Series M4000 Rainscreen Plate Panels

The SAF M4000 Rainscreen Panel System is based on the  Series 4000 drained and back ventilated ACM panel system, but the panels are manufactured from 0.125″ aluminum sheet.  Because the M4000 panels are batch painted rather than coil coated, custom colors are more economical than with ACM on small and midsize projects.  The  Series M4000 rain-screen incorporates a strip of 4mm aluminum material in the reveal between each panel (instead of caulk) resulting in a more uniform appearance. The M4000 rainscreen system comes with fabricated panels and shipped-loose track extrusions. The fabricated panels include a frame extrusion, factory attached to the routed and returned edges of the panel, that fits conveniently into the field installed horizontal and vertical track extrusions. SAF’s Series M4000 rain screen is designed to allow moisture to permeate the outside wall, but subsequently drain through weep holes along the bottom edge of each panel. While any remaining moisture is designed to evaporate, the outside wall is not designed to act as a water/vapor barrier for the building.

SImple Fix SIngle Panel Installation InstructionsNeed to replace a single SAF C4000 / M4000 RainScreen panel without removing undamaged panels? Download instructions for the SAF Simple Fix Panel Replacement Kit: Simple Fix Single Panel Installation Instructions.

The below images from our Series 4000 ACM rainscreen system represent identical installation steps for the M4000.

Reveal  Shot 1  Shot 2
 Shot 3  Shot 4  Sill Connection
 Wall Extrusion & Reveal Removed  Series 4000 Wall Extrusion & Reveal

saf-panel brochureDownload the complete SAF Building Panel Systems brochure: Architect, Specifier & Contractor Guide to SAF Panel Systems.

SAF Building Panel Products VideoYour introduction to SAF Dry Panel, Rain Screen Building Panels: SAF Rain Screen Panel System Components & Installation Video

SAF has the personnel, machinery and equipment to meet the most demanding project requirements. Our experienced staff of Estimators, Designers and Project Managers will work with you every step of the way from providing a prompt detailed quotation to project completion.

Be sure to include SAF on your bid list for plate architectural products. For additional information or to contact a company representative call (770) 942-1207 or email at Requests for quotations can be sent to our Estimating Dept. via TOLL-FREE fax at (877) 949-4759.

Material Types:
3000 Series Aluminum Alloys
5005 Series Anodize Quality (AQ) Aluminum Alloys
300 Series Stainless Steel Alloys (Brushed or Mirror Finish)
Other Specialty Metals (including perforated, embossed and woven materials)

Painted Aluminum Projects: Southern Aluminum Finishing Company is an approved applicator of PVDF (KYNAR 500 or HYLAR 5000). All painted aluminum is pretreated with chrome phosphate for proper paint adhesion.

Anodized Aluminum Projects: Southern Aluminum Finishing Company, long recognized as an industry leader in anodizing, has developed the SAFINISH Designation System for specifying exterior finishes used on architectural aluminum building products.

When architects specify SAFINISH, the resulting finish has the longest expected lifetime of any available for aluminum. SAFINISH coatings are available only on aluminum, because aluminum is the only metal with the longevity and resistance to corrosion equal to the quality implied by the SAFINISH designation. SAF recommends SAFINISH for long-term exterior use. Ask about our five and 20 year limited warranties for SAFINISH coatings.