Architectural Metal Blog

  • Perforated sheet metal is a versatile product that can be used for both structure and design. With perforation patterns coming in many styles, these panels allow light, water, and air to pass through while also enclosing spaces, providing structural support, or simply adding aesthetic value to a space. 
  • Join Hendrick Architectural in Nashville, TN on November 19th – 22nd. Meet the team, our new FLEX-BAR and other landscape products...
  • Hendrick Screen Company has introduced the first ever metal flexible bar product to the architectural industry. The new product, called FLEX-BAR™, will save time and associated costs for installing metal panels on curved architectural applications.
  • Hendrick completed design and testing for a new Saw Tooth H-Clad product...
  • At first glance, perforated metal appears to be a simple product. After all, it’s nothing more than a sheet of aluminum, steel, copper or other metallic material punched with a series of holes, shapes or slots. However, that simplicity hides a world of potential. Numerous industries use it to perform a wide variety of functions in their operations. Some of its uses are necessary for filtering materials. Others involve protecting people and components from hazardous environments. In some cases, it can be purely decorative. No matter how it is used, perforated metal can be found in a myriad of industries ranging from industrial manufacturing to food and beverage production.
  • A green building that is LEED recognized is a dramatic and public way of demonstrating a strong commitment to green. Learn more about LEED certification and download a free LEED Certification guide.
  • When making a purchasing decision, price, lead time and capabilities are common decision factors when deciding who to partner with. But the words, “family owned business,” can have an impact on the success of the purchasing decision. While ‘family owned’ may not seem to make much of a difference to the buyer, in actuality, it can make a big difference.
  • When architects first started designing parking garages, many looked like big concrete boxes. Over the years, and as design styles evolved, many communities decided that while they needed parking garages, they didn’t necessarily want the buildings to look like a parking garage. Architects turned to perforated metal to disguise parking garages and create a facility with a unique and dynamic aesthetic.
  • Perforated metal offers architects many options and benefits as a sunshade. The hole size and pattern can change how much light is let through, and how much can be seen through the design element. With the option of being used in both horizontal and vertical formats, or as a screenwall, perforated metal sunshades provide a unique look for buildings and parking garages.