Sage Roofing are experienced installers of rainscreen cladding systems for building envelopes.
What is a Rainscreen Cladding System?
Rainscreen cladding is an efficient construction method for providing weather protection to a building. It is an increasingly popular choice for new build and refurbishment projects across all industry sectors in the UK. A rainscreen cladding construction uses a weather-resistant skin, a ventilation cavity and an inner layer to create a seal against moisture and provide thermal insulation.
Professionally installed external wall cladding is designed to manage water infiltration, UV radiation, wind pressure and heat transfer. The outer skin is the main barrier against wind and rain, and is typically made from strong materials such as aluminium, high pressure laminate or polished stone. The inner layer of the cladding system acts as a final barrier against any moisture that bypasses the exterior cladding. The air ventilation helps to dry out any water that gets through and ventilates moisture in the air. The ventilation and insulation work together to promote airflow and provide heat insulation by restricting the flow of energy in and out of the building.
External cladding provides an attractive finish to a building and offers a variety of benefits. We have a vast range of materials to suit different buildings, whether commercial or industrial. See our product range.
What are the benefits of Rainscreen Cladding?
Cladding can enhance the appearance of a building and offer an appealing modern finish. We have a versatile range of materials including terracotta tiles, stone tiles, marble, brick, PPC aluminium, high pressure laminate (HPL) and aluminium composite material (ACM).
The lifespan of a building can be extended as it can effectively protect a building’s exterior from harmful elements that can cause corrosion or deterioration. This can therefore reduce the need for repair costs later down the line. The installation process is quick and simple, and the rainscreen panels can be removed and replaced individually, reducing the construction time and costs.
A rainscreen facade can help reduce energy costs by providing thermal insulation. This is favoured as a low cost method for large industrial buildings to reduce the amount of heat that is lost through a wall.
The thermal insulation provided by rainscreen cladding helps to lower the carbon footprint of a building, whilst the construction can take advantage of recycled materials such as Aluminium or natural materials like Terracotta and stone.
The exterior materials add an additional layer which can help to soundproof a building and reduce the noise from outside. This is particularly useful for buildings in a city location or situated near main roads.