Building facades form a large part of our first impression and are often taken at face value. For the visitors & occupants, they can offer much more than visual appeal.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the additional benefits that building facades can provide:
Protection from Elements - High wind speeds associated with severe storms are the most widely recognized threat to the building skin, with damage resulting from high-winds and the impact of airborne debris.
Fresh Air for Occupants - Materials such as perforated metal or expanded metal can provide enough open area to reduce the requirement for artificial mechanical ventilation. When utilized in projects such as parking garages, facades can help to significantly reduce dust & other airborne particles.
Improved Energy Efficiency - By controlling light penetration/filtration & regulating heat, facades can lead to more energy-efficient buildings that achieve solar shading and passive cooling. Building facades can help to create a more comfortable interior by collectively reducing overheating, air conditioning costs and excessive heat loss.
Light Penetration & Filtration - In addition to increased energy savings, studies have show that natural light provides substantial benefits to human health and productivity. Studies have also shown that day lit spaces can lead to increased revenue in retail applications.
Noise Control - Building facades can reduce the noise impact of the surrounding area on the building, external noises such as construction, rail, traffic, aircraft, etc.
When it comes to sustainable material solutions, metal and glass have numerous advantages. Both are sustainable and recyclable materials, so there is little waste or resource depletion. When used as a building’s facade, these eco-friendly materials offer a multitude of options with environmental, functional and aesthetic benefits.
To assist in your architectural vision, John Rocco Sales offers building facade solutions in perforated metal, expanded metal and architectural glass. These materials offer designers and architects the flexibility to create buildings that combine architectural and aesthetic impact with sustainability.
In exterior design applications, perforated metals enhance visual appeal, providing unique decorative qualities while controlling light penetration/filtration, regulating heat, and resulting in more energy-efficient buildings that achieve solar shading and passive cooling.
Perforated metal offers more extensive sound-managing capabilities. It can play an active role in eliminating specific frequencies in sound-filtering systems, such as enclosures surrounding large air-conditioning or compressor units.
Similar to perforated, expanded metal is an intermediate raw material that allows light and air to flow freely through it and provides a rigid screen product with a variety of open area configurations.
Available in both flattened and raised profiles, expanded metal can provide a unique three dimensional look. Expanded metal can be almost transparent (depending on the opening); it has mechanical properties and is an excellent conductor.
Whether you need a low solar factor or extra strength, the glass industry has gained traction in many areas. The option of curved glass allows designers to create more visually pleasing and unique structures to the building.
Innovations such as solar control and triple glazing offer new advancements in energy efficiency. Glass can be tinted, mirrored and/or laminated to reduce the amount of daylight. High performance laminated glass is a sophisticated solution for safety and security, offering virtually unlimited options.
John Rocco Sales offers building facade material solutions in perforated metal, expanded metal and architectural glass. For additional information about any of our product offerings, please fill out our contact form, or call our office at (732) 431-2089.
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