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How to Choose Domestic Cladding

A metal roof system, including cladding for exterior walls, has become increasingly popular on all manner of private residences. This is largely as a result of the increasing awareness of the benefits which cladding, and metal cladding in particular, offers. Exterior domestic cladding can provide robust protection against the harsh British weather, such as the effects of the rain, extreme temperatures, and moisture on the original structure for example. In addition, with the ever increasing costs of energy bills, domestic cladding can also help to improve insulation, consequently reducing fuel costs and saving the homeowner money.

As well as protecting a property from the elements and reducing energy consumption, cladding can completely transform the look of a property. Modern methods can instantly update the look of a residence, both inside and outside. It is also incredibly easy to maintain and will last for a lifetime. If a property is being extended, both the new and old walls or roof can be covered in the same material, creating a cohesive, matching design.

Whilst PVC is considered low maintenance, metal roofing can provide a striking design concept; it provides the choice of many specialist finishes, and an almost unlimited palette of colour options. Along with being weatherproof, a metal roof is both rust and insect resistant, and will not be degraded when exposed to ultra violet light. All of these factors contribute to provide a long service life, making metal roofing a very cost effective option. It is relatively simple to install when you hire a professional roofing company – such as the experts here at JTC Roofing – and provides a strong but lightweight solution. It is available in a variety of materials, including zinc, stainless steel, lead and copper.

When you call upon us for roofing assistance, enquire about specialist rain system cladding. A type of double-wall construction, it has: an outer layer, which breathes in a similar way to a skin and provides rain protection; and a second, inner layer, which provides thermal insulation by reducing energy loss.

This specialist type of cladding keeps the structure of the building absolutely dry as the water will not penetrate it. It acts on the principle of the wind pressure on the outer panel being equalised within the cavity. The cavity provides an air gap for ventilation, and should any water penetrate through the joints in extreme conditions, is drained away in the cavity, or simply dissipates through evaporation.

For more information on domestic cladding, or to discuss your metal roofing needs with one of our experts, give us a call at JTC Roofing today. We’re the specialists in metal roofing and offer a huge range of services, including roof repairs and renovations.

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