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Post Frame Steel Install | Trim + Porch + Corners | Pt 4

Hey there, welcome back to the show! Yesterday, I wrapped up the backside of the garage and filmed a video on installing outside and inside corners. Unfortunately, when I got home and tried to transfer the footage to a new hard drive, something went wrong, and I lost it all. Frustrating, right? But don't worry; I'll quickly walk you through the process and share some insights.

the finished side of the house

So, here's a glimpse of the finished backside of the house. I'll cover the porch area soon, but first, let me show you how to handle a few details. Between the windows, I planned for a rib in each space, providing stability to the structure. However, some areas lack this rib, making the trim a bit flimsy. To fix this, I used hem trim, cutting it to fit and sliding it over the edge for added rigidity and a clean look.

showing the corner with the challenge

Now, let's address a challenge. There's a section without a rib where my J-trim meets the corner trim. To ensure it's waterproof, I cut a section, filed it flat, and notched it, allowing the J-trim to extend past the problem area. A bit of clear silicone will seal the deal.

Moving on, I tackled the corner trim. For the bottom piece, cut at 38 inches, notch it to fit, and secure it in place. The top piece overlaps, creating a polished finish. I also shared how to handle tricky areas, like around the door, by cutting and notching the trim for a seamless look.

paul cutting the metal

As for the inside corner trim, it's a straightforward process. Cut it to the length of your wainscot, and tuck it neatly into place, providing a finished look both at the bottom and the top.

Now, the garage is nearly complete, awaiting the arrival of the garage doors. Inside, I covered the corners and edges, and above the door, we're preparing for stone installation, covering the area with plywood.

In the meantime, while waiting for the spray foam insulation, I'm working on a video that delves into post-frame construction—discussing its benefits, pros, cons, and why I chose it over traditional stick framing. Stay tuned for that in the coming week or so; it's sure to answer a lot of questions I've been receiving.

Despite the setbacks, we're making progress, and I appreciate you joining me on this journey. If you have any questions or suggestions, drop them in the comments below. Until next time, thanks for watching, and I'll catch you in the next video!

mr and mrs post frame

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