Corrugated Metals Blog

Value Adding Services

Posted by Ken Carlton

Feb 13, 2017 1:41:33 PM

What comes to mind when you hear Corrugated Metals Inc.? Is it corrugated metal?

Of course our name tells you exactly what we do at Corrugated Metals, but did you know that we offer value added services? Arranging order shipment, cutting panels to your desired length, and roll forming heavy gauges are some that stand out. We provide a few more that will make your job easier and more profitable.

Our Capabilities Chart explains what Corrugated Metals Inc. is all about in the additional services we offer.

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Please contact us with your inquiry and find out how our additional services support your project! 

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Topics: Press braking, Service, embossing

Happy new year!

Posted by Ken Carlton

Jan 9, 2017 10:35:20 AM

As 2017 has arrived, we would like to thank you for choosing Corrugated Metals Inc. for your building products needs.

We wish you and your family a very Happy New Year and anticipate that the coming year will strengthen our relationship further.

As the New Year begins, new hopes and expectations for the coming months arise from our end. We would like to start off 2017 by providing you with an opportunity to avail more services than what you are presently receiving. We now offer flashing and formed parts longer than ten feet. Our heavy tonnage press brake gives us the capability to bend long pieces up to 20 feet long. Contact your sales representative for a quote on your formed parts needs!


We would like to thank you once again for your patronage over the years and anticipate that this year, our professional relationship will thrive to provide mutual benefits to us.


Ken Carlton

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Topics: press brake

Does your company use perforated metals?

Posted by Ken Carlton

Oct 25, 2016 10:48:02 AM

For many years, CMI has offered perforated metals to its customers for architectural applications.

Today, we are pleased to announce the addition of a new perforating line to our production capabilities. This new capability enables us to better serve our customers with a variety standard patterns, as well as custom/specialty patterns for our OEM clients.

Perforating will offer our customers excellent benefits including reduced lead times, greater flexibility of product selection and reduced costs. Screen.jpg

At CMI, we’re proud of the long-term customer relationships we have developed, and look forward to working with you on your next project.

Contact our sales department for a quote today.

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Topics: Perforating

Corrugated Metal Interior Application

Posted by Ken Carlton

Sep 8, 2016 9:40:58 AM

Traditionally, corrugated metal has been used as exterior cladding on buildings. 

However, cutting-edge interior design firms are utilizing corrugated metal in a wide variety of material types, profiles and applications. There are many good reasons to use corrugated metal for interior use, but among the most prevalent are a clean, sleek appearance, strength, product life-cycle, cost efficiency, and the ability to give interior spaces a unique appearance. 

The photo below illustrates the use of corrugated metal on a residential interior, which was designed by SCNZ Architects, New Orleans.

Contact CMI today for further information about uses of corrugated metal for interior design!

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Designed by SCNZ Architects, New Orleans.

CMI's 2.67 x 7/8" profile - 24 GA Galvalume Acrylic Coated Steel


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Topics: corrugated metals, Steel, Sinewave, Interior, 2.67 x 7/8

We have a secret...American Prefabricated Structures

Posted by Ken Carlton

Apr 29, 2016 10:44:11 AM

I want to let you in on a little secret that we've been working on over here at CMI.  Over the years we have created prefabricated structures for everyone from the USMC to tiny house architects using our corrugated materials.  We've decided to serve the prefabricated structure market directly through our affiliation with American Prefabricated Structures


CMI's affiliation with APS will add a new dimension to our market focus, whereby we can now offer our customers turn-key solutions for metal building requirements. So whether your project calls for roofing and siding, or a full metal building system, CMI and APS are your source for quality products and services.  

The public announcement happened at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo show in Las Vegas, NV on April 26-27, but feel free to share this little secret with your team and your colleagues.


If you have a project you would like to discuss, you may call the APS sales team at (847) 466-1036, or of course you can always contact CMI!



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Topics: Storage Units, Prefabricated Structures, Metal Canopies, Prefabricated Designs

4 new profile ADDITIONS

Posted by Ken Carlton

Apr 5, 2016 12:58:14 PM

CMI is pleased to announce that we have 4 new product profiles to offer to our customers. Below are the .  

Click on the photo to be taken to the profile's webpage or you can download the product data sheet.  

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Harvest Panel

CMI's Harvest roofing and siding panels are typically used for roofing, siding, custom trailers, rail cars and other agricultural applications.

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Western Rib

Western Rib roofing and siding panels are typically used for roofing, siding, custom trailers, rail cars and other agricultural applications.

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The SRC Panel is a durable, roofing and siding product.  SRC is typically used in the railway industry but will make a great addition to any roofing or siding project.

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The A-Panel like the R-Panel is a durable, energy efficient and time-saving roofing or siding material that can help you cut costs on your next project.

sinewave datasheet download

Please contact us if you would like to speak with one of our representatives.



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Custom Corrugated Painted Metals

Posted by Ken Carlton

Feb 4, 2016 11:08:57 AM

Custom Corrugated Painted Metals

CMI provides corrugating and roll forming services for a variety of materials including custom prepainted metals.  Steel and aluminum make up the bulk of our painted roll formed corrugated metals, however we have completed jobs for our customers including painted zinc and stainless.  Custom painted metals are used by numerous industries including: Agriculture/Agricultural Equipment, Construction, Industrial, Livestock trailers, Mining, Power Plants and Residential.


 Custom Painted Corrugated Metal Projects


Prepainted color finishes are available in Coranar™, Corasil™ and Corasol™ paint systems.

Coranar™,CMI Coranar™ Premium Fluoropolymer – Polyvinylidine Flouride (PVDF)
Coranar™ is a two coat PVDF resin system with a total Dry Film Thickness (DFT) of 0.9 to 1.1 mils.
Top coat: 0.7 to 0.8 mils. Primer: 0.2 to 0.3 mils. Backer: 0.3 to 0.4 mils.

Coranar™ coatings provide a number of unique benefi ts including exceptional dirt and stain
resistance, outstanding color consistency, excellent overall adhesion and great fl exibility and

Corasil™, CMI Corasil™ Silicone-Modifi ed Polyester (SMP).
Corasil™ is a two coat SMP resin system with a total Dry Film Thickness (DFT) of 0.9 to 1.1 mils.
Top coat: 0.7 to 0.8 mils. Primer: 0.2 to 0.3 mils. Backer: 0.2 to 0.3 mils.

Corasil™ coatings provide a number of unique benefi ts including superior weatherability,
remarkable color and gloss retention, outstanding color consistency and proven durability.

Corasol™, CMI Corasol™ Plastisol Coil Coating.
Corasol™ is a two coat resin system with a total Dry Film Thickness (DFT) of 2.1 to 10.2 mils.
Top coat: 2.0 to 10.0 mils.

Corasol™ coatings provide a number of unique benefi ts including outstanding color consistency,
superior abrasion and scratch resistance, fl exibility and formability and excellent overall adhesion.

Click on the color chart below to see the types/alloys of metal, widths we can form, gauges, standard colors available, finishes offered, and the paint systems we utilize. 


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Corrugated Metals & Thacher Island, Massachusetts

Posted by Ken Carlton

Oct 16, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Thacher_Island_IMG_0356One of this year’s interesting projects, was an order for corrugated Aluminum replacement panels for a 50 year-old catch basin for rain water. The 25,000-gallon basin is located under a roof on Thacher Island, a 50-acre National Historic Landmark off the coast of Rockport, Massachusetts. Captain John Smith visited the island in 1614.

Peter Bergholtz, VP of the Thacher Island Association, said that our Sinewave panels fit perfectly over the 50-year old panels. “I was very elated with everything, just what we wanted”, was Peter’s comment after finishing the first phase of the project this year.

Thacher Island hosts about 2,000 visitors annually. A ferry runs every Wednesday and Saturday from June through the first weekend in September. If you are interested in visiting or viewing images of Thacher Island, check out their website:


If you need a quote for corrugated metal roofing or siding, please give us a call.Our sales staff is ready to assist you with your project.




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Topics: metals, corrugated, quality materials, aluminum, customers

Cedar Rapids, IA Parking Garage

Posted by Ken Carlton

Aug 7, 2014 1:53:00 PM

This architecturally pleasing parking garage is a new addition to downtown Cedar Rapids, IA. CMI is proud to be a supplier for this high profile job.



Corrugated Metals, Inc. and our sales representative in Iowa, RW Brimeyer Sales closed the deal to supply the siding panels for the Cedar Rapids Parking Garage in Cedar Rapids, IA. This unique project designed by OPN Architects from Cedar Rapids, IA, managed by Knutson Construction and erected by Rushton Sheet Metal out of Iowa City, IA, encompassed our Bold Rib I profile made out of 0.080 Non-Clad perforated aluminum. The design started with perforated .25” diameter x .437” staggered center holes supplied by Accurate Perforating Company, Inc from Chicago, IL. CMI formed the metal in our Bold Rib I siding profile that comes 33.5” wide. We cut the panels to custom lengths dictated by our customer. After the product was formed into CMI’s Bold Rib I profile it was post painted by Crystal Finishing Systems, Inc. in 4 different colors on both sides. The colors used for this project were blue and various shades of gray. Detailed inspections of all critical dimensions ensured the integrity of this 25,000 sq-ft project.

Construction for this project commenced in January 2013 and was completed in June 2014.

Corrugated and perforated panels are a simple yet elegant solution for creating striking designs that give depth and texture to a building exterior, and our precision workmanship brought life to this architect’s aesthetic expression. 


For additional information on this project or CMI's architectural capabilities, click the Featured Projects link below.

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And if you have questions or would like to learn more about all of our products, contact us here.



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Topics: corrugated metals, aluminum, Bold Rib, Parking Garage

5 Steps to Ensure Design Efficiency for Your Construction Project

Posted by Ken Carlton

Jun 25, 2014 9:29:53 AM

denver-convention-3From the Colosseum to the Empire State Building, from a local courthouse to the local corner store, buildings and architecture make up a central part of our lives and consciousness. Perhaps no one is more aware of this than people in the construction business. This is an area that has seen more than its fair share of challenges in recent years, with the economic crisis of 2008 still looming in the background.

While construction has seen moderate growth since then, leaders in this industry continue to focus on improving the efficiency of construction projects. Making construction more efficient can not only directly contribute to a company’s bottom line, but also represents an investment for future sustainability and energy savings.

Choosing the Best Site

Designing and constructing energy efficient buildings begins with choosing the most appropriate site. There are a number of factors to consider when determining the most efficient use of a construction location. For maximum sustainability, it is best to choose sites where the least amount of land disturbance is needed.

Preserving the existing topography of a construction site minimizes excavation and allows for the conservation of trees, topsoil, and grass. Purchasing replacements for these can increase final construction cost. Also, a site that has been clear cut will often increase storm water runoff during construction, resulting in the loss of valuable topsoil and other erosion issues.

There are many other considerations involved as well. The access of the structure to sunlight could affect the building’s heating and cooling requirements. How windy the area is will also play a role in heating and cooling. This includes the direction of the prevailing wind, as well as the effect that cold winter winds or cooling summer breezes will have on energy efficiency.

A location’s current water drainage patterns should also be examined to ensure that the maximum amount of natural drainage will remain after construction. This will retain the current site’s topography while minimizing possible water damage in the future.

Optimal Building Design

Architects and designers can take steps such as locating spaces with no HVAC requirements toward a building’s colder areas, along with limiting the number and size of north/south side windows on buildings in cold climates. Making sure that windows in each room provide cross ventilation will give free cooling during the spring and fall. Designing buildings that provide maximum daylight can reduce the amount of artificial lighting that is required.

General contractors and sub-contractors can also contribute to efficient building design. Air and vapor barriers should be appropriately installed. These products, which inhibit the movement of airflow and water vapor inside a structure, need to be well secured and sealed to inhibit any possible damage done to them during construction.

In addition, contractors can ensure that air leaks in a building’s thermal envelope are properly sealed. This has been shown to save energy expenses by up to 50%. Finally, contractors can make sure that insulation is installed precisely according to the manufacturer’s instructions. When insulation is inappropriately installed, it reduces energy efficiency and can even be detrimental to the building.

Resource Efficiency

Efficient building design makes the best use of resources. The construction of new buildings can produce a fair amount of debris and waste, so using resources efficiently is very important to keep the industry sustainable. There are many ways to accomplish this.

These include techniques known as “optimum value engineering” that reduce the amount of wood needed for construction. Building with wood is a sustainable method in general. When wood is taken from sustainable sources, it provides more energy efficiency than working with cement or steel.

Another familiar practice that helps make the most out of resources is recycling. Much of the waste created in the construction process could be recycled, but simply isn’t. Salvaging and recycling this waste requires some planning, but ultimately saves money while protecting the environment.

In addition to using and recycling construction materials, new buildings should incorporate features that make it convenient for consumer goods to be recycled throughout the building, further helping to save space in landfills and foster sustainability.

Saving Time and Money

As the construction industry continues to gain economic stability, it’s important for different sectors of the industry to employ time and money-saving techniques. There are a vast number of techniques for this purpose, including purchasing materials in bulk. With the volatile nature of the material costs, bulk purchases can be made that save time and money.

Many seasoned contractors have close contact and knowledge of the marketplace for their supplies and are able to navigate cost spikes with bulk purchasing. Another time and money-saving technique in construction is to purchase locally. Purchasing within a 500 mile radius can bring many logistical advantages that include less fuel consumption and faster delivery times, as well as decreasing a company’s carbon footprint.

A Growing Field

The art of maximizing design efficiency in construction has grown a great deal in recent years, and continues to do so today. In an economic climate that can be filled with uncertainty, making time and money-saving choices that lead to better overall sustainability is always a smart choice.

Working with the best sites, building designs and most efficient use of resources not only aids the bottom line of the construction company. Efficient design and construction contribute to an economy that will ensure high performance and sustainable buildings to help the environment for years to come.

To read more about our products and the processes we utilize and recommend for optimizing efficiency, visit our Architect's Corner and select from our wide range of data sheets, CAD files, and more. 

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Topics: corrugated metals, American Construction, design efficiency