Decorative Metal (Knotwood)


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Decorative Metal

Download this 3-part specification to specify Knotwood decorative metal aluminum extrusions with powder coated finish. Knotwood may be used for cladding, soffits, battens, fencing, screens, gates and enclosures, railings, pergolas, decking, and other architectural applications.

If desired this section can be renumbered and retitled to better suit project requirements. For example, it could be one of the following:

  • 05 33 00 – Aluminum Decking
  • 05 52 00 – Metal Railings
  • 07 42 00 – Metal Wall Cladding
  • 07 43 00 – Metal Soffit Panels
  • 10 82 50 – Metal Battens
  • 32 31 19 – Metal Fences
The Essence of Aluminum Extrusions

Discover the strength and versatility of aluminum extrusions, a key component in modern architectural design. These materials are created by pressing aluminum alloys into dies of various shapes, producing consistent, complex cross-sectional profiles. Not only are they strong and lightweight, but when adorned with decorative surfaces – through anodizing, powder coating, or painting – they become visually striking while enhancing resistance to wear and corrosion.

Decorative Metal Applications
  • Cladding and Soffits: Ideal for exterior cladding and soffits, aluminum extrusions offer a modern aesthetic while protecting buildings from environmental elements.
  • Battens, Fencing, and Screens: These applications harness the durability of aluminum extrusions to create visually appealing and lasting barriers, perfect for both privacy and style.
  • Gates and Enclosures: Combining strength with low maintenance, aluminum is perfect for creating secure yet stylish gates and enclosures.
  • Railings: Aluminum railings are a popular choice for both residential and commercial properties, providing safety without compromising on design.
  • Pergolas and Decking: As a low-maintenance, weather-resistant option, aluminum extrusions are excellent for outdoor structures like pergolas and decking.
Benefits of Aluminum Extrusions in Architecture
  • Durability: Stands out for its resilience and longevity, effectively resisting rust and corrosion.
  • Lightweight: The ease of handling and installation of lightweight aluminum reduces both construction time and costs.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Aluminum is customizable to fit any design aesthetic, thanks to a wide range of finishing options.
  • Eco-Friendly: As a recyclable material, it’s an excellent choice for environmentally sustainable projects.
  • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal upkeep compared to other materials, offering long-term savings on maintenance costs.
Customization and Design Flexibility

One of the greatest strengths of aluminum extrusions is their adaptability. The extrusion process, combined with a variety of decorative finishes, allows architects and designers to realize almost any design vision.

For assistance in the use of products in this section, contact Knotwood by calling 855-452-2335 or visit their website at

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