One of the most efficient cladding systems in construction is rainscreen cladding. Rainscreen cladding is a building solution that fits perfectly into today’s sustainable trends in architecture and is relatively easy to install. A rainscreen is a detail on the exterior of a wall that acts as an outer skin to protect the building from rain and to provide a layer of insulation.
How does a rainscreen cladding system work?
A rainscreen cladding system is made with an insulation layer, a bearing wall, and a cladding material that is adhered to a building with a supporting structure. The supporting structure creates an air cavity between the cladding material and the load-bearing wall to permit continuous ventilation.
Usually, there is a layer of insulation between the cladding and the load-bearing wall, but this depends on the building. Sometimes, the insulating material is fixed inside the building or the load-bearing wall itself provides insulating properties.
What are the benefits of rainscreen cladding?
A poorly made external brick cladding installation or internal brick cladding structure can lead to significant energy losses, but a rainscreen cladding system can preserve energy due to its exterior air cavity. By combining an exterior installation system with a rainscreen cladding system, a building is provided with both acoustic and thermal installation.
The air cavity in a rainscreen cladding system also keeps the temperature in the building construction envelope at a more stable level, which can prevent structural issues such as cracks from forming. As there is a reduced risk of extreme temperature changes in the structure, it is less likely to be damaged by contraction or expansion movements.
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