A very important point in the construction of a house is the correct choice of material for its cladding . There are many options on the market from wood to paint. But today we will talk about facade, or as they are also called, wall panels.
Why choose this particular material? Wall panels protect your home from external influences (rain, winds, temperature changes) and do not require a lot of money, besides, this material is quite durable.
Facade panels are durable, soundproof, lightweight, environmentally friendly, varied, retain their appearance for a long time, they do not need special care and processing, do not rot and are not susceptible to pests .
.. Both new and old buildings can be sheathed with this material.
There are several types of decorative wall panels: sandwich panels, composite panels, PVC panels
Sandwich panels are, several layers of different material glued to each other. The first layer (protective) is a metal coating, and the second is insulation.
Composite panels are a cement base with a small metal layer and fiber filler. This type of panels perfectly protects the wall from any damage and weather conditions.
Plates made of polyvinyl chloride are panels imitating wood or natural materials.
Such panels do not require foundation reinforcement.
This material is also classified according to some criteria:
Forms of facade panels are rectangular, narrow elongated and medium-sized module.
In texture, there are panels that look similar to natural materials or panels for painting. The panels are fastened using a locking mechanism. Made of metal, polymers, glass, etc.
Polypropylene panels or basement siding, looks like thin horizontal lanes.
Quite easy to install and maintain, retain an attractive appearance for a long time.
But the network and the disadvantages, this version of the panels is rather fragile and does not have thermal insulation.
Fiberglass panels range in size from one to three square meters. m., it is this version of the panels that imitates natural materials such as wood, brick or natural stone. They are quite strong, durable, not subject to temperature extremes, easy to install, but with all this, these panels have a rather high cost.
Thermoplastic panels are easy to install, strong, durable and not corroded. These panels will help you show your imagination and create a good design.
Sandwich - panels, as mentioned earlier, are a type of facade panels, consisting of several layers of different materials. This option will serve you for a long time, they are moisture resistant and comfortable. Has a wide range of colors.
The disadvantage of these panels is their high weight and the fact that they cannot be installed with the help of a specialist.
Clay panels will make your home look even more attractive. These characteristics are similar to stone or brick cladding. They are resistant to temperature changes and have good thermal insulation.
Everything is fixed with staples or screws, if you want you can use nails;
But there is a downside to the coin:
When choosing front panels, you need to pay attention to the following criteria:
This issue should be treated with care;
Before installing the panels, if necessary, a frame made of metal profiles or wooden slats is attached. This will create additional air circulation to maintain a comfortable temperature in the building. The frame must be treated with a special compound (protecting against corrosion or decay).
The panels are fastened with nails, dowels, screws to the crate installed earlier.
If there is none, then the panels are simply glued to the wall of the building.
This work should be approached with great responsibility, because the durability and appearance of the cladding of your house depends on how correctly the installation was performed.If you do not have good experience or special knowledge, I advise you to contact a specialized installer.
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