Is Metal Cladding a Good Choice for a Building Refurbishment Project
Cladding is an important part of a construction project. During this process, the exterior layer for surfaces such as roofs or walls is applied. This is done to improve structural integrity and to better insulate the property. However, with so many types of material available, choosing the right cladding is often a difficult task.
Currently, the most standard choice is metal cladding. This is because it is affordable and versatile. Below are some additional reasons why contractors often suggest metal cladding for a refurbishment project.
Metal siding refers to a diverse variety of individual materials. Each with its unique stylistic look and benefits. Stainless steel is rust-resistant, while zinc and titanium are lightweight and allow for great stylistic flair. Copper, on the other hand, gives the homeowner a durable and recyclable material to work with.
Thanks to its adaptability, metal cladding can provide a highly customized, easy, and creative solution to a dramatic refurbishment of a home.
While it is true that mining for materials consumes plenty of energy, when used to produce metal cladding, it can provide various environmental benefits down the line. Almost all metal cladding produced is entirely recyclable in the future, and it is common for newly manufactured siding to rely on recycled materials to begin with.
Other environmental considerations include a lower need for heating and cooling systems in the long term, as metal siding will not have a noticeable negative effect on the insulation values of the rest of the construction’s framework.
Safety and Durability
First and foremost, metal cladding is one of the trusted fireproof options on the market, making your space a safer one.
Furthermore, most metals, especially oxidized copper, can last for upwards of 20 years. Rain and snow will generally not cause damage, and mold and “wood rot” will not be a concern. The metal casing is also especially good at insulating your home from insects – a big consideration for homeowners in the warmer British Columbia months.
By choosing metal over alternatives like stucco or wood, clients can expect a highly adaptable material that can meet their individual needs, while still offering just as much dramatic change to a refurbishment project as they like. Because it is incredibly versatile and lightweight to transport, it minimizes other common risks caused by competing materials. When all is said and done, metal casing is an excellent option to bring your home into the future.
Since 2004, Klassen Building Supplies has been a leader in sheet metal fabrication, supply, and installation in the Vancouver area. Klassen also does considerable custom metal work.
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