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ATAS International’s Aluminum Wall Panels On Maryland Home Contribute To Award-Winning Design

Contractor and homeowner Alan Kanner wanted his house to respect its hilly, wooded surroundings in Takoma Park, Maryland while also being creative, cool and fun. Playing a prominent role in the home’s design are metal wall panels from ATAS International.

Kanner (of Added Dimensions Inc.) called on McInturff Architects, Bethesda, Md., to transform the 1,700 sq. ft. house by adding a second floor for three bedrooms and two bathrooms, leaving the main level and basement for living, dining and entertaining.

The exterior became a unique, playful expression of shadows and texture with ATAS metal wall panels. The 0.032-inch aluminum Opaline (OPM045) panels in Black clad the exterior. Opaline is a structural panel that can be installed on open framing as well as a solid substrate. Opaline installs as a tongue-and-groove system with mechanical fasteners that are hidden by the adjacent panel. The distributor was The Roof Center, Brentwood, Md. Added Dimensions Inc. was the metal panel installer.

The home won the 2013 Chairman’s Award from the Metal Construction Association (MCA) in the Residential category. The judges thought this unique project contrasted well with the surrounding forest, and they admired the simple use of materials throughout the whole façade and attention to changing textures based on panel orientation.

The annual MCA Chairman's Awards are given to outstanding building projects involving MCA members. The awards honor innovation and creativity while showcasing how metal products help achieve exceptional building designs. A panel of noteworthy architects selected the winners.

About ATAS International, Inc.

atas logo 1963Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall and ceiling panels, produces systems for commercial and residential buildings. The ATAS product line offers more than 20 profiles available in aluminum, steel, zinc and copper. These profiles include: standing and batten seams; corrugated; curved; tapered; shingles; tiles; shakes; and narrow or wide ribbed panels with hidden or exposed fasteners. The Gaten Series of perforated metal wall panels is now offered. Rainware and perimeter edge trim are also available with the same finish to match or accent a roofing or wall system. ATAS offers sustainable building envelope technology, such as cool roofing products that are ENERGY STAR® qualified; InSpire, the transpired solar collector, which utilizes precision perforated metal panels to preheat ventilation air via solar energy; and Isoleren, the new insulated metal panels for roofs and walls.

Profiles are coated with a Kynar 500® PVDF or Hylar 5000® PVDF finish in over 30 standard colors. ATAS has four manufacturing facilities in the United States: two facilities, including the headquarters, in Allentown, PA; one in Maryville, TN; and one in Mesa, AZ. All ATAS locations are certified to ISO 9001:2008 with design. For more information on ATAS International, call 800-468-1441 or visit www.atas.com. For a list of approved AIA/CES and GBCI courses, visit www.atas.com/education/aia-ces-seminars.

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