Metallic panels have been long and broadly used as finishing material for suspended vented facades, mainly for buildings of low height.
However, recently, with occurrence of lightweight and thin 3D panels, they are used for multistoreyed buildings in mass development.
FACADE METALLIC PANELS CAN BE OF TWO TYPES DEPENDING ON A TYPE OF FASTENING:
— open-type panels
— closed-type panels
In case of open-type fastening, every facade panel can be installed individually on a common frame of vented facade. They are fastened
with rivets to profiles of a facade system. Metallic panels of open-type fastening ensure convenience of repairs or replacement of facade
elements, when necessary.
Another type of products is facade panels with closed-type fastening. The panels have a bent-up surface in the top, which is provided with a
special edge for fixing with the following top element of the vented facade. The panels are installed from the bottom up, by a stairway
principle: a top border is fixed to a subsystem and it is covered with the bottom edge of the next panel. This type of metallic panels is
featured by its aesthetic qualities as its joints and points of fastening of the products are completely hidden, which ensures attractive
appearance of a building's facade.
ADVANTAGES OF FACADE PANELS INCLUDE:
— geometric variety
— possibility to paint them in any colour
— resistance to weather conditions and temperature drops
— low specific gravity
— modern appearance