made of hardened stainless steel. Fastens wood to wood without pre-drilling and countersinking.
Fixing for facades made of wood: visible and invisible facade fixing
SIHGA® offers several systems with different advantages for every type of facade fixing. Find out everything about visible and invisible facade fixings here.
Visible facade fixings
Cracks and splits must be avoided at all costs when installing wooden facades so that the appearance and durability of the facade are not impaired. SIHGA® therefore presents innovative fixing systems made of hardened, stainless steel for visible facade fixing that counteract this problem. This means that time-consuming pre-drilling is no longer necessary and assembly is made considerably easier. We recommend the Alu-TeFix® system for fixing wood to aluminium and the TeFix® system is best suited for fixing wood to wood.
The advantages of visible facade fixings a glance:
- shorter installation time
- easy fixing
- low-cost procurement
- reduced splitting and cracking
- long service life
Invisible facade fixing
If you want to go for a clean look, the invisible facade fixing from SIHGA® is the best choice. These modern solutions for facade construction provide a secure hold without compromising the appearance with visible screws or nails. However, the systems are not only visually appealing, but also extend the life of the facade, as the wood is not damaged and the screws are protected from the weather. From the SenoFix® FT screw and connector system to the RomboFix® RF, facade boards can thus be installed invisibly.
The advantages of invisible facade fixing a glance:
- invisible installation
- visually appealing
- extended life
- reduced rotting
- firm grip
Fixing for the facade substructure
Wood is being used more and more frequently as a building material in facade construction, so for this reason, SIHGA® is constantly developing new, high-quality products for the simple installation of wooden facade boards. With the new TefaFix® F aluminium rail system, facade substructures can be created with ease. The product provides firm support and ensures good water drainage and sufficient ventilation.
The advantages of the SIHGA® facade substructure at a glance:
- efficient water drainage
- good ventilation of the facade
- virtually invisible screws
- no screw breakage due to swelling and shrinkage of the wood
Facade fixing with structural wood protection
The most important thing with a timber facade is probably the structural wood protection. It ensures a long service life for the facade despite the effects of the weather. In terms of the environment and health, systems from SIHGA® such as the KompeFix® II KF are an excellent alternative to chemical treatment of the wood. The products ensure good ventilation and rapid drying of the substructure. Weathering, rot, fungus and algae infestation are thus effectively counteracted and a long-lasting facade is guaranteed.
The fixing of facade boards can be visible or concealed. With the traditional visible method, the wooden boards are simply attached to the substructure with screws - it's quick and easy. However, SIHGA® also offers systems for invisible fixing in which the screws are protected from the weather, thus increasing the service life of the facade.
The choice of fixing method has a decisive effect on the aesthetics of the facade and shapes the appearance of the building. SIHGA® offers various systems that provide different advantages. Invisible fixing ensures a modern and clean overall appearance that blends harmoniously into the surroundings. It is therefore important to choose the fixing method carefully when designing the facade.
In order to protect wood outdoors from damage caused by moisture and weathering, structural wood protection is indispensable. With wooden facade boards, it is therefore important to use spacers between the boards and the substructure. This provides sufficient ventilation and allows the rapid drying of moisture.
Ventilation of facades is important because it prevents moisture penetration and thus minimises the risk of rot, mould or fungus growth. Sufficient ventilation also ensures that the insulation remains dry and that the wooden construction does not swell too much and later contract again, which can cause cracks or deformations in the facade. A lack of ventilation can cause also heat to build up, creating an ideal breeding ground for pests that attack the wood.