Façade panels are strong and durable exterior wall cladding systems which are used to cover buildings. They are not only designed to protect the building but also provide privacy to the inhabitants. If you feel that your building is vulnerable to corrosion or decay installing façade panels are the right solution as it prevents moisture and the corrosion of metallic elements. They also give an attractive look to your building as they come in different designs, textures and finishes. Façade panel designers can create a decorative panel which can blend in with the architecture of your building. They can set a tone for your building and save money for exterior design or painting work.
Façade systems are known for their flexible nature and water-resistant properties. If you are worried that your electricity bill may skyrocket installing façade panels will increase the energy efficiency of the building as it does not allow external heat to enter inside thereby increasing cooling efficiency. They are set up to enclose the building in such a manner that they provide privacy to the occupants. Designers study the architectural design of your building and craft the best panel which suits the layout of your building. Façade panels have become a status symbol in today’s world and apart from that they also offer a wide range of benefits as well.
Steel Façade Panels
Steel façade panels can be designed in different ways and come in different textures. They are known for their functionality and come in a wide range of textures if possible. It is a lightweight façade system which minimises the load on the supporting structure, therefore, they can also be used to support old weak buildings. It is designed to support different cladding systems as they are equipped with light steel infill walls using C sections. Steel façades can be pre-fabricated for faster installation and can be combined with steel glazing systems to be used in tall entrance areas for improved visual appeal. Since steel is non-combustible and resistant to damage; they can be used in areas which are prone to fire accidents. It can also be insulated with thermal and acoustic insulation to enhance user-friendliness. Steel façade panels can be used as light steel infill walls which span between the floor and the edge beam. It is placed right outside the slab edge as they are attached to discrete locations.
Façade Curtain Walls
Façade curtain walls or façade panel walls are metallic lightweight cladding systems which are supported by a structural frame. They can also be supported with a stone veneer or large tiled system which gives a cladding system. You need to pre-order the construction wall as designers need to study the style of your building and erect frames accordingly. Façade panel designers assemble panels using interlocking units which are installed on site. For smaller buildings, designers use stick curtain walling as it provides external access for building elevations. This is well suited for scaffolding and wall climbing work platforms. Unitised curtain walling can be installed without using a crane as they are lightweight. This system is best suited for high raised buildings as they can be installed easily using mini cranes. Façade curtain walls are designed to remain weather tightness and provide natural lighting, shading and thermal insulation. They are sealed with high-grade materials and insulated between the joints using rubber gaskets and silicone sealants.
Double Glazed Façade Panels
If you are looking for an attractive design of panel double glazed façade panels will meet your expectations. This system comprises of two façades which are placed in such a manner that air flows in the intermediate cavity. The ventilation of the cavity acts as a natural fan which means you need not worry about your electricity bill. Glass skins come as single or double glazing units which are twenty centimetres to two meters apart. Some double-glazed façade panels are designed in an integrated manner such that air enters between the inner cavity and the outer skin. These panels are best suited for corporate structures and tall skyscrapers. Double glazed façade panels can easily condense in three ways. Indoor condensation causes high internal humidity with low outdoor temperature. Some double-glazed façade panels are equipped with anti-fog material to prevent condensation and the deposition of dew deposits.