Ventilated facades – exa | TECH |
As part of its desire to continue expanding its catalogue of comprehensive technical solutions for construction projects, Exagres presents its all-new line of exa-TECH ventilated facades.
Exa-TECH is a ventilated facade system that comes with high-tech extruded porcelain ceramic panelling that is compatible with most profiling and anchoring systems currently on the market.
This incredible breakthrough construction system provides a next-generation architectural solution for projects, offering the best features against the elements in addition to quick, low-cost and environmentally-friendly installation as well as an extensive variety of exterior wall tiling for ventilated facades.
What is a ventilated facade?
A ventilated facade is an enclosure construction solution with a ventilated chamber between the exterior wall tiling panels and the support or interior partition walls.
The ventilation chamber fosters incoming and outgoing air through the openings (start and edging) as well as between the panel seams.
The origin of ventilated facade systems lies in the need to protect structures from snow and rain. It’s a double-layer system formed by two enclosure leaves with a separation between to create a chamber that allows the circulation of air to eliminate any type of moisture.
Why use the exa | TECH | FVH system?
The exa-TECH FVH ventilated facade system is a set of elements that form a solid self-bearing substructure with the support where it’s installed. Grooved exa-TECH FVH plate models are the ones used to clad facades using this system.
Characteristics of ventilated facades
Sustainable architecture, which fosters energy efficiency and the use of environmentally-friendly materials, is on the rise and ventilated facades feature a series of characteristics and basic elements offering a clear advantage as concerns insulation and energy savings. The basic characteristics and elements comprising a ventilated facade are as follows:
Base Material: The support on which the ventilated facade system is fixed (not a part of the system).
Thermal insulation: covers the inner leaf for enhanced thermal and acoustic behaviour, eliminating thermal bridging.
Ventilated air chamber: at a minimum size of 20 mm, the chimney effect produced helps spread the water vapour from the inside and any water that may penetrate within due to rain. Substructure:
· Anchors: the ventilated facade fixings that connect the system to the base material to transfer loads.
· Cantilevers: components with a substructure to separate the wall tiling from the inner leaf.
· Profiles: longitudinal elements that are fixed to the cantilevers and support the stretches of the facade.
Fixing system: elements that fix or secure the exterior ventilate facade wall tiling to the profiles.
Wall tiling panels: the outer facade leaf.
Advantages of ventilated facades
Installing a ventilated facade offers a series of benefits over traditional systems: The most important are listed below:
1. Continuous thermal insulation.
2. The building heat absorption in summer is significantly reduced.
3. The inner leaf accumulates internal heat in winter.
4. Less condensation and moisture problems due to the constantly renewed air.
5. The outer leaf works as a protective barrier against atmospheric agents (wind, rain...); this is known as the “Rain Screen” effect.
6. Enhances the acoustic insulation.
Types of ventilated facades
If one had to classify the different types of ventilated facades, they could be classified in accordance with the material, finish or fixing system. exa-TECH ventilated facades are the best choice in building construction and rehabilitation because of their great resistance to UVA rays, extensive durability and near-zero water absorption.
Some of the most commonly used materials and finishes are as follows:
Ceramic ventilated facades
The demand for ceramic ventilated facades is on the rise. Much of this success is due to the excellent technical characteristics of this material which offer immense hardness and high resistance to adverse climate conditions.
Moreover, exa-TECH has a large catalogue of collections with a great variety of finishes that can be adapted to any home or building design or style such as marble ventilated facades.
Stone ventilated facades
Another of the most popular trends are ventilated stone facades. Their country, timeless character makes the exa-TECH digital print collections quite the success.
Wood ventilated facades
The authentic character of wood can also be maintained with porcelain wood ventilated facades which combine the warmth of this material with the resistance and long-lastingness of ceramic.
Ventilated facade price
Due to its immense break resistance and easy assembly, this type of ventilated facade can be adapted to the needs and technical requirements of any project. If you’re interested in finding out the price of an exa-TECH ventilated facade, please contact us by completing the contact form.
exa-TECH offers a wide variety of pieces in different formats and finishes in line with the latest trends in architecture.
Several collections are available with textured coloured body panels in different tones and with the advantage that the panel thickness is the same tone as the rest of the piece.
Plus, there are different types of exa-TECH products with graphics applied using inkjet digital technology to recreate different kinds of cement, wood, marble or stone.