CUSTOM VENTILATED FACADES
ALIVA is a superior product for exterior building projects. Alucovering ® by ALIVA provides ventilated facade systems based on maximum reliability, operating conditions on the wall, and compliance with strict industry regulations.
Versatile perforated sheets are attached to the cladding of new buildings or the recladding of existing ones, giving buildings an attractive appearance. The perforated panels can be created with any shape or texture to enhance the building design.
ALIVA'S expanded and wire mesh metal sheets make it possible to create surfaces with highly unique designs, effects with shadows, and shapes & volumes, giving projects a strong visual impact.
What Is A Facade System?
Facade systems are composed of structural elements or material to provide lateral and vertical resistance to wind, covering the buildings, enhancing weather resistance, thermal and acoustic, and fire resistance. Façade materials can be mixed to enhance the aesthetic properties of buildings.
Facades can also add an executive touch to the aesthetic properties of a structure. Today ventilated facades are common in any building and construction project. At AMS, we explore your architectural, material, and design needs and picture your ideal building. We then implement that during construction to give you outstanding performance.
We involve you in planning, upgrading, or making changes to the original design if need be, and this makes us the best in the field.
How Do Ventilated Facades Work?
The ventilated Facade system, double-skin facade, or rain-screen protects buildings against wind and rain, chimney effect, and the effects of water falling on the walls.
The Ventilated facade system has two distinct facades, separated by an air cavity that prevents rainwater from passing through. It diffuses vapor from inside to the outside, with the external cladding as the protection against rain and wind. A ventilated facade air corridor between the support structure and the external cladding is pivotal to the ventilated facade system.
Temperature differences between the surface of the cladding panel and the air cavity are usually brought about by natural ventilation on a façade, varying air density and causing an upward flow of air within the cavity based on the chimney effect. This airflow moves heat from the cavity through high-level exhausts, drying convection, and residual moisture accumulated within the air cavity.
Is Cladding The Same As Facade?
A facade is the exterior appearance or covering of buildings. The term is mostly used to describe the designs, styles, or colors. On the other hand, cladding is the exterior protective layer that envelopes buildings and the exterior walls. Therefore there is a distinction that is not obvious to many unqualified service providers in the industry.
What Are The Benefits Of A Ventilated Facade?
Getting a ventilated facade system from AMS has three main advantages to a building. The first of the advantages is thermal insulation. The natural ventilation air cavity in the external façade reduces the heat that buildings absorb in hot weather by partially reflecting solar radiation and enhancing thermal insulation.
In cold weather, ventilated walls retain heat, lowering the surface reliance on heat. The building energy consumption is 40% of total building energy consumption.
Research has proven that ventilated facades save up to 30% on thermal consumption, thus enhancing energy savings.
There are acoustic benefits to the structure. Ventilated façade systems reflect exterior noise, improving occupants' comfort. Thermal and acoustic benefits result from reflection. While reflection reduces noise, thermal insulation absorbs heat and consequently facilitates energy savings within the structure.
Ventilated facade systems provide structural benefits. A secondary façade protects the building against wind and rain. The natural bottom-to-top airflow through the cavity stops moisture accumulation on the facades, preventing mold and water ingress, thus prolonging the structure's integrity and the lifespan of the building.
Custom Ventilated Facade Materials
AMS uses Aliva to develop customized rainscreen systems solutions or ventilated facades to meet specific needs. We have demonstrated excellent performance for over thirty years, applying technical expertise to package solutions that meet unique customer demand.
We have constantly improved our performance to give quality to our clients. With appropriate technical and professional experience, we have competed with our peers and won as the market leader.
So what are you waiting for? Contact us today. Our phone number is 360-825-2404, while you can also email us at email@example.com. We are here for you, and we will continue to provide the best service through our collaborative endeavor at every stage of the construction process.