Standard vs Custom
Perforation is a design element highly valued by designers as it creates depth in the siding, while creating a unique look.
Perforation is also used to create patterns and insert plays of light.
Although there are certain rules to follow when incorporating perforated liner, it opens up an endless range of possibilities for designers.
The first thing to determine is if you can use standard “Pre-perforated” aluminum sheet for your project.
Pre-perforated material is less expensive than custom perforation.
In addition, if the sheets are in stock at a supplier, the total production lead time of your project will be shorter.
However, note that in about 80% of situations, custom perforation is required to meet the concept of the project.
Custom perforation is required, if any of these conditions are desired:
– If you want more than 1 hole size on the same panel;
– If you want to have a “non-perforated” perimeter border on each panel;
– If you want to interrupt the perforation on a panel;
– If you want a shape of holes other than round;
– If you want random perforation or make patterns;
– If the perforation pattern is not available from a supplier;