Architectural Sheet Metal

Sheet metal on buildings can be decorative, or functional, just like wood. Many times we’re simply duplicating an ornament from an existing design, but we understand traditional design methods, so we can also fabricate ornaments from scratch. On the mechanical side of design, we also have taken apart hundreds of old functional sheet metal assemblies: gutters, flashings, caps, roofs. We combine this experience of what has worked with technical knowledge to design functional sheet metal systems to last decades and even past a century.

Both functional and ornamental, a restored copper church lantern leaves our shop.

Ornamental sheet metal assemblies take careful planning, design skill and fabrication experience.

Purely functional, this curving and sloping gutter still has to be able to move to counteract thermal expansion and contraction. That is a very complicated design and fabrication challenge.