Easy Choices for

SECURE BUILD SITES

Commercial construction depends on steel frames and innovative exterior sheathing solutions. The first steel frame building was erected in the United States in 1890, and steel frames have continually been improved and reinvented to meet today’s demanding standards ever since. Metro Interior Distributors is committing to providing a range of steel frame options from ClarkDietrich and other leading manufacturers.

Metro also carries a range of exterior sheathing products from Georgia-Pacific and National Gypsum®. We offer structural sheathing to increase building stability and non-structural sheathing to improve insulation.

ClarkDietrich

Steel

Building Insulation and Frame Construction

Steel Building Insulation

Metal Building Insulation is often used to provide a thermal and acoustical barrier in the roof and walls of existing and new metal building structures, such as garages, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and the like. It’s also serves as a no-maintenance alternative to drywall. 

Steel Frame Constuction

Steel frame construction is durable and sustainable. Not only are steel frames 30-50% lighter than similar weight-bearing wood or concrete products, but they are also easier to fabricate, fire-resistant, weather-resistant, and pest and insect resistant. No wonder steel framing has become the standard for commercial construction.

Sheathing

Exterior Options

When choosing the best sheathing material for a build, contractors must consider many factors. Exterior sheathing has to meet budget and structural safety requirements and be compatible with climate conditions, environmental threats, and regulatory requirements.

Exterior Sheathing Options from Georgia-Pacific

DensElement® Barrier System from Georgia-Pacific was created using AquaKOR™ Technology. It features a proprietary formulation that integrates the gypsum core and the fiberglass mat to form a hydrophobic, monolithic surface that blocks bulk water while still allowing vapor to pass through. With such an exceptional vapor permeability, DensElement Barrier System allows airborne moisture to pass through the wall in both directions in any climate. This feature deters mildew, mold, and other moisture-driven deterioration. Because DensElement Barrier System is a continuous WRB-AB, no separate WRB-AB is needed.

GoldBond® eXP Sheathing

eXP® Sheathing encases the moisture- and mold-resistant gypsum core in a coated, PURPLE® fiberglass mat on all sides to protect the core and provide superior weather resistance. This sheathing is also manufactured to meet ASTM C1177 (“Standard Specification for Glass Mat Gypsum Substrate for use as Sheathing”) and provides exceptional fire resistance.
eXP® Sheathing encases the moisture- and mold-resistant gypsum core in a coated, PURPLE® fiberglass mat on all sides to protect the core and provide superior weather resistance. This sheathing is also manufactured to meet ASTM C1177 (“Standard Specification for Glass Mat Gypsum Substrate for use as Sheathing”) and provides exceptional fire resistance.

Georgia-Pacific

National Gypsum®

Engineered

INSULATION BOARD

Hunter Xci Foil

Hunter Xci Foil provides continuous insulation within the building envelope. This polyiso offers increased R-value per inch vs. mineral fiber, XPS, or EPS options. It can assist in meeting the most current ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, IBC, and IRC standards. It’s also manufactured with NexGen Chemistry: zero Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP); contains no CFCs, HCFCs, or HFCs; virtually zero Global Warming Potential (GWP). The use of Xci products is one way to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings.

RMax Thermasheath®-3

This lightweight thermal insulation board from Rmax has reinforced aluminum foil facers. That means it’s suitable for cavity walls, masonry walls, below-grade exterior walls, and some limited roofing applications. Various Thermosheath® products can be used together to create a continuous insulation solution.

Johns Manville Polyiso Foam Sheathing

Johns Manville polyiso foam sheathing insulation boards are an excellent choice for contractors looking to reduce thermal bridging and improve energy efficiency. John Manville’s polyiso provides one of the highest R-values per inch of any rigid insulation.

Hunter

RMax

Johns Manville

Owens Corning®