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Exploring the Versatility of Horizontal Metal Panels: Transformative Trends in Design and Durability

Horizontal Metal Panels

Most metal wall and siding panels have the option to be installed either horizontally or vertically. You can create some truly unique and stunning looks with metal panels by using them horizontally. Metal panel’s flexibility and adaptability to fit into your style and design needs makes a great choice for all types of projects. Check out some of the favorite horizontally installed metal panel projects and get inspired.

Horizontal Metal Siding

A simple way to add depth and visual interest to the exterior of your home is to run metal siding panels horizontally. Running panels horizontally can create long, clean lines and create the illusion of bigger, longer buildings and homes. Whether you want your entire exterior horizontal or want to mix vertical in with it, the options to achieve the style you want are virtually endless.

1/2" Corrugated Siding Panel
½” Corrugated metal panels installed horizontally create long, clean lines on this building’s exterior.
Ultra Batten Wall
Add a modern twist to your home by installing Ultra Batten panels horizontally. Paired with some vertical installation too, this creates a beautiful, modern residential look.
7/8" Corrugated Siding
One of the most durable and strong metal panel options, 7/8” Corrugated panels are a perfect choice for exteriors.
PBR Siding Panel
Another great use of both horizontal and vertical panel installation, this horizontal wainscoting using our Purlin Bearing Rib (PBR) panels makes a bold accent that complements the surrounding panels installed on this building’s exterior.

Horizontal Interior Metal

Using metal panels on the interior of a home or building has become an increasingly popular design trend over the years. From a simple wainscot to full accent walls, using metal is a great way to add texture to an interior. The modern flair metal provides paired with materials like hardwood floors or beautiful masonry work on fireplaces makes the perfect complement. Using metal panels horizontally can create beautiful, unique accents and provide your home or building with increased protection that will last for decades to come.

Shiplap metal panels can be used in so many different ways on an interior. This fireplace in Vintage finish looks stunning installed horizontally.
Horizontal Corrugated
¼” Corrugated makes this room appear larger and longer with a horizontal install. Plus, metal can bring in so much extra natural light with its reflective qualities.

Horizontal Fencing Panels

Metal is also a great material to use for a fencing project. Metal fencing panels are long-lasting, require very minimal maintenance, and are one of the most durable fencing options available. From privacy fences around residential homes to decking around your porch, metal panels make a wonderful fence – especially when installed horizontally!

7/8” Corrugated Fencing
The 7/8” Corrugated panels make a great fencing option because of their durability and low maintenance. Metal, unlike materials like wood or vinyl, doesn’t require any annual sealing, cleaning, or other time-consuming maintenance. Just install and enjoy!
Tuf-Rib Fencing
This Tuff Rib metal panel fencing brings a modern twist to traditional fences.

Horizontally installing metal panels can create some truly unique styles. One of the best elements of metal is its ability to adapt and fit your style needs, while providing you with the strength and durability you need. With so many different unique panel profiles available to choose from, plus a huge variety of premium finishes, you can create modern, traditional, industrial, or farmhouse styles, and more!

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