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July 20th, 2010 – SAF introduces the SAF Series 4500 Pressure Equalized Rain Screen Composite Panel System

SAF Glass & Metal Industry News For Immediate Release

SAF announces new Pressure Equalized Rain Screen meets AAMA 508-07 criteria

Atlanta, GA – July 6, 2010 – SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc.) introduces the SAF Series 4500 Pressure Equalized Rain Screen. The new commercial building panel system meets AAMA 508-07 requirements, and was tested for air and water resistance as well as structural integrity per ASTM 283, 330, and 331.

The Series 4500 is similar to SAF’s Series 4000, but  is manufactured with mitered and sealed frame extrusions and reinforcements in the corners of the panels.  The fabricated SAF panels in the Series 4500 system include a factory attached “frame” extrusion that makes for an easy fit into the horizontal and vertical “track” extrusions on the job site. Like the 4000, the 4500 comes with fabricated panels and “track” extrusions that are shipped loose.

Details here: SAF Series 4500 Pressure Equalized Rainscreen System.

For an explanation of the rainscreen principle click here: Rainscreen explained

“The introduction of the SAF Series 4500 Pressure Equalized Rain Screen gives our commercial contractor customers another panel system option that more effectively resists water intrusion,” according to Penn McClatchey, SAF VP Marketing. As with any rain screen system, the installer must install a water or vapor barrier beneath the rain screen for proper performance.

To view and order from the SAF stock aluminum sheet and extrusion inventory on-line, visit and log into http://www.saf.com/quote_mgr.php.

Background:
As a mill-direct aluminum buyer, an approved fabricator for the three major Aluminum Composite Panel (ACM) manufacturers, and a mill-direct buyer of aluminum coil, SAF is a contractor’s most dependable choice for any panel job.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia since 1946, SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc.) is a nation-wide aluminum distributor, aluminum fabricator, and aluminum finisher specializing in Kynar painting and architectural anodizing. SAF distributes, fabricates, anodizes and paints aluminum sheet, extrusion, column covers, architectural panels, and commercial roofing trim. SAF offers products and services to architectural specifiers, glazing contractors, and other industries.  Services include aluminum batch anodizing, painting, coil anodizing, powder coating and architectural fabrication.

For more information on SAF Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc. products and services, contact:

Penn McClatchey, VP Marketing
SAF Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc.
8370 E. Highway 78 • Villa Rica, GA 30180 USA
Email: pmm@saf.com
Website: www.saf.com
Phone: 770-942-1207×801, or 800-241-7429