Many commercial, industrial and municipal buildings use architectural metal panels instead of conventional concrete or masonry wall surfaces, because they are durable, sustainable, lightweight, easy to install, thermally-efficient and they can be shaped to fit curved surfaces easily. Architectural metal panels are available in a wide range of styles, shapes, colors and finishes, giving architects the freedom to create nearly any style they want, from simple linear panel installations, to complex patterns that attract attention.
Here is a look at a few of the most popular architectural metal panels from Centria:
1) Formawall Dimension
The Formawall Dimension series is an insulated metal panel system that combines an architectural metal panel with high-efficiency foam insulation to create a panel system that is quick and easy to install, while providing superior protection against moisture and air intrusion. It creates an extremely thermally-efficient outer envelope for the building, reducing energy usage, as well as heating and cooling costs.
The Formawall Dimension series is linear panel that is available in a wide range of lengths and widths, for either horizontal or vertical installation. There are over 23 panel profiles to choose from, with several flat profiles that have varying reveals, and several ridged profiles. The panels can be shaped to fit around curved surfaces, and they are available in a variety of colors and surface textures. Matching components such as windows and louvers can be added to create a complete wall system.
2) Formawall Graphix
Similar to the Dimension series, the Formawall Graphix series is an insulated metal panel system that combines architectural metal panels with insulation to create a complete wall cladding solution that is thermally efficient and resistant to air and moisture infiltration.
The Formawall Graphix series is available in both horizontal and vertical configurations, and it offers an amazing array of design possibilities. Each individual panel can be subdivided with a combination of horizontal, vertical and diagonal reveals, to create up to 24 smaller panels. Each smaller panel can have a unique color and reveal, and multiple large panels can be combined together to create interesting visual designs. The Formawall Graphix series is available in dozens of color and finish combinations.
The Versawall panel system is designed for large industrial or commercial buildings, and it is available in linear panels designed for vertical installation. As an insulated metal composite panel, the Versawall series combines a metal panel with foam insulation for increased thermal efficiency and resistance to both moisture and air penetration. They are available in a variety of colors and finishes, and they are made from environmentally-friendly, sustainable materials.
A special version, called VersaShield, is available for buildings that require improved fire resistance, such as manufacturing facilities.
4) Intercept Modular Panel System
The Intercept modular panel system is a rain-screen design, which creates a pocket of air between the panels and the exterior wall. The panels feature venting at the bottom to equalize pressure and temperature between the exterior and the cavity, eliminating moisture and condensation problems. The panels are available in a range of sizes and can be custom-designed with curved corners, varying depths and curves. They are made from aluminum, with a variety of painted or natural finishes available.
The Intercept series contains three distinct product lines, including the Entyre and the LVLZ, which can be combined to create wall surfaces with differing depths, and the V-Trac system, which features a alternate mounting system.
5) Concept Series
The Concept series is a linear metal panel system without insulation that can be installed vertically or horizontally. It features a common locking system and 11 horizontal or vertical profiles that can be mixed and matched together, along with a wide variety of colors and finishes, to create unique visual designs. They offer either a smooth or embossed surface, and they have concealed fasteners that allow movement in the event of thermal expansion or contraction, high winds or earthquakes.
6) Profile Series Concealed Fastener Panels
The Profile Concealed Fastener series in a single-skin, uninsulated panel that features hidden fasteners. Like the Concept series, it is a linear panel that is available in both horizontal and vertical configurations. There are 12 different horizontal profiles available, and 12 vertical profiles, featuring more complex and eye-catching patterns than the Concept series. They use a common lock joint, and can be mixed and matched with a wide variety of colors and a choice of smooth or embossed finishes.
7)Profile Series Exposed Fastener Panels
The Profile Exposed Fastener series can be installed horizontally or vertically, and feature seven different horizontal and vertical profiles with attractive rib designs, exposed fasteners and multiple color options. They are extremely wind-resistant, and can be combined with a variety of insulation types to create a thermally-efficient wall. They can be used on a variety of buildings, for either the interior and exterior, and are perfect for both new construction and retrofits.
These are just a few of the many products that Centria offers. With a large variety of architectural metal panels available, and a wide range of custom configurations, Centria panels can be used to create just about any design. As part of a complete solution, Centria products create an attractive, affordable and thermally-efficient wall cladding system that has a long life cycle and a minimal amount of maintenance. They are a cost-effective alternative to other wall cladding solutions, such as concrete or masonry surfaces, and they are quicker and easier to install, without the weather delays that are common with concrete or masonry products. They are a great solution for any commercial, residential or municipal application.