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• Affordable, High Quality

• Variety of Panels Available

• Aesthetic, Long-Lasting

What is the average lifespan of Zinc Panels?

There are many types of zinc panels available to suit your architectural needs. VMZINC® is one of the main sources for panels made from zinc, a popular choice for metal panel systems among designers today. Their brand name represents a full range of Titanium-Zinc products that are available as sheets, coils and manufactured products and systems. This is an international brand that is owned by the Building Products Unit of the UMICORE Group. They provide a variety of facades made with zinc including:

  • VMZ Adeka
  • VMZ Corrugated – Sinus
  • VMZ Dexter
  • VMZ Flat lock panel
  • VMZ Interlocking panel
  • VMZ Metafor
  • VMZ Single lock standing seam
  • VMZ Dri Design Cassettes
  • VMZ Composite

Each of these come with many attractive features that are appealing to contractors and installers. They are economical, easy to install, and can be versatile while retaining an industrial look. Their panels also have ranging components, concealed clips and fasteners, and you can install them vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Read more about them here – http://www.vmzinc-us.com/.

Wade Architectural Systems uses a wide array of metal options for panels including zinc. We have been involved with more than 2,500 projects all over the country, with a primary focus on Texas. We have been involved with projects such as:

  • The Council on Alcohol & Drugs building in Houston
  • Galveston Fire Station No. 4
  • The Agriculture & Life Sciences Complex on the Texas A&M University Campus
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing

Are Zinc Panels Expensive?

Panels from VMZINC® are reasonably priced. The value of their architectural metal panels far outweighs the cost. Many companies all over the world use it when constructing their buildings. Portions of Asia as well as Europe have long used zinc as a building envelope material. America has now jumped on board and has recognized their long-term durability. Their “green” facet also appeals to contractors and installers that want something environmentally-friendly. Additionally, they are malleable, flexible, prestigious and aesthetic.

Another characteristic of zinc is that it develops a natural protective patina. It can go from shiny silver to matte gray, depending on the alloy, colors and finishes. When water, oxygen and carbon dioxide molecules in the atmosphere come into contact with the zinc surface, an adhering protective layer of zinc carbonate begins to form. This provides protection from further corrosion. This layer will renew throughout its lifecycle.

How do Zinc Panels Compare to Copper?

Zinc is soft compared to copper. However, it can meet commercial roofing and wall applications when combined with titanium, aluminum as well as copper. Although this results in a zinc alloy, it still retains the natural benefits of zinc. This includes attributes such as malleability, color, texture and patina. This expands the use of zinc as an architectural application, including metal composite wall panels. Read more here – http://goo.gl/BpDZM.

Wade Architectural Systems represents panel systems made with high-quality for a range of budgets. It is our pleasure to work with design and construction companies in the early stages of panel specification and selecting. This assists us in identifying areas that provide the most cost-effectiveness while never compromising on performance and aesthetic requirements. Contact us immediately to review the best options concerning your project.

Published by on October 6th, 2015

Durable and Corrosion Resistant

Zinc is so well known for its ability to keep away corrosion that it remains the top galvanic anode used throughout the boating industry. And it works just as well above water as it does below. When zinc is exposed to moisture, instead of rusting it forms a thin layer known as patina. Patina protects the zinc and the materials it covers from the outdoor elements, inhibits corrosion, and self-repairs such things as scratches.

Prolific and Workable

Zinc is one of the most abundant elements in the Earth’s crust and is currently one of the most-used metals throughout the world. This means it’s always locally available and its prices are competitive throughout its many working applications. People love to work with this metal because it’s easy to form and manipulate for the desired job.

Green Thumbs Up

Going ‘green’ has become a huge push within the construction industry. If you’re looking to reduce energy costs and the property’s impact on the environment, zinc panels are an excellent resource for a few big reasons. First, they require less energy from the onset in production due to the metal’s lower melting point. In specific terms of zinc panels, the zinc alloy acts as a natural inhibitor to mold and fungi growth but not to other varieties of plant life. This means your panels stay stain-free longer without the use of harmful chemicals. And when you’re finished, zinc panels are 100% recyclable.

3 Modern Design Trends

Modern Design is Constantly Changing; Here are Some of Today’s Trends

Some very fresh and exciting design trends are appearing all around the world, some of which take advantage of old concepts packaged by completely new thinking. For instance, explicit geometry is being used more and more in residential buildings, with the strategic placement of square, rectangular, and circular openings throughout building facades. The technique is used to create a mesmerizing attentiveness to the beauty of natural geometry when used as a design feature.

In commercial buildings, metal wall exteriors that feature aluminum or zinc panels are rapidly gaining in popularity because of creative new designs that bring about a blend of thermal and moisture protection technologies with modernistic visual appeal. Once considered cost-prohibitive, breakthroughs in manufacturing techniques have made these kinds of metal building exteriors accessible to virtually all interested businesses.

Retractable panels are a very exciting design innovation these days that combine an old-world kind of appeal with a futuristic ability to shade interior rooms from direct sunlight on demand. On days of minimal sunshine, panels can be left open to draw in warmth and light, and then on hot, sunny days, the panels can be closed to reduce heat gain and increase the comfort of occupants.

About the Author:

Since 1988 Wade Architectural Systems has been working with companies throughout the US to provide them with solutions for creative and aesthetically pleasing metal exteriors like zinc panels. Their headquarters can be reached by phone at (866) 993-7648, their website is at https://www.wadearch.com/, and the email address is wade@wadearch.com.


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Humble, TX 77338


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Email: wade@wadearch.com

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