In architecture, cladding or exterior walls, it is intended to apply one timber materials to another for aesthetic and functional purposes. The coating is used as a control function to protect the building from the elements. Types of siding materials include wood, plastic (or vinyl), artificial stone or brick, and metal. The wood siding may include white pine, plywood, shingles, cedar and rosewood. The metal coating can be made of aluminum and galvanized steel.
Adding exterior walls to the exterior of the building can offer aesthetic options, which can make the finished structure different. Once the buyer has expressed interest, the timber materials will not only look nice, but the timber material (Cladding) will also increase the monetary value of the property. There are a variety of cladding to choose from, not only in terms of color, but also in terms of the texture of the material. This is important, so it can be adapted to the surrounding buildings in the area and it can also distinguish the design itself.
Overlay Material Options
Depending on the nature of the construction and decoration project, different types of coating materials can be used. The following is an overview of some key features of the four most popular coating material options.
- Ideal for industrial and commercial projects
- The length of the panel guarantees quick and economical installation
- Cladding panels provide excellent acoustic performance
- Improved air and water tightness
- High performance and fire protection
- Very resistant to shocks, weathering, atmospheric pollutants
- Does not support the growth of mold or fungi
- The life expectancy of cement panels is at least 40 years
- Specially developed UV surface resistant to UV and weathering
- Light and easy to cut and fix
- Frost protection
- An assortment of colors or hidden fixing system
- Low maintenance
- Available in multiple colors, including metal and wood grain options
There are now a wide variety of finishes to choose from, and they have been shown to have practical advantages, which means that siding renovation is considered a cost-effective option for exterior renovation. Even better, with the development of new materials, the coating can achieve high quality surface effects, even comparable to new materials of the highest quality.
The most important advantage of covering a building is that it requires minimal maintenance compared to painting. Most external coatings only need to be cleaned regularly to keep them new. For example, extruded aluminum siding is used for walls, exterior walls, awnings, roofs and pillar covers. It offers long-lasting durability and resilience, protects the structure from external weather factors and requires little maintenance. Vinyl siding is a finish commonly used on the facades of American buildings. It is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) panels and is easy to install, cut and replace. In addition to performing an electrical cleaning every two years, the PVC coating requires no maintenance. Stone or brick veneer is an expensive initial investment, but without any maintenance it can last for decades.
The main objective of the exterior cladding is protection. It improves the mechanical resistance of the structure, improves its resistance to cracks when temperature changes increase, reduces water absorption, improves resistance to sunlight and offers resistance to atmospheric and chemical pollution. The coating also protects against rain, strong wind and mold.
Improvement of Internal Insulation
Depending on the thickness of the coating used, it is placed inside the building to provide a higher level of insulation. This is particularly useful not only in terms of outside noise but also if the building is located in an urban area. In winter, excess skin on the building makes it easier to adjust the temperature, which will ultimately reduce the occupant’s electricity bill.
The thickness of the coating must be balanced to block outside noise and help the temperature inside the structure.
Ecology and Sustainability
In today’s world, each part of a building must take into account a larger environment. The materials used must be durable and the environmental impact of the structure must meet certain regulations to be considered suitable for its use.
Extra Financial Value
The initial cost of purchasing and installing the siding will be higher, but in the long run, the long term value will show ten times its value. The additional insulation can lead to better regulation of the internal temperature and reduce energy consumption each year. Due to the low level of maintenance required, this also means that less time is required for expensive repairs, which takes some time to complete.