In earlier times the airing facades belonged to bureau and social buildings, but in later years they have been used also in constructing and renovating private houses.
Facade constructions are divided into two parts: airing systems and classical plaster and brick facades. The ventilation system airs the backside of the facade layer. It guarantees the long-lasting and good look of the facade layer.
The choice of the air vent systems is wide. You can use the facade layer: wood, ceramics, metal, artificial fiber, natural stones and also compost materials. These are “exhaling“ materials, but it says nothing about the process of the construction.
The most long-lasting and the newest airing system is the plaster facade, the finishing work goes on the tile of the cement fiber or any other material, at the back there is the air vent to let the steam out without spoiling the facade. This kind of facade is the newest in Estonia and the price is high, but it is widely used elsewhere. It is suitable in our climate due to our unsteady temperature because vapour can move from warm to colder sites outside.
Vent systems have growing popularity – classical stone and plaster facades. In Estonia not widely used because they are expensive and we don`t have enough experience, yet. In reality the cheap construction may come out more expensive – maintaining and short durability.