As you now know, Hernandez completed custom metal finishing at the visitors’ centers of three of Maricopa County’s popular regional parks. Should you consider the same for your commercial or residential structure?
Using traditional materials is tempting. Those long-gone Native American ancestors of the Valley were onto something with adobe bricks and building materials that have a heavy thermal mass: They kept things cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. But unlike our forebears, you can keep your structure from looking like a mud hut by adding some classy metalwork and unique paneling.
Metal is a beneficial building material because of the region’s low humidity and lack of a nearby ocean (also a drawback), making the issue of rust almost non-existent. Metal is also extremely durable – unlike exterior wood, you won’t have to paint a million and one coats of protective stain onto it to ward off the sun and heat. And if installed correctly with a creative touch, metal can add an artistic flair to your structure.