Series M4000 Drained and Back Ventilated Rain Screen from SAF
Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. introduced the SAF Series M4000 Drained and Back Ventilated Rain Screen for commercial buildings. Rated per American Architectural Manufacturers Association 509-09 requirements and tested for air and water resistance per ASTM 283 and 331, the Series M4000 is manufactured with 0.125 aluminum panels instead of aluminum composite material, like SAF’s 4000 Series. The fabricated SAF panels in the Series M4000 system include a factory attached frame extrusion, which easily fits into the horizontal and vertical track extrusions on the job site, SAF reports. The M4000 comes with fabricated panels and track extrusions. SAF offers training for fabricating this system and will sell the extrusions separately. Because the panels are batch painted rather than coil coated, custom colors are more economical than ACM on small and midsize projects, SAF reports. As with any rain screen system, installers must install a weather barrier beneath the rain screen for proper performance.Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.