What Sets Danpal’s VRS Exterior Wall Cladding Ahead of the Rest?

Exterior wall cladding is an excellent option to consider when renovating or upgrading your existing building. There are multiple reasons to upgrade a building when the time comes for scheduled renovation. Often, the structure has suffered severe weathering and no longer has the appeal it once had. The building façade might have become dated since its original design was in vogue, or perhaps the building serves a completely different purpose to that which it was originally intended.

This is when an exterior wall cladding solution, becomes the option of choice to refresh and uplift the buildings overall appearance. There are, however, many options currently in the market that appear to offer a suitable system for this purpose. So how can we differentiate between all these cladding materials and systems, in order to make the right choice? Danpal had put a lot of thought into this question, during the development of the Danpal VRS cladding solution. The purpose behind the VRS cladding solution, was not just to create another aesthetically pleasing cladding option for the market. Rather, it was to introduce a new concept, where equal consideration is given to both the performance and aesthetic aspects of the intended cladding.

One of the more important variables which are often overlooked, is the impact of the added weight from the new exterior wall cladding that is to be fitted to the existing structure. Danpal recognized this concern as an opportunity to develop a system which, would alleviate the problem completely. The answer was to fully integrate our lightweight Danpalon multicell panel within the cladding system. This development created a solution that is incredibly strong, durable but also lightweight. How lightweight? Up to 10 x lighter than some of the other more common cladding materials used in the industry. From a structural engineering perspective, the Danpal VRS cladding solution can be rated as adding no additional weight to the building.

Traditionally, wall cladding options already used in the market, have primarily offered the building an aesthetic upgrade, but have done very little for thermal performance or protection against weather conditions. With the modern cityscape being subjected to pollution and a harsh micro-climate, the building’s exterior is challenged on a daily basis. The solution for this, is to install a fully weather-proof exterior wall cladding system, which is able to both protect and extend the lifespan of the building’s exterior. Danpal’s answer, is a system which delivers a dry mechanical seal against the elements and is also installed proud of the exterior walls, in doing so – creating an airgap.

Danpal VRS Cladding Solution

Our Danpal VRS cladding solution has been specifically designed to allow for the natural circulation of air, via an updraft effect created between the existing wall and our Danpalon panel cladding material. This free movement of air, along with the use of our multicell Danpalon panels, is a key element in thermally insulating the existing building. By this unique process, our VRS external wall cladding system, is able to assist in modulating the temperature of the structure. Ultimately by doing so, contributing to the reduction of the monthly running costs of any existing HVAC systems.

At Danpal, we also understand the need for building envelope systems to be eye-catching and visually appealing. Over the last 30 years of development, Danpal has introduced an extensive range of Danpalon microcell polycarbonate panels. Our Danpalon panels are offered in a range of colours and finishes, unmatched by any other wall cladding manufacturer. We have developed panels with a metallic finish, a completely opaque colour range and a translucent colour range with varying degrees of opacity. Our extensive selection of options allows for unprecedented lighting effects and a visual aesthetic completely unique to a Danpal solution. This all translates to a VRS cladding solution, with all the aesthetic elements necessary to take your upgrade to the next level.

Any exterior wall cladding system must offer quality guarantees in both its manufacturing and performance. Danpal is no exception, which is why you can rely on our ISO 9001 and 14001 accredited production facilities. We manufacture all our building envelope systems in-house, which allows for the strictest levels of quality control to be applied. During manufacturing, we hot stamp all or Danpalon panels with a unique serial number, allowing us to keep track on the performance of any panel used around the world. This helps ensure, that when you install Danpal VRS exterior wall cladding on your building, our international 10 year warranty has you covered.


What sets Danpal’s VRS solution apart from traditional cladding systems in the marketplace? We have pioneered a dry glazed weather-proof system, based on the tried and tested lightweight yet durable Danpalon microcell panel. Our cladding system is offered in a palate of colours and finishes unrivalled in the market, allowing for a completely unique result. The VRS solution provides a combination of stunning aesthetic value and outstanding performance, all backed by a trusted international warranty. This is why there are no other external wall cladding option that can keep up with our innovative VRS external wall cladding solution.

Contact Danpal to discuss about our exterior wall cladding solution for your next architectural project.

How Danpal Makes a Lightweight Curtain Wall Possible

The concept of a curtain wall in architecture dates back to defensive walls used to protect castles. In modern times, however, a curtain wall is a term that refers to non-structural exterior walls, which protect the interior space of a building from the elements. Since the walls are non-structural, there is an opportunity to use lighter-weight building materials. These exterior walls are designed to span multiple floors, which allows for a contemporary modern finish.

Curtain Wall Façade Systems

As modern buildings have grown in stature, curtain wall façade systems have been engineered, so as to accommodate these new heights. With the trend toward designing multiple-story buildings being the norm, highly developed systems are highly sought after. These curtain wall envelopes, traditionally rely on the glass as a medium for transmitting natural daylight into a building. The glass panes used within the curtain wall are held in place with the use of hefty aluminum framing systems. Unfortunately, this has the potential to add a significant amount of unwanted weight to the overall structure. Even though this type of curtain wall system is considered lightweight when compared to structural loadbearing exterior walls, Danpal has taken the concept a step further. Danpal has addressed this concern by integrating its lightweight Danpalon microcell panels within more advanced Danpal building envelope systems.

It is now possible to have a curtain wall type translucent building façade that is lightweight, weatherproof, offers solar control, thermal balance, and has aesthetic appeal. Danpal’s solution-driven systems include the Danpatherm system, which provides an industry-unique, double wall unitized cassette structure, delivering exceptional U-Value performance. In comparison, the Danpal Controlite system was developed to adapt to a wide range of solar conditions, automatically adjusting the amount of incoming daylight, to a set LUX level. These advanced Danpal curtain wall systems allow for a greener building envelope solution. This is an important aspect to consider, especially with SANS building regulations defining acceptable energy efficiency guidelines.

Danpal Curtain Wall Façade System

By installing a Danpal curtain wall façade system, you also remove the need for including an exterior louver system. This is a great benefit, as it allows for the original design concept of clean lines to dominate the building’s exterior facade. Removing this unwanted clutter, will further reduce the weight of the building envelope and simplify the construction process. Having a clean curtain wall, clear of added shading systems, will result in the ability of the building’s façade to transmit more natural daylight to the interior. More natural light translates into energy savings and the creation of higher-quality interior spaces. This can only be accomplished however if the curtain wall is able to effectively mitigate unwanted heat gain. This in particular, is considered a strength of any Danpal façade system, as our Danpalon microcell panels have been engineered to limit excessive solar heat gain.

Danpal has submitted our building envelope solutions to various international regulatory bodies for rigorous testing. In doing so, we have attained certification on all major performance aspects pertaining to our systems. Danpal’s solutions can confidently perform under the toughest of weather conditions. Our systems have been certified against solar degradation, thanks to our advanced co-extrusion technology, which embeds UV protection directly into the surface of the Danpalon panel. We can show that our Danpalon microcell panels deliver an effective 25-year lifespan, during which, your building is protected against the elements. With a Danpalon panel-based system in place, protection against the harsh African sun is guaranteed!

The current trend for the building envelope has been to move away from completely translucent curtain wall systems. Architects are designing exteriors that grab attention and have a greater visual impact on the viewer. Fortunately, over the last 30 years, Danpal has developed a range of constantly evolving color and finish options. Our Danpalon microcell panels are extruded in a wide range of both opaque and translucent colours. Added to this, are advanced finishes such as metallic, reflective, low-e and Softlite. When combined, our Danpal systems offer in a stunning variety of visual aesthetics, unmatched in the industry. We can take this a step further, and customise the colour of our Danpalon panel either for light transmission or purely for the design concept intended by the architect.

Danpal has taken the initial concept of a curtain wall, and developed it further still. When compared to a Danpal solution, any traditional curtain wall system that was once considered to be lightweight, is now downright overweight. All Danpal systems once correctly installed, are maintenance free and under warranty. Our solutions are based on encouraging maximum natural daylight into the building interior whilst providing solar and thermal balance. Our range of colour and finish options are unparalleled, giving architectural teams the ability to design freely and to produce buildings that make a bold statement. Ultimately, Danpal has taken the initiative and the moved the curtain wall industry forward in a brave new direction.

Contact Danpal to discuss our curtain wall solutions for your next architectural project.

Wall Cladding Is Today’s Answer To Weather

There’s a learning curve for the building industry. We learn what our customers want in their living and working spaces so that we can provide the materials that architects need to make that vision a reality. But at Danpal, we know that we can’t live in the moment. We always have to be looking to the future. What materials are going to last longer? What materials are the most sustainable? Which materials will support environmental concerns? What materials can withstand the harsh weather? What materials will give a building its most attractive appearance?

We’ve been in business for three decades and at Danpal, we know that the learning never stops. That’s why we invest in research and development, and that’s why our wall cladding is such a reliable way of protecting a building from the threats that weather poses in this era of climate change.


Before the continents formed, before dinosaurs walked the earth, before human beings first learned how to make fire, there was the weather. For primitive humans, the weather was a force as powerful as an army, one that could not be controlled or placated. They had to learn to adapt to weather, but the weather has never had to adapt to our species. As human beings advanced in learning and skills, they learned how to build stronger, more sophisticated structures that provided shelter from the elements. But the weather still held the power. Danpal won’t claim that we’ve figured out how to master snow, rain, sleet, hail, wind or even heat; instead, we’ve concentrated on making buildings that are more weather resistant.


Ancient human beings didn’t have research and development teams capable of exploring innovative ways of advancing civilization. They were busy just trying to survive. No one knows how long it might have taken to create the wheel or fashion a spear, but we know they didn’t have a laboratory to work in. Now, however, we have microcell technology, with connector-bound polycarbonate panels to make a building watertight because of our double notching. The convective motion of the air gap uses natural ventilation to improve energy efficiency by protecting the insulation.


Our primitive ancestors weren’t worried about the effects of climate change on their environment. But human beings today can’t afford that luxury; we know that if we fail to treat the planet with care, Earth will suffer. Wall cladding is an effective, attractive means of promoting energy efficiency. Keeping energy inside where it belongs supports a living environment that uses heating and cooling wisely. The internal temperature of your living and working spaces should be consistent. If you have to change the temperature inside because it seems too hot or too cold, and you’re paying more in your utility bills, you’ll want to check your insulation to make sure that it hasn’t been compromised by moisture. Danpal wall cladding is the perfect way to add that protective measure to your structure. You’ll be saving the planet while you save money!

Polycarbonate sheets build better and stronger

So you really like the way that glass looks, but you don’t like its flaws. Glass isn’t the strongest building material on the market and you don’t want to use a material that’s susceptible to scratching. Nor is glass one of the materials that support the highest levels of energy efficiency and sustainability is important to you.

But you like the look of glass. How can you solve this dilemma? It’s easier than you think. Today’s building industry benefits from the many advances that have come about as a result of technology and innovation. In many cases, new products have evolved that are clearly superior to the older products which were popular in a previous generation. Polycarbonate sheets are one of those dynamic new products. If you really want a building material that has the appearance of glass, you can choose solid polycarbonate, which is a clear, flat sheeting that looks just like glass but doesn’t have its inherent flaws. There’s also multiwall polycarbonate, which is a structured sheet that has hollow air chambers.


First of all, polycarbonate sheets are almost impossible to break. That’s one of the most advantageous features of this remarkable material. Polycarbonate sheets have been hardened to the point where they’re 200 times stronger than glass is, with a much higher resistance level.

As strong as polycarbonate is, it’s still flexible and easy to customize, making it much easier to work with than glass. Architects favor polycarbonate sheets because of the creative opportunities that it affords. They can customize for esthetic purposes without sacrificing the endurance that is valued in building material.

While the weather is one of the greatest threats to a building’s long-term life, polycarbonate sheets represent a potential long-lasting strength, one that can increase the life span of a building as well as improve its performance. Danpal’s Ventilated Rainscreen System, with its polycarbonate sheets, uses natural ventilation to keep insulation dry, preventing moisture caused by weather penetration from invading a building’s interior. That advantage is a benefit to the building and to energy efficiency. The energy that escapes costs you money and it also harms the ecological balance in these environmentally-conscious times when we’re all doing what we can to support sustainability in our lifestyles.


Construction is very different from what we were used to a generation ago. During the thirty years that we’ve been in business, we’ve seen a transformation in the way that people think about the buildings in which they live and work.

They expect a workspace or a living space that is comfortable. They require an awareness of the federal standards that oversee environmental regulations. They want a structure that will last, one that is made of quality materials. Danpal is a steadfast supporter of all these requirements. We recognize that buildings are more than just a location in a neighborhood. Buildings are the repository where we invest our time.

That makes a building, whether it’s where you work or where you live, very important. It must reflect the value of the time that you spend inside it.

Cladding: The bodyguard for your building

Your building needs to be protected from its enemies. Those enemies include the pounding rain of seasonal storms that challenges a building’s defenses, finding the weak spots and causing damage that can be costly. Snow is another foe that your building encounters during the cold seasons. The freezing winds blow, ice forms, and snow builds up on roofs. Hail is no friend to a building as it punishes a structure with relentless fury. In order for a building to remain watertight and airtight so that weather can’t cause damage, a bodyguard is needed.

Cladding is your building’s bodyguard. It’s placed upon the building’s exterior to establish a barrier against the weather. Choosing your cladding bodyguard involves selecting a building materials manufacturer with a proven reputation for excellence. You’re looking for a company that is well known for developing high-quality materials that deliver a high-quality performance.

Weather is a 24/7 opponent and so your cladding bodyguard must be ready at all times to defend against whatever strikes. As we all know, weather can be unpredictable and in our current era, where we’re witnessing the increased strength of storms, we want to provide ample protection for our buildings. Danpal is the company that can provide the cladding that will serve as your building’s bodyguard.


You expect a bodyguard to be strong and powerful, right? That’s certainly the case with Danpal cladding, which is made of microcell polycarbonate sheets. Microcell technology and polycarbonate sheets have teamed up like superheroes to bring their best to the battle against the weather. The cladding panels are double-notched to reinforce their watertight strength and prevent moisture from penetrating.


Microcell technology is three times lighter than other building materials on the market, but that just means that it’s more flexible and easier to work with. Being lighter in weight doesn’t mean weaker; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. The flexibility of our Danpal cladding is a benefit to the client because it’s so easy to install. Connections are made while the system has support, and that means that additional framed support structures aren’t needed. When clients are able to save money because the installation takes less work and less time, they’re happier with the results.


If you’re looking for a cladding system that makes your building look like it’s protected by a superhero, you want to learn more about Danpal’s Ventilated Rain Screen System (VRS). Our VRS is a model for other systems because it meets the existing federal regulations. It’s both flexible enough to be quickly installed and versatile enough to be placed on a wide range of structures because it connects readily. It’s pleasing to architects because, with so many options, the color choices are plentiful.

A bodyguard can be tough but also attractive; at least, that’s how Danpal feels out cladding as a bodyguard for your building.

Cladding Is A Multi-Faceted Building Addition

Simply described, cladding is the application of a layer of building material that adds thermal insulation and resistance to the natural elements and enhances the appearance of a structure. Cladding’s role is to prevent moisture from penetrating the building and damaging the interior of the structure. These qualities add to a building’s durability and esthetic appeal, and the experienced experts at Danpal can provide guidance in choosing the cladding that’s right for your building.

Choosing Cladding For Thermal Insulation Protection

Insulation creates a barrier between heat and cold. Thermal insulation is the process by which the transfer of heat between objects is reduced. While the flow of heat is inevitable when there is contact between objects with different temperatures, thermal insulation creates an area where thermal radiation is reflected rather than absorbed by the item which has the cooler temperature.

Clients have discovered why Danpal’s Ventilated Rainscreen System is so popular for building projects. Danpalon panels offer complete insulation protection in the form of double-notched, connector-bound sheets that are made from microcell polycarbonate. An air gap provides natural ventilation. The insulation stays dry thanks to convective motion. Preventing moisture also prevents mold from finding a cozy home in damp insulation.

CladdingCladding Helps Protect Buildings From Weather

We all know what to expect from the weather as the seasons change. Winter brings cold, snow, ice and powerful winds. These elements can cause highways to close to traffic; schools cancel classes and activities; the news media issue warnings about what to do in case of frostbite. The rainy season might bring April showers and in turn, May flowers, but in the meantime, there’s a lot of moisture to deal with. Buildings have no way of escaping the weather and that puts them at risk for moisture managing to get inside a structure and causing leaks.

Leaks aren’t just the nuisance of a drip coming from the ceiling that will need to be repaired. They can cause serious damage to a building; if a leak isn’t tended to, it can lead, in a worst-case scenario, to structural collapse. But what about the leaks that aren’t detected? When moisture gets into the insulation of a building, health risks to the occupants become a concern. If a person suffers from allergies or asthma, the presence of mold can make those conditions worse. Cladding is a recommended way to block leaks before they get a chance to start.

Cladding Dresses Up A Building’s Appearance

Cladding is a building’s wardrobe and, just as clothing for people comes in different sizes, Danpal cladding can be customized up to the standard 12.0m length. Danpal also offers cladding that comes in a wide range of colors and designs so that an architect can give free rein to his or her creativity and imagination. But if color isn’t enough, there’s also sunlight. Danpal’s daylighting architecture is designed to add natural light to the internal living and working spaces of a building. This enhancement adds so much to a building that it, just like the array of color options, provides architects with the pleasure of creating beauty with their designs.

Polycarbonate sheets make building stronger

No one disputes the need for strength in our building materials. A building is intended to last for generations. While repairs to a structure are an expected part of maintenance, a building should be strong enough to withstand the effects of weather. But standards for strength have evolved as innovative research has discovered newer and better materials. Danpal, always at the forefront of the most cutting-edge products manufactured, has made the use of polycarbonate sheets a primary component in our efforts to build better.


In recent years, the weather has become more extreme. We’ve witnessed terrible storms throughout the seasons as blizzards, rainstorms, and other manifestations of nature seem to behave as if they’re in a contest to overpower the landscape. Buildings must be constructed out of materials that give them the stamina that they must have in order to outlast the furies of nature. Every season seems to bring its own special form of nature’s wrath and all over the world, people are experiencing weather that’s unlike anything they’ve known before. That’s why polycarbonate sheets have become so popular. Polycarbonate is light and easy to work with, while at the same time displaying a phenomenal strength. In fact, polycarbonate sheets, although only half as heavy as glass, are two hundred times stronger. As the weather has become more powerful, buildings are now stronger thanks to polycarbonate sheets.


Building materials that are equipped with versatility can offer more to architects and clients. Polycarbonate sheets are available in two different forms. You might choose solid polycarbonate, which resembles glass in its clear, flat sheeting form. Although solid polycarbonate looks like glass, it has far superior strength. Or you might choose multiwall polycarbonate, a structured sheet which has hollow air chambers. Whichever one you select, you can be confident that you’ll benefit from the same reliable polycarbonate strength.


You’ve heard a lot about the strength of polycarbonate sheets, but you may not realize why that strength is so important. Buildings are very vulnerable to the forces of weather.

Keeping insulation dry is one of the most important ways to protect a building. Damp moisture can lead to problems that begin with leaks and a loss of energy and can turn into structural stress and, ultimately, the possibility of building collapse. The damage isn’t merely confined to the building. Damp insulation creates an atmosphere in which mold thrives and once mold has found a home, it doesn’t want to leave. It leads to health problems for the occupants of a building, and if there’s someone who has asthma or allergies, they’ll feel the effects of mold very quickly. You don’t want to live or work in a building that adversely affects your health. Damp insulation also leads to financial issues because you’re paying for energy that you aren’t using. It’s escaping outside and that’s bad for the environment. Dry insulation is the formula for a healthy building and healthy people.

Wall cladding won’t let weather ruin your insulation

Budgets have a lot to do with the purchases that we make, but no matter what you’re buying, remember that if you skimp on quality, you’re going to end up paying in repairs and replacements what you thought you were saving in the beginning. At Danpal, we remind our clients that, when purchasing wall cladding, it’s important to buy smart. What does that mean? Well, wall cladding can make the difference in your energy bills, the structural integrity of your building, as well as the comfort of your living and working space. We’ll explain why wall cladding makes such a difference in your building’s ability to keep the weather out and keep savings in.


In the majority of the world’s International Energy Agency (IEA) countries, 40% of the individual nation’s energy usage stems from what their buildings use. That’s a lot of energy! But imagine how much worse that number would be if energy is being wasted. Energy waste isn’t always detected at first. Moisture from rain or snow can get into the interior of a residence or a business and spread dampness to the insulation. After that, the cost of wasting energy begins to make itself known. Wall cladding can protect your insulation from the threats of weather damage.


What is the temperature inside your structure? It should be consistent all year round so that, even when it’s very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter, you can maintain a steady temperature and not have to turn the thermostat up and down to be more comfortable. If you do have to adjust the temperature as the weather outside changes, it’s time to see if your insulation is wet.

Another clue that your insulation has been affected by moisture comes when you’re paying your heating and cooling bills. If you notice an unexpected increase in the amount you’re paying, you might want to check to see if your insulation is in good condition. Wet insulation lets energy escape and you’re the one paying for energy that you aren’t using.


Danpal has invested a great deal into the research and development aspect of our business and we’re pleased with the results. We’ve developed products that suit the client’s needs while also meeting the needs of the environment. This formula for success has been a popular one with customers and that’s why we continue to be in the forefront of the industry.

Our wall cladding is designed with an air gap. This gives the wall cladding natural ventilation that keeps insulation dry and uncompromised by moisture. Another feature that prevents moisture from striking insulation is the convective motion behind the wall.

The high-quality performance of wall cladding’s connector-bound microcell polycarbonate panels keeps moisture out. Your building will be around for a long time because Danpal wall cladding keeps the leaks out.


When you’re considering choices of building materials, what are you looking for? Function? Appearance? Do you feel like you have to choose one over the other? Why should you have to choose whether you want to use a building material that is strong and easy to work with, or one that is attractive? When you select polycarbonate sheets, you’re choosing a product that is extremely strong and also esthetically pleasing. In fact, polycarbonate’s advantages are so pronounced that it has replaced glass in popularity. Glass, once a favorite, just can’t compare to the versatility of polycarbonate sheets. At Danpal, we are constantly seeking new and innovative products that deliver the utmost satisfaction for our clients. New and better products mean that older, traditional products can no longer compare to what’s now available. As a leader in the building industry, Danpal stays on the cutting edge of research and development so that new products like polycarbonate sheets deliver a better performance.


The weather forecast in a typical week explains why polycarbonate sheets are an architect’s first choice when designing a building. Weather is unpredictable; a week that starts out with record cold temperatures and heavy rain might end in heat and humidity. We’ve all heard how March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb; in weather terms, that shows us that we have to expect the unexpected when we’re dealing with the natural elements. In order for a building to have the utmost in protection against the potential ravages of weather, it needs to be able to rely on materials that are able to keep weather out. Danpal has developed its Ventilated Rain System, which uses polycarbonate sheets to prevent weather outside from making its way inside. The polycarbonate panels in the system come with an air gap that lets natural ventilation keep the insulation dry and free from moisture.


Architects like to work with polycarbonate sheets because they’re flexible and customizable. That makes polycarbonate sheets very easy to install. The workload is lighter, the time needed is reduced, transporting the sheets is easier, and the disruption of the routine inside the building is reduced. When less work is needed, that means that less time is taken. That, in turn, means that less money is needed to finish the job.


Polycarbonate sheets are available in two different styles. There’s multiwall polycarbonate sheets, which are made of hollow air chambers. For those who want the appearance of glass, there’s solid polycarbonate, which is a flat, clear sheeting. Both versions are strong and flexible and that’s a decisive advantage for a building material. Can the same be said of glass?


Architects aren’t the only ones who’ve discovered that polycarbonate is a superior product. Windshields, security screens, moving machinery parts and farming machinery are also made out of polycarbonate because its flexibility and strength make it a favored choice.


The twenty-first century has seen the growing prominence of the sustainability movement advance to the point where lifestyles have dramatically changed. We make decisions on the foods we purchase, vacations that we take, and the buildings where we live based on how the environment is affected by what we do. As the movement has progressed, we now pay close attention to the use of materials and products in the construction of green buildings. We know the advantages of using green building materials. We benefit from the energy conservation, the reduction in maintenance costs, the improved productivity and health of the building occupants; the lower cost of changing space configurations; and an increased flexibility in design. Choosing the right materials is a straightforward process that puts the planet first. By doing that, we also support our own wellbeing.


Using green building materials and products has a multifaceted role in protecting the environment by promoting the conservation of nonrenewable resources. Another benefit is the reduction of the environmental impact that’s associated with the extraction, transport, fabrication, processing, installation, reuse, recycling and disposal of building materials. Because green building materials are made out of renewable resources, they promote environmental responsibility, especially as we consider their impact over the life span of the product.


Resource-efficient materials

  • are made of recycled content
  • come from natural and renewable materials
  • are manufactured with resource-efficient processes
  • are made from locally available materials and components
  • use materials that are salvaged; refurbished; reusable; recyclable
  • are packaged responsibly

Energy efficiency is maximized

  • by using materials that help reduce the consumption of energy in buildings and facilities

Indoor air quality is enhanced by using materials that

  • emit few or no carcinogens
  • release minimal chemicals
  • are installed with minimal VOC-producing compounds
  • are resistant to moisture
  • require simple, non-toxic cleaning
  • promote healthy indoor air quality

Other criteria include the affordability of the material and its role in water conservation.


After establishing project-specific environmental goals, the environmentally-minded consumer can rely on research, evaluation and selection to choose green building materials. Research includes collecting all available technical data to be evaluated so that you can be sure you’re identifying all options. Evaluation consists of confirming the technical information and, where there are gaps, finding the missing information. When selecting the products to be used, an evaluation matrix is needed to score the project-specific environmental criteria. The product with the best environmental attributes will be identified by the total score of the individual products.


As a company, Danpal has remained committed to the principles of sustainability throughout our existence. With the motto of Global Vision, Local Focus, we reinforce our practices by adhering to the policy that what we produce must not harm the planet or the people who live upon it. That’s a lofty goal but we feel that it’s also a practical one. Taking care of the environment is a way to take care of ourselves as well, because what affects the planet ultimately affects each of us. Our natural resources must be protected if they are going to continue to sustain us. We cannot live without water that is clean and drinkable, air that we can breathe, and soil that can grow food for us to eat. The buildings that we design and construct can play a harmonious role in the overall sustainability of this planet that is home to us all.

Danpal Wall Cladding Won’t Let Your Building Down

When making the choice of what company to use for the building materials that are needed in your construction project, you’re going to be faced with a number of different questions that need to be answered. Which company has the experience that suits the ever-changing needs of the industry? Which company has a reputation for producing innovative building materials that meet the needs of the design while also meeting federal environmental regulations? Which company has the staffing that keeps up with the latest technological advances? When you’re in the market for wall cladding, you want to use materials providing by a company that has proven its merit in construction. That company is Danpal.

The Danpal Team Designs Wall Cladding That Protects Insulation

We’ve been in the business of building buildings for more than three decades. We’ve seen energy efficiency become a major priority for our clients as the public becomes more invested in the safety of the planet. We’ve witnessed the expanding role that technology has played in adapting building designs to reflect a “smart” living and working environment. Through it all, we have continued to concentrate our work ethic as a Global Vision, Local Focus mission that keeps the needs and expectations of each individual customer at the forefront of our efforts. We aim to build buildings that fulfill their purpose. That’s why our Danpal wall cladding is designed to protect insulation. Insulation that has been compromised by moisture is failing the building it’s supposed to maintain.

Wall CladdingWhy Does Insulation Have To Be Protected By Wall Cladding?

The only thing that weather can be relied upon to do is to challenge a building’s lifespan. Whether it’s a season when cold weather predominates, or a time when heavy rains are expected, or a period when winds are a threat, all we can be sure of is that a building will need to be protected. If moisture manages to penetrate a building’s defenses, the insulation can no longer perform its function under optimum conditions.

Energy efficiency is threatened because failed insulation forces the heating and cooling systems to work harder to maintain a consistent temperature inside. The occupants of the building are threatened by the growth of mold, which thrives in a moist environment and can lead to health problems that harm people who may already suffer from allergies and asthma. Money is lost because when insulation isn’t working, energy is escaping and you’re paying for energy that you aren’t using. Wall cladding can make the crucial difference in how your insulation performs.

Danpal Wall Cladding To The Rescue

Danpal’s innovative team has created wall cladding that is designed to resist weather and prevent moisture from invading the interior of a structure. Not only do our designers and engineers know how to develop a product that is able to fend off nature’s advances, but our company operates on five continents. There’s no better way to be schooled in the various kinds of weather and the threats that they represent than to actually function in areas where that weather is present.

Polycarbonate Sheets Score Better in Strength and Appearance

In the construction industry, the products used to create a building must, first and foremost, fulfill the function for which they were designed. They must be strong enough to withstand the harshest elements of weather. They must conform to current environmental standards. All of these items are important. But for Danpal, a company which, during its 50 years in the industry, has always maintained the highest standards of quality in its products, there’s something else that’s important. Esthetics. A building has a purpose and its components are designed to make that purpose happen. But a building, very often, is occupied by people and Danpal believes that people are better served if the buildings where they work and live can provide an attractive appearance, as well as comfort and safety. The advance of technology has provided new ways of making things so that they emphasize all of these priorities. One of the strongest, most versatile, and most customizable products in today’s market is polycarbonate. Polycarbonate sheets have become the favorite of architects looking for a building material that meets industry requirements while satisfying client preferences.

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In the history of the building industry, there was a time when glass was one of the most popular products for architects. It was strong and attractive. True, scratching was a problem and it wasn’t particularly to work with, but for its time, it was a favorite. But times have changed. Now there’s a new product, one that is so superior to glass that it’s easy to understand why architects are making the shift to polycarbonate sheets. As we already noted, strength is a primary consideration when choosing a building material, and polycarbonate is 200 times stronger than glass. You might think that something that strong would be difficult to work with, but actually, polycarbonate is so flexible that customization is easy. Polycarbonate sheets, which have been hardened so that they are capable of standing up to very high resistance levels, are virtually impossible to break.

Energy Efficiency Is Certain With Polycarbonate Sheets

Did you know that in the industrialized world, 40% of the primary energy usage comes from buildings? If you want to build with sustainability in mind, you’re looking for materials that enhance energy efficiency. Polycarbonate sheets offer a superior performance when it comes to protecting a building from the damage that weather can cause. Danpal’s Ventilated Rainscreen System, with its natural ventilation, keeps insulation dry and free from the moisture that can cause significant damage over time to a building. The building maintains its energy efficiency by keeping energy from escaping.

Still Like The Look Of Glass? Polycarbonate Can Still Be Your Choice

There are two different choices for polycarbonate sheets, and one of them, solid polycarbonate, is a clear, flat sheeting that resembles glass, but with the strength of polycarbonate. The second option is multiwall polycarbonate, a structured sheet with hollow air chambers. You’ll love the strength of polycarbonate and you won’t have to sacrifice anything in strength or resistance when choosing it.