Ask Our Experts: What Are Infill Panels?
February 16, 2018Before you decide whether infill panels are right for your specific architectural design or other application, you need to have a firm grasp on what they actually are. Infill panels, otherwise called infill walls, are non-load-bearing. They are installed between floors on the primary structural frame of a building to support the structure’s cladding system. These panels are also used internally to create separating walls that enhance acoustic insulation and fire resistance within a building. Originally, infill panels were created mostly from masonry, concrete and other heavy materials. Today’s architectural designs, however, commonly use light metal infill panels to create a high-quality and aesthetical… Read more
How to Prevent Corrosion on Your Industrial Metal Bar Grating
February 9, 2018Metal bar grating is a lattice, or an assembled grid of parallel bearing bars against a series of parallel crossbars that keep the grid sturdy. They’re valuable to cover floors and holes in various buildings, roads and other areas because they provide a sturdy surface while still allowing heat, sound, water, light and air through their openings. The value of gratings is clear, which is a big reason why they’re used as flooring, fencing, stair treads, ventilation screens, catwalks and so much more. One common problem with metal grating that you’ll have to take steps to prevent, however, is corrosion. Methods to Protect Bar Grating From Corrosion [caption id="attachment_7292" align="alignright" w… Read more
Maintaining and Caring for Architectural Wire Cloth
February 2, 2018You expect your wire cloth to offer a long service life and high performance without consistently worrying about corrosion. Dirty or discolored mesh throws off the appearance of a structure or area. You can avoid these problems by thoroughly cleaning and caring for your architectural wire mesh. How to Care for Architectural Wire Cloth Depending on the location and surroundings of architectural wire cloth, it may need to be cleaned. Most indoor applications are virtually maintenance-free, aside from dust. Outdoor uses, on the other hand, can need occasional cleaning. Especially in harsh environments and where the wire comes in contact with other materials. Discol… Read more