Minerit HD (Heavy Duty) facade panels are extremely well suited to new buildings and the renovation of old buildings. It’s a perfect material for facades, balconies, footings and agricultural construction. It’s clean, raw, unpigmented material is non-combustible, strong, durable, able to withstand extreme weather conditions and humidity fluctuations. Variations may occur within individual panels, and from panel to panel, which adds a lively expression to a façade. This material’s smooth, natural gray, even-quality surface allows for effective staining or painting. In industrial applications where the surface appearance is of less importance, the panels do not need to be but sealed, but effervescence will likely occur. If used as cladding in a rainscreen system, the panels must be sealed, typically on all sides. The panels can be painted on-site using acrylic paint systems or transparent stains that are suitable for cement-based materials. (Specific instructions for painting/staining are available.) After treatment, the panels are virtually maintenance-free.