Attention to Details
In order to achieve a good result the panels must be installed on a stiff, strong, flat & level construction. The wall’s stability must be ensured without help from our products. Attention to detail is of MAJOR importance, so it is therefore important that the joints & connections of the cladding are solved and completed with precision & care.
Since our products will move when the climate changes, they may bend +/- 1/4”.
Our facade cladding must always be installed as a ventilated construction with the outermost cladding open in order to allow ventilation of an underlaying cavity. There must be a minimum 3/4” hollow air gap between the substrate & the back of our panels. You must also allow for a 5/16” gap between sheets in both the vertical & horizontal joints, as well as a 3/4” gap at the very bottom of the wall & at the soffit/cap.
This ventilation is an upgoing air flow from the bottom of the wall to the soffit/cap & this air gap is not to be blocked at any point. There must also be a minimum 1/2” through going air gap on each height between floors (a 1/2” gap between the furring strips).
The ventilation equalizes the changes in pressures, which can be caused by gusts of wind, climate change, or drying of the panels, as well as ensuring humidity & condensation from both inside and outside the structure is able to escape.
Inhalation: Acute over-exposure to dust may cause mild irritation & inflammation of the respiratory tract & organs. Use approved respiratory equipment when airborne dust is present. We advise the use of a dust extractor & a mask when cutting with power tools. If irritation occurs, get into fresh air. If condition persists, seek medical advise.
Eye Contact: You may experience a mild discomfort of the eyes caused by the dust. Always wear safety goggles when cutting or drilling the material. If an irritation occurs, flush with plenty of fresh water, & seek medical attention if condition persists.
Skin Contact: Prolonged contact may cause a mild irritation. You should always wear gloves when handling the material. If an irratation occurs, wash hands thoroughly with water.
Although our products contain no asbestos, you should choose a working method which minimizes dust during installation.