Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

It is by the appearance of the house that visitors who come to them first of all judge the tenants. Making a good impression is sometimes very important. And if the material used for the decoration of the facade also has heat and sound insulation properties, then it simply must be used! Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration are not just a beautiful wrapper, they are a very functional and useful material for exterior wall decoration.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Japanese facade panels for exterior decoration of the house

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Example of Japanese facade decoration panels

What are facade panels?

To make the facade beautiful, now you can use a lot of all kinds of finishing materials - paint, putty, siding, tiles, fiber cement panel (or plate). The last option, by the way, is an environmentally friendly material, which contains synthetic fiber and lightweight concrete, dyes.

Outside, the slabs have a ceramic coating, which can be of any color and texture.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Japanese facade panels

Most often, fiber cement panels imitate such types of finishes as wild and decorative stone, brick, rocky surface, plaster. Panels can give any building any look. And thanks to this, the structure can be harmoniously integrated into any environment.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Fiber cement panels are a real fashion trend today.

Particularly popular are those facade panels that are made by analogy with Japanese

Note! The history of fiber cement (the basis of these slabs) began in the last years of the nineteenth century. At that time, the construction industry felt the need for the emergence of such a material that would have excellent fire resistance. Previously, asbestos was necessarily a part of fiber cement. But since the latter had a negative impact on people's health, experts figured out how to replace it. They began to use cellulose, basalt and other types of fibers.

At the same time, the technical characteristics of the material have not changed at all.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Facade panels NISSHIN, Japan

Fiber cement panels have the following advantages over other finishing materials

  1. This material does an excellent job with its main task - it protects the walls of the house from any kind of negative impact (precipitation, sun, wind, etc.).

    Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

    Fiber cement panel (slab)

  2. Under such panels, you can lay a layer of insulation, which is a clear plus for buildings located in the northern regions of the country.
  3. Installation of such plates is quite simple, they are easy to process.

    In addition, home decoration can be done in almost any weather.

  4. The facade clad with fiber cement slabs can be ventilated.
  5. This is an environmentally friendly finishing material that does not have a negative impact on health.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Facade panels for brick

Fiber cement panels are used for finishing buildings for various purposes, including residential buildings ..

. Since the material has a porous surface, it is able to "breathe", and therefore it is allowed to use it in medical institutions.

Note! Fiber cement panels can also be used for interior decoration of some types of premises. Now the material has even begun to be used by artists and sculptors to create works of art.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Japanese facade panels - installation

Laminate panels can be used even for finishing rooms with high air humidity - for example, those where saunas or swimming pools are located.

And, of course, most often such facade panels are used to decorate ventilated facades. Such a facade is a wall structure made of profiles with fiber cement panels fixed to them. The cavities between the wall and the trim can be filled with insulation.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Fiber cement board installation scheme

Japanese panels

There is enough in the construction market now a large selection of fiber cement panels. The main manufacturers of this material are located in Russia or Japan.

However, the Japanese-made material surpasses domestic panels in its parameters, and therefore is definitely in great demand.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Facade panels

The production of fiber cement finishing panels in Japan began around the middle of the twentieth century after serious destruction occurred in cities. In order to restore all buildings as quickly as possible, the resourceful Japanese launched the production of fiber cement panels from cellulose fiber and cement. Using this finishing material, it was possible to quickly turn an awful looking damaged structure into a pretty pretty house.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Finishing with fiber cement panels

Japanese panels are of good quality and completely natural composition, which includes:

  • viscose fiber;
  • calcium silicate (this substance is the most in the panels - up to 80%);
  • magnesium carbonate;
  • methylcellulose;
  • silicon in the panel coating.

Note! To improve the technical characteristics, components such as wood fibers, mica, quartz, tea tree fibers, acrylics and others can be used.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Fiber cement panels for cladding a country house

Advantages of Japanese facade panels:

  • environmental safety , since the composition contains only natural ingredients;
  • a stable decorative coating , which will retain brightness for many years and will not fade over time, does not crumble, does not crack;
  • resistance to external influences , including minor mechanical ones;
  • frost resistance, excellent thermal insulation properties - panels do not fail even when -60 degrees. Also, Japanese products are not afraid of high temperatures and do not deform when heated;

    Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

    Japanese facade panels photo

  • as the panels "breathe" , then they allow you to provide a good microclimate inside the house , which is especially important for residential buildings. In hot weather, the elements do not overheat, and in winter they perfectly retain heat inside;
  • high level of sound insulation - another indisputable advantage of Japanese-made panels;
  • the presence of a protective layer prevents the deposition of dust and other contaminants on the surface of the facade . And when it rains, even what has managed to stay on the walls will be easily washed off with water.

    If necessary, the building can be washed with a hose. Thus, the house will always be clean;

    Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

    Japanese facade paneling

  • Japanese facade paneling appearance, will be modern, beautiful, memorable and neat ;
  • Japanese panels are not prone to fires , have a high level of fire safety. It is a non-combustible building material.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Fiber cement panels for exterior decoration of the house

One of the main advantages of Japanese panels for facade decoration is high speed installation. All of them have a strictly defined size, and learning how to install them on the walls yourself is quite simple.

Prices for popular finishing wall panels

Wall panels

Manufacturing companies

There are three main manufacturers of fiber cement panels in Japan - Nichiha, KMEW, Asahi.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Japanese facade panels "Nichiha"

Note! The manufacturer KMEW (the abbreviation stands for Kubota Matsushitadenko Exterior Works) is part of the Matsushita group of companies, which is known in Russia thanks to such a brand as Panasonic.

The products of these companies differ from each other in color, texture and many other characteristics. It is interesting that during the finishing of one building, panels from any of the companies can be used, since the products have comparable parameters, as well as the same fastening system. And the combination of products from all three companies can sometimes be very successful and cute.

Table. Technical characteristics of facade panels from Japanese manufacturers.

Brand Thickness, mm Length, mm Width, mm Weight, kg Other characteristics
Nichiha ("Nitiha") 14; sixteen; 18; 21; 25; 35 1818; 3030
455; 910, for joints small-sized panels of 220x455 mm are used 455x3030x14 - 22
455x3030x16 - 26
Flammability category G1 (zero flammability). Frost resistance - 150 freezing and thawing cycles. Thermal expansion 1 mm / m at 100 degrees.

KMEW 14; sixteen; 18 3030 455 From 14 (sq. M.) Service life - more than 30 years.
Asahi AT-Wall 12; fourteen; fifteen; 18 3030; 1820 455 About 18-20 (m2) Thermal conductivity - 0.12 kca / mh.

UV resistance - 100 hours of continuous exposure. Water resistance complies with GOST 8747-88. Frost resistance - 200 freezing and thawing cycles. Fracture strength - 12.7 MPa.


Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation Composite panels for the facade

When arranging ventilated facades, special attention is paid cladding materials. The durability of the coating, the protection of the building from negative factors and, of course, the external attractiveness of the facade depend on them. The most popular are composite panels, which have a lot of remarkable properties.

Nichiha ("Nichiha")

These facade panels are produced at factories in Japan, where the entire process is subject to the strictest quality control. The products are distinguished by a long service life, environmental friendliness, and wear resistance.

At the same time, they keep their neat appearance unchanged for 20 years thanks to the special components that make up the coating. In addition, the surface of the panels can be safely called self-cleaning, since the dirt on them is easily washed off the walls in the rain.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Catalog of Nichiha panels

The panels perfectly cope with the tasks of sound and heat insulation. They are not afraid of fire, very durable. The weight of the panels is small, and therefore, due to their use, the structure does not additionally become heavier, therefore, the load on the foundation does not increase.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Fiber cement siding panel for wood Nichiha WFX 572G

"Nitiha" offers consumers a large selection of variations of decorative coating of fiber cement panels, some of them they are distinguished by "naturalness":

  • wood;
  • brick;
  • stone;
  • metal.

Note! The palette of colors for finishing panels "Nitiha" includes about 1000 items. This makes it possible to bring to life very complex and interesting facade finishing options.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Nichiha panels for natural materials

KMEW

Another a brand promoted due to the quality of its products.KMEW panels, like Nitiha, are an environmentally friendly material consisting of cellulose and a quartz-cement mixture.

From above they are covered with a protective layer that prevents the destruction of the material, and also gives it a beautiful appearance.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

KMEW Japanese facade panels

Note! KMEW has been manufacturing fiber cement facade panels for over 40 years.

KMEW panels combine lightness and strength, they are not afraid of fire, they perfectly tolerate the harsh climatic conditions of Russia. The average life without loss of beauty is about 35 years.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

An example of finishing a facade with KMEW panels

The company offers more than 400 varieties of external coating of panels to choose from.

Among them there are also traditional timber, brick, stone. The following materials can be used as coatings.

  1. Acrylic . The material is not afraid of exposure to the sun, due to which such a coating does not fade.
  2. Hydrophilic ceramics .

    The coating is applied over the acrylic. Provides maximum protection of the material from burning out in the sun.

  3. Photoceramics . Between the above coatings - a kind of transitional option. Excellent value for money.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

KMEW Panels

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

KMEW Facade Panels

Combining the quality and aesthetics of the East, products have been in demand throughout the entire period of existence of the manufacturing company. KMEW panels are considered the leader among all products of this class.

Asahi

The facade panels of this company are an excellent modern type of finishing coating. They are not afraid of wind, precipitation, dust and dirt. They are made on the basis of cellulose and Portland cement, due to which they are very strong and durable.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Fastening of Asahi fiber cement panels

Main advantages:

  • the ability to bring serious design ideas to life , since Asahi panels have a rich assortment and a lot of color variations;
  • excellent heat and energy saving properties;
  • installation can be carried out at any time of the year, and installation can take place on profiles from wood, even metal;
  • light weight;
  • fastening elements are hidden from prying eyes;
  • excellent resistance in case of seismological activity;
  • environmental friendliness.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Facade panels "Asahi"

Note! The fade resistance of the panels of this company is lower than that of the products of other manufacturers. The service life without loss of color brightness is only 10-15 years.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Advantages of Asahi fiber cement facade panels

Installation of Japanese KMEW panels

Before you start cladding the facade, you need to count the number of Japanese panels.To do this, measure the area of ​​the sheathed walls and divide by the area of ​​one panel, subtract the previously measured area of ​​window / door openings, round up and add a small margin (usually from 10% to 15%).

Next, you need to build a crate of wood or metal. Of course, for tall buildings it is better to use a more reliable frame. In this case, the gaps between the individual strips should not be more than 606 mm.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

The optimal pitch of the battens is 606 mm

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Installation of KMEW panels, general view

Attention! At the joints of the lathing parts, the error should not exceed 2 mm.

Table.

Installation of Japanese panels KMEW.

Steps, photo Description of actions

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 1

Installation of fiber panels begins with the installation of the starter strip.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 2


The places of its attachment are marked, the attachment holes are drilled at intervals of 606 mm or less.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 3

The starting bar is attached screws. If it is necessary to put two planks on top of each other, the overlap should be about 5 cm.


Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 4

The outer corners of the starter bar are being installed.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 5


Installation of the inner corners of the starting plate is in progress.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 6


A waterproofing layer is formed between the wall and the panels. A special hydro-windproof membrane is attached with a waterproof tape or adhesive spray.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 7

The membrane must be installed from right to left, alternately on at least two details of the crate with further layering (more than 9 cm on top of each other) on the edges of another sheet of material.


Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 8


Also, the material must be attached at the corners of the building, around window openings and in other similar places.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 9

The membrane in the area of ​​the starting strip is glued so as to cover this part by about half.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 10

Further preparation is made finishing material - panel cutting. The procedure can be carried out using an electric saw. The panel must lie face down, otherwise a curved cut will form.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 11

Next, the starting bracket is installed, which should be located strictly horizontally in level.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 12

The bracket is attached to metal substructure, the gaps between the screws - no more than 606 mm.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 13

External corners. The lower corner is mounted in the lower part of the staple chute.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 14

Top of outer corner is attached with a special corner bracket from one and the other edge.


Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 15

Where the future panels and the outer corner are joined, a special bar is mounted - it will not allow them to move to the side.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 16

The panel is installed as follows so that the projection on the back of the product fits into the groove in the staple.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 17

The top of the fiber cement panel is secured with a bracket designed for mounting flat panels. There should be no more than 606 mm between the fasteners.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 18

A side divider is installed at the side joints of the panels before laying plank so that the elements do not move.


Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 19

Set the inner corner ... Next, front panels are inserted on the left and right.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 20

At the bottom brackets cannot be used for window and door openings.

Therefore, the panels are attached using spacers.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 21

The panel is screwed to spacers with screws.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 22

To the sides the panel openings are mounted after the dividing strip is installed.

Japanese facade panels for exterior home decoration - characteristics, installation

Step 23

Top the walls of the panel are fixed with spacers and a finishing strip, which will cover the cut from prying eyes. The distance from the fastener to the terminal strip is 70 mm.


Prices for popular models of screwdrivers

Screwdrivers

Attention! During the installation of panels around openings (door or window), gaps of about 1 cm are left, which will later be filled with sealant. On the part of the cut of the panels, which will be open, a protective film must be applied.

Video - Installation of Nichiha panels

Facade Japanese panels can be an excellent option for wall decoration outside the house. Easy to install, lightweight, beautiful, they will allow you to put in order even the most neglected structure, while not requiring special preparation of the walls. And such panels are very simple to care for.

Perhaps that is why they have found such popularity among domestic consumers.

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