When choosing a modern variant of finishing the facade of a new building or reconstruction of an old one, it is worth considering metal cassettes. This type of decoration protects the walls from moisture, and due to the variety of colors it makes the exterior of the house elegant and attractive. Facing the facade with metal cassettes takes place in a short time, the ease of installation allows you to start work without professional building skills.
Metal tapes are made of galvanized sheets steel, aluminum, brass or copper. The thickness of the blanks is from 0.7 to 1.5 mm. The side edges of the sheet are bent and a structure is formed to create ventilated facades. The shape of the cassette can be rectangular, square, trapezoidal. The outer surface of the material is covered with powder paint or polymer film. Sheets of steel are heavy, so for the manufacture of cassettes using metal no thicker than 1.2 mm, aluminum panels to create a rigid structure must be 2 mm thick.
Such an object looks presentable
There are few drawbacks in such a lining, these include: high cost and considerable weight of the cladding of the facade. Steel cassettes are used for new buildings that have a solid foundation, they are not used for restoration. Aluminum panels are light, attractive look and durability, only the high cost of the material prevents its widespread use. Excellent performance and impeccable quality cassettes commensurate with their price.
The facade of metal cassettes is finished in two ways:
The choice of fixing method is influenced by the shape of the panels, their weight and architectural features of the facade.
To create a ventilated facade, you need to install a frame that is attached to the building with anchors and brackets. To install it, proceed after checking the walls for the intended load. It is produced by experiment: two dowels are hammered, on which a fragment of the batten is fixed with a load.
With the open mounting method, installation of metal cassettes on the frame can be started from any side. Convenient curved shape of the panels and slots for screws allow you to quickly install the cladding.
Features of installation
Installation of front cassettes includes installation of additional accessories providing a presentable look of facing and moisture protection. These elements include:
Mounting scheme for metal cassettes
Without installing these parts, the structure will have an unfinished look, and also the advantages of cassette cladding of the facade will be lost.
When choosing the thickness of panels for building decoration, be guided not only by the manufacturer's recommendations, it is important to take into account the wind speed and weather conditions of the region, mechanical loads on the facade. Under adverse conditions, use a material of greater thickness and make a strong crate. Installation of a ventilated facade of metal cassettes requires consideration of all technological features and installation of the batten without any distortions. Such cladding will protect the walls of the building from negative impact for many years, improve the appearance and insulation.
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Features of editing can be viewed in the following video:
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