ACM and Coping/Roofing Applications

ACM panel installations continuing over the top of an exterior wall and seamlessly transitioning into a coping/roofing element has become an increasingly popular aesthetic among design professionals.  This blog serves to provide design professionals an understanding of why ACM panel systems shall not be used in coping/roofing applications and presents alternative concepts to achieve a similar aesthetic.

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Understanding U-Factors in Architectural Metal Products

U-factor (U-value) measures how well a product prevents heat from escaping a home or building. U-factor ratings generally fall between 0.15 and 1.20. The lower the U-factor, the better a product is at keeping heat inside the building. U-factor is particularly important during the winter heating season in colder climates.