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Glass Townhome Makes Use of Perforated Metal Sunshades

Modern townhome in Arizona selects McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal to provide shade and privacy to tenants.

Security and Metal Sunshades

A local builder was searching for a construction solution to solve a multitude of challenges, and McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal provided the simple solution, metal sunshades. The townhome development project in Old Scottsdale, Arizona chose Perforated Metal for a variety of reasons.

The first challenge was searching for a way to help shade residents from the intense Arizona sunlight that would filter in from the high glass balcony windows. They also needed a way to provide privacy to occupants of the five 1,500-plus square-foot units. By utilizing McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal, the sunscreen helped diffuse heat away from the building’s face. This was a vital feature to protect the interior of the townhomes from Arizona’s extreme temperatures as well as converse energy.

The Perforated Metal Panels also offered a host of other attributes such as aesthetics, security, and low maintenance. Having a high recycled content, the metal partitions and their energy-saving properties helped garner LEEDs points for the project too! The project earned a certification from Scottsdale's Green Building Program.

Perforated Metal panels used as sunshades and security on a glass town home.
McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal used as sunshades for townhomes in Scottsdale, AZ.

Featured Product & Benefits

McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal, Round, Galvanized, G90, 16 Gauge (.0635" Thick), 3/16" Round on 1/4" Staggered Centers, 51% Open Area

Round Hole Perforated Metal was able to provide the following benefits to this project:

  • Security and safety features
  • Aesthetics
  • Privacy
  • Air ventilation
  • Sun shading properties/light diffusion
  • LEEDs points opportunities
  • Strength and durability
  • Easy to fabricate

We invite you to learn more about McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal. Our expert associates are ready and Inspired to Serve® you at 855.318.8791, [email protected], or via Live Chat on