Wall cladding is the technique of using a layer of materials over the exteriors to protect them from corrosion and moulding. Apart from its damage control purpose, metal cladding is popularly utilised for aesthetics of the exteriors and interiors of the house walls and building structure. Many modern homes have majorly adopted metal cladding techniques to their homes as they offer aesthetics with protection.
Metal cladding is utilised as a rooftop to incorporate the use of solar panels for a sustainable setting.
Metal cladding is of different materials like wood, metal, stone, terracotta, brick, concrete, fabric, tile and 3D. All such materials are utilised in the cladding options to change the look and the appeal of the house. Some homes have cladding made from stone and wood or terracotta that makes the exteriors of the house look rustic and earthy while the use of materials like bricks that imitate the appearance of real bricks can be popularly seen in both homes and commercial spaces. For modern urban buildings, however, the cladding is made from metal and concrete. Metal cladding is a versatile option that has the look and appeal of a translucent look and a 3D look to it.
The Advantages of metal cladding are ample for you to take inspiration from, for your homes.
Wall cladding has an aesthetic appeal that revamps the spaces to a new and modern finish, it is adding strength and protection to the building structure, metal cladding or wood and stone cladding add strength to the structure and protects it from weathering due to climatic conditions.
Wall cladding materials offer insulation benefits too. The extra layer installed on the walls provides insulation to the walls from heat, water, and sound the most beneficial advantage of wall cladding is that it does not require maintenance frequently as compared to painting the walls. Once you have decided to get your walls sided, you will want options. There are a wide variety of wall cladding materials to choose from. Depending on your preference.
KEEP IT LIGHT WITH ALUMINIUM
Aluminium porous cladding on window walls
Aluminium cladding in the building structures gives the appeal of light material. It is a lightweight yet strong material to incorporate into the house. It is a flexible and durable metal, however, due to its lightweight, a thicker consistency is important for the application. Stronger and sturdy cladding options include an aluminium-based alloy. It can come in a variety of designs and patterns. The small holed panels of aluminium are a very popular household option. As a light material, it has high formability and consistency. The material is waterproof and water-resistant therefore requires very low maintenance along with an easy application of paint. It can withstand hot and humid climatic conditions and is therefore suitable for coastal homes or warm temperate zones.
Modern zinc wall cladding on the exterior
Zinc is the type of cladding option that has a low combustion rate and due to its lightweight, it takes lesser energy to manufacture. It is a very versatile option and has been largely incorporated in industrial settings as it is long-lasting and gives a very fine finish and polish. It is a soft and malleable metal that is very flexible and durable with low maintenance. Zinc is resistant to the normal wear and tear of natural elements and forms a protective layer that is known as Patina and thus is resistant to oxidisation. It helps to protect the house from sunlight. They have the deceptive appearance of paper-thin fish scales, yet the recessed windows reveal the greater depth of the wall. The zinc-based cladding with a layer of patina looks beautiful in the garden area with greenery around.
RUSTIC APPEAL WITH COPPER
Rustic copper metal cladding in patio design
Rustic copper metal cladding
Copper has resistance towards oxidisation, therefore, gives a beautiful textural rustic appeal when a layer of patina is developed over the material with time. It adds character to the material with age and is perfect for a traditional or contemporary home aesthetic. Copper has a warm and earthy tone and looks marvellous with those warm brown tones that have been formed by withering. It gives the subdued tones of green and orange as well.
Copper is a very durable and long-lasting material and gives excellent metal cladding options for the exterior walls of homes. It is a recyclable material and requires no n treatment with low maintenance to wear and tear. It is generally utilised in large commercial building settings and open spaces. The mixed alloy material of Zinc and copper makes a very long-lasting option.
Corten based metal cladding
Corten is an alloy of copper and chromium. It is more weather resistant as compared to those unalloyed metals. It also forms a reddish-brown patina layer with the withering and develops a darker hue over time. Its shades keep on changing with time and it is very interesting and appealing to look at. Corten can easily blend with the urban, rural, and industrial settings and compliments the natural surroundings. It reflects both warm and bright tones of shade with the exposure to sun and rain. Corten is a lightweight and resistible material that can be overlaid with rust persistent paint to make its colour stay for a longer period of time.
WAVE DESIGN WITH CORRUGATED METAL
Wave pattern corrugated steel accent wall
Corrugated steel is mixed with an alloy base to give a sturdy and durable wavy pattern that is vertical and can be placed as panels and vertical stipes over the house screens or window panels to make roofing and cladding done with metal is durable and weather resistant. Since it is an alloy mix there is a lesser chance of it changing colour over time. It gives an excellent revamp to a modern and uber-luxurious house. It is good with almost every warm base and colour. It is also popularly demanded among modern homes that have greater exposure to sunlight as this material does not absorb the sunlight and remains cool and vibrant throughout. It adds depth and texture to the house and over the exterior. It is a very popular household choice from the 18thy century and makes a wonderful metal cladding option for your homes.
GLASS AND METAL CLADDING
Glass and coloured metal cladding
Glass panelling with metal cladding is a very popular choice among homeowners. Glass panels provide durability with a transparent effect therefore the space looks bigger and less bulky from the exterior. Glass panelling with metal cladding gives the houses endurance with aesthetic appeal. Plus you can maximise on light and scenery without compromising on cladding options to restore the walls and surface of the homes and protect the latter from erosion and moulding over time. Along with the glass, many other options of mixing different wall cladding make the exterior textures a perfect amalgamation of protection with aesthetic appeal.
KEEP IT NATURAL WITH WOOD
Vertical wood and metal cladding to make the isolated structure
Metal cladding can look industrial and very bulky at the same time. Therefore a blend of wood to make the aesthetics of the house natural-looking and lighter will uplift the exteriors. Wooden cladding is very durable however it is not resistant to weather and therefore using it with metal cladding will give it strength and durability without compromising on the overall look and appeal of the house. Wood is also a much sustainable option to install in the house and also a very cost-effective one. If you are looking for a metal cladding finish that doesn’t look too industrial or if the house interior and exterior choices revolve sound a more conventional pattern the go for a wood and metal cladding option combined. Both of these wall cladding options combined won’t change the colour of the primary shade over time and have easy maintenance that can be sorted out with just a layer of paint.
OVERALL, The metal Wall cladding is an exterior finishing system that protects the interiors of the building from the harsh weather elements and makes the exterior decorative and attractive. The right cladding helps to maintain the buildings for longer periods, at the same time provides thermal insulation, reducing the temperature variation inside the building. It also helps to improve interior acoustic and daylighting. On the commercial front, it can greatly influence the value, sale-ability, and safety of the building. Thus, it is an investment that yields both short term & long term results.