ETICS & Cladded
ETICS: Water tightness is achieved by placing a thin waterproof barrier over a continuous thermal insulation fixed to the support element on its external side.
CLADDED: Water tightness is achieved by placing a barrier of water tight semi-finished products with overlapped joints over the support element on its external side. The entity of this new layer makes us distinguish it from a simple finishing.
Both solutions include facades with a heavy support element and facades with a light support element.
As it happens with the rain screen solution, from the functional point of view, the most relevant differences between these two variants are:
- the lack of mass that affects acoustics and thermal inertia;
- the possible air leaking when using dry construction.