How Metal Wall Panels Can Be Used in Home Design

August 11, 2021 1:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

You’re probably familiar with metal roofing—it’s a popular choice when you need a material to stand up to extreme weather. However, you may not have considered metal wall panels. They provide all the durability, strength and quality that metal roofs provide. They can also transform your home’s architectural and aesthetic style. Here’s why you should consider metal wall panels in your residential home design.

Opt for coated panels

Metal wall panels come in a variety of styles, colors, orientation and sizes—but you can’t just slap a piece of metal on the side of your home and call it a day. Most homeowners opt for coated metal wall panels, which increases their attractiveness and durability.

PVDF and Kynar 500 coatings are two of the most popular types. They provide resistance against fading and chalking, which helps you retain long-term curb appeal. It also helps protect your metal panels from corrosion and other unsightly, damaging effects.

Best of all, your coated panels will stand up to Alaska’s extreme weather, year after year. They’re low maintenance, look great and will help insulate your home against the icy winter weather.

Panel styles

When choosing between metal wall panel styles, there are two broad categories: exposed fastener and concealed fastener. Exposed fasteners will be bolted together on the outside, but the bolts will be painted to match the wall color. Concealed fasteners, as the name suggests, hides those bolts from sight.

Here are some of your wall panel options for residential home design:

  • Wave panels: Wave panels are concealed fastener walls. They provide a smooth, seamless look thanks to the hidden clips or other fasteners. Wave panels can be installed either horizontally or vertically, depending on the look you want to achieve.
  • M-cor or multi-cor: These panels are exposed fastener walls, with a rib height of ½ inch or ¾ inch, respectively. If you want to add retro flair to your walls, this is a good option.
  • Mini rib: This wall panel type is also an exposed fastener variety. While they’re not suitable for rooftop applications, they can be installed both horizontally and vertically. The smaller ribs make for a more modern, streamlined overall look.
  • Mega rib: Mega rib exposed fastener walls are usually installed horizontally. They offer exceptional strength and spanning capabilities, making them a great choice for larger residential buildings—especially if you want to make a big visual statement.
  • Max rib: Max rib wall panels are also of the exposed fastener variety. They’re low profile—only a ¾ inch rib height—but offer the best performance possible. These metal panels are usually installed during post-frame construction.

No matter what kind of look you’re going for, metal wall panels can help you create a beautiful residential look. Thanks to their superior durability and coatings, they’ll stay beautiful for decades on end.

For more information about how you can use metal wall panels in your residential home design, get in touch with the team at Superior Products Inc. today to arrange a consultation.

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