Cladding is the application of one material over another to provide a skin or protective layer. In construction, cladding is used to provide a degree of thermal insulation and weather resistance.
The cladding does not itself need to be waterproof, merely a control element: it may serve only to direct water or wind safely away in order to control run-off and prevent its infiltration into the building structure.
What are the Benefits of Cladding?
Cladding has been used to create a clean, smooth, crisp lines on exterior walls that can lend a sleek, contemporary look to any structure. Often used on office buildings, hospitals, multifamily housing, industrial structures, commercial and institutional projects.
Buildings that incorporate cladding are more resistant to cracks caused by temperature or climate change, water absorption, sunlight and all kinds of pollution compared to non-clad structures. Cladding surfaces can also offer protection from rain, humidity, mold and strong winds.
Cladding offers the benefits of low maintenance and strong protection, while giving your building a unique look.
Standing Seam Roofing
The term standing seam comes from the connections between the metal panels that are raised. The seams run vertically and are created by folding and crimping the edges between the panels.
These roofs require minimal maintenance and provide both extreme resistance to high winds and a high fire rating. As a durable choice for roofing, we’re exploring the systems, materials and performance of standing seam roofs.
Copper is a great option for stadnign seam roofing systems. Copper is a very durable material compared to other available roofing materials. Another benefit is that when the end of the building life approaches the copper is also 100% recyclable.