Metal cladding has come a long way from black or silver rectangular panels. Advances in fabrication and engineering now allow for contoured and colored facades that are as durable and installation-friendly as they are eye-catching.
PATINA Flat-Lock Panels
For large surface areas, these panels offer architects a tremendous amount of artistic freedom as they can be installed vertically, horizontally, or diagonally in a range of widths. Variable joint staggering also opens up a wealth of aesthetic options. Complex facades with convex and concave geometries are well-suited for cladding with these panels.(Courtesy McElroy Metal)
Offered in 22, 24, and 26 gauge, these panels can be specified with siliconized polyester coatings. The standard minimum length is three feet; the standard maximum length is 50 feet.(Courtesy Gotham MetalWorks)
Custom-fabricated sheet metal elements—from skylights to cornices to flashings—can give renovation, restoration, and new construction projects a distinctive character.(Courtesy Imetco)
This fully-integrated rainscreen assembly includes metal wall panels available in various materials and colors; vented horizontal hat channel with a patent-pending design that creates a one-inch air cavity for ventilation and virtually eliminates thermal bridging; stone wool continuous insulation offering thermal efficiency and fire resistance; and water-resistive air barriers that stop the flow of air and liquid water while allowing controlled diffusion of water vapor.
The Designer Series 12.0 Flat Panel offers a 1 ¾-inch-deep leg that provides a cavity for rigid board insulation. The panel features concealed fastened systems, enhancing the appearance of a building. One leg of the panel attaches to structural members using a concealed clip, and the other leg snaps securely into the adjoining panel, locking them into position.(Courtesy Alucobond)
Consisting of two sheets of smooth .02-inch aluminum thermobonded to a polyethylene core, this lightweight composite panel is easily textured or curved. Offered in a comprehensive color palette.