INTRODUCTION TO GUSSETS

Gussets are galvanized steel plates with formed attachment flanges  Gussets are used, in lieu of conventional framing, to attach and support a cornice installation.   Gussets are installed to the building at either 24″ or 32″ centers, depending on your structure’s framing requirements.  The shape of a gusset is defined by the shape of its mating cornice members.  Gussets offer many benefits over conventional framing;

  • Eliminates expensive wood or steel framing & sheathing.
  • Provides a more precise sub structure to attach your cornice.
  • Reduces the need for field verified dimensions.
  • Improves installation time.
  • Offers greater assurance for wind resistance.
  • Gussets will not burn or contribute to combustion.
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MOUNTING GUSSETS ALLOW YOUR CORNICE TO FREE FLOAT…

Unique expansion reliefs, slotted fastening holes, and the flexibility designed into our gussets allow your cornice to move freely as temperatures change.  Gussets allow you to design your cornice to simulate a cast stone “stacking joint” or the more sleek design that wood offers with their tightly fitted joints.

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