Anodized Aluminum

NO SEALANTS, GASKETS OR BUTYL TAPE IN THE PANEL JOINTS MEANS NO DIRTY STREAKS OR MAINTENANCE.

Anodizing successfully combines science with nature to create one of the world’s best metal finishes. It takes the natural oxidation process and helps it along by adding electricity and chemicals to produce a dense surface that is integral with the aluminum. This process brings out the natural variation in the aluminum (color variation can be expected). This durable and beautiful finish is available in many shades and is a perfect pair with the Dri-Design system.

Panel Sizes:

These are the recommended maximum size panel guides. If the panel you would like fits inside these guides, Dri-Design can easily manufacture it. For larger sizes, please contact a Dri-Design representative to discuss your specific requirements.

  • System Depth:
    1 1/4” nominal
  • Material:
    Aluminum
  • Material Thickness:
    .080" standard (other gauges available)
  • Panel Joints:
    1/2' nominal standard (1/8' to 1" available)
  • Finish:
    Clear, Bronze, Champagne and Black Anodized
  • Weight:
    Less than 2 pounds per square foot

Installation Consideration

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.

Color Variation

As with any natural metal or process, you can expect slight color variance from panel to panel with an anodized finish.