If you’re looking for a thermal façade that delivers all of the standard features for which Danpal is well known, and you’re also looking for exceptional thermal insulation, you can be confident that once again, Danpal delivers. The Danpatherm system provides wind-load resistance that can’t be equaled, variable levels of light transmission, and a sleek appearance with no aluminum visible; it also offers some qualities that are unique to Danpatherm. The thermal façade meets all of your performance and appearance expectations. Of course it does. It’s made by Danpal.
How Does Danpatherm Enhance The Thermal Façade Installation?
Danpatherm, a cassette panel system, is pre-fabricated in the factory and delivered to the worksite, ready to be installed upon arrival. The installation is quick, labor costs are reduced, and less time is needed to complete the process. The composition of Danpatherm prevents dirt and moisture from penetrated the separations between the panels. The finished product delivers both excellent light transmission and superior thermal performance.
Thermal Façade Resistance To Weather
Facades are capable of doing a great deal to improve the performance of a building, but they can only perform their function if they are able to stand up to the elements. With Danpatherm, the thermal façade offers wind load resistance that’s unparalleled. Danpatherm can also span more than three meters without support, which greatly reduces the need for secondary steel framing. If there’s a need to remove the external panels, that can be done without having negatively affecting the building. There’s a lot of work going on behind the thermal façade scenes to make sure that the insulation is performing as it should.
What U-Values Reveal About Thermal Facades
How effectively a material performs as an insulator is measured by its U-value, or its thermal transmittance. This is the rate of transfer of heat through a structure, divided by the difference in the temperature across the structure being measured. The units of measurement used to assess this number are W/m²K. When the U-value is low, it means that the material provides more insulation and less heat is being lost. For example, more heat is lost through a window than escapes from the wall of the same area. Knowing the U-value makes it easier to predict the overall performance of the complete element. Danpal’s thermal facades can offer U-values that are as low as 0.52 W/m²K in Danpatherm K12, and 0.72 W/m²K in Danpatherm K7 when a translucent insulating insulating material is included in the cavity.
Light and the Thermal Façade
We’re talking a lot about insulation and heat, but everyone knows that Danpal and light make a perfect match. That’s because light is an integral feature of a Danpal façade. Danpatherm’s Softlite, one of the many Danpal finishes, is built into the panels, ensuring an even transmission of light that eliminates glare. The interior is evenly illuminated by diffused light that casts a soft and gentle glow.
Upon integration with a complete LED system, the result is a brilliant wall of light during the daylight hours and a light box at night.