Technical Ventilated Façades (Louvers)
The technical metallic ventilated façade systems are designed to meet, in a differentiated way, the specific demands with regard to:
- Blocking the view towards the interior of the installed surface.
- Limiting the infiltration of rainwater.
- Providing air flow in various grades.
- Optimizing the air pressure drop.
- Enhancing the solar control / limiting direct solar impact.
- Noise reduction.
- Improve the thermal efficiency of the building and reduce the energy consumption.
- Great durability, low maintenance.
The test results of the technical façades will show the most relevant characteristics that might be called for depending on the parameters of every project and the national and international standards that apply.
We can generally confirm that any technical façade could meet more than one demand efficiently but will not score well in others, so this constraint will determine the design and added value of the chosen product.
Technical ventilated façades is a term that defines a product designed for the architectural enclosure that offers solar control and energy savings, also adding a high aesthetic value to the building allowing architects and façade designers to enrich their projects with different shapes, materials and textures.
The louvers have evolved from being elements destined to cover second-hand spaces in constructions to adopt a high prominence in façades, driven by a universe of forms and applications that contribute to a sustainable building by providing solar control conditions, energy saving and isolation.
The majority of our technical ventilated façades are SNAP-ON SYSTEMS.
Designed by Simpleyfácil they consist of a basic or skeleton structure integrated by aluminum profiles called supports, upon which the various slat models are anchored in order to create the canvas or skin of the ventilated façade.
The slat is anchored to the support by snapping it onto a punched area of the support. You find these punches at equal distances of the support. The punched area can be part of the support profile (T support) or it can be integrated as an adaptor into a larger support section called basic profile. In this case the so called universal adaptor is screwed onto the basic profile opening up the punched area of the adaptor.
The ventilated façade is an exterior enclosure system that allows for the regulation of the temperature in a building, optimizing the thermal and acoustical insulation by means of an air movement chamber. The intermediate chamber reduces extreme thermal changes in-between the parallel structures. It eliminates direct exposure to thermal radiation and consequently contributes to the protection of the building envelope.
The use of natural ventilation that these systems provide happens to be the most efficient strategy for the passive cooling of a building, and becomes quite relevant in places with major solar exposure. In cold weather, Simpleyfácil’s ventilated façades operate as an accumulator of warmth, thus limiting the direct impact of cold temperatures on the primary façade.