26 Aug 2016

Unique Advantages of LOPO Terracotta Rainscreen

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A terracotta rainscreen systems from LOPO China usually consists of an out terracotta panel, a ventilated cavity and an inner facade. Actually ,this kind of terracotta rainscreen cladding system is pressure equalized, why? Because the joints are open to allow pressure equalization in driving rain conditions to be instantaneous. Pressure inside the cavity is equal to pressure outside so that precipitation has no inclination to be driven into cavity. Most of the water is deflected off the outside face – any penetrating water is disposed of through drainage.

Advantages of Rainscreen
1. Energy savings
Thermal benefits lead to energy savings;
Added airspace helps prevent condensation;
Air space reduces heat bridge, therefore less heat transfer/ lower cooling costs;
Better comfort inside the building, heated thoroughly in winter and cool freshness in the summer.

2. Low maintenance costs
LOPO Terracotta cladding wall panels are high impact resistant;
Broken panel can easily be replaced without removing system;
Terracotta panels are made of natural clay and will never fade, no painting required;

3. Improves structure and life expectancy
Improves upon failure in conventional sealed systems;
Equalized pressure leads to lower water absorption;
Prevents water penetration in the wall due to better ventilation;
Less pressure/ wind let in on the primary wall – acting as a shied;
Protects the wall system from direct rain, wind, and weather due to an additional skin.

4. Ease of installation
The system is simple and can be installed by many different trades;
Can be installed year-round in all weather conditions because the installation do not need mortar;
The systems are lightweight and can be installed from man-lifts preventing the need of scaffolding, which saving money;
Lightweight clay panels can be installed much quicker than traditional heavy systems like brick stone, granite, and marble.

5. Extra protection of facade and structure
Helps avoid thermal shock which results in less cracking in the structure;
Maintenance free building system – no re-caulking;
Traditional building cladding leaks because of many exposed joints with greater pressure on the exterior facade forcing water into the structure;
Eliminates and decreases many of the joints found in traditional cladding methods reducing potential leaks;
Less water passage, less cracking, pressure equalization, and constant ventilation.

As the leader of terracotta rainscreen manufacturer, LOPO are committed not only to the development of our company but also the responsibility of our society and environment. We will put our greatest effort to harmonize our mutual home with green products.

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