Sky / Munich, Germany
The system of the curtain-type, rear-ventilated facade.
Combined with insulating materials in any thickness desired, curtain-type, rear-ventilated facades ensure an agreeable, healthy interior climate and reach U-values regarding thermal insulation which satisfy the elevated requirements to be met by low-energy houses without any problems. Summer heat can not penetrate into the interior, and the measurable reduction of the heating energy requirement helps to protect the climate due to the lower CO2 emission. As the steam diffusion resistance decreases from inside towards outside, building or utilization moisture is carried away through the rear ventilation space. In this way, the function of the insulation is permanently retained. And thanks to the great variety of colours and formats of our ceramic facade systems, there are no limits to creative design.
Enhancing the status of existing buildings
Modern facade ceramics also offers solutions for the renovation of buildings with problematic basic structure, which are convincing visually and with regard to energy efficiency. Numerous buildings erected as low-cost projects above all at the beginning of the 1960s prove this. If the owner of a building decides against the demolition and in favour of a general renovation, not only the flats but also the facades are modernized in most cases – for some good reasons. Because the replacement of the old claddings by curtain-type, rear-ventilated facades realized with KeraTwin® or KerAion panels has several positive effects at the same time: thanks to the enormous range of colours and formats, renovation projects turn into highlights in urban development in modern look, while the exemplary heat insulation reduces energy costs, saves natural resources and protects the climate.
Residential building before the renovation
Residential building after the renovation
Principle: curtain-type, rear-ventilated facade with heat insulation