Description: Copper screen panels are part of a manufacturer's engineered system. The details shown here illustrate the main concepts in the design of copper screen panels. The system shown uses metal support brackets and channel tracks to carry the copper panels. The support brackets can be attached to virtually any kind of building structure.
The copper screen panels act as a lightweight, finish screen. The system shown is designed to be a water shedding rain screen. Alternatively, the panels can be perforated or have shaped openings acting as sun or decorative screens. The backup wall system should always be designed to be watertight.
Isolator clips are used between the metal support system and the copper panels to separate dissimilar metals. The minimum gauge of the copper panels is dependent on the size of the panels and the design of the specific system used. Manufacturer's recommendations should be followed.
Substrate: Any substrate or structure as required by the specific system manufacturer.
Fastening Method: Typically screws or bolts, as required by the specific system manufacturer.
12.9A. Typical Elevation
This diagrammatic elevation indicates the locations of Sections B and C.Download CAD File
12.9B. Vertical Section - Horizontal Joint
This section is cut through the vertical channel track to show the support bar that carries the copper panels. This system uses one stainless steel screw per panel to ensure panels are not lifted by wind. Isolation tape or a bituminous coating must be applied where the back of the copper panel contacts the channel track, to separate dissimilar metals. In addition, isolation clips are used between the support bars and the copper panels.Download CAD File
12.9C. Horizontal Section - Vertical Joint
The support brackets are fastened to the structure. Channel tracks are bolted to the support brackets. The copper screen panels are hung onto the support bar in the channel track.Download CAD File
Although such a system does not necessarily have any insulation, insulation may be added within the cavity, as shown.
12.9D. Isometric View
This detail shows the relationship of the various parts. Once all the panels are in place, any water that passes between vertical joints is channeled down the channel track.Download CAD File