RAINSCREEN CLADDING: A BUILDING’S BEST DEFENSE AGAINST MOISTURE

The next time it rains, take the time to look outside and notice how the raindrops hit your building or home. For us, rain is a temporary inconvenience that’s alleviated as soon as we get inside a building or a car. But for a building, rain is a relentless soaking that lasts as long as the shower or storm. It’s a good idea to provide as much protection as possible for your building, because rain can cause a tremendous amount of damage internally. Rainscreen cladding is one way to provide a structure with that level of protection because it offers a defensive barrier that keeps moisture from penetrating. If you want your building to last last a long time without deterioration caused by weather damage, consider rainscreen cladding.

THE VERSATILITY OF RAINSCREEN CLADDING

In most regions of the globe, temperatures vary considerably from season to season. The balmy heat of a summer day in July might turn into temperatures that are below freezing when January arrives. Architectural designs are drawn with this range in mind, and building products are manufactured to deal with the swings in temperature. Rainscreen cladding can be made of different materials, including aluminum and galvanized steel. It’s also available in plastic, imitation stone, wood and brick.

Rainscreen claddingRAINSCREEN CLADDING BY DANPAL

Danpal’s Ventilated Rainscreen System (VRS) is uniquely designed to keep weather from getting inside a building. With double-notched panels, VRS can mount a powerful defense against penetration by rain or snow that could otherwise allow moisture to invade the building’s interior space. VRS also protects the insulation itself with the natural ventilation created by an air gap that enables the system to work efficiently, keeping the insulation dry and moisture-free.

Rainscreen cladding has many advantages and one that clients find especially attractive is the fact that it doesn’t need a lot of maintenance or periodic service. It’s strong and durable. Danpal rainscreen cladding has another popular feature that makes it a favorite for clients: installation is easy. Because the connections can be made directly onto the support, additional structural support isn’t needed during the installation process.

KEEPING YOUR INSULATION DRY IS A PRIORITY FOR RAINSCREEN CLADDING

When we’re thinking about repair projects and getting a house ready for the seasons, we often fail to think about insulation. We pay attention to the obvious tasks that need to be done, like cleaning the gutters or making sure the windows don’t admit drafts, and these are all necessary things to do. But insulation should not be neglected. If you don’t have rainscreen cladding and moisture has been able to get inside your building, serious problems can arise. One problem is energy waste. If your insulation is wet, it can’t keep your heating and cooling systems operating efficiently. Energy that escapes outside is going to cost you money. Once moisture has found a niche within the interior of your home, it soon leads to the growth of mold, which will lead to health risks for the occupants.

FAÇADE MATERIALS MAKE BUILDINGS BETTER, INSIDE AND OUT

An architect, when designing a building, is always thinking about the future. How will the building stand up to the elements? What kind of building materials should be used so that the structure can remain strong and functional for a long period of time? What are the regulations that must be observed in order for the building to be in compliance with federal codes? Is the building designed with a style that is going to suit the location? All of this needs to be considered before the building actually takes its physical form. Choosing a building material from a reliable manufacturer known for quality products is vitally important; the building is only as good as what it’s made of. That’s why architects choose Danpal for the building materials that represent quality. A building has to be strong enough to withstand the punishing effects of weather, and Danpal, with half a century of experience and knowledge, represents quality in today’s market. We design products that will take your buildings into the future because they’re built to last. Our façade materials are one of the ways that a building can enjoy a longer life span, because façade materials protect against weather.

Façade MaterialsFAÇADE MATERIALS ARE STRONG BECAUSE OF MICROCELL TECHNOLOGY

How do you design a product that’s strong enough to withstand the fury of snow and wind, the power of a rainstorm, the endless force of the sun, and the battering of hail? If you’re Danpal, you devote resources to your research and development team so that they will create innovative products that are capable of defending a building against weather. Our façade materials have a snap-lock connection system that effectively stops the outside elements from invading a building. The double-click locking seam delivers a higher load resistance. The cell structure of our façade materials is what makes superior thermal insulation possible, enabling the building to protect its internal workings from the peril of weather. UV protection keeps the sun’s harmful effects from causing damage.

DANPAL FAÇADE MATERIALS ARE EASY TO WORK WITH

You might think that something as strong as Danpal’s façade materials must be very heavy and cumbersome, but the exact opposite is true. Our façade materials are strong in function but light in weight. They’re flexible and easy to work with so that installation is quick and effortless. Saving time and money with Danpal’s façade materials is a smooth, smart process from beginning to end.

FAÇADE MATERIALS BRING DAYLIGHT TO YOUR BUILDING

Okay, so the building design is over and the installation is complete. Here comes the next question: how does it look? Danpal, a pioneer in daylighting architecture, has developed façade materials that can make natural light a feature of your indoor living and working spaces. You know how much easier it is to see with when you’re outside in daylight; now you can find out what it’s like to have that natural lighting at work inside. Natural light has benefits that extend beyond vison. Studies have proven that natural light enhances our mood; it promotes optimism and make us more productive. We feel better in natural light. Danpal façade materials can make it happen.

RAINSCREEN CLADDING: A BUILDING’S BEST DEFENSE AGAINST MOISTURE

The next time it rains, take the time to look outside and notice how the raindrops hit your building or home. For us, rain is a temporary inconvenience that’s alleviated as soon as we get inside a building or a car. But for a building, rain is a relentless soaking that lasts as long as the shower or storm. It’s a good idea to provide as much protection as possible for your building, because rain can cause a tremendous amount of damage internally. Rainscreen cladding is one way to provide a structure with that level of protection because it offers a defensive barrier that keeps moisture from penetrating. If you want your building to last a long time without deterioration caused by weather damage, consider rainscreen cladding.

THE VERSATILITY OF RAINSCREEN CLADDING

In most regions of the globe, temperatures vary considerably from season to season. The balmy heat of a summer day in July might turn into temperatures that are below freezing when January arrives. Architectural designs are drawn with this range in mind, and building products are manufactured to deal with the swings in temperature. Rainscreen cladding can be made of different materials, including aluminum and galvanized steel. It’s also available in plastic, imitation stone, wood and brick.

Rainscreen CladdingRAINSCREEN CLADDING BY DANPAL

Danpal’s Ventilated Rainscreen System (VRS) is uniquely designed to keep weather from getting inside a building. With double-notched panels, VRS can mount a powerful defense against penetration by rain or snow that could otherwise allow moisture to invade the building’s interior space. VRS also protects the insulation itself with the natural ventilation created by an air gap that enables the system to work efficiently, keeping the insulation dry and moisture-free.

Rainscreen cladding has many advantages and one that clients find especially attractive is the fact that it doesn’t need a lot of maintenance or periodic service. It’s strong and durable. Danpal rainscreen cladding has another popular feature that makes it a favorite for clients: installation is easy. Because the connections can be made directly onto the support, additional structural support isn’t needed during the installation process.

KEEPING YOUR INSULATION DRY IS A PRIORITY FOR RAINSCREEN CLADDING

When we’re thinking about repair projects and getting a house ready for the seasons, we often fail to think about insulation. We pay attention to the obvious tasks that need to be done, like cleaning the gutters or making sure the windows don’t admit drafts, and these are all necessary things to do. But insulation should not be neglected. If you don’t have rainscreen cladding and moisture has been able to get inside your building, serious problems can arise. One problem is energy waste. If your insulation is wet, it can’t keep your heating and cooling systems operating efficiently. Energy that escapes outside is going to cost you money. Once moisture has found a niche within the interior of your home, it soon leads to the growth of mold, which will lead to health risks for the occupants.

Danpal Roofing Systems Strengthen a Building’s Protection From Weather

There’s a reason why roofing is a system. It’s not just a slab thrown over the top of a building to keep out the elements. The job of a roofing system is much more intricate than that, so that your building is shielded from weather damage and moisture from top to bottom. When you choose Danpal, you’re getting a roofing system that is 100% leakproof, watertight and airtight; provides a superior thermal performance; is lightweight and easy to work to use, with cold bending of panels on site; has high-impact resistance against hail; and provides a dazzling appearance. The roofing systems confirm what the building industry has known for a long time: Danpal quality and Danpal innovation form the foundation of the cutting-edge reputation that makes us a leader in the field.

DANPAL’S MODULAR GLAZING ROOFING SYSTEMS

With a range of snap-on interlocking dry-glazed connectors that are made of polycarbonate or aluminum, Danpal had developed roofing systems delivering a level of flexibility that is a marvel in the engineering and design spheres of building. Danpal innovation has created roofing systems that are available in a variety of different designs and can be installed above or below various structures, depending on the engineering and design requirements.

ROOFING SYSTEMSROOFING SYSTEMS NEED TO STAND UP TO WEATHER

Weather is always going to be a factor in the life of a building. But the important thing for architects is to recognize this from the very beginning. Knowing the kind of weather that a building will have to face, depending on its geographical location, allows the architect to tailor his or her design requirements accordingly. Lots of snow and rain in your region? Protecting the insulation from moisture is going to be a primary responsibility of your roofing system. Hail? Remember to make sure that your roofing system includes high impact resistance. Sunshine all day long? What about UV protection for the extended life of the building? A roofing system, wherever it’s going to be doing its job, is facing weather every day. Choose a roofing system that can meet the weather challenge.

MICROCELL TECHNOLOGY ENSURES LONG-TERM SERVICE CAPABILITIES FOR YOUR ROOFING SYSTEM

Microcell technology has been proven to be a roofing system’s best defense against the elements. The Danpalon panel, with tight spacing between the ribs, offers improved “U” and “R” values for improved energy efficiency. There’s resistance to damage from hail, high winds, and snow, thanks to the roofing system’s double-tooth, grip-lock connection and extrusion with standing seams. Our weather protection is designed for all seasons; the sunshine is also a threat to a building, but our roofing system provides co-extruded UV protection.

ROOFING SYSTEMS PROTECT PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS FROM MOISTURE

Moisture is bad for a building, but it’s not a friend to the occupants inside the building, either. Once moisture has found a home inside a structure, it’s not long before mold shows up. Mold is particularly harmful for people who suffer from respiratory ailments such as allergies or asthma, but it’s unhealthy for everyone. Choosing a Danpal roofing system is the smart way to keep a building and its occupants healthier.

Polycarbonate sheets: strong enought for today’s extreme weather

Doesn’t it seem as though, every time we turn on the news, we’re hearing about a new threat from the weather? If it’s not violent storms that subject an area to torrential downpours, it’s a terrible snowfall that has the power to paralyze a region. Sometimes it feels as though we’re entirely powerless against the fury of weather. Fortunately, Danpal has designed and manufactured products that can stand up to weather at its wildest. Our status as a leader in the building industry is a result of the emphasis that we place upon innovation, research, and development in creating materials that are stronger than weather. Polycarbonate sheets are one of those remarkable products that can reinforce a building with the stamina it needs to withstand the elements.

POLYCARBONATE SHEETS KEEP INSULATION DRY

POLYCARBONATE SHEETSThe Danpal Ventilated Rain System (VRS), which uses polycarbonate sheets, is one of the most effective ways to keep insulation dry so that moisture doesn’t weaken the building’s ability to use energy efficiently. VRS is designed with an air gap that provides natural ventilation. Insulation stays dry, the building stays moisture-free, and polycarbonate sheets defend the structure against weather.

Keeping insulation dry is one of the most important ways to protect a building. Damp moisture can lead to problems that begin with leaks and a loss of energy and can turn into structural stress and, ultimately, the possibility of building collapse. The damage isn’t merely confined to the building. Damp insulation creates an atmosphere in which mold thrives and once mold has found a home, it doesn’t want to leave. It leads to health problems for the occupants of a building, and if there’s someone who has asthma or allergies, they’ll feel the effects of mold very quickly. Damp insulation also leads to financial issues because you’re paying for energy that you aren’t using. It’s escaping outside and that’s bad for the environment. Dry insulation is the formula for a healthy building and healthy people.

POLYCARBONATE SHEETS: TWO DIFFERENT WAYS TO DELIVER ONE PHENOMENAL PRODUCT

Polycarbonate always delivers when it comes to strength and flexibility, but it also offers you a choice. Multiwall polycarbonate is a structured sheet with hollow air chambers. Solid polycarbonate, which is a clear, flat sheeting, resembles glass in appearance. Polycarbonate sheets are actually half as heavy as glass, but 200 times stronger. So if you want to use a product that looks like glass but doesn’t have its weaknesses, solid polycarbonate sheets are the choice for you.

POLYCARBONATE SHEETS, STRONG AND FLEXIBLE

Danpal’s years of expertise in research of development have put the company in the forefront of innovation. That’s how a product like polycarbonate came into existence. Imagine a product that’s virtually unbreakable, and yet so flexible that it bends. The larger the size of the polycarbonate sheet, the greater the radius of the bend. Polycarbonate is used to make windshields, security screens, moving machinery parts, and farm machinery. A larger polycarbonate sheet is ideal if you have an arching roof. Polycarbonate sheets are lightweight and easy to install, so you can understand why they’re the popular choice for architects.

Skylight Roofing Lets Us Live In The Light!

Wouldn’t you like to have a little more daylight in your life? Have you ever sat in a meeting and found your attention wandering as you gazed out the window and wished that you could enjoy more of the sunlight? Does your life feel as if the day is taken up with too many ceilings and floors and doors, and not enough natural light? What you’re feeling is actually natural, pun intended. As human beings, we crave the light. Natural light is the magic ingredient in the formula of life. It can lift our spirits when we’re feeling down. It can make us more productive when we can’t seem to break out of a dull routine. And it also helps us to see better! Grateful as we are for artificial light, it doesn’t compare to the original light of the sun.

Try Skylight Roofing For More Daylight In Your Life

Now that we’ve settled on the fact that we’d like more sky, less roof in our lives, what do we do about it? Tents and treehouses have their place in our outdoor options, but they really wouldn’t work for a permanent lifestyle. Well, what about skylight roofing? Buildings have to have roofs, and people have to have light. Why not choose the option that allows you to have what you must include without sacrificing what you really want?

Skylight RoofingSkylight Roofing Is Strong Enough To Handle Weather

Skylight roofing is a much better option than living out of doors, so before you starting moving the dining room furniture out to the lawn, stop for a minute and think about it. The reason humans don’t live outside is because that’s where the weather is. When we’re inside, we’re comfortable and safe. Outside—well, that’s where the rain falls and the snow flies; it’s where the winds blow, the hail hits, and the sun burns. You don’t really want to have to deal with all that, do you? Of course not. With skylight roofing, you won’t have to. Danpal’s skylight roofing, thanks to microcell technology, is completely, 100% watertight and won’t allow moisture from rain and snow to enter. It’s also able to withstand the intensity of the sunlight because it has UV protection. Light inside, weather outside; that’s what you have to look forward to with skylight roofing.

More About Skylight Roofing and Natural Light

Danpal has been a leader in the building materials industry for over 50 years. During that time, we’ve also pioneered daylighting architecture, a wonderful innovation that brings natural light inside, in exactly the amounts that you want. People who have access to natural light in the workplace find that they’re more productive. Those whose homes are blessed with natural light have discovered that their mood improves and the atmosphere is a much more pleasant one. Since we already know how much natural light benefits us, and we realize that all of our buildings have to have roofs, doesn’t it make sense to choice skylight roofing?

Wall Cladding Keeps Insulation Dry and Free From Moisture

If you or someone in your home suffers from any kind of respiratory condition such as asthma, you’re already aware that mold is a health threat. But not everyone realizes that mold results when moisture, instead of being prevented from penetrating the exterior of a building, manages to make its way inside. Moisture is a threat to a building because it causes leaks, structural stress and even building collapse if the moisture advances to that point. Its danger as a health threat can be a silent, invisible menace because the building occupants may not realize immediately that their breathing problems or their allergies are the result of the mold that thrives in a moist environment. How can you protect the people who live or work in your building from the dangers of mold? Danpal wall cladding is a solution to the problem of moisture.

Wall CladdingKeeping The Insulation Healthy Keeps You Healthy

The simple formula for a healthy building is to keep the insulation dry. As long as the insulation is free from moisture, the building isn’t at risk for the development of mold and the building itself remains in good condition. But insulation, if it’s not protected, is vulnerable. Wall cladding is like a protective sheath that keeps the internal building dry because it protects the insulation.

We all know that weather is a potent force in the world of nature. Buildings, in order to withstand the forces of nature, must be equipped with a defense system that can handle pouring rain, wind gusts, heavy snowfall, pounding hail, and intense sunlight. When you give your building the protection of Danpal wall cladding, you’re giving the insulation the defense that it needs in order to remain free of moisture caused by leaks.

The Mechanics of Wall Cladding

You’ve heard a lot about Danpal’s microcell technology and you already know that it’s a strong, durable product capable of protecting insulation from moisture. The strength of the wall cladding’s connector-bound polycarbonate sheets creates a strong barrier to penetration by snow and rain. We use double notching so that the wall cladding is watertight and airtight. Our wall cladding is designed with an air gap; the cladding’s convective motion delivers natural ventilation. The end result of this air flow is dry insulation. Our Ventilated Rainscreen System (VRS) is the top-of-the-line wall cladding for the ultimate in insulation protection. No matter how wet, windy and cold it might be outside, you’ll stay dry and warm inside.

Easy Installation and Customization for Danpal Wall Cladding

Danpal’s goal is to develop products that deliver a superior performance, support the environment, and are easy to work with. Our wall cladding meets all these standards. We offer panels that can be customized up to the 12.0m standard length. Architects appreciate the creativity that customization offers; clients welcome the savings that come with our easy-to-install systems that don’t take a lot of time to put into place.
Give your building the protection it needs in order to last by installing wall cladding from Danpal.

Rainscreen Cladding Is the Effective, Attractive Option for Weather Protection

We live in a busy world. Wouldn’t it be nice if our buildings could do more than one thing at a time? Danpal develops building materials that can multi-task. Not only do they have a specific function to perform, but in many cases, they also have an esthetic role as well. This versatility is one of the many reasons why Danpal has built such a well-regarded reputation after 50 years of experience in the building industry. Danpal rainscreen cladding is a popular product that protects a building from the harm that weather can cause and, at the same time, shows off a building’s visual beauty.

Rainscreen Cladding Protection Keeps Insulation Dry

Building health depends on keeping insulation dry. Weather is a threat to a building’s life span and every season brings a different danger to a structure. Rain and snow are the obvious perils to a building, but wind, hail and even sunshine all have the ability to jeopardize the health of a structure. But if rain or snow manages to penetrate the interior of a building, the first risk is to the insulation. After the insulation has been compromised, the problems are just beginning. Leakages are one problem, but they can lead to structural issues and ultimately, even building collapse. The problems that begin with the building can extend to the occupants who live or work there as well. Moisture leads to mold and the presence of mold can create problems for people who suffer from respiratory issues.

Rainscreen CladdingHow Rainscreen Cladding Works

Danpal knows that if a product is going to deliver a top performance, it has to be made out of top-quality materials. Danpal’s rainscreen cladding is built to last. The rainscreen cladding, because it’s made with a ventilated cavity and an inner and outer panel, benefits from the steady flow of air that results from the gap in between the exterior of the building and the cladding. This system is designed to keep leakages from developing.

Rainscreen Cladding’s Esthetic Appeal

Not only does Danpal’s rainscreen cladding protect the insulation, but it also improves a building’s visual appearance. The range of colors, along with the customizable options, gives the building an esthetic identity that enhances the neighborhood. Customization, a popular Danpal feature, also offers the opportunity for architects to unleash their creativity with rainscreen cladding. There’s no reason for a building to lack character or originality and Danpal rainscreen cladding plays a dramatic part in nurturing the image of a structure so that it fulfills its purpose and maximizes the appeal of the visual neighborhood.

Another favorite characteristic of Danpal rainscreen cladding is its easy maintenance. How do you keep it looking the way it should? Just wash it with water and it will continue to look like new. Cladding acts like a building’s skin, shielding the inner workings of the structure with an external form of protection. Keeping it clean is the quick, easy way to maintain that attractive appearance that makes such a difference in the way your building can retain its beauty over the passage of time.

Roofing Stands Tough Against Weather

With the rise of environmental consciousness has come a dynamic new outlook on the way we live, the foods we eat, the cars we drive and, last but not least, the buildings in which we live and work. At Danpal, we fulfill our purpose to develop cutting-edge building materials that support the environmental needs of the planet and meet the expectations of our clients. Not all companies regard their mission in this light but for us, the products that we create are designed to last. We believe that any product with a life span should accommodate the next generation of Earth’s occupants. Danpal’s plastic roofing is just one of the products in our line that reflects this awareness of Global Vision, Local Focus. That’s the Danpal motto and it’s the way we do business.

Danpal Plastic Roofing Partners With The Environment

Roofing may not seem like a topic that measures up to something as broad as environmental responsibility, but Danpal’s designers and engineers reflect the company philosophy as they develop our products. Roofing is the defense system that protects a building from the invading forces of nature. In that role, Danpal’s plastic roofing, because it’s designed to keep out moisture and drafts, is partnering with the environment so that the energy that’s used remains inside the building. There’s a lot that people don’t know about how effective plastic roofing is and we’re happy to explain why you should consider it for your roofing needs.

Plastic RoofingPlastic Roofing Supports Energy Efficiency

Buildings in developed countries are the source of about 40% of the energy usage in those respective nations. That’s why plastic roofing, which is so environmentally efficient, is the smart, savvy choice for today’s eco-minded clients. Keeping energy within the building is vital. That’s why we recommend our high-quality plastic roofing. It saves on energy usage by avoiding waste, and that saves money. Any building that’s made from low-quality materials isn’t going to last against the day-to-day buffeting that it receives from weather and that’s when energy efficiency is at risk. If moisture manages to penetrate a building, it’s only a matter of time before insulation is compromised and energy is lost. Not only will you be paying for the energy that you use, but you’re also paying for the energy that’s escaping. Danpal plastic roofing is designed to keep energy inside and weather outside.

Keeping Weather From Getting Inside Your Building

Part of the reason that plastic roofing is so effective at supporting energy efficiency within is that it’s so good at keeping weather outside. Nature is a powerful force and no matter in which region you live, it’s quite likely that you’ve experienced the elements. A thunderstorm, with its powerful winds and driving rain, lets us know that nature calls the shots. Or maybe it’s a furious winter storm that sends freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall, and gusts of wind that lets us know that we’re at nature’s mercy. We have the option of going indoors to escape the fury of weather but buildings have nowhere to go. It’s for that reason that they must be designed and built with the highest quality of products, like our plastic roofing.

Danpal’s Roofing Systems Lead The Way

You might think that your roofing system is solely confined to the building beneath it, and that all roofing systems are the same. But at Danpal, where our motto is Global Vision, Local Focus, we know that roofing systems are all part of the structural environment of our world. At Danpal, we design products and materials that provide the best protection a roofing system can deliver for your building. Our products are also developed with the goal of protecting the environment. This twofold approach may be unique in the building industry, but it’s how we do business.

Roofing Systems Stand Up Against Weather Damage

Your roof is the first point of contact when weather strikes, and just as frontline troops bear the brunt of an attack, a roofing system is where the battle between weather and your building begins. Remember that, while weather can deliver a varied assault that consists of scorching sunlight, or pouring rain, damaging winds or freezing snow, a building must be able to withstand all of these different weather forces while using the same, unchanging defense. Your roofing system has to be able to keep the different manifestations of weather from penetrating the inside of the building.

Danpal roofing systems, with their double-tooth, grip-lock connection, have the strength and endurance to resist the hail, winds, rain and snow that attack it. Outside of the building, a battle is raging, but your roofing system has the means to defeat the foe. Inside, you’re dry and comfortable.

Roofing SystemsRegulations and Your Roofing System

The roofing system’s role in the mission to protect the environment has become much more proactive since stricter regulations have been imposed by federal governments. Those regulations determine the choices that are available in adhesives, sealants, and coatings, and they’re a direct result of greater awareness of how our role as stewards of the environment decides what products are safe to use. The R-value of a material is the measure of its resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the better the insulating power of the material. The “R” values of roofing insulation have almost tripled in recent decades, showing how technological advances, combined with today’s tougher standards, have redesigned roofing systems that don’t hurt the environment.

Danpal has a business presence on five continents, making us aware firsthand of the fragility of the land upon which we live. That awareness is a driving force in our commitment to serve our customers with products that meet their needs and don’t inflict damage on the planet. It’s important to remember, when making your building material choices, that if you buy quality products, you’ll end up with a quality performance from your roofing system. It might be tempting to purchase cheaper products of inferior quality, but if you do, you’re merely postponing problems. Those are the kinds of problems that lead to repairs, which are going to end up costing much more money in a short time. When selecting the roofing system that will last, you benefit from opting for quality and superior performance. The results will save you money.

Polycarbonate Sheets: Today’s Building Material Choice For Strength and Flexibility

Fifty years as leaders in the building industry have provided Danpal with a reputation for innovation and expertise. We operate on five continents so, in addition to our decades of experience, we have a global presence that enhances our ability to live up to our motto, Global Vision, Local Focus. As the market’s expectations change to include materials that are stronger, lighter, more energy efficient and easier to work with, Danpal has been in the forefront of the transformation in the industry. Our reputation as leaders in the manufacturing of building materials has been solidified by our commitment to cutting-edge products that meet customer expectations.

Not all companies have been able to keep up the pace of change that has resulted from technological advances, and not all of the products that were once popular in the industry have been able to maintain their edge. Polycarbonate sheets are one of the new products on the market; they are so strong, flexible and attractive that they are replacing more traditional building materials such as glass.

Polycarbonate Sheets Don’t Surrender To Weather

No matter what weather pattern we’re in, we can be sure that weather will continue to be a force with which to be reckoned. Snow, rain, wind, and hail haven’t changed. Fortunately, technology and efficiency have changed. Polycarbonate sheets, which are available in two different forms, are part of the technological innovation that is redefining how buildings are designed and built. You may choose multiwall polycarbonate, which is a structured sheet with hollow air chambers, or solid polycarbonate, which is a clear, flat sheeting that resembles glass in looks but is much stronger and lighter.

polycarbonate sheetsPolycarbonate Sheets Are Flexible

If a product is lightweight and easy to work with, as polycarbonate sheets are, it’s going to be popular with architects and clients. That’s because installation is going to be smoother as well, causing less disruption for the client and the workplace. When time is saved, money is saved. The flexibility of polycarbonate sheets has already won over clients who manufacture farming machinery, windshields, security screens, and moving machinery parts. Polycarbonate sheets actually bend, making them so much more versatile than glass. If you have an arching roof, a larger polycarbonate sheet is particularly well suited. The larger the size of the sheet, the greater is the bend’s radius.

Polycarbonate is hardened so that its strength is 200 times that of glass but only half as heavy. And yet, polycarbonate sheets are virtually unbreakable. It’s plain to see why architects choose polycarbonate sheets to work with.

The Danpal Ventilated Rain System (VRS) Uses Polycarbonate Sheets

Danpal’s Ventilated Rain System’s polycarbonate sheets keep insulation dry thanks to the air gap that provides natural ventilation. Keeping insulation dry is a vital consideration in the life span of a building because once insulation is compromised, so is the building, even if problems don’t show up immediately.

By using polycarbonate sheets, you’re giving your building all the protection that it needs in order to be able to fight off weather and prevent moisture from penetrating. You’re benefitting as well, because polycarbonate is one of the most popular materials in the industry.

Worry-Free Wall Cladding Keeps The Moisture Out

The next time you’re listening to the weather forecast, you might want to consider the state of your wall cladding. What, you wonder, does the daily weather have to do with wall cladding? Actually, a lot, especially if you don’t have wall cladding by Danpal. That’s because inferior cladding may not be able to provide the level of protection that a building’s insulation must have if it’s going to be able to perform at a satisfactory level. Insulation that’s been compromised is going to cost money over time because energy is escaping, forcing heating and cooling systems to work harder to maintain a consistent temperature. Lost energy is a major factor for environmental concerns. In most of the world’s IEA countries, buildings are blamed for the use of 40% of primary energy consumption. You can imagine what happens to that number if energy is being wasted.

But if you have Danpal wall cladding, you’re not worrying about the weather forecast because you know that, if it rains or snows, your insulation is safe and dry. Danpal wall cladding doesn’t let moisture penetrate. Danpal manufactures products that conform to high environmental standards in order to assist energy efficiency. If you have Danpal cladding, you don’t have to worry when you listen to the weather forecast. If it’s going to rain, take an umbrella. If snow is predicted, wear a warm coat. You don’t have to worry because Danpal has already taken care of it.

Wall Cladding

An air gap in Danpal wall cladding makes use of natural ventilation to keep the insulation dry. The convective motion behind the wall also keeps the insulation free from moisture and working efficiently so that moisture doesn’t develop. Water penetrates because of our exclusive double nothing. Connector-bound microcell polycarbonate panels keep your building leak-free and moisture-free. For full insulation protection, consider the merits of the Danpal Ventilated Rainscreen System. Keeping moisture out is so important for the long life of your building because once snow and rain are able to penetrate a building’s defenses and leave moisture behind, leaks will soon follow. Wall cladding is designed to keep out the leaks and the moisture so that problems don’t develop.

Danpal Wall Cladding Offers Esthetic Options

Danpal wall cladding is so easy to work with that it makes the installation process vastly simpler than it is for other wall cladding of traditional weight. Our panel is lightweight; it’s also customizable, up to 12.0m standard lengths. This feature, along with our great range of designs and colors to choose from, lets customers enjoy a level of personal choice that isn’t often found in the building industry.

Proof That Danpal Wall Cladding Is Superior

Danpal wall cladding is designed to do a better job of protecting insulation from weather. It’s energy efficient, saving you money and supporting the health of the planet. It’s customizable so that an architect can be satisfied in knowing that his design reflects his originality and creativity. It’s lightweight, easy to work with, and easy to install.

And when you have Danpal wall cladding, you aren’t alarmed by the weather forecast, because you already have all the protection you need for your building’s insulation.

Rainscreen Cladding Keeps Your Building Healthy

There’s a good chance that you know someone who suffers from allergies. You might be that someone, or it might be a friend, a co-worker, or a family member. You might know someone who has asthma. These respiratory conditions seem as if they’re becoming ever more common in our society. Medical science is charged with figuring out why these conditions are so prevalent and what we can do about it. But the building industry also plays a role in reducing the risk of asthma, allergies, and the other breathing problems.

All the elements of weather that we associate with the outdoors sometimes, unfortunately, develop an indoor presence. If a building’s insulation is compromised by rain or snow that has managed to penetrate a building’s defenses, moisture results. Moisture, over time, creates a hospitable environment for mold to develop, and after that happens, the next stage is when the occupants of the building are affected by the growth of mold. Allergies and asthma are the most common results of mold, but other breathing problems can also result, particularly in those people who are afflicted with respiratory ailments. The very young and the elderly are often the most vulnerable.

Danpal makes no pretence of being able to treat medical issues, but we do have our own version of a vaccination against mold. Danpal rainscreen cladding is what’s needed to maintain your building’s insulation in a pristine condition so that it’s unaffected by moisture. Let Dr. Danpal tell you what you need to do to keep your building healthy.

Rainscreen CladdingHow Rainscreen Cladding Protects Your Insulation

Day in, day out, weather is hamming at the exterior of your building. Whether it’s the rain or the snow, weather just doesn’t let up. A building that’s not protected is going to surrender to the accumulating effects of weather. We’ve told you about the effects that wet insulation ultimately displays and how it affects the occupants of a building. But the building suffers too. Leaks in a building weaken the structure and can, if not fixed, lead to internal problems. They can even, if ignored, lead to serious structural problems with the building.

With rainscreen cladding, a building has a sturdy defense mechanism against the weather. The cladding is made up of an inner sheet, an outer panel, and a ventilated cavity. Between the exterior of the building and the cladding, there’s a gap that promotes a steady flow of air. The overhands and screens keep the rain from entering. When there’s no moisture invading the inside of a building, the insulation remains dry.

How To Tell If Your Building Is Energy Efficient

Rainscreen cladding plays a very important role in maintaining the energy efficiency of a building. Your heating and cooling systems should maintain a consistent temperature inside so that, no matter what the weather is doing outside, the people who live and work within are comfortable. If you’ve noticed that you’ve been needing to adjust the temperature, it’s possible that moisture has penetrated your building and energy is escaping. Rainscreen cladding does such a superior job of protecting moisture that it also supports your building’s energy efficiency by keeping the insulation dry.

Plastic Roofing Supports Energy Efficiency

A lot of thought goes into the making of a building. The client has a certain notion of what the building needs to look like in order for it to fulfill its designated purpose. The architect develops the plans to take the building from an idea to a design. The construction crew uses tools and machines to bring the idea and the plans to fruition so that finally, after a great deal of time, effort, and thought, the building rises from the ground, ready to be put to use. If all has goes according to plan, the building will be a presence in the community, whether residential or commercial, for a long time. But there’s one simple thing that can sabotage that longevity. If the building’s insulation is not protected from the harmful effects of weather, the building will not last. Danpal plastic roofing, strong, sustainable, and popular, is also designed to provide protection for your insulation.

Plastic RoofingPROTECTION FROM WEATHER WITH PLASTIC ROOFING

Danpal plastic roofing is all about keeping the inside of a building safe and comfortable for its occupants. Our plastic roofing provides thermal insulation that reduces the transfer of heat. Thanks to this protective layer, thermal radiation is reflected. Our microcell technology improves heat insulation. Our plastic roofing is able to diffuse sunlight by means of a special coating that can prevent UV rays from causing harm to the interior or exterior building surfaces.

Hail is one of the most damaging of all the weather elements. But because plastic roofing is so strongly woven, hail bounces off the surface without leaving behind any damage. Plastic roofing is also able to withstand the other weather effects, like driving snow and heavy rains, that could otherwise cause damage to a building, particularly if moisture is able to penetrate the structural defenses and invade the interior space. Plastic roofing is designed to be more powerful than that weather that is attacking it.

WHY INSULATION MATTERS SO MUCH

The interior rooms of a building should be maintained at a consistent temperature so that they’re warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This consistency helps your heating and cooling systems from having to overwork. But if energy is escaping, those systems have to work much harder to maintain the desired temperature. In addition, wasted energy is harmful to the environment. Buildings in developed countries are known for being the source of 40% of the primary energy usage in those countries. Wasted energy prevents us from doing all that we can to maintain a sustainable lifestyle. Plastic roofing, with its emphasis on efficiency, supports sustainable practices that benefit the environment.

THE STRENGTH OF PLASTIC ROOFING

Danpal’s plastic roofing is made of aluminum and polycarbonate. Both those materials are very strong, designed to take a lot of punishment from the elements. With plastic roofing’s snap-on, interlocking, dry-glazed connectors, the finished product is a roof that’s both airtight and watertight. You won’t have to worry about the moisture from the rain or snow invading your space. Nor will you have to deal with drafts caused by the wind. Plastic roofing shelters a building’s occupants inside while, outside, it’s giving the building all the protection from weather that it needs.

Polycarbonate Sheets are a New Favorite in Building Design

You want the best possible materials for your building. As an architect, you recognize that as times change, so does client preference. As technology has developed new materials that provide higher quality, meeting environmental concerns has provided input into what kinds of products should be used in construction. Keeping on top of changes like this means that architects and others who are working in the building industry need to have resources that they can rely on. Danpal, which has been a leader in the building industry for half a century, is a company whose standards are as high as our dedication to innovation. Architects know that they can count on us for products that will help them build the best possible buildings. We have led the way in developing new products, like polycarbonate sheets, that have transformed the building industry because of their superior strength and performance.

HOW DANPAL’S VENTILATED RAIN SYSTEM USES POLYCARBONATE SHEETS

Danpal’s Ventilated Rain System maintains the company’s reputation for creating a product with high performance standards while at the same time giving a building an exterior that is esthetically pleasing. The insulation of the building benefits from the natural ventilation that results from the air gap in the panels, which are made of polycarbonate. The insulation remains dry and maintains its performance standards for the future. Polycarbonate sheets protect a building from the damage that weather can cause by insulating the structure internally. Protecting the insulation from the damage caused by adverse weather and the resulting leakages is one of the many ways in which polycarbonate sheets demonstrate their impressive ability to extend the life of a building.

Polycarbonate SheetsKNOW YOUR POLYCARBONATE

Polycarbonate sheets come in two different forms. Multiwall polycarbonate is a structural sheet with hollow air chambers. Solid polycarbonate is a clear, flat sheeting that looks like glass. Actually, polycarbonate is 200 times stronger than glass so that it’s better able to provide the kind of performance that clients expect.

Polycarbonate, which has been hardened to make it capable of withstanding high levels of resistance, is 200 times stronger than glass. It’s also much better at adapting to weather than glass is. We all know that weather tends to be unpredictable, so if you want the ultimate protection for your building, you’re going to choose polycarbonate sheets.

Unlike glass, polycarbonate is easy to work with. Its flexibility and easy installation make it the preferred choice for architects when they are making their choices of building materials. Because polycarbonate has been hardened to make it more resistant, it’s also much harder to scratch. Its flexibility makes it the building material of choice for windshields, security screens, farming machinery and as a guard in moving machinery parts.

THE ESTHETIC ADVANTAGES OF POLYCARBONATE SHEETS

The variety of colors that polycarbonate sheets are available in makes this a popular choice for architects and clients. Color brightens up a building and makes it a focal point in the neighborhood. Polycarbonate sheets support the famed daylight architecture that is a feature of the Danpal company.

Skylight Roofing Captures Daylight

As the weather begins to change from cold, chilly winter to warmer spring, we all try to spend as much time outside as we possibly can. For everyone who lives in the climate zones where snow, cold winds and ice are a feature of daily existence for three to four months of the year, spring is like the call of the siren. We want to go outside and enjoy the beauty of nature, the fragrant breezes, and most of all, the daylight. But we can’t, because we have to stay inside to work. Once we get home, we’re so busy with household tasks and family needs that the day seems to escape from us. Maybe that’s why skylight roofing is so popular; it’s a way to capture some of that daylight even though we’re inside. Danpal skylight roofing, with the famed daylighting architecture that Danpal has pioneered, is one way to hold onto as much natural light as possible, even when inside.

SKYLIGHT ROOFING BRINGS IN MORE LIGHT

If you think that you feel better in natural light, you’re not imagining it. Studies have proven what we already now: we like the light! We’re more productive in natural light; we feel better about ourselves; our attitude is more positive. We need artificial light, too, but there’s just nothing like the natural light and with skylight roofing, that natural light is present inside your living space or work space.

Skylight Roofing THE COMPATIBILITY OF SKYLIGHT ROOFING WITH OTHER ROOFING TYPES

You’ll be glad to learn that whether your existing roof is concrete or profiled metal, skylight roofing is easy to install. Danpal’s roofing systems are customizable so that they can vary in length and size; this makes them easy to integrate and connect into place. What does this mean for the customer? Less time and effort during the installation process equals less inconvenience and less cost.

SKYLIGHT ROOFING IS STRONG ENOUGH FOR THE WORST WEATHER

Danpal uses microcell technology because it’s so strong. Weather is a fierce foe but a building has to be able to withstand the forces of nature, whether it’s the powerful rainstorms that send water flooding from the skies, or harsh winter snows and winds. There’s no way to avoid weather, so the only solution is to design buildings that are strong enough to handle it. That’s why microcell technology, with its resistance to the damage that weather can do, is such an asset for skylight roofing. And Danpal skylight roofing also has UV protection, because even those hot, sunny days that we love can be hard on a roof if it’s not protected.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DANPAVAULT BARREL VAULT SKYLIGHT SYSTEM

With the Danpavault Barrel Vault Skylight System, your building benefits from a skylight roofing system with evenly diffused natural light, optimum insulation, easy integration, and UV protection. Installation is no problem because it can be a self-supporting skylight or it can be placed on top of a metal structure. Different span sizes can be accommodated with aluminum framing options. Customization, always a favorite feature with architects, offers more freedom and flexibility in the design.

If you’re eager to have more daylight in your life, skylight roofing can make it happen.

Wall Cladding Protects Insulation From Moisture

Most people would agree that their household budgets have enough to cover and don’t need any extra expenses added to it. But if your insulation isn’t intact, if moisture has penetrated to the interior of your home or business, then you’ve already added a new item to your budget without even realizing it. That’s because the energy that you use to heat and cool the inside of your structure is escaping outside, increasing your energy bills, and you might not have figured out the reason why. Compromised insulation is one of the main reasons why energy consumption increases; it’s also one of the reasons why buildings experience issues that can, if not attended to promptly, lead to real problems later on. The right wall cladding can help provide the protection that your building must have if it’s going to be able to prevent moisture from invading your home or business.

wall claddingHow Wall Cladding Protects Insulation From Moisture

Weather has a lot of weapons at hand to defeat a building. Year after year, there are snowfalls, rainstorms, winds and hail; and don’t forget about the hot sun which beats down upon a building during the warmer months. Danpal wall cladding has a convective motion, with an air gap to provide natural ventilation, that keeps the insulation dry. Rain and snow are prevented from getting inside because of our connector-bound microcell polycarbonate sheets and our double-notching. How can a building hope to withstand such an onslaught from nature? Danpal has put a lot of research into its products and our wall cladding reflects the innovative spirit that marks all of our materials.

Energy Efficiency and Insulation

Buildings have a vital role to play in the goal to maintain a sustainable lifestyle. In most IEA countries, it’s the buildings that consume 40% of primary energy. If your building’s insulation is allowing energy to escape, you’re the one paying the bill but the planet is paying the price for wasted energy. The purpose of insulation is to keep your energy within the structure so that you can maintain a consistent indoor temperature. But once insulation has been damaged by moisture, your heating and cooling systems have to work harder to maintain that consistent temperature. By protecting the insulation of a building, wall cladding is doing its part to help the building occupants support a sustainable lifestyle.

The Benefits Of Working With Danpal Wall Cladding

The main purpose of wall cladding is, as we’ve noted, to protect the insulation of a building. But Danpal wall cladding, because our panels are customizable up to 12.0m standard length, offers a level of creativity and originality in architectural design that you can’t expect to find in other products. Customization is a fantastic benefit for architects because it allows them to indulge in more creativity with their designs. Add in the fact that Danpal wall cladding is available in so many colors and designs and it’s easy to understand how a building’s appearance is enhanced.

Danpal’s Roofing Systems Are Built To Last

When choosing a roofing system, don’t forget to consider the life span that you want your building to have. A roofing system is a key component in predicting a building’s length of life because the roofing system is so important in protecting the interior of a structure from the threat of weather damage. Danpal boasts roofing systems that are airtight and watertight and 100% leakproof. They’re lightweight and easy to install. They deliver a superior thermal performance, have high-impact resistance, and show off an impressive visual appearance. Our roofing systems have transparency and tonal qualities, flexibility, and a balance of light and thermal dynamics that’s superior in function. We’re eager to tell you more about our Danpal roofing systems and we know you’ll like what you’re hearing.

roofing systemRoofing Systems That Deliver Daylight

You might not expect a roof to be a primary source of natural light, but that’s because you may not know that Danpal is a pioneer in the art of daylighting techniques. The ribs of our roofing are made with tight spacing; this allows an impressive quality of light to come in, altering the appearance and improving the atmosphere of your internal building.

How Danpal Roofing Systems Work

Danpal roofing is a dry-glazed translucent system that can be installed either above or below different types of structures, depending upon the specific engineering and design requirements. The dry-glazed connectors are made of polycarbonate or aluminum, both renowned for their strength. Danpal’s Microcell technology is specifically designed to resist weather over the long term. On a day-to-day basis, a roofing system has to be able to take a beating because weather never lets up. It’s always doing something, and quite often, weather is doing something that’s going to lead to trouble in the future if your roofing system isn’t capable of preventing the damage. Regardless of whether your building is going to be located in a rain-drenched region or a place where winter deals out punishing snow and cold, Danpal roofing systems are ready for whatever comes out of the sky.

You can thank our Danpalon panels for strength that surpasses the ordinary roofing system’s ability to keep weather out. Because of this, the thermal insulation renders more efficiency with better “U” and “R” values. The long life that’s so important for a building is supported by the double-tooth connections that are particularly effective against weather.

Stricter regulations and a stronger adherence to environmental standards have had an effect on roofing. The “R” values of roofing insulation have almost tripled in recent decades. It’s a pleasure to notice how much of an effect we can have when we all work together on behalf of our planet. In the long run, quality makes the difference and that’s where Danpal stands out.

We don’t manufacture cheap, poorly made products. We’ve been in business for half a century and maybe that’s way longevity is so important to us. We understand that buildings should be built to last. That’s the way we make our products.

Wall Cladding Secures Insulation from Moisture

The construction of a building is founded upon a simple goal: people inside the building should be comfortable and protected from the elements. Those elements need to be kept outside the building. The building itself must be able to withstand the punishment that nature dishes out but it must be able to do so without fanfare. The occupants within don’t want to worry about whether the rain is causing leakages, or the moisture has penetrated the insulation, or the hail has caused damaged. Danpal understands this philosophy and we support it. That’s why we develop building materials that do their job and do it right. That’s true with Danpal wall cladding, which is designed to make sure that insulation stays dry.

Wall Cladding Makes the Difference

Wall CladdingDanpal wall cladding is designed with an air gap which provides natural ventilation that uses a convective motion to keep the insulation dry. Because of our double-notching and connector-bound Microcell polycarbonate sheets, which are lighter in weight that traditional rainscreen cladding, create a shield against the external rain so that moisture cannot penetrate. Protecting your insulation is the first step in taking the precautions that are vital for the long life of your building.

Why Insulation Needs to Stay Dry

Today’s concern with energy efficiency reflects a greater awareness of how much the planet depends upon all of us to monitor our energy usage. Because buildings account for 40% of energy consumption, it’s especially important to ensure that the energy is being used as we intend. That means that we need to know that compromised insulation isn’t the culprit in allowing energy to escape from within. If it is, your energy bills are going to reflect that wasted energy. An attractive option for your wall cladding is Danpal’s Ventilated Rainscreen System, which has the Danpalon panel for complete insulation protection.

Wall Cladding Improves Your Building’s Appearance

What’s especially unique about wall cladding isn’t just its superior performance in protecting insulation from moisture, although that’s certainly a major consideration. Wall cladding also enhances a building’s appearance. Danpal offers a great variety of colors and designs so that you can choose exactly the look that’s right for your building. Our wall cladding is customizable up to 12.0m, the standard length, to provide you with even more options when making your selection. We also make use of light to provide even more options when defining the look of your building. Because it’s our goal to become the leading manufacturer and distributor of complete light architecture systems, we can show you how to make your building stand out in both performance and appearance.

Danpal delivers on its promise to please the customer and protect the planet while providing building materials that offer something more than what you’ll get from other companies. Our daylighting techniques give buildings a touch of nature, thanks to the natural light that we employ. Beauty and performance are an unbeatable combination. like what you get when you use Danpal wall cladding.

Danpal’s Roofing Systems Start At The Top

Any architect will tell you that sitting down to design a building means having one eye on the function of the structure and the other eye on the map. Where a building is located has a lot to do with the choice of materials that will be used in construction and this is particularly true with roofing systems. Danpal, which has been in business for over half a century, knows a lot about the difference that quality products make in the life span of a building. And, since we have a presence on five continents, we also know a few things about geography.

Where In The World Is My Building Going to Be?

Roofing SystemGeography is both local and global and that also works well with the Danpal philosophy. If you are designing a building for a hot dry climate, you’ll choose a different roofing system than you’d select if you’re building for a place where it rains a lot. You’re also building for a neighborhood, so if the other buildings in the area are designed in a particular style, you’re going to want to match the theme.

Wherever you’re building, you want to make sure that your roofing system is made with the highest quality materials. You have a dream and your client has a budget. Bringing those two together to create a structure that fulfills its function and enhances the landscape doesn’t have to be a struggle. Start at the top: start with the right roofing system.

Roofing Systems are Weather Warriors

Even without the geography lesson, we know that weather, wherever you live, has to be reckoned with. Weather strikes a roof first and that’s why a roofing system, which protects the structure below it, must be designed so that it can stand up against the dominant weather of the region. A roofing system needs to be able to multi-task: strong enough to prevent leakage from rain and snow, durable enough to resist high winds, and sturdy enough to withstand hail.

Quality Is The Smart Budget Decision

Sometimes people think that if they cut corners on materials, they’re saving money. Our experts at Danpal can tell you that, if you choose materials of lesser quality for your roofing system, you’ll literally pay the price before too long. Poor quality materials aren’t strong enough to give a roofing system the resistance to weather that a building needs in order to remain in good condition for a long time. Your roofing system represents a substantial investment of time, labor, and money. Doing it right the first time avoids spending more money later to do what should have been done in the first place.

Fortunately, Danpal has been in the forefront of research and development to create high-quality materials for a better, longer-lasting roofing system. The company’s talented engineers and design experts have been at the foundation of what has made Danpal a state-of-the-art leader in roofing systems.

If you have questions about roofing systems, please contact us. We have skilled people on staff who will be able to help you make the right choice for the roofing system that’s ideal for your building.

Facade Systems Bring Beauty, Sustainability and Durability to Your Building

Sometimes, the most modern building trends are so successful because they make use of something that’s been around well before architects started designing. We’re talking about natural light, of course, that element that can totally transform the appearance of a building. If you’re searching for a design that employs natural light in a way that no other construction method can, you should consider a facade system.

Facade Systems Build With Natural Light

Natural light doesn’t just enter a designed building without careful advance planning. The architect who designs a building deliberately considers the placement of the light by accommodating the angles where the sunlight will appear in the structure at various times during the day. By tapping into the bounty of natural light, that wonderful resource that is available virtually on demand, the architect channels its beautify and its usefulness into a well-planned design.

Facade SystemsThe Strength of Facade Systems

A facade system will bring a level of beauty to your building that other exteriors can’t match. But at the same time, facade systems are durable. They have to be if they’re going to protect a building from the impact of weather. Rain, snow, wind, hail, and even sun all have the power to weaken and damage the structure over time. But facade systems are designed with strength in mind so that they stand up to everything that Mother Nature can send. Different climates will call for different facade systems; what works for a building in a hot, sunny region won’t suit a building in a damp, rainy location. But the versatility of facade systems means that there’s one that’s just right for you.

Facade Systems Are More Popular Than Ever

Buildings have specific functions that require conforming to the template of the structure’s purpose. A gymnasium isn’t going to have the same purpose as a library, and the two buildings won’t be identical. Any building needs to meet certain regulations and codes and as environmental issues have become more of a universal concern, these requirements are reflected in the way buildings are designed and constructed. Facade systems please the public because their energy efficiency is a vital part of the sustainable life style that people practice.

But there’s one area where codes and rules aren’t the driving force behind the design and that is in the creativity that facade systems unleash. If you’re bored by the way so many buildings seem to be designed with a cookie-cutter format, each one looking the same as the one before it, you’re going to appreciate the unbelievable freedom that facade systems offer. With facade systems, the function of a building doesn’t trap it inside a boring format that just repeats what everyone else is building. Functionality is vital for any building, but it doesn’t need to inhibit the potential of a structure to be visually appealing. Danpal’s facade systems allow a structure to perform its intended function while nurturing the people who work and live inside it.

Every building, whatever its intended purpose, is part of a neighborhood and that neighborhood is a community. People who go about their daily business are uplifted when they have the opportunity to enjoy beauty that improves the environment in a holistic way. By choosing a Danpal facade system, you’re making your part of the world a better place.

Polycarbonate Standing Seam Panels: The Latest in Excellence and Innovation

Innovation is the Key to Excellence

Innovation in the building industry doesn’t happen by itself. It happens because certain companies have the foresight to perceive future trends and identify the technology that can bring those trends to fruition. The ultimate goal in research and development is to develop products that benefit the consumer, strengthen the industry, and do both without harming the environment in which we all live. One of those advances that has made such a transformation in the building industry is the appearance of polycarbonate standing seam panels, which have challenged all existing building materials because polycarbonate offers such a high standard in durability, variety and sheer quality.

The company that capitalized upon this innovation is Danpal. Danpal, the first company to develop the Danpalon® translucent panel standing seam system, is well known for its role in promoting the research and engineering that give us tomorrow’s next improvement in construction. Danpal’s systems are seen all over the world, a global endorsement of the cutting-edge production that you can use in your own project. You’re going to want to learn more about this popular product, the polycarbonate standing seam panels.

Polycarbonate standing seam panelsNothing Beats Polycarbonate Standing Seam Panels

After polycarbonate arrived, other more traditional building materials like glass and metal U-panels just couldn’t compare to its innovative performance. The polycarbonate standing seam panel system consists of extruded translucent panels with a vertical standing seam of each end. A snap-on connector interlocks the panels. The retention clips, which are made of stainless steel, are hidden from view. When it’s completely assembled, the system is free-floating. Because each component of the system is capable of expanding and contracting at its own rate, waves and deflections are eliminated but the structural properties of the material are maintained. Make no mistake, polycarbonate is as tough as it is esthetic, and it’s also energy efficient, a crucial attribute for today’s environmentally-conscious consumer. This technological advance allows the design of buildings that expand creativity as a result of innovation.

The Freedom of Polycarbonate Standing Seam Panels

In order to be truly creative, a building material must adhere to infallible structural standards that don’t allow for error. The partnership between the structural components and the esthetic ones is a delicate balance that, when perfectly matched, produces extraordinary results. The combination of strength and durability that is provided by the polycarbonate standing seam panels has liberated building designers and architects from the constraints of the more traditional metal U-panels and glass. Along with polycarbonate the dynamic new material comes polycarbonate the creative leader in architecture, as bold colors, dramatic finishes, subtle shading, and special effects are redefining the strength and beauty of building. Polycarbonate, in common with other Danpal products, is also famous as one of the daylighting techniques that have made the company a trailblazer in building design. By bringing natural light into a design, the layers of creativity in a project expand to include nature as well as technology, a truly phenomenal advance and one that benefits both the industry and those who use our products.

Rainscreen Cladding Saves Buildings from Weather Damage

Depend on Rainscreen Cladding for Weather Protection for Your Building

The next time you’re listening to the weather report on the evening news, take a minute to go outside and take a look at your home or office. When we hear that it’s going to rain or that there’s snow in the forecast, our first thought is what we should wear to accommodate the weather. But a building’s wardrobe is a lot different than ours. Rainscreen cladding is a building’s version of an umbrella, designed to protect the structure from the external moisture that could damage the interior if it gets inside. Rain is the number one culprit when there’s exterior damage to a building, and that’s why you need to install rainscreen cladding.

Rainscreen Cladding The Protection of Rainscreen Cladding

Rainscreen cladding is made up of a ventilated cavity, an outer panel, and an internal sheet. There’s a gap between the cladding and the exterior of the building which prevents moisture the moisture caused by rain and snow from seeping into the wall. The double-notched panels keep everything watertight to prevent the rain from invading. Likewise, the overhangs and screens are extremely effective at halting the rainwater from entering at all. The effectiveness of Danpal’s Ventilated Rainscreen System is based upon its connector-bound Microcell polycarbonate panels, which are three times lighter than traditional rainscreen cladding.

Saving Money with Rainscreen Cladding

The rainscreen cladding is a money-saver in a number of ways. The ventilation system, by enhancing the efficiency of the building’s insulation, saves on energy costs. When moisture gets inside a building, it can eventually lead to structural problems lie mold, corrosion, high levels of permeability and weakened insulation that’s much less effective. By the time the problem is detected, the damage may be so pronounced that repair and replacement costs are going to be high. Because rainscreen cladding is so easy to install, there’s less time involved in the process, which means that less of your money is spent on the installation process. And because the process is so efficient, there’s minimal disruption to the people who are working inside the building. Here’s something else that will bring a smile to your wallet. If, for some reason, the building is slated for demolition in the future, the cladding can be reused. You can’t get much more sustainable than that!

Rainscreen Cladding Improves a Building’s Appearance

Rainscreen cladding, by preventing the development of problems that arise when moisture leaks into a building, does a great deal to keep the structure maintaining its appearance. But rainscreen cladding is like a 24/7 spa treatment for a building throughout its existence, keeping it looking new and well maintained. Danpal offers many customizable options to choose from, and the variety of colors, textures, and finishes ensures that the building will possess its own unique look, which is an ideal way to establish your identity in the area.

But there’s another way that your building is going to establish its identity. It’s the building that withstands the elements and the test of time, thanks to the protection of its rain screen cladding.

Cubby House Challenge

Grimshaw is one of five practices selected to design and build a cubby for the Kids Under Cover 2017 Cubby House Challenge. The five cubbies were auctioned at a VIP event at the 2017 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, raising AUD$162,000 for the Kids Under Cover’s Studio Program, an early intervention strategy which helps to prevent youth homelessness.

MySpace, the cubby designed by Grimshaw, fetched AUD$21,000 and was the recipient of the Kids Choice Award, and the Most Imaginative and Interactive Award. We are honoured to have been a part of the 2017 Cubby House Challenge.

Cubby HouseThrough MySpace, Grimshaw has reconceptualised the traditional cubby, transforming the rigid building form into one that allows children to create their own space by manipulating various sized blocks across four levels. How they enter the cubby and arrange the interior is up to them – it is a non-static space that children can make their own and reinvent as they desire.

The moveable blocks have multiple uses to reinforce this sense of ownership and flexibility. They can be used to fill voids or provide openings, as furniture or storage and to house secret treasures and trinkets.

Two key workshops were held to develop the concept for MySpace. The first invited children to contribute their ideas of what constitutes the ultimate cubby. A space for flexibility, creativity and retreat were recurring themes, with orange a popular choice of colour.

The second workshop was a design charrette which offered Grimshaw’s architects the opportunity to recall their childhood cubby house dreams. The ideas were harnessed into a single concept with a strong connection to one of the architect’s memories of playing with the wooden crates in his father’s fruit and vegetable warehouse; crates were positioned to create voids to hide in or used as stepping stones to create a flexible oasis akin to a human-scale Lego set.

Cubby HouseThis concept was developed through the ethos of Grimshaw’s architectural practice; strong conceptual legibility, innovation and a rigorous approach to detailing, all underpinned by the principles of humane, enduring and sustainable design.
In turn, MySpace has been realized as a bespoke shelter which encourages confidence and creative play while offering a finely crafted installation fit for the most urbane of backyards.

Conceived as an elegant piece of joinery, the cubby’s frame has been built using 75mmx75mm Tasmanian Oak hardwood timber beams. Each member has been machine cut and routed to form a cross profile that integrates horizontal rails, allowing the boxes to be safely and easily maneuvered. With each member dowelled and glue joined to form a rigid connection there are no visible fixings. This ensures that the frame can facilitate safe vertical and horizontal movement and provide railings that may be easily held on to by small hands. Rubber matting is incorporated in the floor as a further safety measure.

The boxes within the cubby are fabricated from pine plywood. Each box is wrapped in high density foam, then covered with an external-grade colored fabric.

With a translucent polycarbonate (Danpal) roof and façade, MySpace provides a shelter which offers children a sense of concealment while providing visibility to the outside. The polycarbonate cladding system provides a clean façade finish by concealing all screw fixings. To complement the notion of a safe hideout, a yellow periscope peaks out from the roof to allow children to keep watch and observe their surroundings. Page 1 of 2 Lighting is another key feature of the cubby. Our design incorporates LED strip lighting into each internal corner of the frame to illuminate the interior and allow the cubby to ‘glow’ at night.

Grimshaw has worked closely and collaboratively with the builder and suppliers to deliver a cubby that is of the highest quality while offering a reconfigurable space to keep children intrigued – a true team effort for the benefit of the children that may make MySpace their own as well as those whom it may prevent youth homelessness for.

Architect’s Statement

Cubby House 6There was always something exciting about creating your own cubby house as a kid. Whether stacking cushions from the family sofa, draping bed sheets over the ironing board or arranging cardboard boxes to form enclosures, it allowed a sense of freedom to create and play, to be the master of one’s own universe.

This freedom of creative play is actively explored with MySpace, a cubby house designed by Grimshaw for Kids Under Cover, a not-for-profit organization which raises funds to help prevent youth homelessness.

Through MySpace we have reconceptualised the cubby, transforming the rigid building form into one that allows children to create their own space by manipulating various sized blocks over three levels. How they enter the space and arrange the interior is up to them – it is a space they can make their own and reinvent as they desire.

The moveable blocks have multiple uses to reinforce this sense of ownership and flexibility. They can be used to fill voids or provide openings, as furniture or storage and to house miniature gardens.

Two key workshops were held to develop the concept for MySpace. The first invited children to contribute their ideas of what constitutes the ultimate cubby. A space for flexibility, creativity and retreat were recurring themes, with orange a popular choice of colour.

The second workshop was an in-house design charrette offering our architects the opportunity to recall their own childhood cubby house dreams. In keeping with Grimshaw’s architectural practice, the cubby was developed from a strong concept, with the final design resulting from a deep interest in adaptable and flexible architecture and craftsmanship.

MySpace encapsulates childhood aspirations as well as a desire to empower children through their own creative play.

Aim High with a Danpal Skylight Roof

Danpal Delivers the Sky

Operating a building materials business on five continents gives Danpal the edge when it comes to roofing systems. Roofs aren’t the same the whole world over, and at Danpal, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver the sky when a client comes to us looking for the ideal roofing system. Danpal roofing systems come with a unique mix of advantages, and the Danpavault barrel vault skylight system offers easy integration and a smooth transmission of natural light for a structure. Our dry-glazed translucent systems are available in a wide variety of designs that are suitable for installation above or below the particular structure, depending upon the specifications set by the building’s engineering and design. We offer the best in roofing because our systems contain snap-on interlocking dry-glazed polycarbonate or aluminum connectors. Thermal insulation and UV protection round out a full component of skylight roofing superiority.

The Danpavault Barrel Vault Skylight System

There’s a lot of versatility in our Danpavault barrel vault skylight system, whether you choose to use it as a self-supporting skylight for your roof, or you place it over a metal structure. You can add aluminum framing so that the skylight roof can be installed on top of spans of different sizes. Because there are no limits to the length you choose, the skylight roof system is ideal for so many different roofing types. Whatever length is right for your building can be installed easily; our flexibility means that you get what you want for your roof.

skylight roofDaylight Above with the Danpavault Barrel Vault Skylight Roof System

When natural light is added to the internal building, the results are beneficial in so many ways. Natural light makes us all feel better and it adds to the appearance of a building. You’ll get more light from Danpal systems, compared to what other options provide, so much that it’ll seem as if daylight doesn’t end.

Skylight Roof Easy Installation

One of the things that our clients value about our roofing systems is the ease of installation. Profiled roof or concrete, it doesn’t matter, Our skylights offer flexibility thanks to their unique design, so it doesn’t matter what your current roof is made from or how it looks, because our skylight roof can accommodate anything.

Skylight Roof Weather Protection

Once the skylight is in place, there can be no doubt that it will be up to the challenge of resisting the weather. We’ve created our skylight roof systems to be completely watertight, relieving you of any need to worry about leaks. And if you’re concerned that your skylight roof is more vulnerable than a standard roof, rest assured that the built-in strength comes from microcell technology, which empowers an impressively high level of resistance to damage caused by hail and other extreme weather conditions. The microcell technology keeps the skylight roof strong when weather strikes.

You Choose the Color of the Skylight Roof

One of the most popular features of our skylight roof is the range of colors that we offer for all of our products. Whether your preference is for shades of white, metallics, or bold and brilliant colors, the hardest decision you make might just be which one, from so many possibilities, is the right one for your skylight roof.

U Panels are not the Panels for You

Consider the Building in Which We LIve

What do you expect from a building? The question isn’t as strange as it seems. When you think about it, nearly every aspect of our lives depends in some way upon buildings. We live in homes, we work in offices, schools, stores, hospitals and other structures; we shop for groceries, we go to the car dealership for a new automobile, we eat in restaurants and dance in clubs. Except for those hardy types who thrive in the great outdoors, most of us spend the most significant parts of our lives in buildings, often without giving them a second thought.

Danpal is encouraging you to give those buildings a few more thoughts. Imagine the 21st century if we still used outdated architectural practices and outmoded technology from the previous era. Imagine if, instead of using polycarbonate panels, we still opted to use metal U-panels? It’s hard to imagine why anyone would step back in time when construction has advanced so far ahead. But in case you have a building project and you’re still making up your mind about which materials to use, we’ll explain why polycarbonate panels have become the favorite choice of designers, engineers, architects, clients, and Planet Earth.

U PanelsThe Advantages of Polycarbonate Standing Seam Panels

We live in a period of time when buildings are designed to be in harmony both locally and globally. That focus mirrors the Danpal motto, Global Vision, Local Focus. Polycarbonate standing seam panels are designed to maintain that atmosphere because they conform to the standards of a sustainable environment. Polycarbonate is a tough and durable material so that it can withstand rough weather, but it’s also flexible and easy to work with. Its high-impact resistance prevents hail from doing damage, yet its transparency to visible light allows it to provide much better transmission than glass can. Polycarbonate panels are so versatile that they’ve left glass and metal U panels behind in the race to the top for best building material.

Polycarbonate Standing Seam Panels Specialize in Energy Efficiency

As the world becomes more conscious of the need to take better care of our planet, the momentum for sustainable living has captured the enthusiasm of the building industry. That’s why polycarbonate standing seam panels are so popular with people who care about the environment. The great news about that is that saving the environment also means saving money on energy costs, because polycarbonate is a material that provides high-quality insulation.

Polycarbonate Standing Seam Panels Win the Beauty Contest

If building materials were competing in a beauty pageant, it’s obvious that polycarbonate would easily defeat metal U panels and glass. That’s not just because polycarbonate standing seam panels are modern, strong and efficient. Danpal’s polycarbonate panels are designed with beauty in mind. Why choose boring metal or glass for your building when you can have daylight, color, translucence and reflections? Polycarbonate standing seam panels win the crown; metal U panels and glass are only runner-up.

Choose the Polycarbonate Standing Seam Panel for 21st Century Building Quality

The Polycarbonate Standing Seam Panel: An Advance in Architectural Technology

The arrival of the standing seam system in the building industry is an affirmation of the visionary role that Danpal plays in architectural technologies. Danpal was the first company to develop the Danpalon® translucent panel standing seam system. For more than three decades, the systems created by Danpal have been on display in a versatile array of architectural endeavors including projects involving transportation, education, health, sports, high-tech industries and other commercial enterprises. As the industry responds to clients who want to design buildings by using materials that are energy efficient, environmentally safe, flexible and easy to work with, Danpal has proven to be a leader in developing the products that meet all of these needs. Polycarbonate, perhaps the most exciting material on the market today, has demonstrated its appeal for the architects who work with it and the members of the public who work, live and occupy the various structures that have been transformed by polycarbonate standing seam panels.

Polycarbonate standing seam panel Polycarbonate Standing Seam Panels, the Popular Choice

Ever since the new and improved polycarbonate panels entered the building scene, other building materials, such as glass and metal U-panels, have struggled to keep up. But architects have found that the polycarbonate standing seam panels leave the competition behind. Maybe it’s because this dynamic new material is so superior in its quality, durability, and versatility that more traditional products can’t measure up.

Polycarbonate Standing Seam Panels, the Heart of the Danpalon System

It’s no wonder that for architects, polycarbonate standing seam panels have become a favorite for their projects. The system consists of extruded translucent panels and a vertical standing seam at each end of the panel. The panels are interlocked with a snap-on connector and the stainless steel retention clips are concealed. Fully assembled, the system is free-floating, with each component able to expand or contract at its own rate. This eliminates “waves” and deflections while maintaining the structural properties of the material. For architects and their clients the world over, the technical superiority of the polycarbonate standing seam panel is a chance to create buildings that combine Danpal’s renowned quality and creativity.

Polycarbonate Standing Seam Panels Make a Creative Statement

Professionals prize the freedom that is theirs as a result of the versatile polycarbonate standing seam panel system of building. No longer confined by the limitations of traditional building materials like metal U-panels or glass, architects have discovered that by blending the strength and durability of polycarbonate with Danpal’s brilliant palette of color choices, there are no limits to their design options.

By pioneering daylighting techniques in architecture, Danpal has already raised the standard for creativity, developing products that are not only famous for their incredible quality and creativity, but also for incorporating natural light into the design. Polycarbonate is a material that surrenders nothing in toughness or energy efficiency while offering the tools that provide the most effective light sources. No matter what choice is preferred, the freedom to bring light and color into the mix allows a higher level of creative opportunity.

Curtain Wall Systems Provide Protection and Individuality for Your Building

What You Need to Know About Curtain Wall Systems

Danpal’s reputation has been so firmly established on the strength of our structural products that some people might not realize that we also produce curtain wall systems, which although not structural, have a lot to do with keeping your building in good condition. Like our other Danpal products, curtain wall systems have both a protective and an esthetic purpose. That’s because curtain wall systems are placed over your building exterior for that added layer of protection against weather damage. Installing a curtain wall system is a good idea, and we’ll tell you why.

Curtain Wall SystemsCurtain Wall Systems: A Building’s First Line of Defense

In order for a building to last, it has to be able to withstand the damaging effects of weather, which, day by day, inflicts heat, rain, wind, and snow upon the structure. When designing a building, architects pay a lot of attention to the best products that offer the most protection against the outdoor elements. We’re very proud to say that Danpal, because our curtain wall systems utilize microcell technology for its extremely high impact resistance, consistently comes out at the top of the list for delivering the protection that buildings need. So, while you’re inside, don’t worry when the rain pours, the wind howls, the snow falls, and the hail strikes, because your building is protected.

Installing Curtain Wall Systems for Added Security

Danpal’s curtain wall systems come with a double click locking seam, so that everything is secure and capable of handling a high-load resistance. It’s a simple but effective process that not only ensures the security of the curtain wall system, but also makes installations much quicker and much less cumbersome.

Lightweight Materials Make Curtain Wall Systems Easy to Work With

Danpal engineering has developed a material that is lightweight, flexible, and strong. The lightweight aspect of the curtain wall systems makes it easy to transport and work with, making the building process easier for everyone. The strength of the system is an inherent feature of Danpal products. Because the joints are concealed, the exterior remains flush so that it can be shaped to conform to the design.

Danpal Curtain Wall Systems Deliver Versatility of Appearance

Customization takes on an entirely new level of personalization when we’re talking about Danpal curtain wall systems. That’s because we offer so many different color options, along with finishes and special effects, that your curtain wall system will create exactly the image that you have in mind. The nature of construction requires a building to conform to certain codes, specifications and functions, but when it comes to color, the only limitation is your own imagination. We have options to keep it simple, if that’s what you prefer. Or, if your building design is intended to reflect a certain attitude, color is a wonderful way to be noticed. At Danpal, we regard color choices as an adventure. We have soothing, muted shades that will easily blend into the location of your building, along with bright, bold colors that will get noticed. We’ll work with whatever choice you make so that, in the end, the building communicates through its appearance and we want to help you deliver your message.

Danpal® Roofing Systems Keep Weather Under Control

If you believe in the top-down approach to building, you’re going to love the way we do roofs. Danpal® Roofing systems are just right for a wide range of weather and come with the aspects, colors, finishes and special effects that suit your specifications. We have over 50 years in the business of helping to create the buildings that meet your needs and appeal to your tastes.

What is Danpal® Roofing?

Danpal® Roofing, a modular glazing system for roofs, is a dry-glazed translucent system that we offer in a variety of designs. Depending on the particular engineering and design requirements, the system can be installed above or below different structure types. The system’s interlocking, dry-glazed connectors are made of polycarbonate or aluminum. Bring on the weather—our roofing systems are ready for whatever conditions show up and the high-impact resistance that we offer proves that wild weather has met its match. Yes, we’re strong enough to handle whatever the weather forecasts promise, but appearance still matters, and that’s why our roofing systems come in a variety of aspects, colors, finishes and special effects.

Roofing SystemSystems Offered by Danpal® Roofing

Traditional System

  • Polycarbonate or aluminum connector
  • Cold curving on site
  • No fabrication needed
  • Concealed connectors enhance external appearance

Alu Spacer

  • Convenient and self-supporting
  • Reduced framing requirements create a sleek, smooth appearance
  • Simple building framework connection

Free Span System

  • Superior spanning capability
  • Clean view from underneath

 

Danpal® Roofing Systems Unique Benefits

  1. 100% leakproof
  2. Spectacular visual appearance
  3. Superior thermal performance
  4. Lightweight
  5. High impact resistance
  6. Airtight and watertight
  7. Cold bending of panels on site

Danpal® Roofing System Features

We use Microcell technology for the latest and most advanced architectural daylighting applications to ensure translucency and strength. These systems are built for an impressive array of weather conditions and offer high-impact resistance for the long term. The tight spacing between the ribs of the roof produces a superior quality of light that enhances the appealing appearance. The flexibility, transparency and tonal qualities, along with the Danpal® balance of light and thermal dynamics, will make you wonder why you ever thought glass was a good choice.

Power to the Panels!

No matter what season is showing up on the calendar, Danpalon® panels are strong enough to handle it without losing efficiency. The panels, thanks to the unique cell structure, deliver efficient thermal insulation that provides a better “U” and “R” values, ensuring higher efficiency. Danpalon® panels, by offering co-extruded UV protection, result in a long life for your roofing system. The panels are made with a double-tooth grip-lock connection that guarantees longevity in resistance to whatever temper tantrums weather comes up with, whether it’s high winds, heavy snow, or damaging hail. The special cell structure of the panels supports high resistance to impact. A substantial range of snap-on, dry-glazed connectors made from polycarbonate or aluminum, provide engineering and design flexibility.

That’s how Danpal® works, delivering the best in roofing from the top down.

Polycarbonate Panels by Danpal – 50 years of innovation

At Danpal®, we’ve spent 50 years perfecting walls, and we’ve found a formula for doing it that combines energy efficiency, environmental safety, financial feasibility and esthetic appeal, all key components for any client assessing the best building model. A relatively new innovation in the building market is the development of polycarbonate panels, which are now replacing traditional building materials.

In the past, polycarbonate panels cost too much and weren’t very energy efficient. Not much of a bargain, right? Fortunately, that has changed, making the polycarbonate panels a tremendously popular arrival in the building community. In the old days, builders relied upon toughened glass and polyethylene membrane. But polycarbonate panels are a perfect blend of high-impact strength, frame resistance, UV protection, light transmission, and anti-drop. All that, and beautiful too!

Polycarbonate PanelsWhy Polycarbonate Panels are So Popular?

Half as heavy as glass but just as translucent, clear polycarbonate is much easier to transport and to install. According to studies, the strength of polycarbonate sheeting and paneling is approximately 200 times that of standard glass, and up to 20 times the strength of tempered glass. Is it any wonder that polycarbonate panels have become the preferred option for buildings that face significant exposure to the toughest conditions that weather can dish out?

How Danpal® Uses Polycarbonate Panels?

Polycarbonate panels thrive in the Danpal® setting because we have top-of-the-line systems that use the panels to optimum effect. Check out our specially designed rainscreen system that preserves the integrity of the insulation for a long time because it’s entirely, reliably, waterproof. Architects love polycarbonate panels because their flexibility means that they can be used in so many different forms. Professionals in the building field can devise innovative, highly functional designs that transform the structures they’re creating.. It’s easy to cut, for one thing, which saves effort. Anything that saves effort ends up saving on cost as well.

Your energy bills already tell you how important it is to keep the costs down. Well, polycarbonate panels are high-quality insulators, something that means a lot both in terms of budgets and also the environment. In a world where carbon footprints take up a lot of space, everyone is going for a trim tread on the planet.

How Polycarbonate Panels Work with Ventilation?

When you think about it, it’s really obvious. The Danpal® sysem actually protects the insulation from the external threats by capitalizing on the natural ventilation in the façade that results from the air gap. Behind the panels, there’s a constant convective motion going on. That keeps the insulation dry and efficient, even as time goes on.

Lookin’ Good with Danpalon® Panels

We tend to focus on the efficiency and cost-savings features of our panels, but we can’t ignore the beauty that they create. That beauty comes in a lot of options. With our company’s translucent range, the appearance of the building alters with the light and the reflections that project onto the façade at different times during the day. If you have bright colors accompanied by a metallic, lacquered look, you’ll want to choose the opaque panels that are available in an amazing range of tints. With our bicolor option, you can adapt your facades to the desired effect, inside and out. You choose the colors you want, and we make it happen.

Main benefits of Danpal’s Rainscreen Cladding – VRS System

Cladding is the skin of a building, designed to prevent outside weather from coming inside. Human skin conceals the arteries, blood vessels, bone and tissue that do the work of the physical body, and likewise, cladding presents a building’s attractive exterior rather than exposing the construction materials and spaces that are the inner workings of the structure. But there’s a difference: a little bit of rain or wind is okay for the body. That’s not the case for a building, which has to be constructed so that water and air remain outside where they belong. The DANPAL® VRS Ventilated Rainscreen System is our company’s weather protection for your building.

Rainscreen CladdingWhat is the DANPAL® Ventilated Rainscreen System?

DANPAL® VRS provides a full system to incorporate our Danpalon® panels so that you can be confident that your insulation is fully protected from the outside elements. The natural ventilation makes use of an air gap so that convective motion behind the panels keeps your insulation dry while maintaining its efficiency.

What are the Benefits of the DANPAL® Ventilated Rainscreen System?

  • First of all, DANPAL® VRS is 100% waterproof so the people inside don’t have to worry when thunder rumbles and rain pours down because weather’s place is outside, not inside.
  • DANPAL® VRS is lightweight for a smooth exterior look
  • Installation is cost effective, easy, and quick. Once you’ve made the decision to select DANPAL® VRS, the rest is up to us to provide the worry-free installation.
  • We have lots of colors and designs to choose from that will suit your building needs and your business image.
  • Our standard panel length goes up to 12.0m, with longer lengths available upon request so that we can provide exactly what you’re looking for.
  • The DANPAL® commitment to a sustainable environment lets your clients work in a building that seeks harmony with natural resources.
  • There’s no waste with our customer-pleasing products

 

What are the Main Features of the DANPAL® VRS?

  • Insulation Protection
    You know how critically important insulation is for your building. In most International Energy Agency (IEA) countries, buildings account for approximately 40% of the primary energy consumption. That level of usage means that efficiency is of primary concern. With DANPAL® VRS, you can count on our Danpalon®panel’s full protection of your insulation.
  • Maintenance of Insulation Efficiency
    The natural ventilation that’s a result of the air gap keeps insulation dry and efficient even as the years go by.
  • No Leaks
    DANPAL® VRS panels are double notched so that water can’t get in.
  • Solid Cladding
    Our Microcell polycarbonate panels are three times lighter than traditional rainscreen cladding.
  • Easy Installation: Why is our installation so much simpler than what other companies offer? Our connections are made right on the support, so there’s no need for additional supporting framed structures.

You’ve heard it said that beauty is only skin deep. Let’s rephrase that: beauty is only cladding deep. And in the case of cladding with DANPAL® VRS color options and design choices, beauty is a guaranteed feature of your building, thanks to our product’s visual appeal and quality.

Danpal® to Attend UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress

As architects from all over the world flock to South Korea for the UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress, Danpal® is proud to announce that Mr. Han Young Keun, the Chairman of the Korean Institute of Architects, will appear at the conference as an invited speaker.

UIA 2017 SeoulFrom September 3-10 at Seoul’s COEX Convention Center and Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), an estimated 30,000 participants from all over the world will take part in the Union of International Architects (UIA) World Congress, a forum for professional and cultural exchange for the men and women who design the buildings that define the globe’s structural landscape. The conference will be held at the convention center’s 3F Hall C; the Danpal stand is F15.

Launched in 1948, the congress, which was first held in Lausanne, Switzerland, has been held 25 times; Seoul was honored with the hosting of the 26th UIA World Architects Congress. Each event focuses on a particular theme that has been inspired by eminent international representatives from the architectural, construction, and planning fields. The theme for the Seoul conference is Soul of the City.

The choice of Seoul as the site of the congress is a reflection upon the city’s unique features which blend the legacy of its 5,000-year history with its dynamic modern identity. Seoul has been recognized as a Creative City of Design by UNESCO for its rich cultural heritage and the creative policies which support architectural development.

With more than 30 years of experience in offering esthetic solutions for architects, Danpal® is particularly well suited to take part in this year’s conference. Our company, serving architectural needs on five continents, has supported a multitude of innovative projects all over the world. By choosing Danpal® for your architectural vision, you are choosing from a rainbow of light to select just the right paneling system possessing peerless diversity and a level of creativity that inspires architects and their clients alike. Danpal® is well regarded in the industry for the quality of its products and we look forward to seeing many of the architects, owners, and contractors at the conference that we’ve had the pleasure of working with in the past.

For the attendees, the congress is a unique opportunity to network with colleagues, friends, and students, who come to share in the debates, enjoy the exhibition, and take part in the various tours and festivals that make the UIA the perfect meeting place.

The International Union of Architects is a non-governmental, global organization comprised of the national associations of architects. The goal of the UIA is to unite the architects of the world. The history of the past conferences demonstrates the success of this mission. From the 27 delegates who attended the founding conference in Lausanne in 1948 to its current roster of organizations from 124 countries and territories, UIA now represents more than one million architects of diverse nationalities and backgrounds. As the world becomes truly global, so do its buildings and the creative impulses that mark a structure in one part of the world can eagerly be adapted to suit the geography of another region. Architects are diplomats with blueprints and the world that they build is one which reflects the latest research in sustainability, environmental awareness, and the timeless beauty of the structures in which we work, study, entertain and live our lives.

Looking forward to see you in Danpal stand – F15 at the convention center’s (3F, Hall C).

Danpal® Facade Systems: Pioneers of Light Architecture

Danpal® Facade systems come in a variety of colors, finishes and special effects, providing a dazzling array of creative options. These translucent, dry-glazed systems are available in a wide range of configurations suitable for various types of structures. Lightweight with superior flexibility, Danpal® facades provide high-impact protection from the elements in a variety of climates, particularly in comparison to glass. Transparency, combined with the balance of light and thermal dynamics for any facade, creates an appearance that’s esthetically pleasing and tough enough to handle the outdoor elements.

What are the Benefits of the Danpal® Facade Systems?

facade systemsNatural light pleases the eye but Danpal® facade systems takes beauty one step further with glazing panels that evenly diffuse that light while accommodating the architectural application of daylight through tight spacing in between the ribs. The artistry of the colors, textures, finishes, and effects delivers a glorious palette of options that illuminate by day and turn into light boxes at night. Being tough enough to handle the great outdoors means that the panels, with their Microcell structure, are built to resist damage from hail. And while we’re talking about the elements, you’ll appreciate the fact that the Danpal® facade system boasts co-extended UV protection that guarantees a longer system life. Mother Nature doesn’t always play by the rules, but that’s okay, because with the snap-lock connection system, air and water won’t be able to penetrate the building. The structure is versatile enough to adapt, with concealed joints that create a flush external that can twist if necessary.

Beauty counts, but so does comfort, and the façade system’s superior thermal insulation improvements in ‘U’ and ‘R’ values enhance the building’s overall energy efficiency. The design can control the amount of light, conceal building features, or reveal fascinating visual contrasts, thanks to the integration with conventional glazing. Installation is easy and cost-effective and the system complies with SO9001 and CSTB requirements.

Danpal® Single Glazed Facades: Different Systems for Different Needs

  • The Thermal Advanced AirPT System provides integrated subsoil and frame and thermal break to deliver advanced performance.
  • The Advanced NM System is an advanced face system with an integrated frame.
  • The Traditional TP system is an economical façade system that delivers basic performance without a sub frame.

 

Danpal®: Pioneers in Light Architecture

With 50 years of expertise and innovation in light architecture, Danpal® can be confident that it has not only blazed the trail that others can only follow, but its façade systems have also remained on the cutting edge. The company’s vision guides everything it does to create state-of-the-art systems that make it possible for architects to transform both artificial and natural light into an architectural tool to enhance creativity. A global company that operates on five continents, Danpal® and its five regional subsidiaries employ global distribution and operation to supply the world with the latest in tailor-made daylighting for façade systems. Even the world’s best architects appreciate the inspiration that the Danpal® façade systems generate as the panels turn daylight itself into a creative building tool. Whether it’s the engineering, the design, the comfort or the esthetics, Danpal® solutions meet the most stringent requirements, as well as energy efficiency, to help conserve the world’s natural resources.

Wall cladding and VRS system by Danpal

Wall cladding is the best solution for builders and individuals who want to ensure their property remains in good condition. Many homes and offices are built with cladding these days because it offers countless benefits to the owners. In this article, we will discuss some of the advantages and try to explain the VRS system.

Wall claddingWe hope this information will encourage more people to try our products this year. At the end of the day, if people plan to build a new construct or replace cladding, they need to choose a premium solution.

  • Protection from damp and extreme weather

Adverse weather conditions can damage a property and create the need for expensive repairs. However, our VRS ventilated system can stop that from happening. The cladding sits on the outside of the building and helps to protect the wood or brickwork. It offers ventilation that contributes towards guaranteeing mold doesn’t begin to form. It also provides a barrier between the weather and the house. Our products can withstand the extremes of heat and cold, and they last for many years. Making an investment now could mean property owners and development companies save a fortune in the future.

  • A lightweight and environmentally-friendly solution

Our wall cladding is lightweight, and its use doesn’t harm the environment. That is a big advantage for people who are concerned about their impact on the planet. Indeed, there is no waste at all, and so cladding is better than alternative solutions. Some people choose to tile in the hope of encouraging the same benefits. However, that is the wrong choice because tiles break and require constant replacements. Their production could also cause environmental issues. So, conscientious property owners will always select our VRS system.

  • Fast and easy installation

It’s possible to install wall cladding on an entire property in a matter of days. The product can last for many years, and so owners won’t have to repeat the process for a long time. While it’s an easy procedure, people should always employ the assistance of professionals. It’s a cost-effective job that will pay for itself in no time. On top of that, all our panels come with an unparalleled choice of colors and designs. So, there is something for everyone, regardless of their tastes or requirements. Danpal® VRS is made of connector-bound Microcell polycarbonate panels. They are three times lighter than the traditional rainscreen cladding.

For more than thirty years, we developed state of the art light and thermal systems for architecture. Our team has a broad range of knowledge and expertise. That is why Danpal® has become market leader in this industry. No job is too big, and no job is too small. Clients just have to get in touch to discuss their requirements. Our specialists will then offer advice and recommendations. We’ll also talk clients through each step of the purchasing and installation process. Our firm operates out of five different continents, and we have great global distribution channels.

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What exactly is translucent facade?

There seems to be confusion in some circles relating to the translucent facade, and it’s purpose. Considering that, we wanted to release a blog post that will set the record straight. We’ll highlight the type of professionals who might use the product, and some of the benefits they can expect. Hopefully, this post will encourage more people to make better use of the solution. As you will learn, it can add alluring design elements to any building while also providing structural advantages.

So what is a translucent facade?

translucent facadeTranslucent facades are glazing panels used on the exterior of buildings. They help to protect the construct from weather damage, damp, and erosion. They come in a broad range of different colors and styles to suit every job. Many architects use them to improve the aesthetics of their design. By fixing them in place, it’s possible to hide unsightly building elements and create the perfect finish to any property. The products can assist in protecting people from harmful UV rays. They also ensure maximum thermal conduction. Individuals who use them will notice a reduction in energy bills because they use the sun’s natural light to heat and illuminate buildings.

So what are some of the other benefits?

We already mentioned that a translucent facade could help to protect buildings from weather damage. That is because the product creates a seal that stops penetration by water and air. They are also durable, and so they can withstand impact from hail and other unwanted elements. The materials offer super flexibility, and that is why they can last for many years. As a building becomes hot or cold, the products will expand and contract. They also come in many different styles and shades to suit almost any building design. Danpal® Facades provide an array of finishes and effects that offer dazzling creative options.

Are translucent facades cost-effective?

Compared to glass and other commonly used solutions, translucent facades offer much better value for money. They will stay in good condition for longer, and they’re highly secure. Unlike some other options, users won’t have to replace them very often. Indeed, they can remain in perfect condition for years. They also offer an environmentally-friendly alternative that doesn’t harm the planet. For more information, new clients just need to take a look at our brochure which is available on this site. You can then contact the team for advice and quotes.

Our state-of-the-art systems were created with architects and designers in mind. That is why the products we bring to the market always meet expectations. The professionals working for our brand have decades of combined experience in this industry. We listened to the complaints of designers and building specialists before coming up with the perfect solutions. Make sure you take a look at our range and consider all the benefits before taking a single step further. Those who still decide to use glass or an inferior material will never achieve optimum results. Just take a look at some of the most attractive buildings in any city. We’ll bet at least some of them use translucent facade products.

Essential Information on Skylight Roof Systems

We’re experts in roofing techniques and solutions here at Danpal, and that’s why many people turn to us when they need new roofing products. We offer numerous different roofing system styles that cover various size and length requirements, so you are guaranteed to find something to suit you.

One of our most popular products is our skylight roof system range, which offers solutions that combine all the benefits of skylight roofing with the many different benefits of our regular Danpal roofing system.

Skylight RoofWhy Should You Choose Skylight Roof Systems?

There are many advantages that come with one of our skylight roof systems. As they can come in an unlimited length, they can easily be fitted onto almost any building type. Once you have found the length of roof that will fit your requirements, it can be easily integrated and installed without too many problems or issues cropping up. One thing is for sure, you certainly won’t be constrained by our range of skylight roof systems!

Our skylight roofs are also highly compatible with many other different kinds of roofing. It’s easy to install our roofs, even next to concrete or metal ones, and there is no chance that they will look out of place. And the other roof won’t even affect the performance of your new skylight.

For most of our customers, lighting is one of the biggest things they have on their minds when they buy a Danpal skylight roof system. We have the Danpavault Barrel Vault Skylight roof system that is perfect for ensuring the maximum amount of light gets through the roof, as it is extremely effective at diffusing light through your space. Not only that, though, but it also comes with extended UV protection and brilliant thermal insulation.

Something that all types of Skylight Roof Systems have to deal with on a day to day basis is the weather. Excessive wind, snow, and hail can all damage roofs over time but, thanks to our microcell technology in our skylights, each of our roofing systems come with a very high resistance. Plus, they are also 100% watertight, meaning you won’t need to worry about any leaks or insulation issues.

Why Choose Danpal For Your Skylight Roofing?

Here at Danpal, we know a lot about roofing. In fact, we have over thirty years experience in the industry, so there is no wonder why so many customers keep on returning to us. We are constantly creating solutions for many different architectural creations and installing innovative roofing onto unique buildings and structures.

Our skylight roofing is just one of our tailor-made daylight solutions that can help open up and brighten homes and other buildings. When we create our skylights, we pay particular attention to the engineering, design, and aesthetics of each roof to make sure it looks great and can perform well.

There is plenty more information on Skylight roofing options on our website. To speak to one of our dedicated customer advisors, you can find our contact details right here. All of our team will be happy to help!

Essential info regarding facade materials

Danpal® offers a range of single glazed translucent facade systems for architects and designers. In this article, we’re going to discuss the beneficial elements and all the advantages of using those products. Hopefully, the information will assist professionals in making the right choices. These solutions are much better than glass for a variety of reasons we will discuss in just a moment. Also, they’re cost-effective and environmentally-friendly due to their long-lasting nature. Our items can assist in delivering the perfect balance of light into any building.

facade materialBenefits of our facade materials

  • Weather protection and high impact resistance

Alongside other advantages, those who opt for our facade materials will benefit from weather protection. The products also offer excellent resistance to the impact of hail and other projectiles. They are designed to expand and contract as temperatures rise and fall. So, they won’t crack or break like many inferior solutions on the market. They offer super flexibility that ensures they will stay in working order for many years. That is the primary reason architects and designers around the world turn to use when looking for the best facade solutions. The optimal balance of solar and thermal dynamics isn’t easy to achieve, but our products help to achieve that goal.

  • Superior air and water tightness

Leaks and damp can cause many issues for designers and architects. For that reason, we wanted to create a product that eliminates those problems entirely. Danpal® facade materials do that without breaking the bank. The snap-lock connection system ensures air and water cannot penetrate into the building. That means concerns relating to damp are no longer an issue. If air and water can’t get under the materials, owners will never encounter that hindrance. When selecting cheaper solutions, the same isn’t always true. That is why many people have to replace their products sooner than they otherwise would have done.

  • An extensive range of colours, textures, and finishes

Our team understands that designers often want to ensure all elements of their buildings match. For that reason, we offer a broad range of different colours, textures, and finishes to suit any job. The products will illuminate by day, and turn into light boxes at night. To see a full range, just take a look at systems section and Download link on the top. There are brochures available that cover all the ins and outs. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to get in touch with our team to discuss your requirements. We strive to provide quotes and deal with requests as quickly as possible. So, you won’t have to wait around too long for a reply.

Our unique facade materials provides architects with an endless source of creative possibilities. Compared to many competitors, we offer superior products made to cutting-edge designs. We also employ the latest microcell technology to ensure everything we supply meets requirements. If you need a product that’s stylishly created a build to last, look no further. Contact us today, and let us know how we can assist.

External Wall Cladding – What’s important to consider before making any choices?

When you are looking for external wall cladding systems, it is important that your choice complies with all of the relevant building regulations and that it ensures the maintenance of an efficient level of insulation in a building.

Wall CladdingIn the past, wall cladding often did not really have to consider the insulation effects that were seen due to loose regulations, but in recent times this has become a massive issue as people are conferenced about having structures that are energy efficient. If a building is energy efficient, heat can be maximised while energy costs minimised. It’s a win-win situation.

You may want to simply refurbish an existing structure or starting from scratch with the external wall cladding. Whatever the case may be, our ventilated rainscreen system of wall cladding at Danpal can help you achieve all of these goals and then more.

It has been shown that about 40% of energy consumption in most developed countries comes from buildings. This highlights the large scope for savings when it come sot energy costs. Our ventilated rainscreen system at Danpal has been designed specifically with this statistic key in the front of the minds of our designers and engineers.

Our system involves the well-respected Danpalon panel that helps to insure that the insulation is protected at all times no matter the weather or extent of impact.

One of the keys to having effective external wall cladding is having an optimal level of natural ventilation. Thanks to the convective motion seen behind our panels, the insulation will be kept dry and will not lose any of its performance benefits over time. This replaces the costs of having to replace damaged or suboptimal panels in the long run.

The system is light and solid at the same time. It is made up of connector bound microcell polycarbonate panels which are 3 times more lightweight than the usual rain screen cladding that is found on the market.

As it is so easy to install, you will be able to meet your project deadlines and even come in before deadlines as a result than if you were using more traditional options.

If you are building in an environment that receives a lot of rainfall and strong winds during the year, water tightness going to be something you are very concerned with when making your selection. Our system has perfect water tightness so this is not an issue you will have to worry about again.

Learn about Danpals external wall cladding

Our external wall cladding solutions offer protection and a strong aesthetic finish to your building’s exterior. Our designs not only look great, they also do the job of keeping your structure secure very well indeed. Wall cladding has to be able to stand up to the elements and keep out wind, rain and anything else that’s thrown at it. Our ventilated Rainscreen System does exactly that. You can find out more about it and its benefits below.

Danpal external wall cladding complies with the relevant building regulation requirements, maintains insulation efficiency while providing an appealing exterior design to new or refurbished buildings. With connections made directly on the support, the external wall cladding does not need additional supporting framed structures. Up to three times lighter than traditional laminated cladding, Danpal external wall cladding uses the trusted Danpalon® connection system and can be installed on all types of supports.

You can find out more about Danpal external wall cladding and its benefits below.

Ventilated Rainscreen System

external wall claddingThe Ventilated Rainscreen System we use is a complete system that incorporates Danpalon panels that help to protect and secure the building structure’s insulation. Because of an air gap, there is a convective motion behind the panels that keeps the insulation dry and efficient. So, with the aid of the Ventilated Rainscreen System, your building and its insulation can become even more environmentally friendly. The choice of designs and colours on offer mean that you can find a solution that looks great too.

Superior Insulation Protection

Insulation protection is the most important thing offered by our external wall cladding. When your insulation is kept protected, it remains free to do its job properly and keep your building as secure as it needs to be. There will be no wasted energy anymore. That’s something that is often the case with buildings that don’t have the right protection for their insulation. Don’t let this become a problem for your building because it doesn’t need to happen. Wasted energy means wasted money, and no one wants to be wasting money unnecessarily.

Perfectly Watertight

Cladding always needs to offer protection from the elements, and the most problematic of these is the rain. If your building is fitted out with cladding that is not 100% watertight, you will run into problems before. Luckily, we offer external wall cladding solutions that are completely and perfectly watertight, meaning that leaks or even flooding will never have to concern you as you manage your building. This is allowed by the exclusive double notching of our Ventilated Rainscreen System wall panels. They’re designed to keep water out at all times.

Simply Installation

Simple installation is another thing that’s really important. The necessary connections are made directly onto the support. What this means is that there is never any need for extra supporting structures to be put in place when the external wall cladding is being installed. To put it simply, it makes the installation faster than any of the other wall cladding solutions you will find out there on the market at the moment. Before you know it, the job will be done, and the external wall cladding will be in place.

About the Company

For the last 50 years, we’ve been creating and installing innovative roofing systems and solutions for various architectural creations. Our company is the creator of roofing systems that offer optimal thermal and solar comfort. Today, we design, manufacture and distribute roofing solutions, such as skylights, roofs, facades and more, for a variety of applications.

Plastic roofing solutions by Danpal

At Danpal, we provide clients with a wide range of plastic roofing solutions. Our roofing solutions can be installed above and below all kinds of building structures. The roofing systems we offer use snap-on interlocking dry-glazed connectors. These are made from either polycarbonate or aluminium. The strong overall design quality and the quality of the materials used to create our roofing systems mean that they can be relied on to offer high impact resistance. And they’ll also handle all kinds of weather conditions.

You’ll be sure to find something that suits your needs. We have a vast range of options when it comes to colors, finishes, aspects and spectacular effects, meaning we can find a solution that’s as creative as you want it to be.

System Benefits

plastic roofingOur plastic roofing solutions offer a superior visual appearance and a unique structure that allows plenty of light into the space below. The overall look and finish of the roofing once it’s in place are aesthetically pleasing. A large part of this is down to the transparent materials we use to get that perfect balance of light that everyone is looking for but few people actually manage to find. You don’t need to look any longer, though. The light balance and thermal dynamics offered by our roofing solutions is second to none. The materials we use also offer fantastic flexibility.

Every space needs to be light for it to feel appropriate and functional. No matter what your space is going to be used for in the end, it can benefit massively from one of our plastic roofing solutions. Light will flood the space and be managed in a tonally balanced way by our top of the range materials. On top of all that, our roofing solutions are always light weight, so no undue pressure will be placed on your structure, and the installation process will be as smooth and as simple as it possibly can be. That design flexibility doesn’t mean that either strength or impact resistance have to be sacrificed, though.

Air and water tightness are also offered by our plastic roofing solutions. When you’re relying on your roof, these things are essential. Our panels also offer you UV protection, which means your roof will stay in great condition and last longer. If you’re concerned about environmental issues, be assured that our products and methods take these things into account. Our company is run and functions in an efficient and clean way, and we make indoor air quality a top priority when designing and manufacturing our plastic roofing solutions as well. So, you can buy from us with confidence, knowing that what you buy is created in an environmentally-friendly way.

About the Company

For the last 50 years, we’ve been creating and installing innovative roofing systems and solutions for various architectural creations. Our company is the creator of roofing systems that offer optimal thermal and solar comfort. Today, we design, manufacture and distribute roofing solutions, such as skylights, roofs, facades and more, for a variety of applications.

All about Danpals Skylight roof systems

We design Skylight roof systems of unlimited length and sizes. The great thing about our Skylight systems is that they offer solutions that combine all the advantages of using a regular Danpal Roofing System with the specific benefits that come with our Danpavault Barrel Vault Skylight System. They offer easy integration, and the way they’re designed allows them to transmit an even diffusion of natural light, which offers ideal insulation and UV protection.

Our Danpavault Barrel Vault Skylight System can be used as a self-supporting skylight for your roof. Alternatively, it can be placed over a mental structure. Aluminium framing options can be added, allowing it to be installed over spans of different sizes.

The Advantages of Using Danapavault Skylight Roof Systems

Skylight roofThe unlimited length of our Danpavault Barrel Vault Skylight Roof Systems makes them perfect for all kinds of needs and roofing types. They can be integrating incredibly easily, meaning there will be no headaches or problems for you to deal with. The length that’s right for you can be found and installed simply and quickly. You don’t need to feel constrained because our unlimited length skylights offer you the flexibility you need, and that can only be a good thing for your building.

Light is what it’s all about when you purchase a skylight and have it installed. Our Danpavault Barrel Vault Skylight roof Systems provide the perfect diffusion of light for your space. Along with that comes thermal insulation and extended UV protection. The greater amounts of light you get from our systems compared to other skylight options make them an obvious choice for anyone wanting to add more natural light to their space, no matter how large or small it is.

Our skylights are compatible with all kinds of roofing types. Whether you have a profiled metal or concrete roof, our skylights are easy to install and put in place. The flexibility they offer comes from their unique design, allowing them to slot in place and get to work right away. It doesn’t matter what your existing roof is made from or looks like; the skylight roof you buy from us will fit right in and perform how you want and need it to.

The skylight you purchase needs to be able to handle all kinds of weather conditions once it’s in place. We can guarantee that all of our skylight roof systems are 100% watertight, so you won’t need to worry about rain causing you any indoor problems. Our skylights also use microcell technology, which offers very high resistance to hail damage or other extreme weather effects. If the skylight ever takes an impact, the microcell technology will help it to stay strong too.

About the Company

For the last 50 years, we’ve been creating and installing innovative roofing systems and solutions for various architectural creations. Our company is the creator of roofing systems that offer optimal thermal and solar comfort. Today, we design, manufacture and distribute roofing solutions, such as skylights, roofs, facades and more, for a variety of applications.

Main Benefits Of Danpal’s Roofing System

Danpal roofing system is a translucent, dry-glazed system that’s used in many engineering products throughout the world. Its flexible design is built using the latest microcell technology to provide increased translucency and strength. The roofing system is incredibly popular thanks to its array of features including its high impact resistance and excellent thermal performance. You will find four variations of this system, with each one being perfect for a specific environment and project. While the installation may differ between these systems, they still all provide the same exceptional benefits.

roofing systemThere are numerous benefits to using our roofing system for your architectural projects. It’s built using incredibly flexible and transparent materials that mean it can be formed into different designs while being far more lightweight than glass. A full list of the major benefits of this roofing system can be seen in the points below:

  • 100% Leakproof: The Danpal roofing system passes all the necessary tests to ensure that no water makes it through the roof. It has superior water and air tightness which means it’s ideal for all weather conditions.
  • Lightweight: The panels are incredibly lightweight which makes installation much easier and less time-consuming.
  • Multiple Colors: Danpal’s roofing system is available in various color combinations meaning you get to customize your roof to follow a specific design mission.
  • High thermal insulation: Each panel is designed with a specific cell structure that helps provide industry leading thermal insulation. Heat is kept inside, and this greatly improves the energy efficiency of your roofing system.
  • Unrivaled UV Protection: Thanks to the revolutionary technology in the Danpalon roof panels, fewer UV rays get passed through this roofing system. As a consequence, there is excellent UV protection, which extends the system’s life.
  • High impact resistance & strength: The roof panels are designed with strength in mind and are impervious to high impacts. The cell structure of each panel combined with the unique double tooth grip-lock connection helps strengthen the roofing system and prevent weather damage from occurring.
  • Cold bending of panels on-site: Unlike a lot of other roofing systems, the panels can be bent on-site without the introduction of heat. This allows you to bend and manoeuvre each panel to your own design based on the structure you’re building.

 

Danpal’s roofing system is a work of architectural art. It allows you to provide a building or structure with a lightweight roof that works in all weather conditions, lasts much longer than traditional glass roofs, and has exceptional thermal and UV performance.

We pride ourself on being able to create phenomenal architectural systems that are perfect for transforming light into a powerful tool. Our systems provide architects with the tools to create environments that harness the power of natural daylight. Danpal operates all over the world and has been in operation for over three decades. Innovation is key, and every Danpal system is built to push boundaries and open opportunities for architects and interior designers throughout the globe.

The Headline Benefits of Our Wall Cladding System

At Danpal, we are focused on providing products that meet all of the building regulations that you may be faced with, giving you products that perform higher than industry standards and are also visually appealing. While this may seem like a lofty goal, our track record speaks for itself.

One of the most popular products we have in our range is the ventilated rain screen system of wall cladding. This meets all of the necessary regulations you need to meet when ensuring that the insulation levels are in line with standards and other regulations.

rainscreen cladding 2Our light but solid wall cladding is achieved thanks to it being connector bound and being made up of the best in microcell polycarbonate panels. It has been shown that this configuration is three times lighter than those other options on the market today.

As these connections are made while having the system on the support, they are very easy and quick to install. There does not need to be any additional framed structures needed when installing them. This saves time, energy and money. What architect doesn’t like hearing that phrase?

Our perfect level of water tightness has been achieved thanks to the double notching of our Cladding panels. This means that even in the worst conditions the permeability of the panels will not be compromised.

One of the main draws to this product is that the system is universal, no matter what sort of structure is in question. We have seen this system used on all types of buildings across the world, from skyscrapers, stadium, centres of excellence, galleries, and so on. This is thanks to the way the system easily connects with the structure.

Another great aspect of the VRS system is the availability of a wide variety of hues and options that make the design options endless. As an architect, you will be in love with the many tweaks or changes you can make with your wall cladding thanks to these options.

There are many different shades to choose from. If you want a sparkling effect, opaque, bright, Bicolour, matt or shiny, the options are many. Your building can be enveloped in the type of light and reflections that you have laid out in your mind’s eye and the plans in front of you with little to no heartache.

The power of rainscreen cladding

Our ventilated rainscreen cladding system allows you to achieve an appealing looking exterior to your structure while still achieving some great performance benefits.

In this day and age, there are a lot of regulations that need to be met for new and existing structures. This could be related to the environmental aspects to a building or just your standard building requirements.

rainscreen claddingThis is why it is much easier utilizing an integrated system that combines all of your needs into one thing, rather than trying to piece different aspects of regulations together from multiple sources.

These days it has been shown that approximately 40% of the energy consumption that is primarily consumed in developed countries is from buildings. This means that there is a requirement for buildings to do everything they can to minimize the negative outputs they have on the environment.

The key way in which this can be achieved through rainscreen cladding is by utilizing a system that has a high level of thermal insulation, like our VRS system.

Our rainscreen cladding is based on a process of natural ventilation thanks to an air gap that is designed into our VRS system. This allows there to be a constant connective motion permeating behind the panels. This allows the insulation to stay dry and keep its performance benefits at an optimal level long into the future.

This is thanks to the Danpalon panel that is being used. This system is also nice and lightweight, so you will have no trouble having it installed. Having said this, it is still extremely solid and has a high impact on resistance as it is made up of polycarbonate panels which are bound by connector made out of microcell technology.

This is why we can prove our system is three times lighter than rainscreen cladding without compromising on any of the performance aspects of the system.

As the system does not need any form of additional framing structures when installing it, you can save a lot of time, energy and costs by making the connections directly on the support.

If you are concerned about adverse weather conditions negatively affecting your structure’s integrity, thanks to the double notching found in our VRS panels, there is going to be a perfect level of water tightness in the structure.

Finally, the icing on the cake is all of the different creative features you can add into the system to make it as visually appealing as you like, depending on your tastes and preferences.

Leading Trends For Interior Panels and Office Spaces

When it comes to designing the inside of an office, there are a few different variables that need to be considered. You need to ensure that the interior panels fit in and aren’t too out there so as to distract the workers during the day, but they should not be so bland that they give the office a drab and depressing vibe. You want to find a nice balance between the two.

Interior PanelsAt Danpal, our interior panels solution gives designers the chance to explore a huge range of different options that can affect the aesthetic and emotive impression that amazing interior panels leave on anyone in the office setting. No matter if it is internal walls, partitions or ceilings, we have the products for you.

One of the more important aspects of interior design of an office is that you hide a lot of the clutter. While the constraints of an office space in terms of storing files and records has been diminished somewhat by many companies going paperless with their files, there is still going to be a lot of clutter around an office space.

Wires and cables are abundant, causing massive tangles and ugly sites. Even the best laid out office plan can look terrible if these cables are lying everywhere, not to mention that they can be a health hazard also. You want to take these factors into consideration and utilize your interior panels in such a way that minimizes this inconvenience.

Having a focus on health and happiness is also vital, as it ensures that employees are given every opportunity to maximize their productivity and contentedness at their place of employment. If workers are happier and more productive, then this is going to have a positive effect on your company culture as well as on your bottom line.

While it still is important to maintain a level of professionalism at the workplace, there also needs to be an environment that people ns be relaxed in their own skins and are inspired to get their creative juices flowing.

This is why many companies install recreational areas that have pool tables, ping-pong etc. as well as couches and areas where they can relax. This gives workers a brief respite from any stresses they may be having and allow them to quickly recharge their batteries before getting back to work. You don’t want employees dreading going into their office every day, and this is one of the ways in which you can combat those feelings.

How are polycarbonate panels so much stronger than other alternatives?

The market for polycarbonate and polycarbonate panels has developed in recent years. Largely down to the fact that people are looking for more environmentally friendly and energy efficient materials to be used on their structures.

If people solely wanted to protect the environment, but the panels were expensive and not energy efficient, these polycarbonate panels would be nowhere near as popular as they are today.

polycarbonate panels All across the world polycarbonate has been replacing the traditional building materials like toughened glass and polyethylene membrane across a wide variety of industries. This is largely down to the fact that they strike the best balance between high impact strength, being lightweight, frame resistance, anti-drop, light transmission and UV protection, all while still looking great from an aesthetic perspective.

Clear polycarbonate is just as translucent as glass, but it is only half the weight which makes it a whole lot easier to transport and to install. Test studies have shown that polycarbonate sheeting and panelling strength is approximately 200 times that of your usual glass and up to 20 times of tempering glass. This is why they are such a great solution for structures that are exposed to a lot of tough weather conditions like storm rain and strong winds.

At Danpal, we have created a top of the line translucent façade system utilising polycarbonate panels to great effect. We have a specially designed rain screen system that is completely waterproof, which helps to preserve the integrity of a surface long into the future.

As polycarbonate is so easy to cut and you have the flexibility to utilise it in many different forms, more and more architects are using it to come up with innovative and highly functional designs for the structures they are working on.

The main area of benefit for many people is that they are top quality insulators. In this day and age, buildings make up about 40% of the primary energy consumption for most developed nations. This is why insulation is so important in terms of managing energy costs.

Our system protects the insulation from external forces thanks largely to the natural ventilation in the facade as a result of the air gap. This means that there is a constant convective motion occurring behind these panels, which keeps the insulation nice and dry, as well as efficient in the long run.

Danpalon and the importance of thermal insulation

Thermal insulation is now one of the most important variables to consider when selecting the materials to be used on the façade of a building. Have efficient materials like those provided by the Danpalon will ensure that you minimize your energy cost and help do your bit for the environment by lowering your carbon footprint.

There are many products on the market today that claim to be good insulators. Each of them will have their pros and cons, so you need to be fully aware of what specific needs you have for a given project.

danpalonKey factors to consider include the R-values, environmental impact, price, flammability, sound insulation etc.

The key role of thermal insulation is to decrease energy costs by preventing heat loss or gain through the building envelope. Usually this material comes in the form of a substance that has a low thermal conductivity. Usually this will be less than 0.1 W/mK. Their only purpose will be to save on energy and to increase the comfort levels of those building occupants.

The focus on thermal insulation is only going to get bigger. While they have commonly been used in temperate regions, they are looking to become more global as time goes on. More developed countries will have requirements for development and thermal insulation is one of the key requirements of energy efficient and also for the health purposes of the occupants of the structure.

This means that there is always going to be a steady market for these types of materials. The market will not be as large in those climates which are hot and those in tropical regions as natural ventilation is more important than air tightness when it comes to the right strategy for thermal comfort.

This is why our product range at Danpal includes air gaps in our facade systems, as this promotes the natural ventilation of air in a constant motion. This prevents excessive heat gain from the sun. Roof insulation is something that is important in all types of regions, including tropic areas.

In real terms, better thermal insulation is going to provide a lot more comfort to the building occupants. This means there will be more productivity in the workplace as well as better living environments.

As thermal insulation limits any unwanted heat gain or loss through the building envelope, this will naturally decrease the demand for energy whether it is cooling or heating up buildings, which in turn lowers GHG emissions.

How future facade systems will pay a major environmental role

One of the key buzzwords when you are looking at the design of a building in this day and age is sustainability. This is sustainability in terms of environmental impact, energy efficiency, as well as durability.

The owner of a structure wants to get the best bang for their buck in terms of the costs they are going to be paying for energy, as well as meeting and exceeding the environmental requirements that have been set out by the relevant authorities.

facade systemsOne of the more exciting trends in the field of facade systems has been the development of certain facades that have the ability to eat smog.

This is achieved through a treatment of a thin layer of titanium dioxide, which is a liquid or powder that can be applied to a facade system such as ours at Danpal and when the sun strikes this chemically treated surface, the process of oxidization begins of organic matter, meaning that pollutants will be transformed into carbon dioxide and water vapour.

This exciting new development has already been experimented with in certain projects, such as that of the Manuel Gea Gonzalez Hospital located in Mexico City. This is near the top of the list when looking at the most polluted cities in the world.

This is an exciting development and looks set to have a large impact way into the future. What stops us from coating complete cities is the material? This could be a stepping stone for all facade systems having air quality improvement features built in them during the manufacturing process, which could help to transform the environmental impact our buildings are currently having.

When looking at the environment on a global scale, up to 40% of the energy consumed is by building, so this could go a long way towards decreasing the damage that is being inflicted by these structures.

At Danpal, we have been focused on providing facade systems that are environmentally friendly. By using translucent faces, we are able to achieve a superior light diffusion. This means that not as much energy will have to be consumed when lighting up the interior of a structure.

The high thermal insulation and great R values of our system means that less money needs to be spent cooling and heating up a building, as the facade system naturally takes care of lot of these issues automatically.

Rainscreen cladding – Why more and more people turning to specific?

While it is obvious judging from the name that rainscreen cladding’s main use is to protect the exterior of a structure from damaging weather and to allow for a well-designed path of clearance for any rain water, there are some reasons why you should trump for it over other alternatives.

Rainscreen cladding from market leaders like our team at Danpal have more advanced functions integrated into the design which adds another layer of benefits for the end user.

Rainscreen claddingIf you did not use rainscreen cladding on the exterior of a building, those materials that are porous and have been used in the construction process will be exposed to the negative weather conditions which will greatly accelerate the deterioration process of the structure.

At Danpal, our system also allow for the easy removal of one or more sheets so they can be replaced if any issue occurs, rather than having to strip the entire structure as you may have to do with other materials.

Rainscreen cladding also is very effective at providing strong levels of thermal insulation for the structure while still being cost efficient. You also do not have to sacrifice a lot of valuable floor space in order to have this form of insulation, which is a major negative when you look at alternative options.

These cladding systems are very appealing visually and they give the architect a huge scope for innovation and creativity, as you can be very flexible in the approach taken. The finishes used can be changed and the shapes of the panelling twisted and altered to fit the vision of the chief designer.

With environmental conditions becoming more and more extreme, they have been a large area of focus when it comes to the construction industry. This is why sustainability of wall cladding is vital. While rainscreen cladding helps improve the thermal insulation ad decrease energy costs as a result, rainscreen cladding can also help the sustainability of a structure as it reduces materials wasted and used.

No matter what your budget constraints may be or challenges that you may face with your project, with the flexibility of our rainscreen cladding system at Danpal, no obstacle is too large to overcome. Our team can work closely with you to make your vision to come into reality by providing you with a world class service and top quality products that have been tried and tested on the biggest of stages.

Are dynamic and adaptive facade materials the way of the future?

When it comes to spotting new trends and developments in an industry, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly when a certain trend will start to kick in. This is why there are so many people on Wall Street every day trying to make these predictions, but only a few are ever right at any one time.

There is no doubting that the world of constriction has been moving more towards a sustainable and environmentally friendly approach. The design process involves a lot more variables these days to judge the impact the structure will have on its surrounding environment, as well as looking at ways in which to minimise energy costs.

facade materialsOne of the more exciting developments in the facade materials world is that of facade materials which are adaptive and dynamic. While renewables and other technologies have been becoming increasingly popular, these types of façade materials could be a key development.

In certain areas of the word, most notably in North America, there has been a green revolution and designers have experimented with intelligent and dynamic systems which have a great impact when implemented together with standard technologies. These buildings are able to move, react and adapt to real life changing conditions.

What would you say if a building could naturally react to changing environmental conditions and become optimised for any outcome? Tenants would surely be delighted at having a decreased carbon footprint and greater energy savings and efficiency.

There will also be savings for the building owner in capital and operating costs. This could even be done without having to compromise at all on the visual aspects of the design and may even improve them.

‘Living building’ is becoming closer and closer to becoming a mainstream reality. Daylighting and solar shading used to be fixed systems on the roof or exterior of a building. Now there are possibilities of having them as dynamic and controllable systems that can react and adjust the changing environmental conditions.

Being able to adapt on the go makes logical sense and once the numbers add up, this will go mainstream. There is no doubting the energy savings that can be used through the use of different façade materials, but here still needs to be affordable initial cost prices to make them viable for your standard building owner. At Danpal, we invest heavily in our research and development, so we are constantly looking at improvements and innovation in the field of facade materials.

Considerations when it comes to water tightness and wall cladding

It is vital that you select a wall cladding that has sufficient levels of water tightness. While our wall cladding product range at Danpal is one of the market leaders for air and water tightness, a lot of other versions from different companies can be compromised and lack sufficient levels of protection from water infiltration.

Water tightness is the instance of attempting to prevent water or other fluids from getting from one side of the wall through to the other. The main areas of concern when it comes to construction and water tightness is the penetrations and joints, as well as the material itself used for the wall cladding.

wall claddingPorosity is the ratio for the volume of the voids (openings) with the total volume of the material. Basically what this ratio represents is the storage capacity that the material has.

The other key measurement associated with water tightness is permeability. This measure show easy it is for fluids to flow through the porous material.

This is why it is so important during the manufacturing process of wall cladding that it meets the necessary targets to ensure that water tightness is not going to be a concern. Quality manufacturing processes are vital to producing durable and watertight wall cladding. There should also be special attention applies to the joints and other penetrations, as these are often the weak chink in the armour that can become exposed and cause structural damage from this point.

This is why you should also compare the testing of different wall cladding systems by an independent authority. Whether it is in the lab or on a large mock-up, these tests will be able to assess the general strength of the air tightness but it does disregard one key factor which is the impact of site workmanship.

There are going to be different skill levels and workmanship applied depending on the experience of the team putting the wall cladding in place or the budget of the project etc. They have such an important role in the water tightness, because if the components have not been cut straight, the sealants are improperly installed or the gaskets are not properly fitted, this will lead to a lot of issues.

This is why it is always a good idea to have a small test sample of the wall cladding system in an area of the structure to ensure that the proper quality is being developed. This is better than realizing when the entire structure has been cladded that it has been done so incorrectly.

What does the future hold for polycarbonate panels?

In the past few years, polycarbonate panels have transformed the construction industry. This is thanks to the wide range of features that they brought to the table including ease of installation, energy efficiency and increased design options.

This has made the lives of developers and architects a whole lot easier, as there are more choices to choose from and the overall finish of the structure is closer to what was idealized. While polycarbonate panels may initially be a bit more than the traditional materials that were used when constructing the facade of a building, in the long term they are going to save you money.

polycarbonate panelsThis is why the use of these panels is going to grow and grow into the future. We are moving into a time where energy efficient materials are going to trump everything. Energy costs are set to rise into the future, so having a structure that is as energy efficient as possible is going to be a top priority of all developers and hence designers. This will save you money in the form of energy costs into the future.

With climate change becoming more of an issue, more extreme weather conditions will very likely be experienced across the globe. This means that structures may not be ready to withstand the effects that these conditions will have on them.

Excess rain and wind can cause damage to the facade if subpar materials are used, leading to leaks, structural damage as well as a whole host of other issues. Polycarbonate panels can be easily installed onto a structure, so they are a quick yet effective solution to changing climates. They are resistant to extreme weather conditions and you will not have to be spending heaps of money repairing them.

Currently China is the biggest market when it comes to polycarbonate and this looks set to grow even further into the future. As the Chinese economy develops, more complex designs will be implemented on structures as there will be more money to throw at the construction of buildings, rather than only worrying about the cost of them. This is a trend that will exist throughout the Asia-Pacific region, especially as the wealth of the population increases.

Our range of polycarbonate panels at Danpal have been carefully designed and are constantly being tweaked in order to stay up to date with the latest trends and research. You can’t go wrong with using our products to ensure energy efficiency in your structure.

How can translucent facades improve further into the future?

One of the biggest developments in the world of facades in recent years has been the sustained implementation of top quality translucent facade systems.

Translucent facades combine a number of great qualities to always leave you with a top quality end product. You have a lot of flexibility in design thanks to the flexibility of the polycarbonate that is used in the construction of them. The joints are concealed and the visual appearance is appealing. It is very durable against external stimuli like poor weather conditions and it is energy efficient thanks to special Microcell technology and structural design that has been implemented.

However at Danpal we are always trying to push the boundaries and improve on existing products, as well as constantly innovating with new products.

translucent facadeThere is still room for growth when it comes to the translucent facades. Research is constantly being undertaken on ways in which even thinner panels can be achieved without compromising on any of the qualities that make this product so great.

To get even more transparency, there needs to be no secondary supporting frames whatsoever. This leads to complex mathematics and calculations that have to be done to ensure that the integrity of the building is not compromised simply for aesthetic reasons.

There is now an arms race when it comes to the energy efficiency of a structure. In the past, the carbon emissions and energy costs of a structure were not really thought about at all during the design process, but these days it is one of the first things on the agenda.

Each designer, manufacturer of building materials and developers are trying to have an end structure that is as energy efficient as possible. While our translucent facade system at Danpal has great thermal regulation and insulation effects, there is more room for improvement.

While we can cut energy costs when using our products, until energy cost reach zero, then there will always be room for improvement and innovation.

By experimenting with different materials, structural changes and designs, the energy efficiency of the translucent facades will continually get lower and lower.

Another area that will be massive for translucent facades is the use of them for advertising. These surfaces will very likely be able to be programmed and changed in terms of imagery and advertisements are played on them externally by the owner of the structure.

It is certainly an exciting time for the industry.

What the future holds for glazing materials and finishing systems like Danpalon

The benefits of daylight when it comes to the design of structures cannot be underestimated. It helps to generate energy savings, reduces costs in the building process, can potentially increase productivity, is sustainable and enhances the mood of people inside of the structure, to name just a few things.

This is why architects have daylighting as one of their number one priorities in the design process. While there are many skylight makers and manufacturers on the market, none of them quiet have the end product that is like the Danpalon glazing system, which has been built for the future.

danpalonThe climate of our world is ever changing and with that comes the importance of having all aspects of your structure being fool proof when it comes to the various weather conditions that the structure will be exposed to on a daily basis.

You don’t want something that looks great and performs well in the short term, you need something that is sustainable, low maintenance and will retain its appeal even years into the future.

The balance between having glazing materials that are energy efficient, as well as being durable can often be a hard one to find. With construction looking to explode in the coming years in fastly developing countries, especially in areas of Asia like China, there is going to be a much greater demand for these types of materials. Especially as they are becoming more aware of the effects different materials can have on global warming, as well as the money savings they can achieve into the future.

The main aspects of a system that architects will be looking for will be a large thermal mass that can absorb the heat during the day and release it at night, look at different systems to compare the exclusion of solar gain, have systems that are completely air tight so as to exclude external hot air and high insulation levels in order to keep heat gain to a minimum with the building’s fabric.

As temperatures rise, the shading and glazing of a system are going to become vitally important. Shading systems for structures will come to the fore; building materials that are reflective and do not retina heat will be used and powerful cooling systems that are powered by groundwater or domestic scale renewables will become more prevalent.

What does the future hold for roofing materials?

In the last few decades, the types of roofing materials chosen by designers and architects for different projects have changed drastically. As technology has now become so far advanced, there are many more options available to choose from. These include materials like polycarbonate, as well as your more traditional options.

The other big change was the shift in focus towards more energy efficient options to minimize the carbon footprint that is extracted from Mother Nature. Developers want to have environmentally friendly materials, as well as saving money on energy costs in the long run.

Roof insulation has seen its R values almost triple in the last couple of decades and this looks set to continue into the future. With advanced VOC regulations being enacted, there are a lot stricter rules when it comes to coatings, sealants and adhesives that are being used.

roofing materialsOne of the big buzzwords in today’s world is “The Internet of Things.” It seems logical that this phenomenon will move its way to the rooftop, making it a lot easier and effective when integrating rooftop energy into the energy system of the structure as a whole. This means that the roofing materials themselves will play a larger role in how efficient the transfer of thermal energy may be.

Roofs will also become even more durable and resilient. As weather is becoming more volatile and stronger weather conditions have been hitting many buildings, something that has been put down in large part to climate change, there is a growing demand for more resilient roofs. This could mean being more resistant to fires, winds, hail and other adverse conditions. Roof ratings are set to explode even further in the coming years.

Finally, the removal of roofs will become very important, as people will start wanting to reuse these roofing materials when putting on the new roof. This is more environmentally friendly, as well as cost effective if it can be done in the correct manner.

At Danpal, we are always on the cutting edge of new developments and are constantly tweaking and improving existing products to meet with these growing demands. We pride ourselves on having a roofing system that is aesthetically pleasing, as well as being fundamentally sound and energy efficient. Daylight is maximised in the winter, while solar heat will be blocked in the summer, making it a win-win.

Why thermal insulation is so important when choosing roofing materials

When you are considering which roofing materials to use for a building or you are trying to explain the benefits of a certain material to a developer, it is vital that you talk about thermal insulation.

In very basic terms, the goal of a roof is to get adverse weather away from the occupants of a building. This means protecting the internal structure from moisture, wind and external temperatures.

This is why refractory and heat insulation roofing materials have been a big focus on companies like Danpal recently, as there was a clear purpose to finding a material with excellent thermal insulating properties and something that had the strength to withstand high temperatures.

When you hear about thermal insulation, it concerns the transfer of thermal energy between two different objects that have different temperatures. It is natural that there will be a flow of heat between two surfaces of differing temperatures.

roofing materialsWhen you have roofing materials that are thermally insulating, they give a protective layer of insulation that reduces the heat transfer that occurs. Thermal radiation will be reflected instead of the lower temperature object holding onto this heat.

Multilayer composite thermal insulation materials improve heat insulation more than a basic single material, which is why the Danpal roofing system is multi-layered with the amazing Microcell technology. It also provides a great level of strength to the structure as a whole.

As well as being important in terms of the internal temperatures of a building, thermal insulation plays a massive role in the energy consumption of a structure, something which has become a massive talking point in recent times when it comes to the design of a structure.

A building that is well insulated thermally will be more energy efficient, which will save money for the owner of the building; the temperatures internally will be more uniform and comfortable, especially when external temperatures are very high or low. You will also save on the recurring expense that is heating or cooling a building utilising equipment, as well as its upkeep and maintenance. Overall, the carbon footprint of the building will be decreased.

This roofing material is resistant to both hail and UV rays. The Danpal panelling has been independently tested to prove the claim that it can withstand even the more inclement weather conditions. The special coating means that harmful UV rays will no longer cause damage to the interior or exterior surfaces of the structure, as the coating on the panels diffuses even the harshest sunlight, rendering it obsolete in terms of damage it inflicts. The strongly woven plastic means that hail will simply bounce off the surface and leave no visible or structural damage.

At Danpal, we have put a lot of work into the roofing material that is used in our systems, utilising the very best in Microcell technology. This is what helps to limit the amount of weathering occurs over time on the roofs that use our system, which saves money in the long run.

How retrofit facade systems can help your ailing structures

In the past, there were a lot of shoddily constructed buildings erected that used poor materials. A lot of the times these materials were sub optimal for the type of structure they were being used on or the region in which it was situated. This would lead to a host of problems down the line, such as dampness, loss of heat, structural stresses and even collapse in extreme cases.

The ability to retrofit certain facade systems has been seen as somewhat of a game changer, as they can be a measure taken which will extend the longevity of a structure before major work has to be completed on it. Danpal has a number of top quality facade systems that are flexible enough that they can be used in this way.

Energy performance is a massive thing these days, both in terms of helping the environment and having people being able to save on their energy costs. If you have one of these poorly built homes or buildings, the heat will be sucked out of the walls and you will have to use tons of expensive heating to get the building somewhat warm.

facade systemsBy having a proper facade system in place, you can benefit from their natural thermal effect, which will create a layer of protection around the structure. This means that cold air will not be able to permeate internally, while internal heating or air conditioning will be able to be retained in an optimal manner inside of the structure. You are getting the best of both worlds.

These retrofit systems will work better in cooler climates than warmer ones, as there are more benefits to be reaped. If you are concerned with the state of one of your structures, this could very well be the most cost effective and efficient route for you.

There are two main types of facade systems that are commonly used today. The more conventional facade systems will be brick cavity walls, rainscreen facade, rainscreen facade that has terracotta cladding, conventional curtain walls and glass fiber reinforced rainscreen facades to name a few.

The other main type is thermally improved and optimised, such as those seen with Danpal. These will be rainscreen facades that have thermal spaces built into them, those that have thermal isolators and curtain walls that have framing which is thermally broken.

The more advanced building facades will have to consider significant deflections and concentrated forces. By knowing and being aware of these structural behaviours, you can better aid the design of the structure as a whole. This also allows you to choose a facade system that is optimal for the case at hand.

By intertwining all of the different variables and factors, you will be able to have an end product that will be aesthetically pleasing while yield results that are efficient and coordinated with one another.

Why Danpal’s Polycarbonate Panels Are the Premier Choice for So Many Architects

There are so many different suppliers of polycarbonate panels around, which makes it hard to narrow down your selection, especially if you are not sure what you to look for.

You want to ensure that the polycarbonate panels been melted at the correct temperature. Depending on the manufacturer, different additives will be use to give it specific properties.

The first thing you should do is list all of your requirements for what you want to achieve with the panels. This includes your budget, functional features – you need and the right aesthetic look for your structure. This is a quick way to narrow down your options.

You will then need to do your research and look both online and in local stores, as well as getting recommendations of trusted peers.

It’s really important to choose a supplier that has put the product through a rigorous quality assurance tests, and holds International standards certificates, such as ISO 9001.

Polycarbonate PanelsDanpal range of polycarbonate panels

As the leading provider of polycarbonate panels our product range ticks all of the boxes that you could ever wish for. You know you are getting the upmost of quality when you are dealing with a firm that has provided the polycarbonate panels for magnificent structures like the Batiment Air France or the Blackburn Youth Zone Centre.

Look at the unique features of Danpal VRS system- It is 100% waterproof, lightweight, easy and cost effective to install, has a wide range of designs and colours to choose from, and more importantly, it is environmentally friendly.

Learn more about Danpal VRS system here.

Why You Should Be Using Danpal’s Wall Cladding Systems

wall claddingThe decision on what type of wall cladding you are going to use will make or break the final look of the structure you are working on, as well as the functionality of the structure. With rapidly developing technology, materials are changing at a fast pace and new possibilities are being opened up to architects when it comes to the decision of what type of wall cladding to use.

Durability and longevity are important factors to consider when choosing the right materials for wall cladding, as no matter how beautiful the structure may look, if it is not strong and long lasting, you will need to repair it or replace it, which will be very costly.

This is especially true if you are building in an area, which exposed to severe weather conditions. High winds, rain and snow will give your wall cladding a difficult challenge to deal with.

Danpal’s wall cladding system

You need to pay heed to the structural integrity of the wall cladding and make sure that the bracing values are well suitable to the site. When the concrete has been cured, you should always test the strength of it. You also need to figure out an approximation as to how fast the cladding may deteriorate, then you need to consider cost and figure out what you can fit into your budget.

Thankfully Danpal provides the highest quality of wall cladding applications. All materials go through detailed quality assurance tests, holding ISO 9001 certificates and have top quality R-value, which will reduce your energy costs. For example, look at the Agricultural School in France or the Isaac Newton Academy in the United Kingdom.

The shift towards translucent facade for energy efficiency

In this day and age, architects and developers are becoming more and more concerned with the sort of green footprint they are leaving on the earth. Climate change has become a real issue to think about and factor into the decision making process when it comes to new structures.

By enacting certain energy efficient protocols, buildings will also be able to save on energy costs in the long run thanks to more efficient insulation materials like the usage of translucent facade, as well as there being more mindfulness to the issues that affect every person.

Over the past decade opaque solar facades have become hugely popular. These are translucent facades that reflect ad absorb incident solar radiation but will not directly transfer solar heat gain inside of the building.

This means that the translucent facade will help to ensure that the building temperature is kept at optimal levels thanks to its superior insulation effect, while not baking alive those people inside of the building.

Danpal’s translucent facade system

translucent facadeIt can be quiet a complex issue to think about, depending especially on what sort of climate you are living in. This is why there are many forms of research currently being carried out on the matter. The translucent facade system that was developed by Danpal addresses a lot of the concerns that people have at the moment.

This system has superior light diffusion thanks to the glazing panels which ensure an even diffusion of light which is perfect for daytime applications. This is achieved by the tightly space ribs which doubles up as a great design feature aesthetically.

The high level of thermal insulation is achieved thanks to the unique cell structure found in the translucent facade, with great U and R values to prove this.

Learn More on Translucent Facade Here.

Safety parameters involved with rainscreen cladding

One of the most important features that the latest forms of rainscreen cladding have is the ventilated cavity. These days it is buildings that make up to 40% of energy consumption in the main powerhouse countries in the world. This is why insulation is becoming such a big trend and many architects are having to carefully look at the R-rating of the structures they are designing and with what materials and types of products they are using for the building.

It is also important to ensure that gas is properly distributed throughout these cavities to ensure that there is not an excessive build-up that could lead to big problems down the line. This is why there is a lot of research currently being carried out when it comes to rainscreen cladding, as the presence of even a small amount of methane the molar concentration of the cavity is going to be significantly decreased, which is not desirable.

Danpal’s Rainscreen Cladding system

rainscreen claddingSystems like the Danpal VRS Rainscreen Cladding System achieve great energy efficiency thanks to the optimal ventilation and water tightness of the system. Natural ventilation is achieved thanks to an air gap which allows for a connective motion of air to permeate throughout the gap behind the panels. This will insure that the insulation remains dry and that efficiency is maximised over time. Thanks to the system double notching; which achieves a superb level of water tightness.

The rainscreen cladding market has become huge in recent years, with estimations pointing towards it being worth $12.1 billion by 2022. This is due to more and more architects and developer steering towards more environmentally and energy friendly options when it comes to the design and building of their structures.

Learn more on Rainscreen Cladding here.

The benefits of using a translucent facade

When it comes to the facade of a building, there are a few different options that you have to choose from. Each will have their own pros and cons, depending on the situation at hand.

One of the most important features that your facade needs to have is durability and resistance to external damage. There is no point having facade that will crack, scuff and break not long after it has been installed. Proper facade should last for decades, rather than looking faded and worn after a few short years.

There is a fine balance that needs to be achieved when it comes to the facade while you want something that is durable and is very resistant, you also want something that is flexible and allows you a certain amount of freedom when it comes to the design specs.

If aesthetics is something that is important to the project, you have to choose from different options, as some systems will be better finished than others and be much more elegant. You can also choose from systems that are transparent or ones that are made with a variety of alternative finishes.

Danpal and their translucent facade systems


translucent facadeDanpal’s translucent façade system is one of the best in the business.

Compared to many of the alternative on the market today, the Danpal facade has superior light diffusion, which means that the natural light is evenly diffused. Its specialized design is perfect for daytime applications and it looks aesthetically pleasing thanks to the tightly spaced ribs.

As it offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to design, it is also very easy to install and tweak towards your desired goals. The concealed joints have the ability to twist and warp if needed and the building design professional will be able to control how much light that is coming through, create amazing visual contrasts, as well as hide certain unappealing elements of the building.

One of the most important features of facade is that it helps to protect the building from external elements such as the weather. The last thing you want to happen is to have a facade that looks amazing, but as soon as the wind and the rain comes, you are faced with all sorts of problems.

Danpal’s translucent facade have top quality air and water tightness. This is thanks to the snap-lock connection which makes sure that these types of elements cannot enter the building when they are unwanted.

When it comes to adding the finishing touches to a new building or even to spice up an old building, there are so many different textures, colours, fixtures and lighting effects available to you to create truly amazing and inspirational facades that you are truly spoilt for choice. You can tailor your needs to your desired look by day and your desired look by night.

Finally, as with all systems form Danpal, the security is seamless thanks to the double click locking seam and you will also be able to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, as the systems all have top quality co-extended UV protection built in.

Interior panels bring your interior design together

When it comes to designing the interior of a space, it is important that all of your goals and aims are achieved in a balanced way. You don’t want to focus on each area individually, as when everything is put together; it may appear disjointed and too busy.

Instead, it is a good idea to always think of the design on a macro level, where everything pulls together to achieve one collective goal.

There are so many factors that go into designing a quality interior, that it takes a lot of careful planning and a lot of tough choices will need to be made.

Aligning the walls and ceilings

interior panelsWhen it comes to the walls, interior panels need to be properly used in order to give off an illusion of space and cleanliness. Danpal achieve this thanks to the interior panels which come in a variety of colours, have clean lines and maximize lighting effects to give a feeling of illuminance to any space that you step foot in.

Many people forget about the importance of ceilings when it comes to interior design, but they are one of the most important pieces of the puzzle.

You can use the ceiling to add colour and life to the space. Danpal offers unique solutions which can cover large areas of concrete or celling surfaces, all in a manner that is quick and easy to implement. The ceiling surfaces are smooth and clean, allowing light to be optimally integrated.

Composition of the panelling

When it comes to interior panels, you are spoilt for choice with Danpal’s range of offerings. No matter what textures, finishing or colours you decide to go with, you are guaranteed a structure that is exceptionally durable, has superior light diffusion and is high impact. This will leave your interior space looking great, as well as lasting long into the future.

The reason Danpal can achieve all of these great features is thanks to the Microcell panels which vary in thickness and widths depending on your needs. They have been purposely built with tight spacing in between the ribs in order to ensure superior lighting diffusion.
The beauty of the Danpal interior panels
If you want to create a blended look to your interior, or you want to go for a more bold design, Danpal has the consistency in quality and aesthetics to achieve any goals.

There are now so many different aesthetic possibilities opened up to you. This means that you can transform previously mundane and uninspiring spaces into a revolutionary structure which has been transformed by sleek design and quality light.

Everything from the walls to the partitions and ceilings can be transformed into radiant sculptural elements that will help to contribute to an amazingly unique ambience in the space.

Your creativity will know no bounds when it come sot using the Danpal interior system, as you can maximise the visual potential of both artificial and natural light. Best of all, it is quick and easy to install thanks to its lightweight nature.

Danpalon – Getting your office interior design bang on the money

When it comes to designing the interior of a structure, there are many different variables that need to be accounted for. You can spend months upon months trying to decide what sort of colour schemes you are going to use, what features need to be implemented and deciding how different things work with one another.

It can often be a stressful experience for both the client and the designer, as both of you will have your own thoughts and visions when it comes to the project.

However, there are certain universal principles that need to be addressed when it comes to interior design.

At Danpalon, the team has had a lot of experience working with both parties on providing a fantastic end product, so we have the knowledge of what tends to usually work and what doesn’t.

There’s no such thing as too much space or light

It is not something you should be complaining about if you are faced with one of these “problems.”

If you are working on an office for example, it is important to have as much natural light as possible. Office workers spend the majority of their day indoors. Studies have shown how a lack of natural light can lead to poor levels of productivity and mood levels.

There are many ways you can maximize natural light, such as knocking down interior walls and replacing them with glass walls in private offices and have a more open planned desk layout as opposed to the usual cubicles.

Have break spaces

danpalonWhile this is somewhere workers can eat their lunch, it is also a great way to break away from their desk and to think more creatively about projects they are working on. These casual areas will help workers to relax, as well as providing a forum to discuss thoughts and ideas.

Ensure that neatness is a priority

A messy office often means a messy brain. When you see clutter and everything packed tightly together, it can restrict you both mentally and physically. By having neat finishes on the interior fittings, as well as having certain tidiness policies in place in the office, the end goal can be achieved.

The Danpalon interior system

When you are creating this environment for an office, it is important that you have many different options to choose from when it comes to the interior.

At Danpalon, our special interior system allows you to explore new aesthetic possibilities. You can transform walls, ceilings and partitions with radiant sculptural effects in order to craft a unique ambiance. You can let your creativity run wild.

The Danpalon interior system allows you to play around with different levels of light and shade, as you can easily adjust the louvres in order to create your desired balance.

The system also gives you both strength and translucency thanks to the reduced spacing that exists between the panel ribs. Finally, there are so many different finishes and colours to choose from that you can bring the picture in your head into reality.

Creative ideas to design a building with facade systems

When it comes to designing a building, the final finishing touch that gives it a polished and smart appearance is the type of facade systems that is chosen.

The structure of the building has its role, but the facade is the decoration which gives life to the building and is the prime ethical component which adds that charm.

This is why you should not rush the decision making process. Some designers have their pre-determined facade decided for all projects they work on and are fairly inflexible when it comes to changing things up.

It is important that designers think about a horses for courses scenario. Certain types of facade will suit certain types of buildings, while some facades will look absolutely disastrous on them. This is why you need to keep in mind a few rudimentary variables and remarks when conducting the selection process.

Be creative

Don’t be stood in the same old rigid thought process project after project. Instead, get your creative juices flowing. This is highly likely the reason why you got into design in the first place, you enjoyed the creative and imagination aspect of the design process and see the image in your head come to life in front of your eyes.

Understand the huge role light plays in your selection
facade_system2As a designer, you will be well aware of the importance of natural light. The pattern of light is hugely important when it comes to the facade of a building.

You need to be aware at what sort of angles the sunlight will be hitting the building at different times of the day and adjust for that. By factoring this into your calculations, you will also be able to instantly improve the interior quality when it comes to natural light.

Horses for courses

When it comes to choosing a facade, don’t just go for the one that is currently in trend just for the sake of it. Make sure that you take your time fitting the style of the building with the right facade. You don’t want one aspect of the building spoiling everything else.

You also want to ensure that the type of facade you are using is appropriate for the climate in the region. If the building is located in a poorer climate where there’s a lot of rain and wind, there will be different requirements compared to if it was a sunnier climate.

Danpal and their selection of facade systems

Whatever your needs are when it comes to facade systems, Danpal can cater for them. It doesn’t matter what sort of structure you are building, the right design is out there for you.

Transparent facades are really the going trend these days. The Danpal framed facade is one of the most popular options being used as it offers great weather protection, has high impact resistance and is transparent. All of these systems allow for a great transfer of light and also have optimal thermal dynamics.

What are the benefits of rainscreen cladding?

When it comes to the longevity of a building, there are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration.

During the design process, you have to factor in variables like the visually appealing aspect of a design, the efficiency of the design and of course the cost factors associated with how the building is structured, what materials are being used.

There is one thing that should not be overlooked, but often is. That is adding a form of protection onto the structure to ensure that the design and integrity of the building does not deteriorate over time.

Due to different weather elements like wind, rain and snow, buildings can quickly become shabby and develop structural faults, such as poor insulation, mould, corrosion and high levels of permeability. This will lead to a lot of heartache down the road if you do not take appropriate measures to prevent this from happening.

Why use rainscreen cladding?

The idea of rainscreen cladding is to protect a building from excessive moisture. When it comes to exterior damage on a building, rain is the number one culprit. This is why you need to have a form of protection in place in the form of rainscreen cladding.

As well as providing protection from moisture and the long list of subsequent problems associated with it, you can also add to the aesthetic value of the façade of a building.

The way it works is due to its structure, it is made up of a ventilated cavity, an outer panel and an inner sheet. The gap that exists between the building’s exterior and the cladding keeps water from being able to seep into the wall. The ventilated cavity encourages good air flow, with the overhangs and screens stopping rainwater form even entering in the first place.
Benefits of Danpal’s rainscreen cladding
rainscreen claddingDanpal is one of the leading figures when it comes to rainscreen cladding. The Ventilated Rainscreen System is light but extremely solid. This is thanks to the material it is made out of – connector-bound Microcell polycarbonate panels which are as much as three times lighter than the mainstream rainscreen cladding that is found on the market today.

This means that it is also simple and quick to install as the connections are completed on the support directly, which means that there is no need for extra framed structures.

Thanks to the ventilation system, there is great insulation efficiency, saving you when it comes to your energy costs, as well as having perfect water tightness due to the double notching of the panels.

The decision to install rainscreen cladding really is a no-brainer.

It adds much needed protection to the exterior of a building from the terribleness of moisture. It can help to enhance the appearance of a building, giving it an updated and more modern look.

It is very easily installed which means that there will be very little disruption. By improving the insulation of the structure, it is sustainable and you can even reuse the cladding if the building is being demolished. Finally, there are many customisable options to choose from when it comes to design and colour.

Choosing the right Roofing Material

Useful advice to keep in mind when choosing the right roofing material

No matter what sort of structure you are involved with designing, the roof is always one of the most important pieces of the overall puzzle. It is the icing on the cake. If you get the roofing material wrong, all of your hard work that has gone into the overall structure will have been for nothing.

This is how precise you have to be with your selection, as there is a staggering amount of options out there on the market today for you to choose from, that it can often be a stressful period trying to find the one that is best suited to that particular design and structure.

There are some key factors to take into consideration during the selection process and by thinking about them carefully, you will get a much better idea of what it is that you are looking for.

Weather conditions

One of the fundamental things that you have to consider when selecting a roof is ensuring that it will be able to withstand any potential conditions that are going to be thrown at it, whether that is heavy winds, hail or snow.

This is the main barrier between the interior and the exterior of the building and needs to be able to withstand large volumes of snow if you are in such an area, as well as the effects that excessive heat or cold may have on the roof. Certain types of roofs work better in particular types of climates.

Appearance

roofing materialOf course when it comes to design, the appearance of the roof is one of the most important parts of the equation.

You want your structure to look visually pleasing. The roof is very visible when you look at any structure from the street, so this has a significant effect on the finished look of the building. You should have the texture, type and colour of the roof matched with the rest of the building’s exterior style and finish.

Always stay true to your vision as an architect or designer, as well as keeping in line with the architectural style of the building. You don’t want to mismatch two different styles, as it will look conjoined and rushed.

Durability and longevity of the roofing material

While cost of the roof is an important factor to consider, you really need to figure out how long this roof will last on the structure. You could buy a cheap roof that gives you all sorts of problems not long down the line and you will incur more expense trying to repair it than you would have spent paying extra for the higher quality roof.

Danpal and their selection of roofs

As one of the leaders in roofing, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to the options that Danpal provides. No matter what sort of design or features you are looking for, Danpal will be able to fulfil your needs.

Whether you are looking for modern and aesthetically slick roofs or more basic and traditional ones, you need not look further.

Choosing the right facade materials for housing design projects

If you are designing housing units, there is usually a certain amount of restriction placed upon you when it comes to expressing yourself creatively. Usually, cost will play a significant role in what sort of design work you can do and features that you can add. By carefully choosing the facade materials, you are able to transform even the most boring and normal looking house into something that has style and substance to it. It is all about finding that right balance when it comes to the key features.

The choice of style

Perhaps the most important part of choosing the facade is deciding what style you are going to use. There are so many different variations and styles catered for in the market today that it can be hard to nail down one choice.

You want to give the housing some personality and a unique style that will make it appealing to the home owner. Is your preference more towards minimalist, traditional, contemporary or modern styles? The list goes on.

You need to factor in what sort of look will suit the surroundings and general location of where the homes are going to be.

facade materialWhat are your preferred materials?

Every designer will have certain materials that they like to use over others. You want to use materials that are going to stand out. You can find inspiration by driving around other housing estates in the area and seeing what works well, as well as what doesn’t.

This allows you to learn from other people’s mistakes and failures, as well as seeing the image in your head somewhat brought to life.

Which colours are representative of your design?

You want to choose colours for the facade that are easy to manage (i.e. easy to clean), as well as tying in with the design of the rest of the house and developing an aesthetically stylish finish.

You can even use different shades of the same colour to give off a layering effect that has some depth to it or you could go for a bold look that contrasts different darks and light colours along with varying textures.

Don’t forget about landscape and lighting

In order to complete the look of a house, it has to fit in with its surroundings. You can have the most beautifully designed house in the world, but if it doesn’t fit in, then it will not look right. You can utilise things like columns, feature lighting and brick stacks to make the houses stand out.

Danpal and their wide range of facade materials

Danpal has a variety of different facades that have different facade materials being used. Whatever you are looking for, the team at Danpal can cater for your needs.

There are so many different textures, colours, and iterations to choose from, you will be sure to find something that fits your eye and the project at hand. What is great about their facade options is that they are lightweight, while still being very resistant to outside forces, meaning that they will last a lifetime.

Advice to keep in mind when working with polycarbonate panels

When it comes to choosing the right plastic material for your task at hand, look no further than polycarbonate panels. This material is pretty much unbreakable and usually come in two different iterations; as a

  • multiwall polycarbonate which is a structured sheet that has air chambers which are hollow

Or

  •  solid polycarbonate which is clear, flat sheeting that has the appearance of glass

Both of these polycarbonate panels have their own distinct advantages and it often comes down to which is more aesthetically pleasing for the project at hand rather than the functionality of the panels coming into play.

Does this type of panelling scratch?

While plastic and glass panelling is liable to scratching, the polycarbonate surface is a material that has been hardened to withstand high levels of resistant.

If a piece of glass is scratched, the glass breaks away in tiny shards and the scratch is not very visible to the human eye. Alternatively, when plastic panelling is scratched, the fragments don’t break away, they move to another location which leaves a visible indentation that is raised on the surface.

This sort of effect needs to be taken into consideration when you are deciding to use plastic sheeting.

On the other hand, it is a lot harder to cause cracks or breaks in the polycarbonate panels as even though it is half the weight of glass, it is actually more than 200 times stronger than glass.

It is also flexible while maintaining strength levels and rigidity. This is why polycarbonate panels are often used as a guard in moving machinery parts, farming machinery wind shields and in security screens.

Does polycarbonate panelling bend?

This type of panelling does bend, which gives you a lot more flexibility when it comes to the design of the project at hand. Larger sheets will have a bend with a greater radius and are well fitted for arching rooves. The greater the thickness and the smaller in size a panel are, the harder it will be to bend.

The advantages of Danpal polycarbonate panels

polycarbonate-panel2At Danpal, there are a number of different systems that utilise polycarbonate panels.

One such example is the ventilated rain system which gives a structure an aesthetically pleasing exterior while also efficiently insulating the structure from any damage that may be caused by adverse weather conditions.

Thanks to the air gap, there is a lot of natural ventilation which will allow the insulation to stay dry and perform effectively long into the future.

It is said that approximately 40% of the primary energy consumption comes from the building itself, which is why the Danpal system is so effective when it comes to saving on energy costs.

This extra form of protection is the perfect type of insulation for the task at hand. Best of all, it is quick and easy to install, as well as there being so much choice when it comes to design and the colour of the panelling.

Danpal – The pros and cons of installing skylights

When you are designing a building, there are so many different variables that you have to consider. Even the tiniest of features needs to be thoroughly thought out, exploring the different options in terms of the materials to use, the design of the materials, the colour, the price and how this feature will fit in with the rest of the structure.

This is why the top design professionals can charge the big bucks, they know how to manage all of these variables and come out with an end product that is pleasing in all aspects.

One decision that is difficult to make a lot of the time is whether or not you should install skylights into the building you are designing.

They are such an aesthetically pleasing way in which you can allow a lot more natural light enter into a building, but they also come with some drawbacks that you need to account for. At Danpal, the team is experienced in which situations are suited to skylights and at which times it is best to avoid using them.

Pros

The space will look larger

If the space you are designing is small or there is going to be a lot of activity in it, skylights are a great way of giving the illusion of there being more space. It makes the ceiling look as if it is wider and the sunlight and moonlight will be able to fill up the room. This will relax the mind and make the room a lot more visually appealing, as it won’t appear to be as cramped.

Potential for solar heating

When the sun is shining through the skylights, there will be a natural heat coming through that will help somewhat to warm up a room. By using quality skylights, such as the Danpavault system provided by Danpal, you can achieve great thermal insulation and extended UV protection, which will keep the inhabitants and contents of the space in great condition.

Cons

Potential problems if you don’t use a trusted system

When it comes to skylights, you have to ensure that you are going for quality rather than trying to save costs. By utilising subpar skylights, you may experience leaks over time, which will cause damage to the space and all of its contents.

The Danpal Danpavault system

danpalThe Danpavault system is one of the best types of skylight that is on the market today.

No matter what your need is, this skylight will be able to solve it. They are of an unlimited length, so they can be easily integrated with all different roof types.

When it comes to installation, this system is very flexible. You can have them self-supporting or alternatively you may decide to have them installed over a metal structure. There are also additional options that you can decide to implement through aluminium framing, such as bars, connectors or spacers.

The special nature of the Danpavault’s structure means that light is evenly diffused, which leads to long term durability, as well as effective thermal insulation and UV protection.

Finally, the structure is extremely resistant to high impacts and damage from hail, so you don’t have to worry about these factors if the structure is located in a particularly turbulent climate.

Benefits of Daylight in Public Buildings

 

The benefits of daylight in public buildings are many, including a positive effect on mental capabilities of the people who work and conduct business there, as well as the potential for saving energy. However, with that said, it is not enough to simply place a large, glass window on one side of a room and make the assumption that it will provide natural light for a room. Danpal translucent façade material offers an intelligent alternative to the plate glass window, with all of its attendant problems.

Why Windows Do Not Maximize Daylight

Benefits of DaylightWhile windows increase the amount of light in a room, they can also create glare and solar gain. Without careful planning, a large glass window can flood a space with painfully bright light and can act as a lens that will increase the amount of heat in a room. Because of these two factors, people who work in spaces that have large, glass windows frequently add window shades and curtains that can obviate the benefits of having a large expanse of transparent material capable of admitting natural light.

The result is the classic office or large living space that is rendered dark and gloomy thanks to heavy curtains. Furthermore, in warm climates, the energy savings of having natural light is heavily offset by added air conditioning needed to compensate for excessive solar gain. One might think that because of the ability for a glass window to warm up a room, that it would be an ideal situation for colder climates where daylight is minimal at certain seasons. Sadly, even in the winter months when daylight is admitted for shorter amounts of time, simple window glass has some serious drawbacks. Although it heats up a room during the day, it also allows heat to escape back out of the room – particularly at night. Furthermore, at certain times of the day – frequently at daybreak or at dusk, the lower angle of the sun’s rays can create a blinding glare in rooms where windows face either east or west. Here, again, inhabitants will use heavy curtains to cut the glare or they will use insulated drapes to minimize the natural heat exchange capability of glass.

How Danpal Translucent Facades Can Help

Danpal translucent facades are a smart and attractive alternative to the traditional glass window. First of all, they are translucent, rather than transparent. This immediately cuts down on the glare, and it also provides a modicum of privacy for desk workers while still admitting natural sunlight into a room. The translucent panels create a more diffuse light that creates a pleasant glow conducive to reading, writing or quiet conversation.

Second, Danpal also creates panels with operable shade functions so that people can adjust the settings to personal comfort levels without completely shutting out natural light. These translucent panels can create a variety of colorful effects that lend interest to the building as well as comfort to workers, customers and others who might be inside. More than that, the translucent facades come with UV blockers, which keep out the harmful parts of the sun’s rays, and well as toning down the heat index that is so characteristic of plain window glass. This allows enjoyment of natural light without the harmful potential for sunburn, skin damage or glare.

The Benefits of Daylight

Benefits of DaylightOne might ask, if natural light through windows has so many problems, why should we bother with it at all. The answer is that, even with all of the attendant difficulties, natural light has been shown to convey many benefits. Humans are primarily diurnal. That is, we are set up to function best in the daylight hours. Daylight not only make it easier for humans to see, it has a positive effect on the pineal gland – and organ modern science is only just beginning to understand. School children who are exposed to natural light for at least fifteen minutes per day – and more is better – tend to be more able to focus during class time, producing better school work and correspondingly good grades. Hospitals have found that patients who have undergone surgery have a better recovery rate when their rooms are open to an outside view and when they are exposed to natural, rather than artificial, lighting. Natural light or light therapy has even been shown to have a positive effect on Alzheimer’s disease patients, particularly the ones who have difficulty sleeping at night. When the light was administered in the morning, it was found that it reduced aggression sometimes displayed by some Alzheimer’s patients in the afternoon. For the rest of us, sunlight is simply uplifting.

Solar and Thermal Planning for New Building

 

Solar and thermal planning for new building is essential in today’s energy market. Home owners and business owners have a vested interest in orienting their buildings – including location of doors, windows and energy creation – to make best use of local daylight and thermal conditions. Of course, this is going to vary from climate to climate, and geographical location. But some things will remain constant.

These include changing of the sun’s angle by season, thermal gain due to sunlight on glass, and the need for shading options during seasons or in locations where strong sunlight is the rule. Locations that have seasons with extremely short daylight hours interspersed with extremely long daylight hours, that have little or no natural shade or that have a great deal of natural shade will require special treatment.

With that said, Danpal building materials have a great deal to offer owners who are erecting new buildings. One viewer, upon seeing the Danpal website with its catalog of transparent, translucent and opaque building panels said, “Hey, look! It is the Earthship concept all grown up and made beautiful!” Indeed, the Danpal materials embrace ideas and research from earlier energy conscious builders.

Facade Materials for Solar and Thermal Planning in New Building

Solar and Thermal PlanningFirst of all, there is recognition of the need for façade materials for solar and thermal planning in new building that work efficiently and esthetically. Controlite is a Danpal system of translucent glazing materials with internal louvres that constantly adjust, allowing adjustment to a comfortable, no-glare interior that makes efficient use of natural sunlight. An easy-to-install facade solution is Danpatherm, a factory assembled unit that incorporates excellent thermal properties with tensile strength that can resist wind and dirt penetration. During the day, it functions as a wall panel that emits natural light.

Fitted with LED lighting, at night it works as a light box. The combination ensures pleasant lighting at all times. Finally, there are the Danpal translucent façade panels. These combine light weight with tensile strength; weather resistance with ease of installation. They come in a variety of colors and styles, enabling mixing and matching for unique external building designs; in addition, they provide excellent solar and thermal protection, admitting light while blocking harmful UV rays and managing thermal gain.

Combined with a lightweight metal framing system, they are a highly secure means of admitting natural light, and creating an attractive nighttime display of light and color without compromising privacy.

Transparent and Translucent Roofing

Second, Danpal transparent and translucent roofing panels create a constructive, incredibly beautiful answer to the architectural question of how to make skylights – a superb way to get natural lighting into a building – secure and weather resistant. Incorporating the same tough materials and practical building options as the façade materials, Danpal roofing can bring daylight to any room or area that is on the top floor of a building. Furthermore, because it is roofing, rather than an inset window panel, visual interest is achieved by organization and arrangement of the roof supports. For those who would love to look at the stars while falling asleep, without the inconvenience of wind, rain, dust and insects, this is the ideal solution. As for that old movie cliché of falling through the skylight, Danpal roofing systems are designed for a wide variety of weather conditions and are impact resistant.

Shading, for When the Sun is Too Much

Solar and Thermal PlanningFinally, Danpal panels include shading solutions for solar and thermal planning in new building. Sunlight is marvelous for lighting rooms or even for thermal heating solutions, but there are times when enough is enough, and sunlight simply isn’t welcome. For those areas, Danpal translucent louvered shades are the perfect solution. They can be adjusted by the user, and can be set for a broad variety of effects. They come in a wide range of colors. Their jewel tones are not dissimilar to those of a stained glass window – just not quite as ornate. More importantly for the modern user, the panels can be adjusted to that just-right lighting for a particular interior. They shade without gloom, and admit the right amount of natural daylight for that uplifting feeling that comes only from sunlight.

The Danpal systems are designed for efficiency, security and beauty. They can be used for basic Frank Lloyd Wright building styles or incorporated into older or newer types of architecture. With these versatile panels, with their wide array of colors, their unique thermal properties and their modern building systems only the builders’ imagination will limit their applications.

ArchDaily Selects Design using Danpal Materials as One of Their Top One Hundred

 

ArchDaily is an online news source for the newest, trendiest and best in architecture. Recently they create a “Top One Hundred” page, featuring stunning examples of architecture. Among the recent editorial picks for this feature page is Hwa Hun, which means Blooming House in Korean. Irohe KHM Architects, the designers, made expensive use of Danpalon, a material from Danpal, as well as the Danpal Façade System in creating the “Blooming House.”

A Home with an Unusual Design

DanpalLocated in Seoul, near Bukhansan Mountain, Hwa Hun is constructed using a special design so that it appears to unfold like a blossom amid the attractively constructed, but more ordinary, dwellings nearby. The bright exterior presents an irregular roof line that forms the outside “petals” of the house.

Inside, level areas of garden are connected by stairs and walkways to flow from the forecourt garden, up the sides to a rooftop garden. The whole assembly is an irregular polyhedron and was created in response to the owner’s request that the house be “living in nature.” The unusual design maximizes use of the steep, natural slope of the lot, and to maximize the use of daylight for home lighting.

The living spaces of Hwa Hun flow naturally from the green garden spaces; in fact, in many instances, they are tucked under the various gardens: the forecourt garden, which welcomes entrance from the street, the inner court garden, the stair garden and the waterfall garden. All of the inwardly facing skins – those that do not front onto the street – are covered with greenery. This includes grass, fruit trees, and garden beds so that not only is the house shape itself a blossom, but the inner spaces of this dwelling will grow and bloom as the plants mature.

The Architects Make Use of Translucent and Transparent Building Materials

The room designs are comfortable and practical; each is flooded with light – a design feature made possible, in part, by use of translucent and transparent panels, alternated with other materials. The translucent and transparent inner panels – essential for bringing light into the various rooms – makes extensive use of Danpalon. For example, the living room door and the door of the second floor room are both made of Danpalon set in wooden frames. The walls for the living room and the second floor room are double walled panels of Danpalon, and so is the hallway ceiling. The canopy is created using Danpalon over steel pipe.

The opaque exterior makes use of exposed concrete and stainless steel roofing panels. Triangular recessed windows are finished with aluminum pairing and triple glass. A tempered glass handrail adds to the feeling of light. Connective seams are angled to add visual interest while managing the integrity of the roofing material.

A Home That Reflects and Makes Use of the Natural Environment

DanpalThe end result is a living space that is visually interesting both outside and inside, and permits growing plants that range from grasses to the fruit trees previously mentioned. It even incorporates the waterfall garden, incorporating a peaceful and pleasing sound. Utilitarian areas, such as the parking garage with space for two cars and storage areas are tucked out of sight, yet are easy to access. The design includes a master bedroom and three smaller bedrooms, a master bath, living room, kitchen, dining room and utility room — there is even attic room at the top if a little more space is needed.

The view from the roof top garden, where young fruit trees are carefully braced, reveals that Hwa Hun is nestled in a valley, surrounded by tall mountains. The design of the house resembles those mountains, rooted as it is through the basement garage, then opening onto the street level from the first garden, then sweeping up the two outer stairs to the roof top garden. It would be very interesting to view this house at a time ten years in the future, when the trees will be more fully grown and when it will have been home to a family. It has all the potential to become a Blooming House, indeed.

Home designs such as Hwa Hun are made possible by modern building materials that maximize use of daylight without forcing the occupants to endure excessive solar gain or blinding glare. Building materials, such as those from Danpal, help make these modern designs possible by making available transparent, translucent and even opaque materials that combine light and color to create designs that could only have been dreamed of by earlier generations of architects.