Commercial Architectural Surface Solutions

WHAT WE DO
WHAT WE DO
Commercial Building
Facade Installation
Exterior / Interior Surfaces
Brand Recognition
MATERIALS WE USE
MATERIALS WE USE
Panel Systems
Framing
Lighting
Fasteners
Moisture Barriers
HOW WE DO IT
HOW WE DO IT
Construction Drawings
Specifications
Descriptions
WHAT WE'VE DONE
WHAT WE'VE DONE
Completed Projects
Photos
Descriptions
Interactive Map

Our Services

Design, Fabrication, Installation, Maintenance

CUSTOM DESIGN
AND SPECIFICATION

Our engagement begins with a detailed no-obligation estimate of project cost (Materials, Labor and Time-to-complete) based on existing Architectural Drawings.

If we are awarded the project, a detailed field-measure is conducted at your site by our technicians.

Our licensed engineers then develop detailed Architectural Panel-design Drawings and Engineering Specifications from those measurements, for use by our Fabricators and Installers.

If re-imaging or logo re-work is required, our design team can provide guidance and assistance for development of a striking new look for your business.

CUSTOM DESIGN
AND SPECIFICATION

Our engagement begins with a detailed no-obligation estimate of project cost (Materials, Labor and Time-to-complete) based on existing Architectural Drawings.

If we are awarded the project, a detailed field-measure is conducted at your site by our technicians.

Our licensed engineers then develop detailed Architectural Panel-design Drawings and Engineering Specifications from those measurements, for use by our Fabricators and Installers.

If re-imaging or logo re-work is required, our design team can provide guidance and assistance for development of a striking new look for your business.

PANEL FABRICATION

Our panels are manufactured at Sobotec, LTD., the largest panel fabricator in North America.

Their 180,000 square foot facility is equipped with automated computerized equipment capable of producing Metal-composite, Aluminum-plate and Phenolic-resin wall panels, in virtually any shape and color imaginable.

PANEL INSTALLATION

Our 4-8 man installation crews are made up of full-time employees that are fully trained and experienced on all of our systems.

They’ll arrive at your jobsite before the first shipment of materials does, and remain there for the duration of the construction process, working 7 days a week.

We guarantee quick, accurate and complete installations. Our goal is to ensure we’ve met all construction requirements including job-site safety and cleanliness, while exceeding your expectations. Check our previous clients’ testimonials.

MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

Our panel systems come with a 20-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Our crews can replace panels that are damaged due to material failure, field incident, or weather-related corrosion and discoloration.

Periodic surface cleaning and/or application of surface protectants by our maintenance team will keep your building looking new for decades, regardless of environmental conditions.

PANEL FABRICATION

Our panels are manufactured at Sobotec, LTD., the largest panel fabricator in North America.

Their 180,000 square foot facility is equipped with automated computerized equipment capable of producing Metal-composite, Aluminum-plate and Phenolic-resin wall panels, in virtually any shape and color imaginable.

PANEL INSTALLATION

Our 4-8 man installation crews are made up of full-time employees that are fully trained and experienced on all of our systems.

They’ll arrive at your jobsite before the first shipment of materials does, and remain there for the duration of the construction process, working 7 days a week.

We guarantee quick, accurate and complete installations. Our goal is to ensure we’ve met all construction requirements including job-site safety and cleanliness, while exceeding your expectations. Check our previous clients’ testimonials.

MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

Our panel systems come with a 20-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Our crews can replace panels that are damaged due to material failure, field incident, or weather-related corrosion and discoloration.

Periodic surface cleaning and/or application of surface protectants by our maintenance team will keep your building looking new for decades, regardless of environmental conditions.

Materials & Suppliers

PANELS, FRAMING, FASTENERS, MOISTURE BARRIERS

PANEL SYSTEMS

We offer a variety of panel configuration types, including Wet Joint and Rainscreen systems.

Many of our Panel-System designs call for the outstanding industry standard Alucobond or Phenolic-resin Composites, or Solid (or Extruded) Aluminum plate applications.

FRAMING SYSTEMS

Our panel systems are installed after all sub-structure construction has been completed and the building is 100% watertight.

We install Z-Bar in applications when our panel system is placed directly over concrete block sub-structure or where a rigid insulation has been applied.

Some installations require square-stock aluminum framing systems to provide adequate spacing behind panels for specialized LED backlighting systems.

FASTENERS

All fasteners are made of corrosion-free steel or stainless steel material.

Our ACM panels employ a concealed-clip fastening system, which provides for a smooth and clean unobstructed surface-look.

Corrugated and extruded aluminum panel systems are installed with either hidden clips or exterior fasteners, which provide architectural accent.

MOISTURE BARRIER

Our installed ACM Panel System requires the building to be weatherproofed and watertight before installation of the exterior facade.

We use a commercial-grade air and water barrier made to withstand the rigors of commercial job sites, with high tear-strength, durability, and up to nine months of UV resistance.

LIGHTING SYSTEMS

Some designs call for back-lit panels or integrated LED light strips which can provide attractive nighttime accents.

OUR SUPPLIERS

Sobotec, LTD
Panels

Our preferred vendor and Industry leader in the design, and fabrication of Aluminum Composite Architectural Panel Wall Systems (ACM), specializing in Metal Composite, Aluminum Plate and Phenolic Composite panels.
www.sobotec.com

PAC-CLAD
Panels

Chicago based Petersen Aluminum fabricates a wide range of Composite Material Metal-clad Wall Panels, in a variety of colors and finishes available in Rainscreen, Flush Reveal and Corrugated forms.
www.pac-clad.com

SMS Sheet Metal Supply
Flashing, Gutters, Framing, etc.

SMS Sheet Metal Supply is the first and foremost fabricator of ANSI/SPRI ES-1 certified perimeter edge metal. They will custom fabricate to any order.
www.sheetmetalsupplyltd.com

Alucobond
Panels

ALUCOBOND brings a superior metal panel image to any project and is known for its lightweight qualities, also comes in a rainbow of consistent color and finish options. They are the premium supplier of composite exterior panels.
www.alucobond.com

Construction Details

Wall Panel Systems, Framing, Columns, Joints

Audi has adopted a Louvered Extruded Aluminum Curtain-Wall System combined with a distinctive 60-degree raked and curved Window-wall design as their signature rebranding program.

Here you see the construction detail where a Corrugated Panel-wall system meets a Window-wall, on an Audi Dealership.

Curved Wall Panel Installations are achieved with a combination of specialized framing, precise panel spacing, and custom-fabricated curved panels, as seen here in this Chevrolet Dealership exterior.

Exterior and Interior surfaces are typically clad with ACM Panels (Aluminum Composite Material) providing a clean smooth surface with uniform, color-coordinated and weatherproofed joints.
Panels are shipped and installed with a protective wrapping, which is removed when panel installation is completed.

The Rainscreen ACM Panel System provides a smooth surface with recessed and color-coordinated joints. Here’s a link to a computer-generated video that describes the Rainscreen ACM Panel System Installation over a typical wall-section (insulated and watertight).
http://www.saf.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Rain-Screen-Ver-2.mp4

Completed Work

LOCATIONS, DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS

Hover over location pins to see finished job photos


DK Metals, Ltd.
David Kelly, Owner
2151 Oakland Drive, Suite A
Sycamore, IL 60178


Office: (815) 899-5627
Mobile: (815) 501-5074
Fax: (815) 733-2307

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