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Here in NORTEM’s Blog we cover the best cladding articles and NEWS in regards to Building Envelope technologies, modern siding options and innovative facade systems in Canada.

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Why ACM Is One of the Best Choices for Modern Applications

Comprising of two aluminum sheets, Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) is a viable option for many modern applications including container construction, false ceilings, signage, machine covering, etc. Some of the reasons that make ACM suitable for a variety of applications include its lightweight and the range of colors and finishes to choose from; it is also

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Cheap vs Expensive ACM?

Today, aluminum composite material (ACM) is the preferred cladding material in high-rise buildings and some other structures. However, this wasn’t always the case. Before ACM appeared onto the scene, aluminum plate was the preferred choice for the majority of construction companies, architects, and building owners. When ACM first came out, panels made from the material

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Installing Corrugated panels

Metal wall cladding systems are among the best possible ways to modernize older buildings and to create sleek, smooth finishes on new projects. The best fabricators in the GTA have offerings made from the most sought after cladding materials in the world. With options in aluminum, aluminum composite, copper, and steel, there’s a metal cladding

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How to Repair Damaged ACM Panels?

The ideal solution for many construction applications, Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) panels are extremely robust despite their lightweight structure; this allows flexibility in both the use and application of the ACM panels. With ACM panels, you can complete even the most challenging of construction projects; this is because the panels can be customized to fit

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High Quality Cladding Solutions

Updating older buildings and designing new buildings to look as modern and sleek as possible is oftentimes best accomplished through the incorporation of high quality cladding systems. They’re a great way to create a smooth and sleek finish and are a cost effective method of cladding a wall. Choosing the right panel fabricator is paramount

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Color Psychology in Facade Cladding Design

In addition to protecting a home or office building from outside influences, a façade adds value to the structure by enhancing its appearance. Often undervalued by architects and builders, the design element of a façade can be as dynamic and diverse as the developers themselves. There are several key elements that determine the aesthetics of

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ACM composite Panels in Canada

Sustainable Metal Panels in Canada  In today’s world of renovation, consumers are looking for more than just a pretty façade – they are looking for a quality product that can stand the test of time, and also to reduce their carbon footprint by installing an environmentally sound material. ACM panels are popular, metal based cladding

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The Future of ACM Panels in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector

As the construction and infrastructure industries grow rapidly, so does the demand for sustainable materials that can strengthen its position. Therefore, it is won’t be a stretch to say that the future of ACM panels is beyond bright. These are flat panels that are made of two aluminum-based sheets which are bonded with a core

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Why Are ACM Panels More Expensive Than Other Exterior Panels?

Exterior cladding is becoming a must-have architectural element for any commercial or residential property. Rather than simply painting structures, homeowners and contractors are choosing to add support and functionality to their building exteriors, with these varied applications. For those of you working on your first renovation, or new building project; sorting through the array of

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How Much Do Different Types of Metal Cladding Cost?

Exterior walls come in a wide variety of applications and finishes, and are used to provide structural support, added attractiveness, and increased energy efficiency for homes and commercial buildings across the country. Over the past few years metal panels in particular have been gaining popularity in the United States and Canada. While traditional brick exteriors

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