What is a Facade cladding system?

Let us tell you what a ventilated facade is: definition and benefits
What is a Facade cladding system?

What is a facade cladding system?

This facade system is a cladding system that leaves a ventilated chamber between the cladding and the insulation, thus eliminating thermal bridging and condensation problems.

This achieves outstanding thermal behavior and reduces humidity.

It is therefore considered the most effective system in terms of solving the building's insulation, and enjoys widespread acceptance among architects, developers and builders.

The facade cladding system consists of:

  • Thermal insulation
  • Aluminum frame
  • Ventilated facade panels in a range of materials


Stack effect: energy efficiency

The ventilated facade system creates an air chamber between the insulation and the cladding.

The heating of the air in the buffer space relative to the ambient temperature leads to the so-called stack effect, generating continuous ventilation in the chamber.

This achieves a constant discharge of water vapor from both inside and outside the building, therefore keeping the insulation dry and ensuring improved performance, along with big savings in energy consumption.

This can be seen graphically in the following photos:

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Benefits of ventilated facades

Now that you know the ventilated facade system and its components, we are going to present some of the benefits of installing an ULMA facade cladding in any type of building.      

Energy savings

The most significant benefits of ventilated facades are the improvement in the building's energy performance, and the big financial savings achieved thanks to the ventilated chamber.

Improved thermal and acoustic insulation

This system not only ensures energy savings but also improved acoustic and thermal insulation, leading to greater comfort inside the building.

Healthier environment

Apart from increasing user comfort, the system meets basic sanitary requirements in terms of hygiene, health and environmental protection.

Technical durability

This system prevents direct radiation and bad weather on the walls and floor structure, protecting them from pathologies that affect buildings constructed with traditional systems.

¿Why use ULMA facade system?

Because your facade's durability is key, and ULMA's façade cladding is manufactured with engineered stone panels that are high-quality, consistent and non-porous, making them highly resistant to the passage of time.

Savings in maintenance costs

ULMA's engineered stone panels can be easily maintained by simply washing regularly with soap and water.

This means significant financial savings compared to other materials.

Endless range of finishes

One of the major advantages of engineered stone is the aesthetic options it provides.

We have a wide variety of standard colors and finishes such as smooth texture, stony finish and miniwave.

The fact that engineered stone is so malleable also allows creative personalized facades to be designed with almost any kind of texture.

Increased net surface area

The construction system developed by ULMA increases your project's net surface area by avoiding an enclosure wall skin. It also allows any defects in the flatness of the building's walls to be corrected.

How is a facade cladding installed?

And to finish, we provide a step-by-step guide on how to install a ventilated facade, showing all the elements. You will see that it is a system that is quick and easy to assemble.

Please write to us if you are thinking of installing a facade system for your work or project.

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Ventilated facade dossier

Ventilated facade dossier