When people think about building a business or a home, in general, they picture drywall, cement, brick, wood, etc. But for today’s construction projects, those are not the only materials that can be used. Becoming ever more increasingly popular are façades or exterior metal panels. New architects and designers are, in fact, leaning toward them far more often. But why are exterior metal panels becoming such a favorite among architects?
Here, we will explore the reasons behind why exterior metal panels are such a hot item and becoming the go-to material for not only architects but for others in various industries, as well.
Eco-friendly practices and sustainability are a hot button throughout many industries, construction included. Materials used for many exterior panels are not as sustainable as they should be. With metal panels, however, almost 100% is recyclable. What’s more, 100% recycled steel- or aluminum-made siding is available for purchase. So, before the first contractor breaks ground, you’re already shrinking the carbon footprint of your project.
Don’t think of materials that are unbending and rigid when you picture metal paneling. Rather, be aware of the metal façades that can, today, be carefully crafted using various coatings, colors, textures, and more.
If you’re in an area that experiences wildfires, the fire-resistant properties of metal paneling will be of particular interest.
Water retaining and absorption are a problem with many building materials. However, you can prevent the entrance of rain into your home or building by using exterior metal paneling because it acts as a rain barrier.
Once metal panels are in place, the cost of maintenance is virtually nonexistent. On the other hand, vinyl panels have to be power washed and wood panels constantly inspected.
Particularly when you compare installation costs to those of precast concrete, granite, or brick, one of the most cost-efficient options for exteriors is the installation of metal paneling. No specialized training is needed to hang metal siding.
There is a very nearly limitless design potential for metal, particularly if you’re using steel or aluminum. It easily replaces decorative materials like stone, plastic, and wood because it’s easier to work with and just as attractive.
Metal is highly reflective, unlike vinyl or wood siding. That means, in the summer months, your home stays cooler.
Despite the lovely appearance of wood siding, it can attract woodpeckers, carpenter ants, termites, and other pests. Not only the siding, but the rest of a home can be left in peril. Even vinyl and plastic provide pests with a warm haven and somewhere to hide. You can keep your home safe and not have to spray for pests by using metal siding.
Panels made from metal are highly durable, the extent of which will depend on the metal used. So, for façades and exterior surfaces, it only makes sense to use metal panels.
We are Clearview Cladding Concepts. If you still want more information about exterior metal panels and why they’re so popular with architects – or if they’re right for your project – please talk to us. Currently, we feature products such as Reynobond, Alpolic, and Vitrabond composites.
In fact, any questions you have about construction can be expertly handled by one of our representatives. We would also like the opportunity to introduce you to our services including shop drawings, fabrication, estimating, and more.
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