The ventilated facade is a building cladding system which, using mechanical, chemical or hybrid anchors, fixes the porcelain stoneware surface to the building wall through an aluminum structure.
An air chamber is thus created between the masonry / insulating panel and the slab which helps to control the hygrothermal characteristics of the wall because the air flow, which flows inside it, lowers the surface temperatures in the hottest periods and favors the disposal of excess moisture.
In fact, the chimney effect, guaranteed by suitable air intake and exhaust openings at the base and top of the wall, generates an ascending air flow that allows the water vapor coming from the inside to be evacuated, avoiding the phenomenon of interstitial condensation. and to eliminate the negative effects of possible water infiltrations from the outside.
This type of facade is the one that has the best quality / price ratio because by maintaining a lower cost than a facade with invisible hooks, it preserves and in some cases exceeds the characteristics of durability and mechanical resistance.
The advantage of this type of facade is certainly the greater aesthetic effect ensured by the concealment of the plate anchoring system. There are various types of retractable ventilated façades or sub-types such as: Keil undercut, bayonet connection, glued; which identify the hooking system of the slab to the substructure.
All the systems proposed by Italgraniti can be used on the different types of support present in the building sector such as: bricks, lightened bricks, reinforced concrete, prefabricated reinforced concrete panels, wood or on a primary structure in metal profiles. Porcelain stoneware slabs can be applied to façades on both new buildings and existing buildings.
The Project Department team will be able to direct you to the most suitable system for your specific need.
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