Laminators Inc. ACM Panels Handsomely Clad Elements Luxury Residences in California

Omega-Lite® ACM panels in an assortment of colors luxuriously dress high-end apartment complex in Irvine, California

Hatfield, PA – Equipped with numerous high-end amenities, including—a clubroom, co-working space, rooftop pools/spas, fitness center, rock climbing wall, arcade, lounge, golf simulator, billiards, outdoor patio with a fireplace, and so much more—working from home doesn’t seem so bad for the residents of Elements, the luxury Garden Communities residences in Irvine, California.

Completed in 2019, Elements offers 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom pet-friendly apartments.  Overseeing the project was architect Togawa Smith Martin, Inc (TSM), Los Angeles, CA; as well as the general contractor/owner of Garden Communities CA in California.

Bay Sheet Metal, El Cajon, CA installed 38,000 sq. ft. of Laminators’ Omega-Lite ACM panels in Bright Silver Metallic, Charcoal Grey, and Slate Grey using Laminators’ proprietary Clip & Caulk ‘legacy’ installation system

Omega-Lite panels offer a highly decorative, strong, and durable surface finish for exterior wall surfaces.  Composed of a polypropylene, corrugated core between two finished aluminum sheets, these panels are non-absorbent, water-resistant and easy to maintain.

The Clip & Caulk installation system gives you the rout and return "look" without the hassle of prefabricating the panels, greatly reducing installation costs. This easy, field- proven method is the choice of architects and installers who are looking for a very flat look without visible fasteners.  Panels can be cut on-site with few peripheral accessories needed for installation.

Color-matched caulk gives a beautiful monochromatic look; contrasting caulk can be used with eye-pleasing results.  Clip & Caulk looks great in combination with masonry, glass, 1-piece extruded molding systems or by itself in a stand-alone application.

Since the construction of Elements, Laminators Incorporated has launched a new and improved back-drained and ventilated Clip & Caulk installation system which provides the traditional look of a shop-fabricated wet seal system without the added hassle and cost of panel fabrication.  The back-drained and ventilated sub-framing provides enhanced system performance through improved moisture management and increased ventilation.  When combined with Omega CI® Rigid Insulation Panel (optional component from Laminators), the installation system offers an effective solution for veneer installations over continuous insulation while balancing thermal performance, water management, and fire resistance code requirements.  The Clip & Caulk installation system has been successfully tested to the NFPA 285 standard for multi-story fire testing for installations over Omega CI and exterior-grade, glass-mat faced gypsum sheathing. 

Laminators’ Omega-Lite panels installed with the Clip & Caulk system guaranteed Elements a class A fire rating as well as met NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 285, Miami-Dade County Product Control and Florida Product Approval requirements.  Laminators Inc. manufactures high quality ACM panels that meet these stringent performance levels and provide design professionals and building owners the confidence that their cladding will withstand the most extreme conditions.

“With an unrivaled collection of amenities, spaces and experiences, Elements is more than a home – it’s a destination.” Elements Irvine

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