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RAINSCREEN CLADDING & EXTERNAL INSULATION | CHARACTERISTICS


Rainscreen cladding is a construction solution widely used and popular amongst Architects and developers worldwide.

Now considered the most efficient system for construction envelope purposes. The combination of a ventilated system together with an insulation system gives numerous advantages in terms of thermal and acoustic properties. It avoids thermal bridges and condensation issues.

The rainscreen cladding system consists of a load bearing wall, a layer of insulation and a covering material fixed to the building with the help of a supporting structure. This system creates a gap between the insulation and covering material called an air cavity.

For optimum performance the system must allow constant air circulation through the cavity creating a natural convection process.

Warm air inside the cavity is lifted and released to the exterior resulting in a continuous ventilation cycle.

This so called “chimney effect” is one of the advantageous characteristics of a rainscreen cladding.

esquema de una fachada ventilada

CUPACLAD® systems offer a design to suit each need and are compatible with any type of insulating material.



CUPACLAD® | MAIN ADVANTAGES



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ENERGY SAVINGS

Thermal efficiency is increased due to the cooling effect in summer and greater heat retention in winter.

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ESTRUCTURAL MOVEMENT REDUCTION

The air cavity avoids temperature variations resulting in less pronounced structural movements. This reduces the risk of cracks and other structural issues.

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ELIMINATION OF HUMIDITY

Rainwater penetration is greatly reduced and any moisture is removed through the constant ventilation, reducing the risk of any condensation.

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DURABILITY

The cladding material is kept dry due to continuous ventilation. Many issues related to humidity (efflorescence etc…) are reduced resulting in a longer life span of the installation.