Many people think that metal buildings are boring in terms of design and style. You might be surprised to learn that not all metal buildings look like dull, gray warehouses. Its advantages include design flexibility and customization. You can choose from various accessories for the interior and exterior of your steel building.

The exterior is the first thing that people will see when they visit your home or commercial property. So, it’s important to make a good impression by choosing only the best siding option. With many siding options, it might be difficult to decide which one is the best. Here’s a list of the common exteriors for your pre-engineered metal building:

Corrugated Metal Panels

Metal wall panels make one of the most durable facades. Like the rest of your metal building, they can stand up even to the harshest weather conditions and pest infestations. Corrugated metal wall panels come in various styles, colors, and finishes. This means that you can find a great fit for your intended application. Moreover, they are sustainable, energy-efficient, and low maintenance. 

Now that you know the benefits of having corrugated metal panels, you need to find a good company for your metal project. A reliable metal building contractor can guide you with the installation requirements.


No matter what kind of property you have, a stucco wall can add a different kind of look to your exteriors. This popular façade option can be seen in both commercial and residential buildings. Stucco is a cement-based plaster applied over walls. It creates a unique texture that comes in different patterns. The distinct and attractive look for stucco walls makes them great for both commercial and residential applications. Aside from aesthetic benefits, stucco is very affordable and easy to maintain.

You can apply stucco in three basic ways: traditional stucco, stucco panels, and stucco flex. Regardless of the method, stucco can be seamlessly incorporated into your metal building plan.

Wood Siding

To achieve a timeless, classic look, you can never go wrong with wood siding. Installing wood or shiplap siding to your metal building will add rustic charm to it. Wood can be sealed, stained, and painted, which makes it a versatile option.

However, wood is a very high-maintenance material. It looks attractive but it requires heavy upkeep. Wood siding is a fire, pest, and termite hazard. To avoid issues, regular waterproofing and maintenance are necessary.

Brick Veneer

Another classic façade option is a brick veneer. It is cheaper, lighter, and easier to install than real brick. When you choose a brick veneer, you can easily attach it to the metal framing without making so much mess. Made of polyurethane, brick veneers can be secured to your steel structure using adjustable metal ties.

Aside from ease of installation, brick veneer offers benefits like moisture resistance, noise insulation, and thermal performance. It can resist moisture and fire exceptionally well. Adding a brick veneer to the exterior walls will mitigate water damage and reduce the spread of fire on your property.

Stone Veneer

Also known as faux stone, this material exemplifies sophistication and timeless appearance. Stone veneer is lighter and more affordable at only a fraction of the cost of real stone. Available in different colors and shapes, you can use it as an accent on the exterior of your metal building. In case you want to achieve a more authentic feel, you can choose stone veneers in brown or nude shades.

Faux rocks and stones are easier to handle and install as compared to the traditional ones. You can install it on any surface including metal panels.

Mixed Façade

If you want to be extra unique and creative, you can combine two or more façade options for your metal building’s exterior. This will set your steel building apart from the rest. Don’t be scared to mix and match the exterior finishes available in the market. A metal building company can guide you in choosing the sidings for your property.

Work With Our Metal Building Installers

When it comes to everything steel building, Custom Metal Buildings of Midland is here to make your project possible. Our company takes pride in knowing the ins and outs of our craft. That is why we are confident that we can choose the right façade for your metal barn or barndominium. Call us for a consultation!