To ensure a building its proper thermal insulation while maintaining good looks is a real challenge. Ventilated facades are the solution that allows to meet these conditions. This system is a modern technology perfect for both hot summer days and winter frosts. Which parameters shall be taken into consideration when choosing the system? What brackets will provide a solid mounting while meeting the Technical Conditions? What determines the resistance of a ventilated facade to weather conditions?
What is a ventilated facade?
The ventilated facade is a cladding system mounted outside the building. Its main function is to provide proper thermal insulation. At the same time, it is distinguished by other advantages. It is exceptionally durable, and that is why it guarantees a good appearance to a building for a long time. The ability to mount the facade regardless of the temperature and a very large selection of cladding is also important. All this makes the ventilated façade to be a perfect solution for any building – it is durable, resistant to weather conditions and visually effective.
Modern technology of ventilated facades
What ensures the resistance of a ventilated facade to weather conditions? Several factors are responsible therefor:
- high quality of materials,
- proper structure,
- correct assembling.
The system consists of a passive skeleton/framework, a layer of thermal insulation and cladding. Between the external panels and the building itself is formed a space, referred to as ventilation chimney. At this very space the air circulates, preventing the internal layers from heating up. Only the external facade is exposed to cooling and heating. This facilitates proper ventilation and constant temperature in the building. Apart from resistance to temperature changes, the structure, guarantees also moisture removal and reduces the risk of water vapour condensing. In this way, the ventilated facade system is resistant to all weather conditions and provides proper thermal insulation to the walls of the building.
Passive mounting system for a ventilated facade
In addition to the cladding boards and insulation, the mounting system is another very important element of the ventilated facade. It is responsible for reducing the risk associated with the occurrence of thermal bridges. Thus, it is worth choosing a solid construction, originating from a proven manufacturer. The passive mounting system made of GD 350 steel and covered with a metallic or stainless steel coating will ensure the highest level of thermal insulation. Furthermore, apart from being highly resistant to weather conditions, it is not susceptible to corrosion. It is also durable in the case of fire conditions. The AGS ventilated facades mounting systems have been awarded highly appreciated certificates and meet the requirements of the Technical Conditions. That is why, they are the best choice for any building. High-quality materials, solid structures and a perfect matching to a given project are valuable features that make AGS systems outperform other products available on the market and ensure cost optimization.