Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Facade panels are made of a fiber cement base and a PVC coating. They are similar to siding but are thicker. This makes them more durable and expands the design possibilities for texture. Finishing with such building materials better protects the wall from precipitation, increases the heat and sound insulation of the building. We have prepared a rating of the best manufacturers of facade panels, which will help to simplify the choice. The article is based on the characteristics of the products and reviews of masters, as well as ordinary buyers.
Rating of the best manufacturers of facade panels
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In the first place in the rating is the Russian manufacturer Docke, which produces panels for the facade at a plant in Russia. The company is called here 'Döke Extrusion'. The company leads the rating in terms of product range. Facade panels are presented in several lines: Fels imitates the structure of smooth rock, Stein imitates the facets of natural stone, Berg is made for brickwork, Burg is distinguished by an asymmetrical pattern of stones in the castle. Buyers in the reviews especially like the Edel facade panels, which are distinguished by a light relief and a noble look. The Stern texture follows the lines of the tiles, but with grooves and cracks. This has become possible thanks to 3D scanning technology.
We put the manufacturer in the rating because of the high quality of the products. Facade panels are designed for a service life of up to 50 years (a warranty is issued). When creating them, German 3D technologies are used, which makes it possible to imitate the pattern of brick, natural stone, tiles as accurately as possible.
- German developments in production;
- variety of patterns;
- accurate imitations of other materials;
- resistance of plates to low temperatures and moisture;
- all certificates on the site.
- high price;
- so far there are few official representations (only in large cities);
- burn out on the sunny side.
Another well-known panel manufacturer is on the second position of the rating. Finishing materials made of plastic with fiber cement are created by casting. The company has many forms for the production of facade slabs with different patterns. In total, there are seven lines in the company's catalog. The 'Stone' series is realized in the subspecies' Wild ',' Smooth ', Large' and 'Natural'. There is a separate line 'Brick' and 'Facing brick'. The manufacturer has recently expanded the facade collection with the 'Rock' series. When developing panels, the company tries to give them a realistic rough surface and natural colors. Buyers in the reviews share that complete with the panels, instructions for installing the trim to the facade are attached. This helps to ensure that the installation is carried out exactly as recommended by the manufacturer, which reduces the chance of rejects.
The manufacturer got into the rating due to the creation of the most realistic color shades on the panels. The catalog contains sheets for the facade with coated white, beige, brown and terracotta sheen. This helps to create a facade finish that is indistinguishable from natural materials from a distance of 3 m.
- do not absorb moisture;
- long service life;
- adequate price;
- detailed instructions are provided for the panels.
- in summer, when heated from the sun, cracks appear at the joints;
- installation in winter is difficult – they break in the cold;
- the color changes over time.
The third place in the rating belongs to a domestic manufacturer producing polypropylene facade panels. Basement siding is presented in the texture of stone, rock, rubble, brick and tile. The panels are manufactured with dimensions of 800×600 mm, which simplifies installation and allows you to immediately close a significant section of the facade (0.47 m²). The effective slab width is 595.2 mm. Less than 5 mm go for the overlap and joints, which is liked by the masters in the reviews. You can buy panels for finishing the facade of a building in packs of 10-16 pieces each. Common popular series: 'Tuff', 'Skol', 'Parfir', 'Dolomite', 'Brick'. The assortment is presented in 14 colors.
In our opinion, the manufacturer deserves a place in the ranking of the best due to the equipment of its panels with ClickSchloss locks. These are hinges and latches at the ends, which allow for thermal expansion, but do not allow the joints to separate or protrude outwardly.
- easy installation – you can do it yourself;
- beautiful appearance;
- resistance to weathering;
- withstand well blows of hail;
- moss does not grow.
- weak top coating of panels – after a couple of years it begins to peel off;
- high price;
- technological dents are visible on dark surfaces.
The fourth in the ranking is the Alta-Profil company, which has been operating in Russia since 1999. It is one of the largest manufacturers of building materials for facade decoration. In total, the company's catalog contains more than 1000 products, divided into 28 collections. To assess the quality of the polymer panels, they undergo electronic control. The production involves the developments of the world's leading companies: Krauss-Maffei, Der-Sun, Greiner.
The manufacturer deserves a place in the rating due to the serious approach to checking its products. Before entering the market, façade panels are tested in the laboratory for resistance to a weak chemical environment, thermal stress and atmospheric precipitation. The official website contains more than 50 certificates confirming the purity and high quality of goods for facade decoration. Buyers in the reviews like some panels that are suitable for use at temperatures down to -60 degrees. For this, they were actually used in Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Irkutsk and Anadyr. To test the elements of the facade for resistance to positive temperatures, a crash test was carried out in Sochi.
- quick installation;
- do not overload the facade, since the weight of 1m² is about 35 kg;
- a large selection of types and colors;
- multi-stage quality control;
- façade products guarantee 30 years.
- dark tones fade;
- there is little waste, which is important to consider when purchasing material;
- easy to scratch.
Our experts placed the European company VOX in fifth place. It is an international company operating since 1992. Part of its production capacity for the production of facade panels is located in Germany, and part in Poland. There is a small branch in Belarus, so on the box you can find different inscriptions at the place of manufacture. The panels are presented in the Solid Systems section. There are Brick, Stone and others. The texture ranges from medieval stone to hard tiles common in southern Europe. It's beautiful and functional. Craftsmen like these panels for installation on the facade with a scheme that provides for a fan arrangement. This ventilates the exterior walls of the house well and prevents fungus from forming behind the facade.
The manufacturer is included by us in the rating due to its creativity. He not only produces panels that decorate the facade, but is a real designer, offering fresh solutions. There is a lot of creativity in each product to help personalize the building.
- manufactured in Europe;
- easy installation of panels on the facade;
- designed for stationary use in a temperature range of -50 … + 50 degrees;
- there is a wide window profile that other manufacturers do not have.
- high price;
- in the parties comes across a different tone;
- not the largest selection of facade panels (more wood-like siding is produced);
- if the panel is bent at a temperature of -5 degrees, it will crack.
The sixth in the ranking of the best is the Japanese manufacturer 'Nichikha'. This is a respected holding company, whose facade systems are sold not only in Europe, but also in the USA. The goods are of high quality. The ART series are available to customers, repeating the stone patterns, W and V, with smoother surfaces. Customers in the reviews especially like the COOL and Fuge lines, which feature seamless technology. Such a facade with a fiber cement finish has repeatedly won various competitions among manufacturers of construction products. The company does not use asbestos in any kind of facade panels.
In our opinion, the manufacturer should be in the rating due to the production of especially durable panels installed on the facade. The catalog contains fiber cement boards with a thickness of 14, 16 and 35 mm. This gives increased resistance to mechanical stress, shock, flying hail or stones. Since Japan has repeatedly experienced earthquakes, the manufacturer creates materials for the facade that will withstand strong vibrations and will not crumble.
- a large selection of mounts and accessories;
- panels withstand strong wind and snow;
- not damaged by seismic activity;
- there are interesting options with cracks and chips that are indistinguishable from natural brick;
- nano hydrophilic coating Nichiguard.
- over time, the seams may part and gaps appear;
- high price;
- the hydrophobic layer only on the front side (if moisture flows inside, mold may appear).
The Nailite brand belongs to the American manufacturer Exteria. The company has been operating since 1978 in Miami, and now it is known all over the world. During this time, the corporation has invested millions of dollars in the development of panels for installation on facades, so that they withstand high operational loads and have an attractive design. The manufacturer is attentive to details, therefore, the finishing of the maximum approach to building materials of natural origin. Buyers in the reviews share that it is easy to clean such panels on the facade using a hose filled with water. The main thing is that there is good pressure in the system, which is not a problem for giving with your own pump.
The manufacturer is included in the rating of the best because of the most convenient way of choosing panels for the facade online. The official website has 10 texture options that clearly show the relief of the facade slab. By clicking on the one they like, the buyer is taken to a page with a large number of real houses, the facade of which is finished with this type of panels. Buildings differ in number of storeys, configurations and shades of fibrosiding. This allows you to 'try on' the panels, visually seeing how they would look on a house with a similar shape.
- natural realism of basement siding;
- adapted to the climatic conditions of Russia;
- 25 years manufacturer's warranty;
- easy to clean with water from a hose.
- high price;
- there is only one official representative of Jetta Stroy in Russia, so it is difficult to buy panels without a double extra charge.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.