Perforated metal for Green buildings
Green buildings are constructed from sustainable and eco-friendly materials. Metal is considered as eco-friendly material because it is a product of recycling. Although metal is derived from mining ores under the ground, a substantial amount of metal already exists and it is recycled over and over to produce different metal products. Perforated metal is a sustainable material that can be used as cladding for a building. If you will look closely at most metal claddings, you will find that the holes are in different shapes or sizes. The perforations can be round, square, hexagonal or even in custom shapes. Perforations are very important for metal claddings because they can significantly reduce the weight that must be supported by the building’s framework. Different thicknesses and gauges are selected for claddings based on wind loads and factors like ventilation. When perforated metal is used as a screening element, it will allow light and air to pass through it which minimizes the need for indoor lighting.
Improving the aesthetics of a building through perforated metal
In certain areas that experience harsh levels of heat and sunlight, perforated metal screens can ensure a more comfortable condition by balancing light and shade, warmth and ventilation. Perforated screens can offer protection from sunlight and heat because it controls the amount of light that enters the interior while allowing a spectacular view of the outdoors. In the evening, light will shine through the perforations making the building appear open while maintaining a certain level of privacy. Perforated panels and metal screens are available in a variety of finishes that can complement the building’s structure. The finishes can replicate the look of copper, zinc and stainless steel or it can be coated with weatherproof paint.
Perforated metal for audio applications
Speaker grills have to deliver acoustics, aesthetics and durability. Perforated metal when used on speaker grills are carefully designed so that sound can pass through while protecting the speaker components from various elements. Perforated metal also addresses the need for aesthetics because holes and patterns can be chosen so that the speaker grills can be formed according to the specifications of sound engineers. The speaker grills can also be customized with clean aesthetics to complement with the environment and the acoustical performance. A variety of finishes is available to match the color theme and to show off the brand.
Studies also reveal that the use of perforated metals can help in the reduction of sound levels that can affect people who are sensitive to noise. It also comes with the financial benefits of limited maintenance with long lasting performance that will not require replacement any time soon.