Rainscreen Facades Are Designed For Easy Installation and Maximum Insulation Protection

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You don’t have to be an architect to know that if moisture from weather outside finds a way to penetrate a building’s defenses and gets past its defenses, nothing good will result. Moisture diminishes the effectiveness of insulation, which in turn affects the heating and cooling performance and costs. Moisture leads to the creation of mold which affects the respiratory health of a building’s occupants. A rainscreen façade is an excellent way of strengthening your building’s protection against the incursion of moisture and the damage that it can cause.

What Is A Rainscreen Façade?

A rainscreen is an exterior wall detail that’s installed so that it creates a barrier of air between itself and the wall that’s behind it. Danpal has created the Ventilated Rainscreen System, which prevents moisture left by snow and rain from penetrating a building’s interior. Thanks to an air gap, the Ventilated Rainscreen System (VRS) provides natural ventilation that keeps insulation dry and free from moisture. Its effectiveness is enhanced by double-notched panels that increase the defenses against an invasion of moisture.

Is A Rainscreen Façade Easy to Install?

Danpal has perfected the construction of flexible materials like polycarbonate that are easy to install. Connections can be placed directly upon the support without the need for additional structural support. Ease of installation is both a time-saver and a money-saver which Rainscreen cladding has many advantages and one that clients find especially attractive is the fact that it doesn’t need a lot of maintenance or periodic service. It’s strong and durable even though it’s so light in weight.

The Reasons Why A Rainscreen Façade Benefits Building And Occupant Health

There are so many architectural elements involved in the construction of a building that a client might not realize how important it is to protect the structure’s inside insulation. It’s not hard to detect the presence of a leak in the roof, but sometimes it takes time to figure out that the insulation has been compromised by moisture. If you don’t have a rainscreen façade, you’re missing out on an important protective measure for your building’s insulation. Wet insulation means that your heating and cooling systems are overworking and energy is escaping. That’s wasting energy and money.

Because you might not notice right away that your insulation is damp, you probably won’t be able to immediately detect the presence of mold in a building. Mold spreads quickly but silent. The occupants may not realize that it is there until respiratory problems begin to develop for the building occupants. For those who already have allergies, mold can worsen the symptoms. Asthma sufferers will also be affected by the growth of mold.

Selecting a rainscreen façade is a smart and effective way to protect a building and its occupants from moisture and mold and the trouble they can cause. That’s also a way to make sure that your energy isn’t escaping and that when you pay your utility bills, you’re only paying for energy that you’ve used.

Contact Danpal to discuss rainscreen facades for your next architectural project.

Contact Danpal for your next architectural project.

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