What is a ventilated facade?
A ventilated facade is a facade construction method in which a gap is created between the outside of the facade cladding and the interior wall of the building. This gap or physical separation creates an open cavity allowing the circulation of the air contained between the wall and the outer cladding.
Why should one opt for a ventilated facade?
Ventilated facades act as weather protection shields. The air gap prevents heat from being lost to the outside in winter and avoids capturing heat from outside in summer. It also protects the ventilation from getting drenched in rain by allowing the water to be drained in the cavity and any other humidity to evaporate through the air gap. The facade may get wet due to rain in the cavity because of the open spaces, but this moisture will evaporate quickly thanks to the ventilation flow within the air cavity.
What is Borja CLAD?
Borja Clad is a ventilated facade system that is also a sustainable solution by Tejas Borja, a new format of exterior cladding for buildings. These ventilated facade systems are an ideal, economical, and easy-to-install solution for renovating an existing facade or building a new one. It is available in a wide variety of finishes and formats making it a perfect integration for any project in the environment.
Elements of Borja CLAD
The typical ventilated facade system consists of and profiles. Along with it, the Borja CLAD system consists of anchors, supporting wall, thermal insulation brackets, and aluminum profiling, and is specifically designed for vertical substructures with roof tile cladding. Initially, a study of the fixation to be used in the project is conducted, depending on the material used for making the supporting wall presented by the facade and the state of this. Possible supports may be different base materials:
- Concrete Support: Armed, Cellular, or Prestressed.
- Masonry Support: Thermoclay, Bricks, or Concrete blocks.
- Light Support: Wooden structure Laminated or Metallic.
The strength of anchors can vary a lot between some base materials and others, and in sometimes it may be necessary to test resistance on site.
Installation of The System
After the support is ready, the installation of the metal substructure will begin,
following the steps below:
1. Fixing the brackets on the facade
With the appropriate hardware according to the project. These anchors are responsible for joining the vertical posts to the support facing, and they are in charge of solving the collapse of the facade.
2. Positioning and fixing of the uprights
Made up of L-shaped profiles that will screw to the brackets previously fixed to the wall. These profiles must be perfectly plumb, for this they will be leveled prior to their final fixation on the corbels.
3. Installing the omega profiles
Once the uprights have been plumbed and fixed vertical profiles, the horizontal profiles will be fixed, which will serve as support and support for fixing the tile pieces.
4. Grill and aluminum finishes
In the lowest area of the facade will start mounting with an aluminum grill, which will allow the entry of the ventilation flow avoiding the access of animals in the ventilated chamber.
5. Fixing the appliance
Once the facade substructure and the metallic finish, the tiles will be placed on the system. The pieces may be installed in a continuous or staggered joint, depending on the project design.
Working of Borja Clad
By installing the insulation continuously between the existing wall and the ceramic cladding layer, the complete insulation of the facade can be carried out without thermal bridges. This installation prevents heat from being lost to the outside in winter and avoids capturing heat from outside in summer, with energy savings of between 15% and 35% in both heating equipment and heating equipment. air conditioning. By placing the insulation on the outside of the wall and the floors, it provides the building with a greater thermal mass. This means, in addition to considerable energy savings, greater interior comfort. The cladding acts as a screen reflecting a large amount of solar radiation, preventing it from penetrating the building. To break the thermal bridge also in the metallic fixings on the support, the brackets are presented with insulating wedges.
What are the advantages of using a ventilated facade?
1. Sealing protects from weather conditions
Protection against rain and wind. Reduction of condensation humidity thanks to the ventilated chamber and keeps warm in winter.
2. Minimum maintenance
The tiles material is designed to withstand the most adverse weather conditions, so their use on the facade will require little maintenance to preserve their aesthetics and functionality.
3. Saves energy
The air circulation avoids the heating of the inner face of the facade, reducing the need for air conditioning. Furthermore, it allows the continuous installation of insulation, without thermal bridges, to avoid heat losses in winter or gains in summer.
4. Ease of assembly
The facade cladding is installed methodically, following the established steps. In the event of having to replace one or more parts, this can be done easily, since the fixings are made only by mechanical means.
5. Neat and invisible fixings
The complete technical system, on a corrosion-resistant aluminum substructure in any environment, with hidden fixings and perfect plumbing of the facade.
Why use Borja Clad as your Ventilated Facade?
Apart from being a creative, sustainable solution and its above-mentioned advantages, aesthetic possibilities for the design of facades make it unique. It also makes it possible to use the same cladding on the roof and facade, providing a strong personality to the project thanks to the wide range of finishes in various formats suitable for new construction and for rehabilitation. Flat roof tiles such as Flat-5XL and Flat-10 are advised to use for optimal performance on the facade and easy installation.
Get Tejas Borja’s Borja CLAD for a ventilated facade system that provides perfect space for thermal insulation for your house. Tejas Borja is the premium Spanish roof tiles brand with more than a century of experience and guarantee of products in the market. We, Le Marble Gallery are the only distributor of Tejas Borja Products in South India and contact us for further inquiries about Tejas Borja products.