PAC-CLAD | Petersen Aluminum

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Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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About PAC-CLAD | Petersen Aluminum:

Founded in 1965, Petersen manufactures PAC-CLAD metal cladding products in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum. All are available in full 70% PVDF finish (Kynar) in 46 standard colors that include a 30- year finish warranty. Most colors meet LEED, Energy Star and Cool Roof Rating Council certification requirements. Petersen's facilities are located in Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Minnesota and Arizona. Technical assistance and service are available and complemented locally by a nationwide organization of architectural representatives who can offer assistance in material selection, finish specification and budgeting. Because Petersen’s scope of applications is so wide, inquiries are encouraged.

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Alan Apartments, Mesa, Ariz.

Modern Metal-Clad Apartments Are Bright Standout

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Shady Situation

When architects with SmithGroup’s Phoenix office began planning the entry for the new Eloy City Hall in Eloy, Ariz., Corten metal was their first choice for the shade-providing canopy. When that material proved too costly, they turned to perforated 0.05-gauge aluminum PAC-CLAD 7.2 panels in an Aged Copper finish. The panels are installed on the underside of the canopy structure, with LEDs installed above. The lighting creates added visual interest once the sun goes down, and clearly identifies the entrance for residents.

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On the Wing

Heritage Elementary School in Tahlequah, Okla., by Crafton Tull, features nearly 87,000 sq. ft. of Galvalume Snap-Clad panels. The roof design on each classroom wing features three different levels that minimize mass and offer a sleek look. The 24-gauge steel Snap-Clad panel profile was specified as an option by the architect. “The detailing was complicated and required custom tapered valleys and transitions from each level of the wings,” said Jason Irvin, branch manager of Harness Roofing in Tulsa, the installing contractor. Many of the panels were up to 60-ft. long and were fabricated on-site using Petersen’s portable roll-forming equipment provided from its Tyler, Texas,

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Solar Appeal

The Snap-Clad 24-gauge panels in Weathered Zinc added to the farmhouse-styled design on this Chicago residence by Evanston, Ill.-based Kipnis Architecture + Planning. Standing-seam metal roofing provided an easy attachment option for rooftop solar panels. The seams allowed for solar panels to be clamped into place without need for roofing penetration.

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The Museum Built by Gatorade

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Cladding from a Different Angle

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Roof Enhances Shopping Center’s Image

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