You may have heard of cladding, or you may even have cladding somewhere in your home or garden without actually realising what it is.
It’s really worth understanding cladding and the numerous ways in which it can help you cut costs and save money on energy bills.
What is Cladding?
Cladding, often made from materials such as timber, is attached to the structure of a building to form an external surface that is not actually part of the structure itself.
Cladding does not affect the stability of a building like masonry walls or surfaces which are fully applied to a structure.
3 Reasons How Cladding Can Cut Costs
Cladding can at times play a structural role in that it helps to transfer wind, impact and snow loads back to the structural frame work.
Cladding has enough strength to resist loads and to help to avoid damage to the buildings themselves during extreme weather conditions.
If you live in an area where the day to day weather can change quickly, or you often experience high winds or low temperatures, cladding on a building could help to ensure its longevity and protect it in specific circumstances.
Cladding is also resistant against many types of pests as well as adding protection against fire.
2. Energy Efficiency
Cladding is ideal for keeping a home or building warm in Winter and cool in Summer.
It operates in exactly the way you require – cooling down very quickly on hot days, and being able to warm up quickly on cool nights.
It’s able to withstand UV rays and to harness the power of the sun whilst also resisting it’s extreme effects.
3. Your Home Appearance
Rather than spending huge amounts of money changing the appearance of your home, why not simply look to cladding for a low cost solution that will save you money long term?
Weatherboard homes can get a quick and easy to install face lift with cladding that is simply applied directly over exterior surfaces.
There are different types of cladding to fit different styles of homes and buildings so choose the right one for you and enjoy the results!
If you’ve been thinking about having cladding installed for your home, please contact one of our cladding and energy efficiency experts here.
Let us show you how we can help you save on your energy bill!