Achieving Protection and Style through Cladding Cladding for a house basically means application of some protective material to the exterior of the walls. Cladding can be done in the form of wooden cladding where the wooden panels are used to cover the exterior of the house. The wood can be of pine, spruce, larch, cedar. A cheaper option is to go for UPVC cladding which looks equally attractive and is more protective too. This can be achieved for any type of house. If you want to give a unique look to your house then you can also go for rather costly form of stone cladding. However, to reduce the cost you can apply them to only those parts of the house which are more prone to be damaged by the weather like the porch, garage, side of the house etc. As a matter of fact, stone cladding is considered as the most durable application of all three. Cladding Sydney can protect your home from the harmful effects of extreme weather. It gives an extra protective layer to the brickwork of the house which shields against any structural damage and the house also gets the insulation to prevent the heat loss. Re-pointing, plastering, painting etc need to be done periodically to provide strength to the brickwork of the house because of its continuous exposure to the weather. However, once you have applied the exterior cladding then you will not need to carry out the maintenance related activities as frequently. So, in a way cladding helps you to save money in eth longer run and you are also spared of maintenance efforts. Your house does not only get the protection by cladding but it also increases the style quotient of the house. With the application of angular boards you can achieve the panel effect in your house. This will surely give a very suave and different look. Moreover, cladding also ensures that your house looks new and attractive. The look of the house can be achieved as per your choice just by applying the right kind of cladding. Once you take the services of a professional company and experienced hands then installation of cladding becomes very easy and hassle free process. Generally, batons are fixed to the exterior of the walls which create a gap between the wall and the cladding. This kind of exterior wall cladding helps to achieve the required ventilation and insulation too.
Exterior Wall Cladding â€“ decor your wall Wall cladding is a type of decorative covering used on building exteriors. Though usually non-structural in nature, it may be functional in addition to decorative. This can include a degree of water-proofing, a barrier against the wind, or other protections. Cladding can take a number of different forms, be made from many different materials, and is often used to create a decorative building facade. Some of the popular materials for cladding include various metals, stone, and composite sidings. Metal is a popular and versatile type of wall cladding. In particular, copper and its alloys, brass and bronze, are often be used. This type of wall cladding is typically available in a number of different finishes, colors, and alloys. Many different designs of copper cladding exist, with a variety of them being easily formed out of flat sheets of copper. Other metals, such as aluminum, may also be used as cladding, to achieve more durability and a wider range of finishes and colors. Another type of widespread wall cladding is masonry. This type of cladding involves the application of carved stone or brick to the facade of a building. Stone as a cladding material is typically very durable, though depending on the particular design, it may not be as waterproof as other types of cladding. Certain types of stone cladding may allow water to penetrate to the underlying wood surface, which can allow it to rot if left unattended. In addition to actual brick and stone, various types of imitation cladding also exist. Such faux claddings are typically composites of various materials, such as asphalt, fiber cement and other building products. They are usually designed to approximate the look of wood, stone, metal, or other more luxurious exterior materials. This type of cladding may be attractive due to lower prices than the real things. Though wall cladding typically isn't structural, in certain cases it may be. Various materials, like copper, may be used in the fabrication of such structural varieties. Rather than being applied after the construction of the building, this type of cladding must be engineered specifically to be a load-bearing, integral part of the structure. While most cladding can be removed if the use of a building changes and a new facade is subsequently desired, it may be substantially more difficult to change the look of a building with this type of structural cladding.
Published on Jul 2, 2012
Peter Bracey has specialised in all exterior and external house wall cladding ,such as vinyl house wall cladding , polystyrene backed vinyl...