Facade panels are often available as a do-it-yourself kit in DIY stores or in online specialist shops. The offer includes plastic panels with a stone, plaster or wood look and a corresponding surface.
The advantages of Facade panels are that they can be installed by do-it-yourselfers themselves and require little maintenance – apart from cleaning in the event of possible soiling, there is no need for further maintenance. This makes time and costs for paint, repair materials, painting accessories and scaffolding obsolete.
What else you need to know about Facade panels for Facade cladding as well as about advantages, disadvantages and alternatives, we have summarised for you in the following.
Facade panels – The “simple” way of cladding
Facade panels are mounted on a wooden support structure, which is placed on the actual facade, the masonry, the insulation or the plaster. Wooden battens are used under the panels for the Facade cladding in vertical or horizontal installation.
Depending on the manufacturer and their installation instructions, the Facade panels are mounted on wooden battens that are spaced an average of 40 cm apart.
This ensures rear ventilation of the Facade panels in wood look, plaster look or also clinker look. When installing the panels, strictly follow the installation instructions, then you will have a continuously attractive Facade.
A facade panel rarely comes alone
With a price per square metre ranging from 40 to well over 100 euros, various suppliers offer different facade panel techniques and shapes.
In most cases, the combination to form a continuous, secure surface is achieved by joining tongue and groove – similar to the laying of parquet flooring. Facade panels are titled, advertised and sold in many different ways.
From the simple Facade panel to the plastic panel for the Facade or the vinyl panel for the outer wall to the round profile and end panel for the Facade cladding, there are different names for general and special components.
If you want to clad your facade with facade panels, the best thing to do is to consult a specialist in the trade nearby.
Well-known brands for Facade cladding
There are numerous manufacturers and brands for facades with clinker-look, facades with plaster-look or facades with wood-look, which are designed using panels.
Of these, you will find not only extensive offers in all price ranges online and in specialist shops, but also detailed installation instructions, so that you can save the costs for a specialist when installing the individual parts, which are sometimes quite expensive.
However, if you are not familiar with the do-it-yourself trade, this may be the wrong area to save money.
Here are the best known brands and products in the field of facade panels:
- SCB CanExel
- SCB Duracolor
- Vinyl Siding
- Vinylit Vinybrick
- VinyPlus DRP panels (finishing the roof overhang)
- Vox Solid Brick / Vox Solid Stone
- Vox Kerrafront
- Werzalit Selekta
- Werzalit Siding
- ZF Zierer
Facade Cladding – Advantages of the kit surface
Facade panels offer several advantages, which are listed below. However, before you decide on the panels that will adorn the exterior wall of your property in the future, you should also look at the disadvantages and available alternatives.
But first things first – here are the Facade panel advantages:
- Simple installation due to substructure, tongue-and-groove connection and similar locking systems
- Different designs selectable to simulate plaster, wood, clinker, natural stone and more
- Rear ventilation of the facade cladding for drying the house wall is possible
- The use of plastic reduces care and maintenance to a minimum
- Without damage the most durable variant for facade cladding
Facade panels – Disadvantages of the artificial facade
As announced, the panels for Facade cladding not only have advantages but also disadvantages. These should definitely be weighed up before deciding on this technology and before buying the required parts. Here is an overview of the negative points of artificial facade parts:
- The installation requires expertise, time and money, since in addition to the Facade panels, the substructure, its attachment to masonry or insulation, etc. is also required
- The plastic of the panels must be disposed of more cumbersomely than wood or plaster debris when dismantling and replacing
- Repairing damage is more cumbersome as the panel has to be replaced instead of repairing holes or cracks with filler and paint or a new wooden part
- Changing the appearance of the outer wall is more complicated, as it cannot be simply painted over
- If installed incorrectly, there is usually no warranty; in addition, insufficient rear ventilation damages the masonry and the insulation
Alternatives for the facade: plaster and masonry with special treatment
So instead of attaching a wooden construction with metal rails and plastic panels in an artificial look to the outside wall of the house, pergola or other property, you can also choose alternatives.
The right facade paint for the plaster and the right facade cream for the brickwork or clinker brick facade are often in no way inferior to the service life of the plastic solution.
We know this particularly well, as we offer specially developed products of this type that have proven themselves in practice.
Therefore, please allow us to briefly introduce our proPerla® Facade Paint and proPerla® Facade Cream to you in the following.
Facade paint for dry, self-cleaning facades
Our proPerla® facade paint is a unique treatment technology for the exterior wall of your property, patented with its special properties.
From houses or bungalows to semi-detached houses and apartment buildings, this facade paint is ideal for use on plaster surfaces.
The surface becomes water-repellent and self-cleaning. At the same time the breathability is maintained.
Thus no water penetrates, but moisture can penetrate out of the wall. This ensures a dry wall, which not only remains energy efficient, but also does not provide space for moss, algae, lichen and mould. All information and details can be found with this link.
Facade cream for dry, beautiful masonry
The advantages of our Facade paint as shown in the last paragraph also come into play with our special proPerla® Facade cream.
This is applied directly to the visible masonry and its mortar, so that after it has been drawn in and dried, the surface also becomes water-repellent and self-cleaning.
At the same time it remains breathable, which keeps it permanently dry. The wall therefore not only retains its beautiful appearance, but also its insulating properties.
Since the filling insulation also remains dry, the facade cream has a positive effect on the overall energy efficiency of the property. Click here and discover all details, pictures and videos about the technology.
Some Facade panels are quite attractive to look at and serve as durable Facade cladding with little maintenance.
However, damage and its repair or changing the external appearance of the house or other property is very costly. Not to mention the high effort and cost of installation.
Masonry or plaster and the long-lasting protection that our products offer you are simpler. Do you have any further questions? Then you are welcome to contact us!