TERRA COTTA RAINSCREEN SOLUTIONS
What are rainscreens?
Rainscreens are building facade systems formed by an insulating layer applied directly to the supporting structure and a cladding layer tied to the building through an appropriate fixing system. Between insulation and cladding, an air space is created, which, owing to the “stack effect” (upward draught of hot air), activates effective natural ventilation, with benefits of greater comfort in winter and summer, notable energy savings, and promotes water drainage.
Why terra cotta rainscreens?
Using terra cotta provides aesthetic and practical attributes. Terra cotta can be applied to traditional or contemporary architecture and provide designers freedom and flexibility with a large range of custom colors, finishes, and profiles.
Terra cotta is also a very sustainable and recyclable material. The panels and other elements are made from natural clay and fired in a kiln, thus providing a warm and classic appearance. Since the base material is natural, it’s environmentally friendly and recyclable, capable of being reprocessed to clad another structure.
Terra cotta also has great resistance to corrosion and natural elements like sunlight, as well as high freeze-thaw resistance. It provides a dry-fix solution with no messy sealants or grouts and is quick and easy for field teams to install. Also importantly, terra cotta is a non-combustible material making it easier to design code-compliant exterior walls.
RAiNA Technical Bulletin: Defining Rainscreen Wall Performance
Rainscreen tile library
Benefits of terra cotta architectural rainscreens
Easy application and maintenance
Greater comfort in summer and winter
Greater protection of the structure
Notable energy savings
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Why Lopresti Cotto Solutions?
Lopresti Cotto Solutions supports every project from the very beginning to the final closeout. Every step of the process requires teamwork, communication, and coordination for success. Our mission is to be a valuable resource and trusted partner. To ensure working with the Lopresti/Manetti/Sannini team is the preferred option, time, and time again.
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