Sto Corp., Atlanta, announces that the company’s prefabrication division, StoPanel Technology, is now partnered with Swisspearl, the inventors of fiber cement panels, as well as Dri-Design, to offer a unique non-composite pressure-equalized rain-screen, architectural metal wall system as part of its StoPanel line of products.
Sto and Swisspearl have teamed up to offer a continuous insulation system that combines offsite panel manufacturing with the look and feel of an innovative, contemporary aesthetic. The inclusion of Swisspearl in the StoPanel lineup of prefabricated panel options provides owners and design professionals with a range of attractive fiber cement panel and color options along with the benefits provided when using a cladding that offers a rainscreen design.
Based on input from architects, designers, crafts-people and building material suppliers, StoPanel Swisspearl ci is ASTME E-136 compliant, non-combustible and virtually maintenance free. The panels are light weight and meet the building code for continuous insulation and air and moisture barriers. The broad range of looks for the cladding have the potential to make any building design distinctive.
The availability of a Dri-Design prefabricated panel option will provide owners and design professionals with a range of aesthetic metal panel shapes and color options along with the benefits provided when using a cladding that offers a rainscreen design.
Dri-Design panels are available in metals including anodized copper, aluminum and zinc. They are connected using true dry joints, and the absence of sealants or gaskets means zero legacy maintenance for the building owner. They are economical, sustainable, and fully tested. From a design perspective, the various panel tones and surface effects on a building wall make the cladding distinctly beautiful.