There’s one thing agreed upon by both sage world leaders and visionary teen activists and that’s this simple fact: human beings need to do more to protect the planet from environmental harm. There are many ways that we can take on the challenge associated with climate change, and at Danpal, we’re doing our part. The building industry recognizes the important role it has in designing and manufacturing products that support energy efficiency. Ventilated facades by Danpal are one of the ways our company fulfills its motto of Global Vision, Local Focus, by holding fast to the belief that we have a responsibility to both our clients and our planet. A cladding system, of which a ventilated façade is a part, is added to the structure to provide extra defense against weather as well as to enhance the visual appearance of the building. The movement of air between the building’s supporting wall and its cladding reinforces the thermal insulation which is so central to both comfort and energy efficiency. Taken as a whole, a ventilated façade improves a building’s function on multiple levels.
How Does A Ventilated Façade Increase Energy Efficiency?
Your heating and air conditioning systems should maintain a comfortable, even temperature throughout the seasons. You should not have to constantly adjust the temperatures inside. If your insulation isn’t dry, the consequences will show up in your utility bills. Your air conditioning won’t be able to keep pace with the heat and humidity outside. When it’s cold outside, it will cost more to keep your interior living and working spaces warm because energy is escaping. But the moving air within a ventilated façade prevents moisture from ruining insulation, and that helps to keep your energy performing efficiently.
What Keeps Insulation Dry?
Insulation that has been compromised by moisture which has leaked into a building’s interior becomes a liability over time. An efficient use of energy relies upon dry insulation; the air space that exists between the cladding and the wall delivers a natural ventilation to keep the air moving. This process works well for both the warm and cold seasons; when we’re facing the hot temperatures of summer, the moving air limits heat conductivity. When cold weather is upon us, the air space maintains a comfortable inside temperature by controlling the level of humidity.
How Does Danpal’s Ventilated Rainscreen System (VRS) Keep Insulation Dry?
Danpal’s Ventilated Rainscreen System panels are double-notched and watertight. The panels, which are made from Microcell polycarbonate, are three times lighter than ordinary rainscreen cladding, so they’re much easier to work with. Behind the panels, the connective action stops moisture from getting inside.
We know how challenging weather can be. We’ve seen news footage showing communities besieged by winter blizzards and summer storms. But even in ordinary times, weather is a powerful foe as, day by day, it unleashes sunshine, rain, snow, wind, and hail from the sky to the buildings below.
Think of VRS as a line of defense against the forces of weather.