Rainscreen cladding systems
Ventilated facades, also known as rainscreen cladding systems, are a popular type of facade cladding that have gained popularity in recent years. A ventilated facade is a double-skin construction that consists of an outer layer of cladding, an air gap, and an inner layer that is usually made of insulation material or a structural wall. This air gap between the cladding and the insulation allows air to circulate freely, which helps to regulate temperature and humidity levels in the building.
One of the main benefits of a ventilated facade is its ability to improve the energy efficiency of a building. By creating an air gap between the cladding and the insulation, a ventilated facade can help to reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer, which can lead to lower energy bills and a more comfortable living or working environment. Additionally, the insulation material used in the facade can be selected to meet the specific thermal requirements of the building, which can help to further improve energy efficiency.
Another benefit of a ventilated facade is that it can help to protect the building from moisture damage. The air gap between the cladding and the insulation allows any water that penetrates the outer layer of cladding to drain away, rather than being absorbed into the building's structure. This can help to prevent issues such as mold growth, rot, and decay, which can be costly to repair.
Ventilated facades can also be designed to be visually striking, with a wide range of cladding materials, colors, and textures available. Some popular materials for ventilated facades include metal panels, terracotta tiles, ceramic tiles, glass panels, and natural stone.
Ventilated facades are a choice that offers many benefits for buildings, including improved energy efficiency, durability, aesthetics, and sustainable development. That is why more and more architects and developers are opting to use ventilated facades in their projects. Feel free to contact us if you need to discuss your ventilated facade project. As specialists in this field, we will gladly assist you in selecting the best solution for your building.