Do not Fade (Exterior) – Just Facade
It’s true that most of us deem the interior beauty of a house more important. But there is one exception in the form of your external facade which is conceived as the shell of a building. One could make endless designs of facades, based on its composition, style, decoration, and even color. They are a few factors to consider in the process of selecting the perfect material for facade:
- Energy Efficiency
- Aesthetics & Texture
1. Metal coatings – Although metal facades were previously associated with industrial or prefabricated buildings, they have become increasingly common in residential spaces as well. Such materials for house facades are also easy and fast to install. In addition, they are fully efficient and functional. Smooth, wavy, greased, pre-laced or galvanized veneers are the different types of coatings that can be combined with materials like wood, concrete, plaster or stone Insulated metal wall panels can provide a higher R-value than typical wall construction with encapsulated insulation. Depending on the system and the backup wall construction, supplemental framing may be required to support the facade. They require very little maintenance, do not fade, are eco-friendly, and are fire & insect resistant.
2. Natural stone cladding – Exterior facade cladding made with stones has been used throughout history. These coatings offer different colors and textures which adds an elegant and distinctive touch to the walls. In addition, stone also provides excellent thermal insulation and protection against humidity. The material is known for its high-quality hardness and resistance, depending on the type chosen. The finishes of the stones are also very diverse. The possibilities offered by this material make it an excellent choice for both indoors and outdoors.
3. Masonry walls – Masonry is a traditional wall construction system that uses different materials like bricks, tiles, or stones. Usually, these walls are structural and can be created with various techniques.
4. Concrete: These days, concrete facades are conquering the buildings of contemporary architecture. Made with different textures and shades of grey or white, this material does not need serious maintenance as it is very durable.
5. Glass enclosures: Glass is also a popular material when it comes to designing facades. Instead of creating multiple openings, these facades allow enough light into the building. but sun protection and maintenance are two critical factors for glass facades and depends on the work the owner is willing to give time.