Rainscreen cladding helps prevent mold from developing

RAINSCREEN CLADDING

We know when cold and flu season is upon us because we become very aware of how much contact we have with one another. We use hand sanitizer faithfully so that we keep our hands free of any germs we might up. But not all illnesses come from human contact. The structural equivalent of cold and flu season for a building is all year around, 365 days a year. Building health has a lot to do with human health. We spend a great deal of our time inside buildings; most of our day, in fact, is spent inside unless we have outdoor jobs. However, the buildings in which we live and work can have a direct impact on our health, particularly for anyone who has respiratory issues.

The real culprit isn’t the building itself but rather the damage that can take place if weather manages to invade the inside of the building. If dampness from snow or rain is able to compromise insulation, the results can lead to ill health for your building through the development of mold. And mold affects the people who live and work inside the structure. But Danpal rainscreen cladding can make the difference in how you keep your building healthy enough to avoid mold.

RAINSCREEN CLADDINGRAINSCREEN CLADDING RESISTS WEATHER DAMAGE.

We all know how weather affects us personally. A cold blustery day sees us wearing scarves and gloves along with our heavy coats. We’re searching for our umbrellas when there’s rain in the forecast. We can protect ourselves from the effects of weather, but what do buildings do? The external building may seem as if it’s impenetrable, but how can you be certain? If you choose to add rainscreen cladding to your building, you’re adding weather protection and peace of mind.

Keeping insulation dry is vital if the building is going to remain sturdy and healthy for those within. Leaks of any kind are a diagnosis that no building wants to have; a leak can weaken the structure and eventually cause serious problems that compromise the integrity of the building.

Rainscreen cladding, which is made of an outer panel, a ventilated cavity, and an inner panel, is protection from the damage caused by moisture. An air gap between the cladding and the building’s exterior nurtures a steady flow of air. Rain is also prevented from entering because of the overhangs and screens. Moisture stays out, and insulation stays dry.

RAINSCREEN CLADDING IS THE RX FOR A HEALTHY BUILDING

If you suffer from asthma or allergies, you’re already well aware of the harmful effects of mold. Health professionals warn us that mold is an ominous threat to people who are dealing with breathing issues. That’s why you need to make sure that the buildings in which you spend your days and nights are healthy, with dry insulation and no leaks.

KEEPING THE PLANET HEALTHY WITH RAINSCREEN CLADDING

The connection between wet insulation and respiratory ailments has another aspect that must be addressed. If insulation is damp, it’s unable to do its job effectively. That means using more energy to heat and cool a building. Wasted energy is an economic factor for us because it means that we’re paying for energy we aren’t using. But in these days when we’re all trying to do our part to shrink the size of our carbon footprint, we don’t want energy inefficiency to increase environmental concerns.

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