Aluminum is known as a strong yet lightweight material. It is a soft, durable, lightweight, and malleable metal. Aluminum has about one-third the density and stiffness of steel. It is easily machined, cast, drawn, extruded, and brake formed. It is also widely used because of its incredible ability to resist corrosion. Aluminum Plate panels can be designed with caulked joints or an open-joint rain screen design. The end result is a clean looking, low maintenance panel system. Finishes include both painted and anondized. Because the panels are post painted, there can often be significant savings with custom colors compared to ACM.