Glen-Gery looks to rainscreen facades as unit masonry companion

Glen-Gery Corp., the flagship business of Brickworks North America, has launched Terraçade, a ceramic façade cladding system suiting both creative and practical applications. Its 9/16-in. thick and 11 3/16-in. high tiles, delivered in approximately 23- and 47-in. lengths, are offered in an impressive range of colors and finishes.

Terraçade is produced in Smooth, Glazed, Watermark and Sand Blast finishes; the former two are available in six colors, the latter two in two and three colors, respectively.

Consistent with rainscreen packages gaining traction in low- to mid-rise building enclosure specs, Terraçade includes frames, rails and fastener hardware among accessories or components easing and expediting installation. The system meets strict performance standards and offers such benefits as:

  • Prefinished and colorfast. Tiles are engineered to not fade or change color to maintain life-long vibrancy;
  • High durability. Tiles are made from natural clay material for outstanding durability, maximum strength, and impact resistance. The façade system easily withstands all forms of extreme weather, from intense UV exposure and heat, to heavy storms and freezing temperatures;
  • Safe. Tiles are made from non-combustible material; and,
  • Energy efficient. Along with maintenance-free finish, tiles’ sustainable material composition naturally assists with airflow and eases the impact of temperature swings on heating or cooling equipment.

Terraçade joins the Glen-Gery Wall Systems product category affording design possibilities for any commercial or residential building application. Notes Brickworks NA President Mark Ellenor, “Today’s architects and designers are not only looking for advanced building solutions, but also stylish products that will make a statement. Driven by innovation, the new Terraçade system provides fire resistance, low-maintenance upkeep, and design versatility to meet diverse architectural and design styles.” — Glen-Gery Corp., Wyomissing, Pa.,