When working on the exterior of the building, many customers try to avoid wet work. They increase the construction time, do not always meet the requirements for quality. It is not surprising that in the last decade facade panels for exterior home decoration made of various materials have become very popular. They are used in the systems of ventilated facades, used to decorate walls and plinth, pediments and cornices.
Main types of front panels
Manufacturers actively use classic and modern materials in production. Thanks to this, new types of facade panels are regularly appearing, which are used for finishing work on objects of various purposes. The most popular types of products include:
- smooth PVC front panels;
- galvanized steel panels coated with polyester;
- composite front panels with a crumb from a natural stone;
- clinker facing thermopanels;
- Fiber concrete panels.
All these types of facade panels are used for lining residential and commercial real estate, industrial buildings.
Enterprises specializing in the production of metal, produce such material as metal facade panels coated with polyester. They can have a smooth or grooved surface, the lock-in connection ensures easy and quick installation. The basis of steel panels is galvanized metal with a thickness of 0.5-0.7 mm, characterized by a long service life.
The polymer coating applied over galvanizing not only protects the metal panels from mechanical impact, but also gives it color. The range of major manufacturers of polymeric facade panels 12-15 basic colors, plus there is the opportunity to order products with any shade from the catalog RAL.
Where are galvanized steel facade panels with a protective polymer layer used? This material can be safely called one of the most versatile, it is used:
- when facing facades of shops;
- when finishing pavilions;
- for filing eaves hip roof;
- for finishing the gables of two-sided and multi-sided roofs;
- for external and internal decoration service stations, car washes, gas stations;
- for filing pylons;
- when facing facades of country houses;
- in the construction of large shopping and sports centers.
The length of the panels can be ordered at the factory, it reaches 6 meters, which greatly facilitates the work on objects of any scale.
Steel facade cladding panels have a lot of advantages:
- affordable price;
- simple installation;
- small weight;
- possibility of vertical and horizontal installation;
- long service life;
- simple care.
Metal panels are produced under the tree, imitating not only the pattern and shade of texture, but the surface relief. Unlike porcelain stoneware, for mounting of front panels of this type, a thick steel profile and special clips are not required. When finishing small buildings used inexpensive components for drywall and screws for metal.
Very often, finishing with facade panels is carried out in parallel with the insulation. Such systems are called ventilated facades, basalt wool, extruded polystyrene foam, foam plastic and other materials are used as thermal insulation. They are used in the reconstruction of wooden houses, industrial premises and the construction of commercial real estate. Buildings with ventilated facades become warm, and low weight allows you to do without strengthening the foundation.
Composite facade panels
Panels for the house of galvanized steel with polymer coating, many developers consider irrelevant. The disadvantage of the material from their point of view is a small color gamut, monochrome and technical character of the surface. Making them warmer allowed the application of crumbs from natural stone. This varied the colors, eliminated monochrome, made the surface more textured. Such panels can be used for exterior decoration of residential buildings, while the facade will resemble the surface of decorative plaster. The difference will be significant - long service life and low operating costs attract practical buyers to the composite panels.
Plastic front panels
The plastic front panels are obliged by the popularity to low cost. They are made of PVC, can be smooth, grooved, have a textured surface. The most popular type of panels of this type was vinyl siding, imitating the finish of the ship board. It is actively used in the decoration of old wooden houses, garden pavilions, small cottages. This material has a small weight, does not load the foundation and supporting structures.
Decorating the house with facade panels is often carried out in parallel with the insulation. In this case, not all potential customers are satisfied with the fact that the facing material is plastic or metal. This was the reason for the emergence of such products as facade panels with insulation trimmed with clinker tiles, artificial and natural stone. This material made a strong competition not only to porcelain stoneware, but also to facing brick.
Panels of granite, fiber cement and artificial stone
During the construction of country houses more often use the front panels under the tree, this solution allows you to perfectly fit the cottage in the surrounding landscape. During the construction of buildings in the city, facade panels under the stone are preferred, since they look more solid and respectable. Finishing of buildings with ceramic granite is very popular. This artificially created material is characterized by high strength, durability and a wide range. The house is finished from the outside with facade panels made of porcelain stoneware quickly and efficiently thanks to a profile system and special fasteners. Manufacturers produce plates of porcelain stoneware of different formats, which makes it possible to choose material for the basement and for the walls of buildings of any scale.
Non-combustible facade concrete panels with the addition of fiberglass were developed in Japan. They are becoming increasingly popular, as they are able to withstand high temperatures and frost, do not fade, do not corrode. The weight of the panel is small, it can be used in insulated ventilated facades. There are various types of this material, including panels with a marble crumb and with the invoice under a natural tree. Practical facade panels made of artificial stone have a long service life, and houses finished with this material always look presentable.
When choosing panels, you should focus on their technical characteristics, cost and appearance. You can choose the finishing material for the facade of a building built in any architectural style.