safer and better for the environment – no foams or plastics
Solid metal plates for exterior rainscreen cladding are not fused with foam cores or plastics, so there is no risk of delamination. This is a concern with Insulated Metal Panels (IMP) or Aluminum Composite Material (ACM). Solid metal plate also has significant value as scrap, so it can be recycled at the end of its service life as exterior cladding. IMP and ACM typically end up as landfill, and if it is recycled it is costly as it is difficult to separate metal from plastic. Solid metal plate also contains no toxic plastics, so it will not create dangerous safety and health risks in the event of a fire.
panels stay dry and free from mold
Solid metal plate panels do not absorb water, and instead shed water away from a building. Our solid metal panels are manufactured from corrosion-resistant, non-ferrous metals, to help keep buildings free from water damage and mold development.
Solid metal plate panels make great exterior cladding material because they are strong and thick. Metal plate must be at least 1/8″ thick, making it extremely durable. Sheet metal, which is less than 1/8″ thick, has the risk of oil canning. Metal’s plate’s thickness, as well as appropriate material selection, make it far more resistant to denting than sheet metal or ACM, whether caused by nature or people.
Aluminum plate is the most commonly used, because of its high strength-to-weight ratio, but stainless steel and zinc plates are also popular.
formed to your vision
Metal plate’s high formability and strength make it more affordable to create incredible architectural expressions, from flat to bold angular or curved forms that provide movement, texture, and rhythm.
Precision manufactured for each project
Gast Home systems are precision-manufactured for each building, so there is no costly field fabrication requiring advanced skills. Simply mount them on the wall.