Step 1: Preparing the facade
Before you start fixing the cladding, make sure that the facade is clean and free of dust and dirt. Also check that the wall is level and that there are no protruding elements on which the facade panels can get stuck.
Step 2: Cutting the cladding to size
Measure the length and width of the panels and cut to size. Make sure the panels overlap, to get a watertight seal. Also take into account the corner profiles, which are necessary to cover the edges of the panels.
Step 3: Applying the glue
Apply the glue to the back of the panel. Make sure the glue is evenly distributed and there are no lumps or bubbles. Use a suitable glue, specially designed for the cladding you are using.
Step 4: Applying the sealant
Apply the sealant to the back of the panel and press it firmly. The sealant is an important part of the fixing process, because it prevents water or dirt from getting between the panel and the wall.
Step 5: Fixing the cladding
Place the panel against the wall and make sure it is level. Then drill a hole in the panel and wall. Fix the panel with a self-drilling screw and make sure it is tight.
Step 6: Using profiles
Cover the edges of the panels with corner profiles. Other types of profiles can be used as well, such as U-profiles and Z-profiles, depending on the size and shape of the facade. These profiles provide extra strength and give the facade a beautiful finish.
Step 7: Using anchors
If the panels are very large or if wind load is considerable, it is wise to use extra anchors. Anchors give extra strength and stability to the facade and prevent the panels from wobbling or coming loose.
By using these methods for fixing panels to a facade, you can create a safe and beautiful facade. When choosing the fixing methods, take into account the specific properties of the panels and the environment in which the facade will be installed.