External cladding is used by architects and builders to protect the interiors from the surrounding environment. It is also used to improve the aesthetics of the building’s exterior. It protects the building from moisture and wind and improves the thermal performance. Traditional exterior cladding materials include timber, weatherboard, stone, fiber, aluminum, laminate, etc.
Many architects and builders are now choosing to use High-Pressure Laminate sheets as exterior cladding material for various reasons. In fact, in today’s times, their use has considerably increased because of the following reasons:
- Decorative and available in a lot of varieties
- Resistant to all types of weather
- They are scratch and solvent resistant
- They are easy to install
- Their impact resistance is high
- They are resistant to fire and heat
- They are easy to clean and low on maintenance
- They provide adequate soundproofing
- They are light in weight
Ventilated facades to screen the rains is resistant to both mold and moisture build-up. Rain screen systems also help to regulate temperatures during the summer by reflecting the sun’s heat away. Ventilated rain screen systems are made of high-pressure laminate panels attached to a substructure using rivets or screws. Installation of a rain screen system on a building’s exterior help to contribute credits to LEED rating systems.
This is because, in addition to façade cladding, high-pressure laminate sheet can be used for constructing durable balconies and fences as well.
Most importantly, architects and builders use high-pressure laminate sheets to combine elegance with durability.