Aesthetics is one reason aluminium panel sheets supply is increasing. Affordability is another reason for its popularity. At one time, the use of ACP’s on a building was limited to high-end projects, however, that is no longer the case. As a result of improvements in product technology and manufacturing efficiencies of ACP in India teamed up with available fabrication and installation techniques, ACP’s are more cost-competitive today than ever before.
You can now see ACP’s installed on a wide variety of building types and metal building applications, ranging from major project wall panel systems to cornices and canopies, and are also frequently used to join areas between other major building materials, such as glass and precast panels.
Initial construction costs are often lower with Aluminium Composite Panels because the panel can typically be installed faster than alternative exteriors such as precast, granite or brick. Because of its lightweight, ACP can also save money by reducing structural steel requirements, since less support structure is needed.
In addition to this, ongoing maintenance costs are reduced as a result of continuing improvements in textures and coatings. Today’s ACP’s can retain their lustre for a wide span of time, ensuring that the building maintains its aesthetic appeal and its property value for the long term. This longevity makes a difference when it comes time to sell the building. Facilities clad with ACP retain their curb appeal and never look dated, often reducing the need for pre-sale refurbishing costs.
Properly designed and installed, ACP’s provide a very reliable building envelope that resists the elements and protect against air and water infiltration. Installation systems are available that virtually eliminate the concerns over mould and mildew. ACP is also an environmentally responsible and sustainable choice for buildings. There are also fire retardant ACP’s developed which prevent flames and do not actively participate in combustion thus providing more escape time and ensuring safety.