Copper


Dri-Design Copper panels create an unforgettable visual experience, available in bright or pre-patina copper.

Dri-Design is an advanced and very sophisticated metal wall panel system….made simple.

The myriad of features in Dri-Design that you would expect to be expensive are made affordable thanks to the unique patented interlocking design and automated manufacturing process.

Dri-Design can be detailed as simple as installing over DuPont Commercial Grade Tyvek and plywood or designed as a sophisticated pressure equalized rain-screen with outboard insulation…your choice.

  • No sealants, gaskets or butyl tape in the panel joints means no dirty streaks or maintenance.
  • Dri-Design panels are not laminated nor a composite – they will never delaminate.
  • Sustainability – the fact is, composite or foam panels can’t match Dri-Design for its environmental footprint. Dri-Design is made with recycled content and is 100% recyclable.
  • Fully tested to ASTM standards for air, water and structural performance.
  • Tested to the latest AAMA 508-07 for pressure equalized rain screens that include passing a 15 pound water test.
  • Unique interlocking panel design makes installation quick and easy.




System Depth:

1 ½” nominal

Material:

Copper

Material thickness:

24oz, 32oz or 48oz

Panel joints:

5/8” – 1”

Finish:

Bright and pre-patina copper

Weight:

Less than 3 pounds per square foot.

Panel Sizes:

These are the recommended maximum size panels, if your project requirements exceed these dimensions, please contact a Dri-Design representative to discuss your specific requirements.




Installation Considerations

Substrate

A substrate must be used behind the Dri-Design Wall Panel System. Some substrate options are 5/8” plywood, DensGlass Gold® or exterior grade gypsum board. Plywood will hold a fastener, however, if DensGlass Gold® or exterior grade gypsum board is utilized, a flat strap or hat girt will be required.

Weather Barrier

A weather barrier is required for all Dri-Design installations. Your specific design and details will determine whether the barrier needs to be breathable or not. Please call us at 616-355-2970 or e-mail sales@dri-design.com with any questions regarding your specific project.

Fasteners

We recommend that stainless steel fasteners be used with neoprene or plastic washers.

Signs, Lighting and Handrails

Proper reinforcement must be installed behind the panels when attaching objects such as signs, lights, and railings. DO NOT attach anything directly on the panels.

Fingerprints

Due to human chemical makeup, fingerprints are quite visible on copper. Gloves and long sleeved shirts should be worn during installation.

Copper and Other Metals

Metals are rated according to their nobility ratings. When dissimilar metals are in contact with each other in the presence of oxygen and moisture, the more noble metal will corrode the less noble. Copper is one of the most noble of metals and must be separated from other less noble metals. Contact between dissimilar metals should always be avoided. If contact cannot be avoided, the adjacent surfaces should be painted with bituminous or zinc chromate primers or paints. Taping or gasketing with non-absorptive materials is also effective.

Care should be taken to prevent the wash from copper surfaces onto adjacent, exposed less noble metal surfaces, since the traces of copper salts carried in the wash can accelerate the corrosion of less noble metals.

Color Variation

Copper is a natural metal and therefore you can expect slight color variance from coil to coil.


Design Guide

Visit our Design Guide for access to detailed information on each of our products.

Sustainability

Dri-Design is a friend of the environment. The fact is, composite or foam panels can’t match Dri-Design for its environmental footprint. 
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