When it comes to architectural projects, one of the most commonly used materials is custom sheet metal. Sheet metal is a component that is easily fabricated and adapted to countless uses both in residential and commercial construction projects. From the mailboxes in a residential neighborhood to the air ducts in a commercially designed building, the presence and versatility of custom sheet metal is undeniable when it comes to today’s tried and true construction practices.
The residential and commercial uses of sheet metal have large areas of overlap, including the aforementioned air conditioning ducts and cooling systems as well as lighting fixtures (both for exclusively functional purposes but also custom aesthetic fixtures too). However, lets dive a little deeper into the applications of sheet metal within the home.
Residential Applications of Sheet Metal
Sheet metal can be hiding many places you wouldn’t normally expect to find it within your home, which means it’s doing the job it’s designed for: remaining functional while also blending in with the look and feel you’ve strived to achieve within your home. From custom flooring or siding to backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom, sheet metal can be tastefully implemented anywhere.
The kitchen can be one of the most common places for sheet metal because it can easily be used for stovepipes or stove hoods, or it can even be used to make food vats or bins, but that’s more often seen within commercial applications such as in a restaurant or cafeteria setting.
When it comes to other outdoor residential uses, sheet metal is often used to construct various types of fencing enclosures as well. The uses for sheet metal really are boundless and can include:
- Awnings and canopies
- Gutters and other roof draining equipment
- Coal chutes
Sheet metal can be manufactured in either flat pieces or coils depending on the fabrication process and the needs of the client. While the material has increased in popularity in architecture and construction projects in recent years, it has also seen widespread use in electronic fields and in fields such as the manufacture of military-grade weapons and equipment.
Whether you’re in the market for something simple like a custom sheet metal sign for your business in need of a more hefty air conditioning system makeover, don’t hesitate to call us at (408) 295-2182 to chat about your options today!