In our discusion of
the anatomy of a building wall
we talked about the exterior finish as being the skin on the skeleton (structure) of the wall.
InputExposure to natural elements ... wind, sun, rain / snow normal and extreme forces as hurricanes and earthquakes.
WallsYou want the exterior of your walls to be aesthetically appealing -- good looking, and you want the exterior finish on the walls to be a protective barrier.As I discussed in the structural member configuration the wall major constituent material may be concrete, wood, plastic, or metal. The choice of the exterior skin is also affected by the wall structural material.
Some of the common choices in wall exterior finishe today are ...
We want to ensure that the exterior finish applied to the wall structure is compatible with the constituent material of the wall structure.
OutputWe want to ensure that the exterior finish applied to the wall structure satisfies the aesthetic appeal requirements, provides for trouble free service, and is easily maintainable.
It should look good. It should provided needed protection from elements. It should be non-toxic, it should provide for good thermal insulation, and it should also eliminate or minimize air infiltration.
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