Sheet Metal Supply, a leading fabricator and supplier of a variety of metal construction products, is now stocking 16-gauge and 18-gauge galvanized steel for the fabrication of hat channels, Z-channels and U-channels in Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Black.

“We’ve been getting more and more requests for pre-painted components for use as sub-structures under rainscreens and other façades,” says Phoebe McCorkindale, Director of Operations at Sheet Metal Supply. “Black sub-girts provide a shadowing aesthetic that is growing in popularity.

“To stay ahead of this trend, we’re stocking 48-inch-wide pre-painted coil in PVDF Black. With our new machinery, we can custom-fabricate those sub-structure components in custom widths and lengths up to 21 feet.”

Sheet Metal Supply has two in-house bidirectional folders that allow for the fabrication of longer and custom lengths of 16- and 18-gauge stock with shorter lead time to keep projects moving. 

For more information, contact Sheet Metal Supply at (847) 478-8500 or visit