Centria is an industry-leading manufacturer of exterior metal building products, including architectural metal wall panels, composite metal wall panels and insulated panel systems, as well as accessories like windows, louvers and sunshades that complement their wall panel systems to create an integrated building solution. For over 100 years they have been providing innovative architectural building products for industrial, commercial and institutional use that are not only durable, but visually pleasing, sustainable and easy to use. Centria offers over 15 different wall panel systems, with a variety of finishes, profiles, sizes and attachment systems, and they offer a number of custom-manufactured options. Here is an overviewRead More →

In the past, many commercial buildings featured bland architecture that was primarily driven by utilitarian needs, with little room for innovation or aesthetically-pleasing designs, especially if it meant increasing the costs of the project significantly.Read More →

Some of today’s most innovative building designs make use of architectural metal panels not just for their durability and strength, but also for their unique looks, quick installation and reduced weight compared to masonry or concrete cladding. They are extremely versatile, with hundreds of possible shapes, sizes, textures, colors and finishes available from top industry manufacturers such as Centria, VMZINC, Altech, Ceilings Plus and GKD. They can be the perfect way to add a clean, modern appearance to your next project or to add exciting accents or focal points. Here are just a few of the benefits that architectural metal panels can offer on yourRead More →

 [Posted November 27th, 2015 by Christy Serafini]   11 Things that Make Zinc Cladding a Great Choice for Your Building Many commercial and industrial buildings, and an increasing number of residential buildings, use zinc cladding in their construction, whether it is for a roof surface, a building facade or for accessories such as trim, flashing or rainwater systems. Like other metal panels, zinc cladding offers strength and durability that outlasts lesser materials like roofing shingles, vinyl siding or wood trim, and it is costs less than other metals, making it a wise choice on jobs with smaller budgets. Zinc cladding is available in a wide varietyRead More →

[Posted October 26th, 2015 by Christy Serafini]   Metal wall panels have become quite popular in both commercial and industrial construction projects, due to their relatively low weight compared to materials such as concrete or block construction, and due to their strength, versatility and flexibility. Metal wall panels can even be found in many residential construction projects, where the utilitarian nature of the panels fits in nicely with many modern residential design trends. There are many different types of metal wall panels available today, ranging from the simple corrugated steel panels that are common for siding and roofing applications, to high-tech composite panels that perform multipleRead More →

[Posted August 24th, 2015 by Christy Serafini] Lighting is a very important aspect of your building’s design, and by incorporating the perfect amount of natural daylight to complement your electric lighting, you can make your building feel more natural and less like a purely utilitarian design. CPI Daylighting is one of the leading manufacturers of skylights, wall lights, walkway covers, translucent wall panels and more. Here are just a few of the reasons to consider using CPI Daylighting skylights in your next building project: They Provide Natural Light Instead of depending on harsh fluorescents or expensive metal halide to keep your building lit during the daytime, you can rely on the natural lightRead More →

[Posted August 17th, 2015 by Christy Serafini] As with other construction materials, metal panels come in a variety of applications, features, size and types. Each is optimized for the specified application and use. Due to inherent properties such as corrosion resistance, the most commonly used materials for panels are aluminum, steel, zinc, copper, or alloys. The applications are broad and cover differently-sized projects and walling systems, from low slope roof systems, insulated panels, plate, single skin and composites. Panel Types Advances in technology offer virtually endless panel types. However, the following are in extensive use in both residential and commercial projects: Lap seam: Features ship lapped metal sheets, usually a maximum of 20 feet long.Read More →

[Posted July 6th, 2015 by Christy Serafini] Metal wall panels have become more popular in both commercial and residential construction, and it is easy to see why. They offer a multitude of design capabilities as well as sustainable insulation against weather and some disasters. They can be used for exterior and interior design, and come in several varieties. While they are used more often in commercial office and manufacturing buildings, you can find unique uses of these panels in residential homes and condos. More and more buildings are using metal in their construction. If you are thinking about upgrading your home or office, or building aRead More →


[Posted June 16th, 2015 by Christy Serafini] Metal on a wall is not a new trend that is growing in the yuppie areas of your state as people drink their mocha lattes and read monotone books about naughty office shenanigans. Wall panels have been used for decades in building projects for residential homes and commercial buildings. No, we are not referring to shanty towns where huts of corrugated metal are built by the survivors of the next zombie apocalypse. Metal wall panels are versatile, contemporary, and even chic depending on the application. People have been using these panels as artwork, surrounds in bathrooms and even awningsRead More →

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