Commercial Architectural Metals – Common Types Used In Construction

Over the years, the use of architectural metals has grown exponentially due to a variety of factors. Architectural metals are highly durable, lightweight, available in countless colors, and a great way to brand your business. West Coast Metal Systems is a leader in this innovative technology offering such systems as rainscreen, flush caulk joint, dry seal, and a composite metal panel infill systems. West Coast Metal Systems also designs and fabricates custom sunscreens with spans up to 15 ft and projections of up to 6 ft. West Coast Metal Systems sunscreens come with a wide variety of blade shapes, outrigger options, mounting options, and color/finishes options.

Architectural aluminum is a popular metal product because aluminum is lightweight, easily shaped, easily cut/machined, non-corrosive, and can be anodized in a variety of colors. One downfall of aluminum is the softness of the material can sometimes hinder the overall durability and life of the product. West Coast Metal Systems has completed a variety of projects featuring architectural aluminum materials including Nederland School, Parker Adventist Hospital, and Jefferson County Open Schools.

Architectural stainless steel offers a variety of benefits for commercial buildings including durability, weatherability, and a nice overall look. Sometimes the rigidity of the material can pose some difficulties from a workability standpoint (fabricating and machining) but overall, architectural stainless steel is a terrific, long-lasting product that is ideal for many projects.

Architectural copper is commonly a more decorative metal used to enhance the appearance of a building. Copper offers many benefits to commercial builders including a natural look, little to no maintenance, durability, non-corrosive, and pre-patina options. Copper can be easily folded and shaped for more intricate designs such as cupolas and domes. As with any metal, copper contains some downfalls including high initial cost and difficulties working with the material. West Coast Metal Systems has installed many systems featuring architectural copper including Beauvallon, University of Denver Ruffatto Hall, and the Wildlife Experience.

Architectural zinc is quite similar to copper in terms of its durability, appearance, workability, and price. Zinc can certainly liven up a building’s appearance and provide a fresh, natural look. West Coast Metal Systems has completed a variety of buildings featuring architectural zinc including The Urology Clinic of Denver, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Wyoming IT.

Architectural metal offers many benefits to your building and with so many quality products on the market, why not enhance its appearance for many years to come? West Coast Metal Systems is a one-stop shop for all your architectural metal needs. From rainscreen, flush caulk joint, dry seal, and composite metal panel infill systems to any type of sunscreen possible, West Coast Metal Systems can design, fabricate, and ship any product to your building, oftentimes at a fraction of the cost and time of other companies.

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