They say, “First impression is the last impression”. And the first impression about any building is formed by looking at its façade. The principal front of any building which faces open space or a street or main road is called its façade. So, it is imperative that utmost attention is paid while designing the façade of a new building or when rebuilding or renovating any building.
Modern day architects and designers tend to design facades with stunning contemporary looks in addition to the regular features such as durability and ease of day-to-day maintenance. It is in this context that Aluminium Composite Panel Facades have gained immense popularity in the modern day world. Aluminium Composite Panel Facades easily meet the needs of all weather resistance, air deflection, structural load and uniform load deflection in addition to offering various other benefits.
Use of Aluminium Composite Panels in designing facades leaves enough room for the architects to innovate and satisfy their natural instincts of aesthetics, beauty, functionality, economics and creativity. Aluminium Composite Panel Facades can be created by architects in hundreds of looks, colors and textures with absolutely fine finish. The potential is almost unlimited.
Aluminium Composite Panels
Aluminium Composite Panels are sandwiched panels where two skin-thin sheets of non-corrosive special grade Aluminium are bonded to a fire retardant mineral core or non-toxic polyethylene thermoplastic. It is a highly popular cladding material with a seamless finish for use in facades in modern buildings.
Advantages of using Aluminium Composite Panels in Facades
The advantages of using Aluminium Composite Panels in Facades in modern buildings are enumerated below:
Economy – It is an economical cladding material in comparison to other options available.
Strength – It is a very strong, durable and rigid material with the added advantage of being light weight.
Ease in fixing – Its application procedure is easy and hassle free. Further, the material is available in standard sizes, the transportation of which to the site is easy.
Stain and weather resistance – It is unbreakable, weather and stain resistant.
Colors and finishes – It is available in multiple colors and finishes, including stone and wood finishes.
A few drawbacks
Aluminium Composite Panel Facades do have a few minor drawbacks as well. They are as under:
Susceptibility to dents – During hurricanes and storms, these are susceptible to dents. However, a few manufacturers use special threads to reinforce the panels as a preventive measure against such dents.
Careful sealing and water proofing of joints is imperative – This is important to prevent any water from leaking inside the panels.
Notwithstanding the minor drawbacks mentioned above, Aluminium Composite Panel Facades are gaining more and more popularity with every passing day.