It’s almost certain that you have already found out how many options there are for exterior cladding. It’s gone days when wood was all that was available for exterior cladding. Many homeowners are glad to see them go. Why? You can see A1 Cladding for more information.
Wood cladding continues to be the most widely used cladding option, but it also has its limitations. Wood cladding can cause a lot of problems. Wood cladding attracts termites, which can be very damaging to it.
Exterior cladding protects the structure that it is attached from water, dampness, extreme heat and cold. Any damage to cladding will result in the loss of protection and possibly even the weakening of the structure.
If you choose wood cladding you will need to either paint or stain it. Additionally, the process will need to be repeated several times throughout the years. Wood can grow colonies of moss and algae which can lead to wood rot. Finally, wood cladding may catch fire.
Wood cladding remains a popular choice among homeowners. It is easy to install, can be chosen from endless stain or plain colors, and biodegradable. Wood cladding on the other side can cause the same problems that we described above, if not protected by preservatives.
Non-wooden Cladding offers many advantages over wood cladding. Aluminum siding is, for example. It’s fireproof, durable, and a great choice for structures in coastal, or other high-humidity places. Steel cladding works well in hailstorm zones. Metal cladding, like wood, can be painted.
Low maintenance is another benefit of non-wooden materials. Vinyl cladding won’t need to be repainted or stained on a regular basis like wooden cladding. It can be cleaned with water and soap.
There are so many options for non-wooden, or even wooden, cladding that the final appearance of a structure on which it is placed will depend solely on the imagination of its installer. For many businesses, brick or stone exterior cladding gives the appearance of substance and permanence. Stucco exterior cladding is tropical or Mediterranean in nature.