Perimeter Systems Division & Metal Fabrication, Distribution and Finishing
Perimeter Systems, a division of SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc.) since 1990, designs, manufactures, and supplies a variety of beautiful, functional Sheet & Aluminum Extrusion products for the Architect, Design-Build, and Commercial Roofing Contractor. Indeed, it can be said our extensive product line and fabrication services can provide a Perimeter solution for virtually any imaginable commercial roof eave and commercial gutter systems need.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, SAF has manufacturing plants in Georgia, Indianapolis, Tennessee, and California.
SAF is the only service center in the country with anodizing and painting facilities, a full-time fabrication center, and an unparalleled stock of sheet and extrusions from a single source
SAF Formed Aluminum Cornices are formed from aluminum sheet. The beautifully Formed Cornice trims, soffit, and mouldings are available in a variety of interchangeable Cornice profiles - allowing you to custom design your cornice. Most Formed Cornices are compatible with our concealed gutter & internal drains to eliminate exposed downspouts. Select one of our fifteen pre-designed cornices that have all the details worked out for you or submit your design for a Custom Cornice solution.
Benefits of Extruded Aluminum ArchitecturalCornices & Gutters include precise joints,crisp lines, with much greater detail. Since1990, Perimeter Systems has providedDesigner Series Cornice for churches,universities, financial institutions,municipalities, and stately homes throughoutthe United States. Now, SAF cornicemouldings by Perimeter Systems are availablein aluminum extrusions.
SAF Perimeter Systems Cornice Mouldingsare interchangeable with one another,enabling easy and elegant customizableCornice designs. These Cornice Mouldingprofiles are custom fabricated to order allowingfor custom sizes, bends, and special designrequirements. If modifications are required foryour particular application, feel free to contactan SAF Perimeter Systems Cornice &Moulding Design Pro to ensure fabricationcapability.
Soffits and beautifully sculptured mouldings areavailable in a variety of interchangeableprofiles. Match them with Soffit Panels in avariety of solid, full vented, or partial venteddesigns with interlocking slip joints.
Perimeter Systems' cornices may be adornedwith flutes, dentils and engravings. Theseadornments may also be specifically designed(custom) for your project.
The Extruded Gutter System comes in two series, the 100 & 200 Series each with six different model configurations with custom combinations available. These systems utilize our concealed liner system with heavy duty support brackets and interior straps with our Extruded Moulding Fascia components.
Designer Series Formed Gutters comes in three Architectural Gutter Collections to complement your design intent: Traditional,Geometric & Eclectic Collections. Each collection consist of four uniquely designed profiles in a standard 6′′, 8′′ and Drain Style system. The Designer Series Gutter System is also available Customized to your design.
The SMACNA Series Gutter System is an exceptionally strong gutter product for industrial & commercial type buildings with profile features contained in the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) Manual. Every Gutter System is unique, so SAF SMACNA Gutter profiles are custom fabricated to suit individual project needs, including: sizing,metal, & sheet thickness.
Four standard profiles available in 6", 8", 9",& 12" sizes, these commercial gutter systems are based on a heavy duty support bracket and strap assembly. The gutter sections are manufactured pre-notched and punched to receive fasteners. In addition,the gutter sections are tapered for a telescoping 1" lap joint (which is field drilled,sealed, and riveted).
SAF Perimeter Systems Commercial Downspouts are available in a variety of styles, metals, shapes, and sizes. Profiles include Square, Rectangular, Open Face and Round. Downspout styles include Extruded, Formed and Ornamental Rolled. Each is compatible with all SAF Designer Series and Industrial Series Gutter Systems
Conductor Heads, also know as LeaderHeads, Collector Heads, Collector Boxes,Scupper Boxes, Rain Collectors, Rain orRainwater Heads are a decorative featurefor roof drainage. They function to collectand funnel rain water into downspouts.Standard designs are available but SAFspecialized in customized systems.
Concealed Gutter Drains are available with cast iron bowls, cast flashing clamps,cast or brass leaf grates, and a anodized aluminum receiver. This type drain is assembled in the field. Cast drains are available with 2′′, 3′′, 4′′ & 6" threaded female outlets. Custom fully welded aluminum concealed drains also available.
Pediment Design A & B are fabricated to enhance building elements using our extruded aluminum mouldings and features models 100& 200 extruded cornice moulding on its roof's rake & eaves. Available in three standard models with the ability to customize profiles and width to the design intent.
For a classically design building, SAF offers extruded horizontal lintel Entablature systemsto accent any opening. These along with the Pediment systems are fully modular for quick and easy installation.
Columns and Pilasters offer striking and classical effects for our Pediments and Entablatures. We offer 3 standard styles of decorative columns. While these columns are not structural, they are designed with heavy aluminum elements for commercial applications that include retail, municipal, and educational facilities.
Custom fabricated Coping Systems from SAF Perimeter Systems offer customers two proven design choices. Both Press-LOC or CP Systems provide superior, maintenance-free protection for a variety of parapet wall types. For finishes, choose from 56 EZ Mix Kynar 500 standard colors, or a custom match. Standard 10' lengths are typically pitched for positive drainage to a roof deck, but pitched, flat or peaked top profiles are no problem. Each style can be fabricated in a variety of metal types & thicknesses. Additionally, 6" concealed splice plate joints allow coping to expand and contract to weather climate variations.
- Press-LOC - Standard Collection
- Press-LOC - Traditional Collection
- Press-LOC - Geometric Collection
- Press-LOC - Eclectic Collection
- Press-LOC - Crown Collection
- Conventional Gravel Stops
- Flow-Thru Gravel Stops
Our gravel stops and fascia systems come in a variety of types, styles, profiles, materials,thicknesses and finishes. Each system is customizable to give a unique and professional finish to low sloped roof edges for commercial applications.
Custom fabricating begins with a fundamental, professional understanding of sheet metal and panel materials as they relate to environmental factors and building applications across the country. Our metal, aluminum sheet and ACM panel fabrication designers, facilities and skilled craftsmen are second to none. We routinely produce reliable, beautiful solutions to design-build requirements for custom architectural building elements such as cornice brackets, eave decoration, and other building perimeter design elements. SAF Metal Fabrication capabilities including:
- Forming: Press brake sizes up to 175 tons and 20′
- Plate rolling
- MIG and TIG welding
- Resistance and spot welding
- Tool design
- Custom packaging
Send us details and we'll be pleased to create your custom fabrication.
SAF is a manufacturer of caulked panels, also known as ‘wet', panel systems. SAF wet seal panels may be fabricated from Aluminum Composite Materials (ACM), anodized,painted aluminum and a wide ranging variety of other metals, such as zinc or stainless. SAF fabricates wet seal panels from composite materials by Reynobond®, Alpolic®,Alucobond®, or Alucoil®.
Systems available: C-3000 / M-3000 and NM500 Easy Clip System.
Dry Panel, Ventilated, Pressure Equalized Rain Screen, or Rain Screen Panel Systems, including Rain Screen Curtain Wall Systems use gaskets, caulk, extrusions, painted metal strips, and combinations of these, are typically specified when a reveal is desired. These rain screens are a facade, requiring the installer to apply a weather barrier between the panel system and structural wall.
SAF offers two kinds of rainscreens: drained-back-ventiliated and pressure equalized. Both meet AAMA 509-09 rating standard. Choose SAF C4000 ACM or choose SAF M4000 RainScreen 0.125 Aluminum Panels tested for air and water resistance per ASTM 283 and 331. Also available is our C4500 Pressure Equalized Rain Screen Panel System. If installed properly, the system will comply with AAMA 508.
Purchase ACM Sheet direct from SAF. It may be cost-effective to fabricate your own panels from ACM (aluminum composite materials) sheet. SAF is one the leading ACM
Sales distributors in the USA, offering such national & international brands as Alpolic, Reynobond or Alucobond sheets.
Want to save time and money by fabricating your own panels ? That's fine by us! SAF is one of North America's leading metal distributors, and we offer stock length Aluminum
Panel Extrusions along with all our other Aluminum Extrusions. We can also cut Aluminum Panel Extrusions to length.
Aluminum Extrusion Orders Ship Next Day For small orders panel extrusions are normally shipped out the next day. If you order 100 lbs. or more, SAF will cover the freight. We have no minimums.
The 1000 Series Metal Column Cover is a“butt joint" column cover that uses a keyhole effect where the bolt from the male attachment is the key. When placed through the teardrop shaped eyehole, gravity pulls the female half of the column cover down to lock it into place.These can be fabricated using any available material (ACM, MCM, aluminum, stainless,etc...)
The M-2000 Series Metal Column Cover is a“reveal joint" column cover. The sections of the column covers are bolted to an angle that is attached to the structural beam. A gap is left between the sections for bolting the columns to the angles. This gap can then be filled with caulk, filled with a channel, or left open. These can be fabricated using any available material (ACM, MCM, aluminum, stainless,etc...)
Fully customizable Architectural element tocontrol unwanted direct sun rays fromentering your building, but allowing naturallight.
Beautifully fabricated protective coversproviding shade and shelter from the weatheror just to decorate accentuating theArchitects true design intent.
Decorative window and wall coverings givingan owner or Architect the ability create amore visually interesting appearance.
SAF offers a huge selection of standard anodized aluminum extrusions. Our large inventory of aluminum extrusions and 60 years of anodizing experience allow SAF to deliver a quality product faster than anyone in the industry. All of our extrusions are stocked in mill finish, anodized the night you order them, and shipped out the next day.
SAF can deliver quality pre-cut aluminum extrusions ready for installation or further fabrication. All of our extrusions ship out the NEXT DAY, EVEN IF THEY NEED TO BE ANODIZED!!!
We have NO MINIMUM order requirements for extrusions cut from mill standard aluminum stock. This service is ideal for contractors, hobbyists, educational institutions, laboratories, research, and do-it-yourselfers.Tell us what you want and we can usually cut, pack, and ship your aluminum extrusion order via UPS.
Reliable, quality controlled Aluminum Coil Anodizing & Processing
- Up to 0.063 gauge
- Up to 49″ input widths
- Color Anodizing (dyes)
- 66″ maximum O.D., 10,000 lbs maximum coil weight
We have extensive experience with these coatings. We require you to approve our color samples in writing.
An SAF Conversion Coating is a proper corrosion resistant aluminum surface treatment for painting, powder coating, and adhesive bonding. Alodine, Alocromin, and Iridite are trade names sometimes applied to these coatings. These coatings are applied through an immersion process and are compatible with most aluminum alloys. Non-chrome coatings are often specified where environmental considerations are paramount.Chrome conversion coatings provide measure of corrosion resistance and can also be used as a standalone finish.
Last Update: 2019-09-19