What Are Architectural Facades?
Designed to prevent water reaching the main body of a building, rain screens can be installed during construction or at a later date. Along with other forms of architectural facades and cladding, rain screens have a significant effect on the final appearance of a building. For this reason, colour, texture and style are more critical than in other weatherproofing elements. Rain screens and cladding take many forms, from discrete panels with an airflow gap to a continuous system backed by external insulation. Cladding systems can be used to improve and update older buildings, particularly those suffering from weather damage or poor insulation.