When it comes to constructing a building or a structure, there are different techniques that can improve the building. One of them is the use of ventilated facades. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the reasons why you should look into ventilated facades.
What is a ventilated facade?
A ventilated facade is a form of construction that is carried out in the outermost part of the building. It is becoming more and more popular for several reasons, among others:
- It offers many aesthetic possibilities,
- It provides better thermal and acoustic insulation than other forms of facade construction.
Due to its characteristics, the ventilated facade is considered the most effective system to achieve the enclosure of buildings. Why is it so? All types of ventilated facades consist of a load-bearing wall, a space with an insulating layer, and a final layer. The outermost layer acts as a cladding layer.
This formula aims to create a ventilated air chamber that allows constant air circulation. In this way, a “chimney effect” is produced that keeps the warm air in during the winter to help heat the interior of the building. In summer, it exits from the top, thus avoiding overheating.
Benefits of installing a ventilated facade
A ventilated facade offers a more beautiful and efficient result. In addition, this type of structure allows for energy savings. Indeed, people who live in these houses have this type of structure and do not have to make excessive use of heating systems. In addition, ventilated facades are more stable than other types of installations. They adapt better to the building itself, thus reducing the presence of cracks. In short, they require less maintenance and have a much longer life span.
The installation process of this type of facade is a little more laborious. However, it does not involve a large deployment of means or a much greater expenditure of resources. First, metal supports are placed all over the surface of the facade. They will serve to maintain the exterior part. The insulating material that will create the air chamber is placed on this structure. Finally, it remains to install the exterior material of the facade, which can be slate, porcelain stoneware, or ornamental brick, among others.
Energy saving is one of the main reasons for choosing this type of facade. The inner tube is a natural “air conditioner” that does not waste energy. It also keeps the interior of the building from deteriorating at the expense of temperature changes outside. This way, the people inside will always be closer to an optimal temperature. They will not have to overuse the heating in winter and the air conditioning in summer.
As already mentioned, another point in favor of ventilated facades is the great resistance they offer. They adapt perfectly to the structural changes of the building. These facades are made to last. The investment is much more profitable than that made with other types of materials and forms of construction. This is undoubtedly one of the reasons why all types of ventilated facades are the most used and appreciated today.
Finally, the aesthetics should not be neglected. Today, buildings or homes are not just a place to live. Owners want them to be aesthetically beautiful and give a feeling of luxury, comfort, and modernity from their facade. In this sense, many types of ventilated facades meet this criterion. And it is that this system allows a large number of finishes in various colors, textures, and materials.
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