Contractors, architects, and business owners have a multitude of material options for cladding commercial property, but one stands out amongst the rest. Here are our reasons why Aluminum Composite Material makes for an exceptional and reliable facade on any commercial project.
Why ACM is an Excellent Choice for Cladding Commercial Property?
Commercial properties serve a variety of purposes. The end goal of a commercial development project will vary from one to the next, but one thing remains the same; every building benefits from a reliable and striking facade which expresses its intended purpose. Choosing the right material for the job greatly impacts the property’s success in the future, both from an aesthetic and functional point of view.
Architects, contractors, owners, and even resident businesses have many considerations in approaching a development project. Faced with the multitudes of options to clad an exterior facade, a steadily growing number of professionals find Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) to be a clear and preferable choice for their commercial property projects.
ACM panels, being a synthesis of aluminum, polyethylene, and other components, are designed to be versatile to the multitude of wants and needs stakeholders have in their building projects. ACM is a product created with the modern construction industry in mind, and as a result has rapidly become a go-to material for architects, contractors, and owners alike. Developing commercial properties means balancing the initial investment against expected future returns. ACM panels deliver on this challenge, offering a cladding option that makes sense from all perspectives.
ACM Saves Time and Effort
First, let’s look at the initial investment, noting the time and cost of shipping and installation. ACM panels might appear to be a more expensive option when compared to alternatives. Still, their true value rests in their ease of handling, quality, and durability, which saves money, time, and headaches in construction and throughout the life of the building. This is a benefit that is noticed even in the shipping and installation process.
ACM panels are thin and incredibly lightweight, allowing them to be compact and manageable. They ship flat, requiring fewer trucks for delivery in comparison to many other cladding options. When they arrive on the job site, their lightweight composition facilitates ease of handling and installation. These time and effort-saving features benefit the bottom line of any commercial property development.
A Lasting Investment
But it’s when a commercial property is in use that ACM panelling is put to the test and truly shines. Whether it’s industrial, retail, office, or any other type of space, it will see many seasons of wear and tear. Building managers don’t like surprises and are intimately familiar with the cost and effort of keeping their building in tip-top, like-new condition.
Again, ACM cladding is the perfect solution. For commercial property, it is highly recommended to choose cladding composed of fire-retardant core panels. Depending on the height of the building, this may even be required to ensure that the property is up to code. In Ontario, cladding for any building taller than four storeys must be non-combustible.
Fortunately, fire-retardant core panels are commonly used for ACM cladding and bring peace of mind and safety to the occupants of a commercial property. In addition to this, ACM boasts temperature and impact resistance, UV protection, and is immune to rot and rust. Its protective coating shrugs off dirt and grime, and cleaning is easy! Many find that the only attention ACM cladding attracts is compliments about how good it looks.
Your Building, Your Brand
Speaking of appearance, architects and business owners will appreciate ACM for its flexibility of application, range of colour, and variety of textures. Malleable in both physical form and visual quality, ACM is a great medium for architectural innovation and owner branding. These panels come in a kaleidoscope of colour options, which is ideal for creating a distinctive commercial property.
Such aesthetic versatility allows a building to stand out amongst competitors, attract desired customers, and solidify a brand upon a town’s skyline. However, companies and brand owners can change their identity from time to time, and sometimes, commercial properties need to shift gears to express themselves and their occupants.
Again, ACM panels rise to the challenge. ACM panels are easily repaintable, so a property is not locked into a specific tone forever. Colour can be decided based on the needs of today, because ACM will be accommodating to change tomorrow. Whatever colour ACM dons, one thing remains constant, and that is its timeless sleek quality.
The panel’s metallic finish with cleanly cut edges offers a quintessentially modern look. They come in a variety of unique textures that catch the light with a subtle fresnel, connoting luxury and suggesting tomorrow’s vogue. They serve as a statement and enticement to what lies within a commercial property, a frame of reference to point customers towards the building’s true value.
Aluminum Composite Material is a great option for cladding commercial property. A good facade is a ribbon upon any commercial location, and ACM panelling is designed with a rationale that considers the business, construction, and aesthetic factors in developing commercial property. ACM is holistic in its ability to fulfill the needs of a development project, and so too is Wiedehopf! When it comes to cladding, we offer expertise in design, supply, fabrication, and installation so that we can be as reliable to our partners as our product is for their buildings.