A fabric mesh facade (a.k.a. fabric mesh cladding or tensile facade) leverages super lightweight but durable membranes such as PTFE or PVC, to span the exterior of a building in order to address a number of challenges. As one of our most effective fabric and frame combinations, the Serge Ferrari’s Soltis FT381 Fabric Mesh with FACID tension frame technology has allowed us to create a ventilated and shaded fabric mesh facade that improves the efficiency of buildings and adds incredible value to a new construction or renovation project.
Here is an overview of the key benefits of a fabric mesh facade system.
Breathable Facade – The 65mm profile extension provides a naturally breathable and lightweight facade that doesn’t trap heat between the membrane and the building’s envelope.
Blocks UV Rays – Offering the best of both worlds, the tensile fabric mesh facade reflects harmful UV rays while allowing diffused natural sunlight into the building.
Reduced Solar Heat Gain – The facade works to lower the heat-inducing impact of the sun, which allows property owners and residents save big on the energy costs associated with cooling the building.
Eliminate Curtains and Shades – Interior shades can be both unsightly to look at and costly to purchase. A facade removes the need for shades and curtains all together.
Precise Tension – With options for framed or perimeter profiles and based on the project’s design-load criteria, this pre-tensioned membrane system provides the opportunity to maximize panel dimensions creating the most economical and efficient façade for any building owner.
Partial or Complete Building Envelope Coverage – Depending on the needs of the project, the mesh facade can cover the entire building envelope or specific areas of the building.
Reduced Noise Pollution – Incredibly functional for properties that are located near highways, airports, or manufacturing facilities, facades help to block distracting noise pollution.
Digital Printing Opportunities – With PVC membrane, buildings can use printing options to improve aesthetics or strengthen branding efforts.
Whether you’re looking for solutions to support your green initiatives or to give your building an iconic new look, tensile fabric mesh facades give architects and designers the flexibility to offer alternate, affordable, and low-maintenance design solutions for a wide range of buildings.
Is a Fabric Mesh Facade Right for Your Project?
In the Tension Structures Division of Eide Industries, we specialize in design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of structurally complex and creatively challenging commercial, government, and prototype design projects. Our expertise with tensile facade systems and tension structures supports architects, designers, general contractors, and building owners in their efforts to bring custom tensile membrane projects to life.
Explore the options for your next project by calling 800-422-6827.