Alternate Wall Materials

Austin Building Systems, Inc. offers correctly engineered deflections on commercial steel / metal buildings to accommodate alternate finished materials on the outside walls.

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The standard outside wall material is PBR sheeting. The building must be stiffened with 240 deflection when adding alternate materials to the outside of a steel building. This deflection is engineered to keep the metal building from “shifting” so the alternate outside material will not crack. It is an important engineering feature that some manufacturers will not provide and will result in problems with cracking surfaces in the long term.


Dryvit System Example:

Dryvit System

Wood Framing Attached Example:

Wood Framing

Block System Example:

Block System

Shake Shingles, Wood Example:

Shake Shingles

Rock Wall with Lath Veneer Over Sheeting Example:

Rock Wall

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