Technical Characteristics of U-kon Systems
With the help of the U-kon ® system different type of cladding materials can be fixed on the wall. Both the size and the shape of the panels may vary according to the requirements of the façade. Uneven walls also pose no problem, because U-kon ® is a flexible system. The size and shape of the panels can vary, depending on the requirements to be placed on a facade.
Combined application of U-kon system with ventilated air gap, heat insulation material and partial reflection of solar radiation by the cladding material ensure natural ventilation. This reduces the amount of heat that buildings absorb in hot weather. Favourable microclimate and considerable reduction in the costs of air conditioning are achieved accordingly. Especially in the countries with high temperatures up to 50C (e.g. Middle East and Africa) thermal insulation effect is of crucial importance.
The constructive design of U-kon systems is aimed to protect the heat insulation material against condensation, which causes deterioration of the heat-saving properties. U-kon systems make it possible to prevent considerable loss of energy and to reduce the thickness of supporting walls accordingly. The heat insulation properties of the wall are considerably improved, resulting in heating costs savings.
Diffusion of water vapours
Water vapours occurring on Water vapours occurring on the wall of a building are removed through natural ventilation, provided by the technical design of U-kon systems. In this way the heat insulation properties of the wall are considerably improved and favourable temperature regime inside a building is reached.
Due to the special worked-out design and installation procedure, the U-kon profile system is able to absorb thermal deformations that are the result of daily and seasonal temperature fluctuation and the differences between the expansion coefficients of the various materials making up a building. This helps to reduce pressure within the cladding material and the framework and to avoid cladding material destruction.
U-kon systems as a main part of back-ventilated facade system tend to influence the function of external noise reflection. A certain level of acoustic absorption obviously depends on the properties of reflection, absorption and acoustic transmission of the materials used by the U-kon system, cladding and insulating materials, as well as their dimensions, thickness, positioning; air gap and the behaviour of the building structure.
The U-kon system`s constructive materials and elements belong to the category of inflammable or fire resistant ones, what prevent fire spreading in case of fire accident.