How External Cladding Works

External cladding has an unfortunate reputation for being unattractive and undesirable, whilst the benefits to having it installed are often overlooked. Modern methods have dramatically updated the look of cladding to make it something that is not only practical and functional to have, but also pleasing to the eye.

The Benefits Of External Cladding

Cladding is an ideal way to improve and update the exterior look of your premises, with many fresh, funky, but also more traditional styles to choose from, improving a building can be quite simple and cost effective. As long as you have your cladding installed by experienced professionals, then you won’t need to worry about regular maintenance because if it is installed properly, it will last for many years. You also have the added benefit of knowing that the exterior of the property, like the joints and roof rafters, will be well protected from weather damage – particularly handy if in an area that is exposed to harsh elements.

Having external cladding fitted saves you money by helping to improve overall energy efficiency. It acts as extra insulation, which can significantly reduce the amount of energy released, particularly in the winter months. External cladding also helps to improve ventilation because a cavity is normally installed when fitting it; this space allows air to flow freely through a small gap in the top of the cavity and excess water can drain from the bottom, which in turn helps prevent damage caused from heavy rain.

What Types Of Cladding Are Available?

Metal cladding such as zinc, copper, stainless steel and lead are fantastic options often used on commercial and industrial buildings, as well as garages and sheds. As a strong and durable material, metal cladding is affordable and reliable, helping keep your building secure, stable and protected for years to come.

Things To Consider

When having external cladding fitted, it is important to consider a number of factors including the budget you have available to spend, whether or not your walls are strong enough to take the extra weight of the cladding, and which roofing company is going to install it for you.

These are all considerations that JTC Roofing can help you with; from working out the best cladding to suit your needs and budgets, to providing professional installation that is of the highest standard. Please get in touch today to find out more and discuss your options with us.



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