There are many factors to consider when determining what material is the best fit for your next project. Metal is a common design selection for commercial buildings as it can add a unique dimension and texture throughout the space. If you are going for an industrial, modern, or even rustic aesthetic, metals are your friend.
Why Design with Metal?
When it comes to metal, the ability to adjust its shape allows for optimal results with complex customizations. The materials’ elaborate capabilities are especially appreciated when one is looking for unique styles in or around a building.
Material longevity is something to keep in mind with metal usage. Its strength and durability make it a more effective material to use as it will not have to be constantly replaced or maintained.
Metal in Commercial Buildings
Often appearing behind the scenes, design metals provide sharp accent looks throughout a commercial building. We often see interior designers use a silvery metallic family of metals, including nickel, chrome, aluminum, and stainless steel. A material that was once used mostly for roofing and siding has evolved immensely over time. From seamless constructed lines to full eye-catching accent walls, design metals have heavily impacted the standard for commercial construction buildings.
At AO Contractors, we advocate for the artistic value design metals provide. As seen in the image above, we understand the intricacy of metal. One of the metals we incorporated into this Glendale, CA commercial building is rolled steel to shadow, emphasize, and compliment the glass doors. Captured in the close-up image is a better glimpse at the rolled steel portal, constructed and installed by South Coast Iron. The project architect, Wolcott, introduced several create metal incorporations to the project and we were able to bring these designs to life for our client, Cruzan.
From Interior Metal Design to Exterior
In order to detail certain areas of a building’s exterior, metal is an immensely popular resource. It is becoming a must-have for property owners that desire an industrial or modern aesthetic.
One of our recent metal-focused projects for our client and friends at Xyvest Holdings Inc. included a large statement awning built by Young’s Iron Works that could catch the attention of those walking by. Our team cladded the sign structure with metal to provide a more industrial look to the downtown high rise. Thanks to Steel City Scaffold, we were able to safely implement the architectural design we were looking for.
The malleability of metal cladding is a tremendous strength as it allows you to entirely repurpose a structure. Its range from sleek finishes to sculptures makes metal immensely versatile and widely appreciated.
With years of experience in commercial construction, Alpha Omega Contractors is your go-to construction company in Southern California. Our team helps bring your renovation wish list to life while helping you safeguard and future-proof the profitability of your business. Our team of general contractors, designers, and design-build experts will collaborate with you from the initial stages of pre-construction through to putting the finishing touches on your dream remodel project on time and within budget.