Product Profile: Exotic Metal ’11

Bridger Steel
Bridger produces a 22-gauge cold rolled steel made from up to 60 percent recycled material and is 100 percent recyclable. Bridger Steel has been producing this and many other products and roofing profiles in the United States since 1996, including three corrugated profiles as well as several standing seam, PBR and Tuf Rib panels. Bridger Steel produces matching trim to fit just about any request and delivers throughout the United States and Canada.


Chris Industries
Chris Industries is a manufacturer, distributor and roll-former of copper, freedom Gray, RHEINZINK and PVDF steel and aluminum for roofing applications. When installed properly, copper and Freedom Gray Copper can last well over 100 years. Chris Industries roll-forms downspouts as well as gutter for residential or commercial applications in custom lengths so customers can buy only the exact footage they need and speed up installation time.


Contrarian Metal Resources
Contrarian offers an unrivaled selection of decorative architectural finishes in stainless steel, titanium and other metals. InvariMatte is a non-directional, low gloss, uniformly textured stainless steel finish, designed for use in architectural applications. While its lower reflectivity lends itself to roofing applications, it can be applied to wall panels, coping and trim. The superb finish results in excellent matching, has no coatings to deteriorate and will last indefinitely with little maintenance. Contrarian’s stainless steel roofing finishes include InvariMatte shown here as well as its new InZincroMatte finish that offers the beauty of zinc combined with the performance of stainless steel.


Firestone Building Products
As one of the leading suppliers of architectural products to the construction industry, Firestone offers a variety of sustainable, dependable and environmentally friendly natural metal roofing options. Several Firestone Una-Clad UC roofing panel systems are available in copper and RHEINZINK. These exotic metal offerings allow for maximum design freedom and address the growing desire for aesthetically pleasing architecture. Firestone’s exotic metal roofing panels are manufactured with recycled content and are 100 percent recyclable.


Follansbee TCS II stainless steel requires no painting, provides the natural beauty of bare metal and is formulated to weather over time to an attractive gray patina. Coated with Follansbee’s patented ZT alloy, TCS II is highly resistant to corrosion and has surpassed 30,250 hours of ASTM salt spray testing. The material can be painted if desired. Follansbee offers nine preformed profiles, including six standing seam, but the highly versatile TCS II can be tailored into barrel applications, shingles and customized flat or spherical shapes. Solderable and virtually maintenance-free, TCS II is often specified for historic renovations because of its classic, traditional look. Follansbee TCS Satin offers the same long lasting and corrosion resistant benefits of TCS II, but is micro-embossed with a pattern resembling the soft satin look of pure zinc. Like TCS II, TCS Satin is highly corrosion resistant and requires no painting.


Heyco Metals
CopperPlus is architectural copper metallurgically bonded to stainless steel aging patina is identical to copper, because the surface of CopperPlus is commercially pure copper. It offers high strength, it’s stronger than steel at the same gauge and exceeds UL 2218 Class 4 hail test requirements. CopperPlus boasts excellent formability and a warranty that includes forming to 1/2-T bend radius up to .030-inch thickness. CopperPlus meets ASTM B-506-09 copper clad stainless steel for building construction. The non-prorated 25-year warranty  — with 40 years of proven dependability — has no geographic restrictions.


Petersen Aluminum
Petersen Aluminum stocks cold rolled copper sheet and coil as well as Stainless Steel in addition to the 38 standard colors on Pac-Clad aluminum and steel. More than 32,000 square feet of 16-ounce copper Snap-Clad panels and 10,000 square feet of copper flat stock were used to meet the design objectives created by HOK Tampa in collaboration with Elliot Marshall Innes Architecture, Tallahassee.


Premium Panels
Premium Panels provides copper standing seam, as well as zinc, terne, cold-rolled and several other exotic metals out of the normal range of metal roofing products. Premium custom fabricates metal shingles, wall panels, standing seam panels, flat lock panels, insulated wall panels and many other items for custom homes and businesses.


Revere Copper
Ultrapan is the first engineered copper specifically designed to produce roof panels using portable pan formers. EverGreen is ideal for roofing as well as other architectural uses and can be installed where standard copper would go. On the day of installation, EverGreen sheets feature the warm, rich variety of nearly mature copper. Exposure to the environment completes the aging process over time. PatriotGreen is a copper product coated with bluish green coating, creating the authentic look of mottled copper. FreedomGray is standard architectural sheet copper coated on both sides with a patented tin-zinc alloy.


RHEINZINK is a titanium zinc, copper alloy with unmatched longevity and an elegant appearance, making it an ideal building material. With many detail variations possible, RHEINZINK complements both traditional and modern architecture. Curvilinear surfaces can be clad with ease due to the material’s natural flexibility. RHEINZINK complies with the strictest environmental standards and is 100 percent recyclable. The material RHEINZINK has been able to claim the title ‘sustainable’ from production all the way to its permanent application for more than 40 years. RHEINZINK combines economic and environmental preservation of resources to the utmost; real recycling has been practiced since the very beginning. At RHEINZINK, we take pride in our customer support, and technical assistance to architects and installers alike. With distributors throughout North America there is never a problem with lead time. RHEINZINK is available in Bright Rolled, Pre-weathered Blue-Gray and Pre-weathered Graphite-Gray.


VMZinc is architectural zinc manufactured in a wide range of roof and wall panels for both exterior and interior applications, with an exclusive aspect line of Quartz-Zinc, Anthra-Zinc, and Pigmento colors. VMZinc also offers rainwater goods and decorative ornaments. VMZinc is a zinc-copper-titanium alloy that is self-healing and has been used for roofs and facades for almost 200 years.


Weather Guard Building Products
Weather Guard Building Products stocks and distributes a full line of sheet and coil in RHEINZINK, copper and bare Zincalume. Profiles available in standing seam panel, horizontal and vertical reveal panels and wall tile profiles to meet you exterior and interior application needs.

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