Tapered Series

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

Tapered Series Panels can be angled in any direction with varying depths and degree of slope. This freedom to design each specific panel gives you an unlimited capacity to create a dynamic, one-of-a-kind surface on nearly any façade, without the need to modify the substrate or weather barrier.

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:
    Starting depth from 1 ¼” - 4” with taper to 1 ¼” - 4” nominal.
  • Material:
    Aluminum and VMZINC®
  • Material Thickness:
    .080” for aluminum, 1 mm and 1.5 mm for VMZINC®
  • Panel Joints:
    ½” nominal
  • Finish:
    Available in all Dri-Design finishes and colors
  • Weight:
    Varies based on material type
  • Taper Direction:
    right to left, left to right, bottom to top and top to bottom.

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.