Advantages of Cladding
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Otherwise known as siding, cladding means coating one material with another for aesthetic and functional purposes. Its function is primarily to protect the building from elements.
There are many types of cladding materials including wood, plastic, vinyl, imitation stone or brick, and metal. Wood siding can be pine, plywood, shingles and redwood. Metal can be aluminum and steel.
Aside from its elegant visual appeal, cladding can have many benefits. Here are some of them.
The most glaring advantage of cladding is the low maintenance required. Cladding just requires regular washing to restore its freshness and beauty. Aluminum cladding which is normally used for facades and canopies, roofs and columns, protects a building from the elements while requiring no maintenance whatsoever. Although a bit expensive to install, its resilience lasts for decades.
Protection and Safety
Cladding is primarily for protection. It increases the building's resilience by protecting it from heat, rain, air, rot, mold and chemical pollution.
Cladding creates a stunning visual appeal, creating an instant and significant increase in the market value of the property.
There are a lot of materials for cladding that is available in heaps of varieties in terms of colors, textures and styles that one cannot help but be overwhelmed with hundreds of options. Particularly famous is granite, stone, wall, aluminum,and vinyl to name a few. Each of these materials provide unique and distinct style to the property.