Top 5 Advantages of Perforated Metal for Architects

Easy to work with and install, perforated metal offers many useful benefits for sustainable buildings. Below, we've compiled a list of the top 5 advantages for using perforated metal on your next architectural project.


1) Aesthetics

Perforated metal offers a unique, modern rhythmic aesthetic to compliment any building. With virtually endless options in hole shapes, sizes, geometric patterns & finishes available, perforated metal makes it a perfect material to achieve a specific look. In addition to adding visual interest to the building’s exterior, perforated metal allows occupants to enjoy exterior views while maintaining a certain degree of privacy. Allowing for a comfortable level of natural lighting during the day, perforated metal reduces the amount of artificial light needed, while at the same time deflects heat.

2) Versatility

Materials which are perforated metal are versatile. Easily bent & configured to your design, it can be used as a lightweight decorative element or as a structural component in buildings. The structural benefits of perforated metal give architects & designers a multitude of options to explore. Examples of creative uses of perforated metals include sunscreens that filter & control light; railing infills that add structure while reducing mass; column covers that enhance aesthetics & deliver many design options...and many more.

3) Durability

Perforated metal has a structural strength many other materials do not have. They can withstand harsh weather environments, with the ability to control or equalize pressure due to its high strength-to-weight ratio. The perforations also decrease the weight needed to be supported by the building’s framework.

4) Energy Efficient

By balancing light & ventilation, perforated metal can allow architects to manage interior heat build-up from the sun. By deflecting heat, less energy output is required from HVAC systems, providing a more consistent interior temperature. As a screening element, perforated metal decreases the amount of indoor lighting required. 

5) Eco-friendly

As the ultimate green material for design and construction, perforated metal minimizes resource depletion due to its recyclability, reduces energy in use, promotes sustainability, and invites innovation in terms of innovative & creative design. Additionally, perforations decrease the amount of metal used, which translates to reduced weight and lower fuel transportation costs to the building site.

Architects, designers, contractors & engineers can all benefit from the multitude of eco-friendly solutions that perforated offers. It's aesthetic & unique properties are a green light to create, enhance & explore new solutions - and enjoy a multitude of environmental and visually-appealing benefits.

How can Diamond Manufacturing Company help?

John Rocco Sales represents Diamond Manufacturing Company for your perforated needs. Diamond Manufacturing has the experience and the resources to satisfy practically every requirement. Since 1915, Diamond Manufacturing has been providing original equipment manufacturers (OEM's), job shops & architectural firms with quality perforated material.

To satisfy the varying needs of different customer types, Diamond invests in tooling & machinery that can perforate more than 2000 patterns, produce material in tolerances tighter than industry standard, & offer it as sheet, coil, tube, fabricated, or finished product. With these abilities, Diamond Manufacturing Company is capable of satisfying a wide range of requirements.

Please contact John Rocco Sales for more solutions to help make your next project as green - and effective - as possible.