Cladding or siding is done on buildings to protect the structure from weather elements. In recent years in Brisbane, siding exterior and interior walls is a trend that is really catching on.

Architects choose siding to give an aesthetic appeal to homes and offices. Covering the walls with the right siding material ensures that there is no infiltration of water.

External cladding plays the role of a control element directing wind and water away from the walls.

Types of Siding or Cladding

There are many different types of siding materials available today. If you live in Brisbane, you can choose from materials such as timber, weatherboard, brick, concrete, metal, external foam, fiber cement, vinyl and stone.

Your choice of siding depends entirely on the type of building. For example, if you are looking for siding material to be installed in public buildings like bus station or railway stations, you can choose perforated metal. One of the major advantages of perforated metal is that it is easy to install, durable and light in weight.

Siding offers many benefits

Siding or cladding your home or office offers you great advantages including protection from cold and heat and insulation. Siding, correctly installed, helps save on your power bills and add aesthetics and value to your home. Sidings are easy to maintain. All you have to do is to wash them regularly with soapy water.

One of the most commonly chosen materials for siding is Vinyl Cladding.

The Importance of covering your walls with exterior wall cladding

Siding on your exterior walls plays the role of the skin that protects from the impact of weather. Exterior siding is a weather resistant cover that must be installed in such a manner that there is no risk of water accumulation within the cavities and wall assemblies. Apart from the much-needed protection, wall sidings also provide structural strength and architectural and aesthetic appeal to buildings.

Factors to consider as you choose the right wall siding

There are many factors to consider while choosing the right siding material such as cost, appearance, durability and ease of installation. The siding material you choose must have the ability to withstand wind, snow and water. The siding material must also be strong enough to carry heavy load and must have enough strength to resist mechanical damage. The siding material must be low on maintenance and provide optimum insulation value.

Your geographical location plays a major role in the choice of cladding materials. It may be easy to find certain siding materials in certain areas.

For Brisbane residents, choosing the best of what is available locally is the key to keep costs down. Keep the above mentioned factors in mind as you choose the right type of external or internal siding.


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John Eden
November 2017
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