The first-place winner in ATAS International’s 2021 project of the year competition in the commercial walls category is a Dunkin’ shop in Cottonwood,
AZ. Four colors of CastleTop were incorporated into this unique façade design - Black, Chocolate Brown, Sierra Tan, and Almond - as a nod to the various shades of coffee that is served in this shop.
CastleTop shingles are diamond-shaped .032 aluminum panels that offer the ability to mix and match colors for a more intricate design, as demonstrated on this project. CastleTop has an expanded polystyrene backer board which supports the panel during
installation and aids in sound dampening. The shingles are also available in 16 oz. copper and .7 mm zinc and can be used in both wall and roof applications.
The painted finish shingles used on this project were stucco embossed. Aesthetics of a CastleTop wall installation can be enhanced by using factory-fabricated Elite Series trims and accessories, including patented Z Boxes, which ensure a clean finished
look for penetrations in a metal wall. Those penetrations could include light fixtures, exhaust vents, and electrical outlets.
The architect for this project was a.d. ArizaDo of Tempe, AZ, and this is the second award the firm has won for Dunkin’ projects designed with CastleTop shingles. The installer was Verde Building Corp. of Gilbert, AZ and the shingles were purchased
through ABC Supply Company of Mesa, AZ.