Architectural expanded metal forms the basis of many modern architectural designs. It adds extra aesthetics to regular buildings and structures, making them visually more competitive. To optimize on the looks and design of the outfits made from expanded metal, specialty prints can also be done on their surfaces giving a match to the walls within a building.
Whether being used for roofing, flooring or walls, architectural expanded metal comes in slit, stretched or twisted forms, each differing from the other in the rigidity and flexibility. Besides, expanded metal sheets are difficult to bend, shear or break. As a consequence, their use in architectural work may also aim at strengthening a building or reinforcing the existing structures.
Two of the most common expanded metal applications in modern architecture are banks and wall facades.
Banks are high security areas where reinforced walls are required in ensuring total security of the contents therein. Among the most recent developments in bank security reinforcement involves using expanded metal plates on the walls. In addition to having walls reinforced by metal, banks require locker boxes and cabinets that are tamper proof. To achieve this, expanded metal is often used to create the extra deterrence barrier to the risk of vandalism.
Areas requiring high security detail often use armored materials, especially metal plates to create barriers to unauthorized entry. When used in making security walls, expanded metals create a ballistic façade that is neither easy to break nor damage. Architectural expanded metal also works to create a more pleasurable look.