WHAT ARE VENTILATED FACADES?
It is currently the most effective system in construction, through the different types of existing claddings, to insulate and protect the building from external agents.
Due to the air gap between the building and the ventilated facade, a natural ventilation effect appears, called the “chimney effect”, which produces continuous ventilation between the cladding and the building, thus eliminating possible moisture infiltrations and hiding cracks or other defects that the building has or will eventually suffer over time.
For greater efficiency in the performance of the ventilated facade, it is advisable to apply an insulating material directly to the building, so that air circulates between the insulation and the interior part of the facade.
Ventilated façades can be used in new constructions or in the requalification of old buildings, thus obtaining pleasant spaces with the absence of large thermal variations and significant savings in energy consumption, thus contributing to a low environmental impact.
The advantages of the building’s energy and structural improvements are :
- Excellent thermal insulation;
- Greater durability of the building, protecting the structure of the building;
- Elimination of problems related to moisture and infiltrations;
- Reduction in the energy consumption of the building, due to improved thermal comfort;
- Aesthetic and acoustic improvement;
- Reduced maintenance of the building’s cladding
Cladding through a ventilated facade is not a constraint in terms of architecture, due to the existing fixing systems developed for different situations.
In short, it is a system that allows you to optimize the building’s functionality, both structurally, energetically and architecturally