If you are a contractor you will want Contrarian on your job. We are uniquely positioned as a high performance metal producer with a singular focus on architectural applications. Simply put, we speak your language and look after project details to ensure things go smoothly. Benefits of including Contrarian on your team include:
Since Contrarian produces its products for architectural applications, great care is taken to ensure metal flatness and uniformity so that your project turns out meeting the expectations of the owner.
Misapplied stainless steel can fail. For example, the wrong grade installed in a marine environment can rust. Contrarian takes great care to know where each shipment is going so that proper performance of the product can be anticipated.
Coordination of Production
Oftentimes there are several subcontractors each procuring the same material to conduct their part of a project. Contrarian makes every effort to coordinate production of the entire order so that economies of scale can be taken advantage of for cost reasons, as well as minimizing the opportunity for panel mismatch in the production of lot sensitive finishes. Further, we are well accustomed to storing and delivering material to meet fabrication/installation schedules.
While many of our shipments are produced specifically for a project, we maintain a certain amount of inventory to support smaller projects and mockup orders. In particular, we maintain a supply of various sizes of InvariMatte® stainless steel for roofing and other cladding applications, as well as a number of other finishes for general fabrication.
Browse through our Project References tab for a sense of how our truly sustainable metals create value for the owner.
In our Resources section you will find additional product maintenance information, including instructions for Cleaning Stainless Steel.
– PHOTO LEFT:
Soap, water & ammonia cleaned
over 40 years of grime off this
New York City building
Stainless steel saves energy and mitigates the heat island effect of buildings. With its high recycled content and complete recyclability, the potential for stainless steel to last as long as the building stands, creates a sustainability loop that is the envy of other materials. When used for exterior cladding, stainless steel does not create runoff of bio toxins (common occurrences with traditional metals used in construction). Information about environmental issues, including LEED® and Green Globes Design™ can be found on the home page under Save Energy, and throughout our Resources tab. Topics include:
- Thermal & Solar Reflectance
- The Insulation Value of Stainless Steel
- Stainless Steel Buildings Combat Climate Change
- The Enhanced Thermal and Solar Reflectance of InvariMatte® Stainless Steel
- Extraordinary Recycling Efficiency
- LEED® and Green Globes Design™ Points
- The Superior Durability of Stainless Steel
- Eliminate Biocide Runoff
As key advisors to building owners, architects may benefit from understanding the economics of stainless steel building ownership. The following information can be found under the Reduce Costs tab and throughout our Resources section: