Porcelain tile ventilated façade systems that incorporate the open joint rain screen system are fast emerging as the system of choice for buildings across a variety of commercial and/or residential sectors today.  Ventilated façade systems are playing a key role for sustainable building envelopes especially since reduction in consumption is now driving sustainability.

A system with a naturally ventilated wall cavity has an 80-year plus-life expectancy and helps to eliminate potential for “sick-building syndrome,” a common to closed cavity walls. When a VFS is installed, moisture is removed from the areas with structural steel studs which eliminate corrosion in the structural wall.

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