Rain-screen panel system
Atlanta-based Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. developed the SAF Series 4000, a dry joint, rain-screen wall panel system. It helps prevent moisture problems by equalizing pressure between interior and exterior environments by channeling air and water, according to a company release. Flashing and weep holes in the panel bottoms, and vent holes in the panel tops, can be added for back ventilation and drainage. Designed for new and refurbished buildings, the panels are available in a range of cladding materials including aluminum composite materials such as Alucobond, Reynobond and Alpolic; aluminum with fluorocarbon coatings that meet requirements for AAMA 2605; and anodized aluminum. The panels are easily attached to walls with mechanical fasteners, according to a company release.Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.