Perforated metal panels are sheets of metal, often made from stainless steel, galvanized steel or aluminum, which have been punched with holes in order to form a perforated design. Perforated metal panels can be used in a variety of applications with aesthetically unique appearances. Many designers are now choosing perforated metal panels and incorporating them into a wide variety of decorative and ornamental applications. Applications include balconies, staircases or facades.
One of the most popular uses of perforated metal panels is as a screen or facade. Panels can be produced in many different colors. In addition to coloring, they can be constructed of different types of metals such as copper, zinc, and weathered steel. It is important to treat the perforated metal panels that will be exposed to weathering in order to resist rust.
In addition to its aesthetic properties, perforated metal panels can be used as a functional element of a building’s design. The panels can be used in suspended ceiling systems that provide acoustic noise reduction. The panels themselves can be fabricated into curved or flat shapes. This can be especially helpful in an office setting where there is increased foot traffic and the need for noise control. While perforated metal panels are not suitable for primary outdoor window coverings, they can be used in a variety of secondary window applications. For example, it is possible to create a screen for windows in order to shade the interior of the building from excess natural light.