A ventilated facade protects the building against weather influences and has natural ventilation. Most of the rainwater will run down the outer surface of cladding boards. Small rain drops which enter the cavity or any condense water will drain off. Vapor will escape quickly thanks to the ventilation flow within the cavity.
With a ventilated facade, there is easy access to the facade and to the construction behind it. It is also possible to hide rainwater drainage pipes and other elements behind cladding boards. This comes in handy when any maintenance or refurbishment is required.
Algae and moisture problems do not occur and mould cannot grow because the facade is ‘self-breathing’. With a well-designed and well-constructed ventilated facade, negative effects of condensation can be prevented, because water will dry out or leak out.
All parts of a ventilated facade construction can be demounted individually, which enables reusing and/ or recycling them. As Rockpanel boards are fully recyclable and sustainable, they are the best choice for exterior cladding in your ventilated facade when it comes to circularity.
Healthy indoor climate
Using a ventilated facade construction helps creating a healthy indoor climate. A ventilated facade reduces the direct solar impact on the building. Walls do not heat up as much during Summer, thanks to the constant air flow in the cavity which is constantly cooling the construction.