CUPACLAD® natural slate rainscreen cladding system with the aluminium structure offers a lot of advantages over the wooden structure.
A more resistant and lighter façade
The aluminium structure allows to create a lighter and more resistant façade. Our lightweight aluminium structure is more resistant to fire and should be combined with a non-combustible insulation material.
Furthermore, unlike wooden structures, the metallic one does not require a special treatment, which reduces its price. Nevertheless, it’s important to take into account that buildings located on the seaside should use anodised aluminium to guarantee a better resistance to corrosion.
Better performance against temperature changes
Metal’s performance is much better than wood’s against temperature changes. The aluminium structure expands and contracts considerably less than a wooden one.
A more uniform and faster installation
To conclude, it’s important to highlight that the installation of the CUPACLAD® rainscreen cladding system with the aluminium structure is much faster and more efficient. The metallic structure ensures a better levelling of the slates, because it does not have any imperfections unlike a wooden batten, this means the appearance of the façade is more uniform.
Furthermore, our CUPACLAD® rainscreen cladding system offers different ventilated façade designs with visible and invisible fixings, as well as a series of innovative concepts of slate rainscreen cladding.