Metal Wall Panels Add Flair to Modern Home

November 30, 2022

A private residence in Westerville, OH took first-place in the residential walls category in ATAS International’s 2021 project of the year competition.  Opaline panels in Matte Black .040 aluminum, in a 6” width, were chosen by the architect and homeowner.

Opaline is a series of structural panels that can be installed on open framing (subject to design considerations).  It installs as an enhanced tongue and groove design with improved mechanical fastener clearance.  The fasteners are hidden by the adjacent panel.  Panels are available with smooth, stucco embossed, or wood grain embossed texture.  Ideal applications for Opaline are walls, vertical fascias, soffits, ceilings, sign bands, and are alternatives for EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems), laminated, or extruded panels.  Opaline can also be manufactured in steel, copper, and zinc, and in three other profiles.  Aluminum and steel panels are available in over 40 stock colors in a 70% PVDF paint finish.

Johnny Moss of Prime Construction, who installed the metal wall panels, said “This was one our most interesting projects to date. Our client happens to be an Architect, and he actually fell in love and bought this house because it was originally built and lived in by the original architect of the home. He was very much interested in modernizing the home while paying homage to the original design. So, we came up with the concept of repurposing the original siding as lath-stained accents to the new design. We loved the idea of having the warm wood contrasted with the modern sleek metal siding. He has used ATAS products on some of his commercial properties which led him down the road to picking the Opaline product for his home.”

The architect for the project was Jason Stults of Westerville, OH.  The Opaline metal wall panels, installed by Prime Construction of Hillard, OH, were purchased through ABC Supply Company of Columbus, OH.