What is the exterior cladding:
The exterior cladding is the first line of defense of the building envelope against the elements. In addition, it determines the visual appearance of the building.
There are several types of coating, including: masonry (bricks or stones), vinyl, aluminum, wood, aggregate, acrylic etc.
Masonry consists of bricks or stones, mortar joints, metal fasteners and sealing flashings.
The exterior cladding elements must be integrated together to ensure the aesthetic appearance and performance of the structure.
Common problem in acrylic coating
In general, there is a lack of spacing and a water drainage system behind and at the base acrylic coating.
Water flowing through the exterior cladding - through cracks and deteriorated seals - flows down to the base of the cladding. Then, it remains imprisoned, at this place, behind the coating, because the water can not be evacuated in the bottom of the facing. Due to this situation, dewatering is not possible and the water remains behind the acrylic coating causing premature deterioration of the wood components and seeping into the interior of the subsoil causing deterioration of the wood as well as mold.
Maintenance work of the exterior cladding
Regular maintenance of the exterior cladding is essential to maintain the integrity of the elements of the envelope. This will prevent premature deterioration in the elements of the building envelope and structure.
Onesta Building Council
Our engineering team can:
- Perform the expertises necessary for the coating of the building.
- Evaluate the condition of coating and give a professional opinion.
- Offer the right solution for facing problems.
- Offer a detailed report with diagrams and photos.
- Make a budget estimate for corrective work.