.
- Standard Base Angle: Our system defaults to a standard base angle condition. This condition consists of a single angle member, attached to both the wall sheets and the slab. Please note that the standard base condition requires that the slab be formed with a 1½" sheet notch to allow the sheets to extend below the top of the slab.
- Base Trim (without concrete notch): Deluxe base trim is another option for buildings with concrete slab foundations. Deluxe base trim combines base angle and trim into one piece, providing all the benefits of base trim and base angle. Deluxe base trim is only available in burnished slate color.
- Base Girt (liner ready): The base girt option is designed for buildings that sit on piers rather than a full slab. A base girt system does not rest on or attach to the foundation. The base girt attaches to clips on the columns about 6" above the foundation. The base girt provides a great connection for liner panel.
- Base Channel (liner ready): Base channel is a "cee" shaped section that runs the perimeter of the building connected to the floor. It is most commonly used when a liner panel, or interior wall, is going to be installed. The "cee" section provides a pre-positioned connection point for inside panels. This approach requires a sheet notch in the slab (for an alternative, see the combination of base channel and base trim below).