Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
In the architectural world, most people already know of masonry and concrete, which are traditional methods for building. Newer to the field are metal panels, which are gaining popularity for their stainless attributes, a high level of longevity and energy efficiency, and a limited need for maintenance. Wade Architectural Systems—which is based near Houston—has been providing the area with metal panel systems for the past 25 years. Just recently, the company released a new range of metal panel choices.
Wade Architectural Systems has partnered with certain product manufacturers to provide metal panels. There are seven of them: Centria, VMZINC, Dri-Design, Construction Specialties, Proclad, Wilkinson Hi-Rise and Epic. The metals used to manufacture these panels include copper, steel, zinc and aluminum. Also available are panel systems made from galvanized steel, stainless steel, weathering steel and custom alloys. Most of the panels available at Wade Architectural Systems come in a wide variety of color and profile options.
The company promotes zinc panels in particular. Although new to the North American market, zinc panels have been used in Europe for the past 150 years. Zinc is non-ferrous, which means that it does not contain iron. As a result, it does not corrode like steel or other ferrous alloys. Also, zinc panels develop a natural patina, which is a film that protects its surface. The natural patina is self-renewing; it covers up scratches and imperfections as it ages. Thus zinc panels require less maintenance than other types of metal panels, and they can last for up to 100 years.
Budgetary concerns of all types can be accommodated at Wade Architectural Systems. The company works with their clients in the panel specification and selection processes, which is helpful for determining the balance between cost efficiency, performance and aesthetics. Wade Architectural Systems also provides sun control, air movement and moisture production services, all of which are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.
Wade Architectural Systems provides exterior architectural solutions to corporate buildings in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth metro areas. It has been involved in over 2,500 projects since it was founded in 1988. The company can be contacted by phone at 800-950-4544.