Eagle Aluminum’s hat channel and furring channels are corrosion resistant and a fireproof extruded aluminum product.
Hat channels are framing pieces shaped like a top hat. Because aluminum outperforms traditional hat channel materials like wood and steel, Eagle Mouldings specializes exclusively in aluminum hat channels. Eagle’s aluminum hat channels and furring channels are corrosion resistant and a fireproof extruded aluminum product. Furring channels and hat channels are used primarily to level out irregular or uneven surfaces on interior walls, exterior walls, ceilings, and masonry, saving a lot of time and unnecessary expense. Other names referred to hat channels are a furring channel, furring strip, hat track, or hat channel extrusion.
Aluminum hat channels can serve all the same functions as hat channels made from wood or steel. While hat channels are extremely versatile, they are most often used in construction and remodeling. Aluminum hat channel is preferable to wood materials in most commercial building projects as it is stronger and is the only choice in towns where the local building code requires fireproof support elements. In addition, aluminum channels are easy to install, lightweight, can be customized for special applications, and extremely durable. Our aluminum hat channel extrusions can be cut to any size or machined to your unique specifications or building requirements.
The aluminum channels are a preferred solution to create an air gap for moisture prevention between interior and exterior walls, siding for exterior wall cladding, curtain walls, and rainscreen installations. Hat channels provide a base for establishing water diversion systems, thermal efficiency for cost-effective heating, cooling, and appearance solutions in a building structure.
With more than 29 years of experience in providing manufactured and quality custom extruded shapes, Eagle Mouldings is your source for aluminum hat channel. Contact our service professionals today at 1-800-888-2044 for more information.
Hat channels can be used for installing acoustic panels or ceiling tiles. The aluminum channel provides a perfect shape to allow tiles and panels to be attached or hung. Acoustic panels are used to reduce noise and control sound in building and architectural spaces. Controlling internal noise levels can be used in buildings such as schools, libraries, manufacturing, restaurants, and retail stores.
Read the Eagle Blog “Using Aluminum Hat Channel to Hang Acoustic Tile and Panels” here
Furring refers to leveling out walls and ceilings using furring channels. To ensure buildings are structurally sound, both residential and commercial builders often use hat channels or z channels to level out walls and ceilings. The channels also create a gap between interior or exterior walls and drywall or siding, which prevents moisture buildup and allows for easier maintenance. When comparing furring channel materials, aluminum is the champ. It will not rust, collect mold, warp, split, or corrode like wood and steel.
Read the “Advantages of Aluminum Furring Channels” here
Read the Eagle Blog “Aluminum Hat Channels for Your Wall and Ceiling Applications” here
A rainscreen is a system that provides ventilation between the exterior siding of a home or building. It provides an air gap for venting moisture and a barrier for water resistance. Using an aluminum hat channel or furring channel aids in providing a long-term solution against moisture, material rot, mold and mildew forming, and will not rust or corrode as traditional materials such as wood or steel.
Read the Eagle Blog on “What is a Rainscreen?” here
The use of aluminum furring or aluminum hat channels in the application of cladding when applying one material over another to provide a protective or finish layer. In construction, wall cladding is used to provide thermal insulation and weather resistance, while improving the appearance of a building. The use of aluminum furring provides the best form of defense against moisture, corrosion, or mold and mildew. Wall cladding is the process of constructing the exterior of a building in the form of panels to improve thermal, acoustical, and appearance of a building.
Read the Eagle Blog “Furring and Hat Channels for Rainscreens and Wall Cladding” here
Eagle Mouldings is a Manufacturer, Stocking Warehouse, and Supplier of Standard, Custom and OEM aluminum hat channels. Our custom and OEM aluminum extrusion services allow us to meet any need our customer may have. We can cut to length or miter, punch, drill and countersink, form or bend any extrusion to specifications as well as offer many standard and custom anodized colors and finishes including satin, brite dipped, and brushed finishes. If we don’t have the extruded aluminum hat channel that meets your requirements, our professionals will assist you with engineering and in creating the part you need. We guarantee that we can create the aluminum hat or z channel shapes that meet your size specifications.
At Eagle Mouldings, satisfied customers are our passion. We strive to provide fast, friendly and helpful customer service. We supply only the highest quality extruded aluminum hat channels available. Each order is professionally packed and shipped to anywhere in North America. Call us today or shop our website to get started on your aluminum extrusion project.
With more than 29 years of experience in providing manufactured and quality custom extruded shapes, Eagle Mouldings is your source for aluminum hat channels and z channels. Please visit us today at www.eagle-aluminum.com or call us at 1-800-844-2044.