In order to encourage you to use this blog to share interesting information I want to share some documents and sites dealing with what we call (in Spain) Ventilated facades. As you know their main two advantages are
- the rain screen effect
- the easy heat dissipation in summer
You can find an interesting explanation of the rain screen approach and the pressure-equalized rain screens in this document offered by the IRC, Institute for Research in Construction, from Canada.
After reading about pressure-equalized rain screens you will realise that the same principle works in many parts of the facades, for exemple: the windows, as Joseph Lstiburek describes in Drainage, Holes and Moderation.
I hope you had enough for today.
I encourage you to share the information you manage everyday when studying or working or to ask for it when you can't find it. Use the forum!!
Drawing by Alex Jutgla, Facade-Master, San Sebastian
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