Dayton Residence in Vail, Colorado
The Dayton Residence is a private mountain home conceived by the architects at James Dayton Design in Minneapolis. Completed in 2009, the project began as a renovation of an existing 70’s ski lodge and expanded into a new construction.
Zahner developed details and provide Solanum Steel, Zahner's exclusive darkened weathering steel panel system. The variegated material provides improved performance over Cor-ten steel, which has a tendency to stain adjacent surfaces. Zahner provided engineering, fabrication, delivery, and installation for the project.
In some circumstances, the Solanum Steel material can be sealed. This is often desired for trafficked environments where people will touch the surface. For interior applications of Solanum Steel, the material can be sealed with a clear coating to provide a softer touch. However, for exterior applications, it is recommended to leave the material unsealed. Sealing is not recommended for outdoor applications because the coating will require further maintenance over time, and may change appearance as the sealant interacts with the changing environmental conditions.