Advantages of Cupaclads aluminium structure

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.