In the case of building envelope materials, the impact of material specifications is particularly high in terms of visual appearance and cost to the owner. The material chosen plays a substantial role in how the building looks and what it costs to operate in the long term. Contrarian Micro Textures, by Rigidized® Metals Corporation, produces and distributes high performance metals that balance visual excellence with true sustainability. Whether the application is interior or exterior, design professionals often agree that our products are worthy of specification.
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Aside from catastrophic damage, metallic corrosion is clearly the chief cause of metal building panel failure. When architectural metal panels corrode, there are undesirable consequences that go beyond cosmetics. Corroding panel systems will begin to leak, causing potentially significant damage to the interior of a building.
Severe marine environments suggest that duplex stainless steel or titanium would be appropriate material choices for exterior building panel applications. These metals can be expected to last the life of the building with little or no maintenance. In most market conditions, stainless steel has an economic advantage compared to titanium. Additionally, titanium’s corrosion resistance in severe environments is unquestionable.
Beyond the product data sheet information that can help the specifier develop a material specification, Contrarian Micro Textures offers downloadable 3-part Specifications and/or BIM Object files in a variety of formats and versions for all of our products! Please contact a representative for more information.