The Use of Sheet Metal Cladding in Creating Energy-Efficient Buildings
Residential and commercial buildings consume natural resources to heat, cool, and light the inside of the premise. The BC government has recognized how damaging this can be in the long run and is now focusing on creating more energy-efficient buildings.
To achieve this, the government is encouraging the use of sustainable materials, such as wood or metal cladding, to minimize carbon emissions and energy consumption.
How is Metal Cladding Energy-Efficient?
The first step in creating an energy-efficient property is to minimize electricity consumption. For this to happen, buildings must create a tight envelope that keeps the cool air out and the warm air within the building. With custom metal cladding fabrication, you can create an extremely tight building envelope with no crevices for air to seep through.
Metal cladding panels can also be made from recycled materials. As a result, even if you were to buy new cladding panels, it is likely to consume significantly fewer resources to produce than brick or steel. Furthermore, when the metal cladding has run its course for thirty or forty years, it can be recycled and reused for a new purpose.
Finally, metal cladding panels can easily incorporate solar panels to generate electricity. With a secure building envelope and a few solar panels, a building achieves net-zero energy status and eliminates its carbon footprint.
Where to Find Energy-Efficient Metal Cladding in British Columbia
At Klassen Building Supplies, we are your one-stop shop for metal cladding in British Columbia. We use premium materials to create gorgeous and long-lasting metal cladding systems. Contact us today to learn more about our commitment to energy efficiency and the benefits of metal cladding.
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.
If you have any questions about this article or any of our sheet metal supplies, please call us at (604) 543-7331 or use the convenient form on our Contact page. Klassen is based in Surrey, BC.