Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why AL13®?

    Form and function meet at AL13®.

    AL13® is more than a singular product, it is a system of products on a wall that function together.  Rain screen certified with industry leading warranties, with AL13® you can achieve a bold modern design with the knowledge your façade will stand the test of time.

    AL13® panel and plank systems work together for a seamless transition on the same plane.  From homes to high rises, AL13® panel and plank offer you durability and flexibility no matter the size of your project.

    For more information please email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-855-438-2513.

  • Is AL13® right for my project?

    If you are looking for a durable and beautiful cladding option, then YES AL13® is right for your project - no matter the building size.

    AL13® works great on all projects including

    Residential Single Family Homes

    Residential Multi-Family

    High-Rise Buildings

    Institutional Buildings

    Commercial Buildings 

  • Where can I purchase AL13®?

    AL13® has an extensive dealer network across North America.

    To find a local distributor near you, please visit our dealers map or email us at [email protected]al13.com and your local territory manager will be in touch.

    Need product quickly? AL13® stocks several of our most popular panel and plank colors.  Please email [email protected] for more information and availability.

  • Price

    Pricing on AL13® systems depends on many factors including the size of your project, location, plank & panel, color options, and lead times.  Please complete the form here and your local Territory Manager will provide you accurate pricing based on your project needs.

  • Samples & Estimates

    Samples

    Want to touch and feel AL13® products? Please complete the samples form here.

    Have a specific color in mind?  AL13® can color match or send you a variety of our stock colors.  Check out some of our colors here.

    Estimates

    With AL13® you will get  material and estimate take-offs based on your project specifications.  Please complete the form here or email us at [email protected] for more details. With AL13® you can have the confidence that right materials in the correct places for your project before you start!

  • Installation

    AL13® panel and plank are cut to fit on site allowing for easy install.  Flat packed and shipped direct to the job site, AL13® panel and plank use the same system components for seamless transition.

    Have you met Keith yet?  Check out our install video here and see how to install AL13® panel and plank.  Step-by-step instructions can be found here or email [email protected] for detailed install guides.

  • Need more information, please check out our detailed FAQs below.

    You can use the search bar if you have specific questions.

    Can’t find what you are looking for, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-855-438-2513 and an AL13® Territory Manager will be able to assist you.

  • Can AL13® be used on residential projects?

    Yes, AL13® systems work great on residential projects.  AL13® panel and plank add a modern and durable façade to any sized project.  Please check out some single-family applications of AL13® here.

    Pricing depends on your specific project needs and layout.  Please submit the form here for pricing and details specific to your project.

  • Does AL13® require caulking?

    AL13® patented panel and proprietary plank systems are fully mechanically fastened with zero caulking and adhesive required.

  • What is AL13® Panel System?

    AL13® patented Panel System is the simplest ACM (aluminum composite material) building cladding in the industry. The components are fully mechanically fastened with no caulking or adhesives. The panels are a fraction of the weight of fiber cement and require no hazardous material precautions when installing.

    AL13® panels are available in standard polyethylene (PE) or fire-rated (FR) cores. System components have built-in moisture management (pressure equalized rain screen).

    Fire-Rated panels:
    NFPA 285 compliant.
    CAN/ULC S134 compliant.

    For more information, please visit here.

  • What is AL13® Plank System?

    AL13® Plank System offer a true woodgrain look & feel achieving a real timber look with a 1/8 shadow profile design - providing look of wood with the durability of metal.   Additionally, AL13® planks are available in solid colors matching any design or brand colors required.

    AL13® Plank System shares common framing components with AL13® Panel System to allow for a seamless transition between both.

    AL13® planks are not a single product, but a certified rainscreen system.  Designed to prevent the build-up of moisture between the siding and the exterior wall – avoiding water damage issues.

    For more information, please visit here.

  • What is the paint and finish on AL13® Panel and Plank?

    AL13® panel coating finish standard is AAMA 2605.

    AL13® plank coating finish standard is AAMA 2604.

    Our paint is a PVDF finish that offers a 20-year warranty.  AL13® system finishes are low-maintenance and long-lasting with maintenance requirements of occasional cleaning of the finished surfaces.

  • What colors are available? Can you color match? Do you have a color chart?

    AL13® systems come in a variety of standard colors.   If you have a specific color in mind, AL13® can match by physical samples or color codes.  AL13® systems has the ability to deliver any color or woodgrain to match your project needs.

    Please visit our colors page for more details.

    Need a color match or want to see physical samples of AL13® finishes?  Please submit the form here and an AL13® territory manager will be able to get your what you need.

  • What substrate can AL13® be installed on?

    AL13® systems goes easily over exterior insulation and can be installed on metal girt system, metal hat channel, plywood OSB, and concrete block. If you have an exterior grey drywall, a metal girt system will need to be introduced prior to installing AL13® panel and plank.

    Al13® system includes a rain screen - for more information, please visit here.

  • Can AL13® be used for interior applications?

    Yes, AL13® panel and plank can be installed for interior applications.

  • How to install AL13® Panel and Plank Systems?

    AL13® panel and plank are cut to fit on site allowing for easy install.  Flat packed and shipped direct to the job site, AL13® panel and plank use the same back components for seamless transition.

    Have you met Keith yet?  Check out our install video here and see how to install AL13® panel and plank.  Step-by-step instructions can be found here or email [email protected] for detailed install guides.

  • What maintenance is required? How to clean AL13® panels and planks?

    AL13® panel and plank both require minimal maintenance and AL13® recommends a freshwater cleaning/maintenance program be in effect for the best performance of your finish over the lifetime of the building.

    Please find our panel maintenance guide here and our plank maintenance guide here.

  • Can AL13® be used on modular construction?

    Yes - AL13® panel and plank work great for modular and standard on-site construction as it is a component-based system.  AL13® systems can significantly increase efficiencies over traditional off-site fabrications systems as AL13® panel and plank arrive to the job site or modular facility in a flat pack that can easily be staged, transported, and installed.  We also are able to maintain our high quality by supplying our own engineered components from screws, extrusions, panels, saw blades, and even suction cups.

  • What is a rain screen?

    A rain screen is not a singular product, but a system of products on a wall that function together to manage moisture.  This wall construction system protects the sheathing from moisture that manages to get past the exterior siding or cladding.  For more details on AL13® panel and plank built-in rain screen system, please visit here.

  • Does AL13® provide installation training?

    Our website has extensive videos on installation and AL13® has territory managers that can work with you and your project.

    See our step-by-step installation walk-through here or general installation here.

    Want to get in touch with your local territory manager?  Please email [email protected] or find our local territory manager here.

  • Does AL13® offer AIA credits?

    Yes, AL13® offers AIA credits.  Please complete the from here and we will be in touch shortly to organize a session.
  • Can AL13® be used for retrofits?

    Yes, AL13® systems work great on any project including retrofits.  Retrofit, building upgrades, or new builds – AL13® systems help generate higher ROI and increased property values.  For more details on your specific project needs, please email [email protected].

  • Samples

    Lets explore the colors and finishes for your project needs.  

    Pricing

    Interested in pricing?  Contact us below!