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Natural Metals - December 2018

Natural metals featured in Metal Architecture's December 2018 issue.

CopperCraft’s chimney pots and caps are handmade by metal artisans in copper, Freedom Gray Copper and steel. They protect chimneys and interiors from weather damage and pests. The chimney pots and caps are available in three standard footprints: octagon, square and round. Heights range from 25 3/4 inches to 52 1/8 inches. Diameters range from 14 inches to 24 inches. CopperCraft’s chimney pots and caps are shipped ready to install.

Pure and FreeForm’s Deco Bronze sheets are part of the company’s Luxury Vintage Collection of colorfast aluminum sheets, which mimic raw, tarnished, patinated and aged metals. A clear coat is applied on top of raw aluminum before the finishing process takes place. Layers of pearl, ink and resin create textures, but the underlying metallic luminescence remains. The aluminum substrate is available from 0.6-mm to 3-mm thick. Standard sheets are 48 inches wide by 120 inches long. The maximum custom length is 177 inches.

RHEINZINK America’s Flat Lock Tiles can be used for curved surfaces and are available in diamond, rectangular and square shapes, as well as custom shapes. The metal tiles are a drained and back-ventilated rainscreen system with interlocking, hooked seams. Sealants and gaskets are not required. Flat Lock Tiles are fabricated with prePATINA, CLASSIC or artCOLOR materials. For maximum flatness, Flat Lock Tiles use 1.0-mm-thick material for face heights 12 inches and up. Flat Lock Tiles with 0.8-mm-thick material are used for face heights 8 inches to 12 inches.

Western States Metal Roofing’s Western Wave corrugated wall panels rust naturally and seal the inner layers, providing a natural protection without paint. The panels are produced with A606 Corten steel or bare, cold-rolled steel, with a minimum thickness of 22-gauge. They have concealed fasteners, do not require clips, and are horizontally or a vertically installed over solid substrates. Western Wave panels perform best in environments with low humidity. Matching trim and flat stock, and matching, painted screws with a Koko Brown finish are available.