Dri Design, Inc.
metal wall panels
We began developing Dri-Design in the mid-90s. We were folding metal in our shop, origami style, to try and create a system that would not be burdened with the same flaws of previous metal panels. We were working to combine beautifully simple design with new objectives about the way a system could perform, both at the time of installation and for decades later.
The result of our meticulous engineering was a style of metal wall panel system that had not existed previously. It was, and is, a 100% recyclable, pressure equalized rain-screen, architectural metal wall system that attaches to nearly any substrate without the use of clips or extrusions. It is not laminated, nor a composite material, so panels will never delaminate. It doesn’t require joint sealants, gaskets, or butyl tape, and therefore eliminates the staining and maintenance associated with them. It is manufactured efficiently and installs faster than any comparable product, saving time and money. Additionally, Dri-Design’s patented design has passed the most stringent air, water and structural testing requirements in the industry, including the AAMA 508-07 test for pressure equalized rain-screens, as well as Miami-Dade County hurricane testing.
All of this in a system that provides nearly endless design possibilities, with an unlimited palate of colors, finishes, materials, textures, and custom perforations, including imaging.
Dri-Design hits the mark where both form and function meet.
Available in any color, with the ability to match colors of your choice without expensive upcharges. Dri-Design Painted Aluminum Panels offer the ultimate design flexibility for exterior and interior applications. Panels are painted using industry leading Fluoropolymer based paints for long lasting finish durability, while our finishers use a 100% air capture system to destroy the VOCs produced, so there is no adverse environmental impact.
Anodizing successfully combines science with nature to create one of the world's best metal finishes. It takes the natural oxidation process and helps it along by adding electricity and chemicals to produce a dense surface that is integral with the aluminum. This process brings out the natural variation in the aluminum (color variation can be expected). This durable and beautiful finish is available in many shades and is a perfect pair with the Dri-Design system.
VMZINC Series Panels pull from the distinctive tones and textures of nature to create an exclusive, refined and unforgettable visual experience. Our VMZINC panels are available in QUARTZ-ZINC, ANTHRA-ZINC, AZENGAR and PIGMENTO Series colors.
Dri-Design's ease of installation and enduring design make it the perfect system for adding the character of copper to your project. And, since sealants and gaskets are never used in the joints, they can never stain or streak this beautiful finish. Dri-Design, with the natural elegance of bright copper or the unmistakable look of copper patina, can add distinction to any facade.
Create a visual feel with our Textured Panel System. Each perforated- corrugated panel is affixed to a Dri-Design wall panel, and delivered to the job site ready to install. Pick any pattern, choose a finish we give you unfettered freedom to dream as you wish.
Dri-Design with Perforated Imaging uses advanced computer based manufacturing to create complex images using perforations. By varying the size, location and density of the perforations, areas of light, dark and shades in between are created to form an image. These perforations also allow the panel to provide needed airflow and/or shade to a structure. Since the images can be created from any digital picture, you are only limited by your imagination.
A stunning combination of functionality and aesthetics the Perforated Panel Series provides necessary airflow and/or shade to a structure without sacrificing style or design. Virtually any shape and pattern can be perforated into the panels and used for a myriad of applications.
Tapered Series Panels can be angled in any direction with varying depths and degree of slope. This freedom to design each specific panel gives you an unlimited capacity to create a dynamic, one-of-a-kind surface on nearly any facade, without the need to modify the substrate or weather barrier.
Material Examples: Stainless Steel, Titanium, Weathered Steel, Embossed Stainless, and many others.
Lackland AFB, TX
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
At Dri-Design we strive to continually improve our sustainability practices and products through innovation. We are dedicated to developing sustainable products while looking at all aspects of the environmental impact.
Dri-Design purchases its aluminum from domestic mills which saves transportation energy costs.
Dri-Design panels are made quickly with highly automated equipment saving energy costs.
Dri-Design uses no joint sealants or gaskets which are made with petroleum saving fossil fuels and future maintenance costs.
Dri-Design wall panels install fast which helps save energy as well.
Dri-Design wall panels are made with recycled metal, are 100% recyclable and can be repurposed.
Dri-Design single skin technology does not have a plastic core like our MCM competitors saving fossil fuels.
Our Kynar paint providers are environmentally-conscious finishers. They use a 100% air capture system and destroy the VOCs with a regenerative thermal oxidizer, so there is no adverse environmental impact.
Last Update: 2018-01-25