Maybe someday, technology will advance to the point where a building can alter its construction based upon the weather forecast. Maybe there will come a time when we live and work in genius buildings that don a protective coating that shields it from the effects of a pounding rainstorm. Maybe we’ll see the day when buildings will be immune to the powerful heat of the sun. But before the day comes when buildings have wardrobes that include structural raincoats and sunglasses, Danpal suggests that you look into rainscreen cladding. It’s the closest thing we have to weather protection for buildings and it works! Rainscreen cladding even has an advantage that a wardrobe doesn’t have. It’s much easier to maintain. After it’s been washed with water, it looks like it was just installed. Wouldn’t it be nice if our wardrobes were that easy to maintain?
How Weather Harms Buildings
We tend to think of weather in terms of how it affects us, not our living spaces and working spaces. But if you’ve ever had to put a bucket under a leak in the roof to prevent water from dripping all over the floor, you’ve learned firsthand that weather is a force to be reckoned with. Every aspect of weather, even a light drizzle or a brief snowfall, brings with it a process of deterioration. Weather is inescapable. But the building industry has devised defenses to protect structures from the elements and Danpal, with 50 years of experience, has used its research and innovation to become a leader in the field.
The Role Of Rainscreen Cladding
Your building doesn’t make wardrobe changes. But with cladding, a building has a protective layer that’s designed to protect the interior from moisture. Rainscreen cladding is the way that insulation is kept free from leaks which can do so much harm. With our Ventilated Rainscreen System (VRS), the building’s weather protection comes from our double-notched wall panels. Natural ventilation provided by an air gap protects the insulation so that moisture from snow and rain can’t affect it. When we’re inside, we want to be spectators, not participants, in the weather activity going on outside. Knowing that your building is dry from the insulation inward gives you a sense of confidence in the protective features that your architect has designed.
The Efficiency of Rainscreen Cladding
Rainscreen cladding connections are fastened right onto the support itself with no need for additional support features. Whether you choose metal cladding that’s made of galvanized steel or aluminum, or you prefer plastic, imitation stone, brick or wood, you’ll find that rainscreen cladding is the economical, efficient way to protect your building. With that efficiency comes enhanced energy usage as well. The heating and cooling that you’re paying for to live and work in comfort are exactly what your building is providing. Energy isn’t escaping from the inside to the outside because the insulation is failing to do its job.
Your rainscreen cladding supports the process of keeping insulation dry in order for the building to maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature no matter the season.