Metal Buildings Glossary

R PANEL
Sheet metal walls or roof 36” wide, galvalume or painted 26 ga
U PANEL
Sheet metal walls or roof 36” wide, galvalume or painted 26 ga
M PANEL
Sheet metal walls or roof 36” wide, galvalume or painted 26 ga
SHEET METAL
Thin gauge metal sheeting either formed or flat R, U or M panel
SHEETING
R, U or M panel galvalume or painted
LAMINA
R, U or M panel galvalume or painted
PURLIN
Secondary steel in a Cee or Zee shape red oxide or galvanized
GIRTS
Secondary steel in a Cee or Zee shape red oxide or galvanized
METAL BUILDING
Pre engineered building made of steel
METAL BUILDING COMPONENTS
Pieces and parts or a metal building
STEEL BUILDING
Pre engineered building made of steel
PRE ENGINEERED
Designed metal building engineered for the location
PRE FABRICATED
Metal building made to bolt together with no fabrication
TRIM
Metal shapes to finish out edges and corners
PBR
Purlin bearing R panel galvalume or painted
PBU
Purlin bearing U panel galvalume or painted
PBM
Purlin bearing M panel galvalume or painted
FLASHING
Sheet metal used to divert water
BAR JOIST
Structural supports for either roof or floor
DECKING
Steel sheeting used over joist to receive either concrete for floors or a composite for roof
GUTTERS
Used to control the flow of water off the roof
DOWNSPOUT
Connect to gutter to control the flow of water
ROLL UP DOORS
Steel curtain doors that coil up above the opening
3070
Standard walk door that has a measurement of 3’ wide by 7’ tall
6070
Hollow steel walk door that measures 6’ wide by 7’ tall
HOLLOW METAL DOORS
Steel door used as an access or egress point of a building
METAL DOORS
Door made of steel to access or exit a building