Profiled roof systems are best suited for roof pitches greater than 5 degrees. Generally in a 0.7 mm steel outer roof profile sheet, a 0.5 mm steel outer wall profile sheet with a 0.4 mm or 0.7 mm steel liner, aluminium outer sheets are available also. In between the liner and outer sheet we would install insulation depending on U Values, complete with a steel spacer bar and bracket system. This would then be fixed with integral colour headed screws and tapes as required by the manufacturers recommendations.
This system is an alternative to traditional roofing and designed for pitched roofs and is suitable for use with timber frame buildings. It comprises of a pan flat sheet which is mechanically seamed over clips to secure the roof. It can be applied to roof and walls; all fixings are hidden so there is a clean and attractive finish.
Composite panels are factory engineered panels used mainly for exterior cladding, partitioning, and load bearing walls and roofing elements in a wide range of non-residential buildings. Panels are manufactured on a continuous lamination basis with metal facings - usually steel or aluminium - encapsulating an insulation core. This composition offers a high degree of stability, rigidity and excellent load-bearing capacity. The thickness of the insulation can range from 40mm to 150 mm depending upon application and required insulation characteristics.
Rainscreen cladding is a system designed to work to protect the structure of a building from the wind and rain. Correctly specified, a rainscreen cladding system will provide insulating properties whilst controlling water, wind and fire.
The main reason for a rainscreen cladding system is usually down to the visual impact of the building. But the main reason for this type of cladding is for aesthetics combined with performance, weather-proofing the building and contributing to the overall thermal performance.
Brise soleil is most effective on facades where it is possible both to reduce the amount of high angle sun in the summer, but also to allow low angle sun in the winter, which can then provide some passive solar heating.