“SEMPRE e per SEMPRE”
Ventilated facade systems add visual appeal and weather protection to commercial and residential structures around the world. Read on to learn why ventilated facades and rain screens are valuable additions to most any new construction or renovation project.
An added layer of protection from ventilated walls extends the life of your building's exterior. The benefits are likely to be substantial in isolated and exposed buildings or taller than their surroundings.
SEMPRE is an attractive, durable, and easily repaired rain screen and cladding system (façade) used on commercial buildings worldwide to protect from moisture, pollution, and noise reduction.
Out aluminum panel system creates the kind of "curtain" that has protected buildings for centuries. Only the materials and designs have changed, not the principle of creating a barrier between nature and the exterior walls.
Ventilated Facades and Rainscreens
A ventilated facade is a system used to protect the exterior of a home or business from wind and water while still being aesthetically pleasing. These systems also provide a little added insulation and acoustic insulation.
A second skin on the building reduces external noise.
Ventilated walls also minimize thermal bridging. Thermal bridging is an undesirable phenomenon where heat or cold flows through the walls into or out of a building.
This happens when a material with higher conductivity touches a material with lower conductivity. In this situation, the structure of the building provides a channel for heat to escape.
The more heat gets conducted away from the building, the higher the heating costs go. This is the same logic as anything else that allows hot air to escape in the winter or hot air to intrude in the summer.
Why Choose a Ventilated Facade
Any building façade is a cladding that stands out from the original exterior wall. This creates an air cavity that brings its benefits in terms of durability, living comfort, and energy costs. In other words, ventilated facade cladding provides numerous benefits.
A properly designed and ventilated façade system can create a "chimney effect" that helps cool the building. The chimney effect created by an air gap is just what it sounds like.
Hot air rises and escapes the top of the building, carrying away heat energy that would otherwise warm the building. This is an added advantage in cooling on top of protection from direct sunlight. Solar radiation that otherwise hits the walls and leaks into the interior heats the facade and its air.
Added insulation means two things - energy savings and a longer life for your air conditioning. In addition, keeping the building dry outside reduces wear on the surface and may end up saving the owner more money in the future.
Water beating against exterior walls can reduce the life of the wall coverings over the years. In cold climates, the cycles of freezing and thawing make this problem more pronounced.
A rain screen like SEMPRE creates a barrier that keeps moisture-related issues from developing. The combined action of wind and rain over time can be defeated by putting a durable layer of material between the environment and the building's exterior.
If you think a SEMPRE ventilated facade might be right for your project, feel free to give us a call.
"SEMPRE e per SEMPRE"
Translated as "Always and Forever," SEMPRE uses aluminum plate panels to create the most advanced facade cladding system available, to meet the rigorous demands of the ventilated rain screen customers.
The foundation of SEMPRE lies in a profound knowledge of ventilated façade systems and their materials. This system provides maximum reliability and performance under all conditions.
What are the advantages of SEMPRE? Our aluminum panel system:
- Enhances protection from atmospheric agents, like smog and acid rain.
- Protects exterior insulation from sun, wind, and water damage.
- Eliminates thermal bridging between interior and exterior by creating an air gap.
- Boasts easy installation and repair/maintenance.
- Keeps moisture away from the wall by facilitating airflow between the cladding and the exterior wall
- Reduces energy consumption by reducing the amount of energy that buildings absorb.
- Cuts down on exterior noise.
- Looks great anywhere a sleek, modern look is desired.
Customers can achieve even greater energy savings if they add thermal mass to the structure by insulating the floor structure or roof, or both.
The SEMPRE system uses aluminum panels that are both attractive and durable.
Every aspect of the SEMPRE ventilated facade is designed to create a system that will look and perform…. "Always and Forever." Don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to know more about the system's materials and installation methods.
Ventilated Facades in Seattle and Portland
We have experience installing ventilated façade systems on a wide range of structures. If you are convinced that a ventilated facade is the right choice, please call us for a free estimate.