Any building, be it residential or commercial, often has a strong exterior layer. This layer is called cladding. It’s a multipurpose layer that affects the building in many ways. (And almost all are positive!) It is due to this cladding layer that the building stays protected from extreme weather conditions, loud noise, etc. which may otherwise lead to early interior dilapidation.
We all know the multi functions of cladding to protect a building’s structure. But it has added benefits too! It also enhances the beauty of the exterior of any structure. It’s pretty easy to install, is more preferable than painting the exteriors and requires lesser maintenance. All the above factors are largely dependent on the material you choose for cladding your building.
Different types of cladding!
A material for cladding can be chosen after taking into account some important factors. This may vary from the climatic conditions of the location of the building to the requirements for sound blocking, or it can just be for making it look distinctive. Dunmoe Cladding Services has external wall cladding materials which are available in a vast variety and are of excellent quality. They even help you with the designing of the same on your structures and installation of those in your building. Some of these materials which are best for your buildings are given below:
- Stone cladding — The most economical in the list of materials that are used for cladding is stone. When you stone clad your buildings, you are actually forming a very strong outer layer to your structure. It’s best recommended when you want an exterior that’s natural looking and has the rustic textured look to it. It is also very low in its need of maintenance, as stone turns more attractive the older it becomes. Most of the times, natural or faux stone is used for stone cladding.
- Wood cladding — Wood is eternal! We know the strong durability of wood. If it’s used as cladding, it can give your building’s exterior a longer life. The natural look of wood looks superb with any kind of design. Its basic colour is always magnificent and pleasant to look at. Even wood cladding doesn’t require much maintenance other than pressure washing once in a while. Easy to install and highly energy efficient because of its insulation specifications, it’s highly recommended and preferred by most of the building designers and owners.
- UPVC cladding — A thermostat or polyester cladding added to the building is extremely budget friendly. It’s the most favourite one in the construction world. It’s lightweight, durable, easy on pockets and to work on. UPVC is also weather resistant, as it protects the building from rain, snow, etc. Also, being the easiest to clean and maintain makes it the best choice to opt for too. Another plus point of cladding UPVC is that it is available in almost all colours, thus making it suitable for all kinds of buildings. They also can be customised to match the rest of architectural specifications.
- Tile cladding — It’s a new introduction in the cladding world, but preferred by large number of builders. Available in basic tile form or panel, it can be placed as you want. You can either match it with the colour of the exterior, or get the ones which have some designs on it. This type of cladding looks phenomenal on the buildings and doesn’t even need any specific cleaning routine. Good to fight conditions of weather, its durable too.
- Aluminium cladding — Aluminium cladding is one of the best options to go for when thinking of adding a metal cladding layer to your building. It looks elegant on any kind of building and lasts for years. This doesn’t rust or wear out like other metals, and hence is preferred largely due to this factor. Aluminium cladding can be imprinted or designed on to make it look more attractive.
- Glass cladding — Mostly used on commercial buildings, glass cladding can be the most versatile form of cladding. It can be made in any shape or structure, and gives your buildings a modern and distinct look. These can be bulletproof, sound proof, tempered one, laminated, etc. – all of which have their own benefits suitable as per your choice. A glass exterior though needs regular maintenance and can be somewhat vulnerable to harsh weather. Even then, most metropolitan cities have the glass cladded buildings for their aesthetic appeal.
You can even protect and glamorise your building through ceramic cladding, porcelain cladding, vinyl cladding, concrete cladding, etc. Each of these is rich in their own benefits and can provide your building the best cover it needs!