“We provide tools to our clients to make them better at what they do.”
Zahner has a long history of developing systems for the architectural market. In 1937, Zahner applied and received the first patent for machine seaming metal roofing. Since then, over a dozen patents or provisional patents have been awarded for unique and novel inventions. All of these had their basis in applied research at Zahner.
Zahner works with metal surfaces to understand their behavior both in a visual and tactile sense as well as long term performance. We work will all metals and understand the thermodynamic behavior of natural materials in the environment. All of our patinas arrive from experimentation and discovery. We ‘push’ the surfaces to levels of natural stability in order to arrive at beauty and predictability. We do this in a near natural way to keep them from having a painted, faux, appearance.