Clad the facade with zinc sheet: an overview of the different types of zinc facades

It conveys value, is very durable and protects the building from the weather: the modern zinc facade has many different tasks. The facade cladding made of titanium zinc offers freedom of design and can be easily adapted to local conditions and the wishes of the client. If you want to clad your facade with zinc sheet, you can choose between different facade systems and customize them. We give you an overview of the variants.

Clad the facade with zinc sheet: an overview of the different variants

Facade clad with titanium zinc, horizontal extension panels

A zinc facade is mostly made of titanium zinc. It is a long-lasting alloy that contains not only zinc, but also titanium and copper. Incidentally, the titanium zinc does not only come as Facade cladding, but also as a material for metal roofs. It is a durable material that protects the building from wind, rain and snow and at the same time has a visually appealing appearance. If you decide to do this and want to encase a building with it, you can choose between the following variants:

The rebate system with angled standing seam offers design freedom for architects and building owners

1. The folding systems offer a certain freedom of design. From facade designs with angled standing seams, which score points with their simple and quick assembly, to complicated designs with large diamonds: there are no limits to the architects’ imagination.

Advantages: Can be used both as accents and to highlight individual architectural elements. The details can be laid vertically or horizontally, the width and length of the individual elements can be individualized.

Lay the house with the facade with a rebate system

2. With the term “Panel systems” different types of curtain walls made of metal are called. Your advantage: the panels can be prefabricated and then quickly and easily assembled on site. This inexpensive variant is preferred by many builders. You can choose between horizontal, rebate and cuff panels. If you want to give your facade that extra something, opt for a surface design with embossing and perforations that allow sunlight into the interior and create an exciting play of light and shadow.

Advantages: The panels can be ventilated from the rear, so mold and moisture are not an issue. They offer protection from the elements and additional insulation.

Snap-in fold system for single-family homes highlight individual building volumes

3. The profile systems are ideal for buildings with a natural design language without corners and edges. If soft curves characterize the building, then corrugated profiles can offer a solution. It looks particularly futuristic when the roof is also laid with zinc profiles. However, numerous combinations between the masonry and the zinc elements can also be implemented.

Advantages: Simple installation and a modern look. The profiles can be installed horizontally, vertically and even diagonally as you wish.

Zinc facade with cassette system with shadow gap and horizontal laying

4. The cassette systems are particularly suitable for larger buildings. This allows individual building volumes, such as extensions, to be effectively staged. Like the panel and profile systems, the cassette systems require a substructure. In contrast to the other variants, however, they also have a shadow gap. The cassettes are only laid horizontally.

Advantages: Offer tailor-made solutions and can be spiced up with folds and various motif cut-outs.

Zinc facade with patina, painted or natural?

Zinc facade treatments patina and colors

What the look of the Zinc facade As far as is concerned, there are three variants to choose from. If left untreated, it will have a shiny surface for the first few years. Gradually, a dull gray patina forms. The renowned manufacturers offer an alternative and can give the facade elements a patina in blue or slate gray in the factory. Upon request, the panels made of titanium zinc can also be coated with a colored lacquer. In this way, individual architectural elements can be visually highlighted.

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