When we speak of metal cladding we refer to the application of one material over another, either for technical and insulating reasons, or simply for aesthetic purposes. The options of cladding are very varied, but of the many construction materials that can be used for this purpose today we are going to focus on one in particular: the metal cladding for the exterior. Its use in any type of building, but in particular for the home, it may seem surprising at first, but in reality it has many benefits.
Aesthetically, metal cladding is used especially in industrial-style buildings, a growing trend in the interior that we can now also find on the outside. In addition to the use of industrial materials such as concrete, brick and our protagonist today, metal also has its functional advantages. Original and striking, those properties that decide to clad the facades of their houses with metal will get a surprising effect and end up being the envy of the neighborhood.
A metal cladding is very easy to install over almost any surface, including bricks, concrete, stucco or even another type of metal. In addition, following economic criteria, metal is a good choice. A metal cladding ensures good insulation, which in the medium and long term can mean an interesting energy saving, and therefore economic.
Advantages of the vertical metal cladding
Vertical metal cladding is one of the cladding materials that can be used for the side walls of a house. The metals most used in this case are aluminum and steel. Both have a number of advantages that one should take into account when deciding to install said cladding. We will discuss these benefits in more detail.
●Durability and resistance: The metallic cladding has the advantage of being strong and resistant. Steel is obviously stronger than aluminum and is not likely to have dents. In addition, steel also tends to retain its color better. However, having said that, you can always choose to paint aluminum to improve its appearance.
●Fire resistant: Unlike wood cladding, cladding has the advantage of being safer because it is fire resistant.
●Resistant to insects: The metallic cladding also has the advantage of being resistant to pests since, unlike wood, it does not attract insects.
●Easy to clean and maintain: The metallic cladding is easy to clean. It also does not require much maintenance. The most important thing is that it is properly galvanized and coated, to make it more resistant against oxidation.
●Energy savings: The metallic cladding is resistant to weather conditions and, as a result, helps reduce the need to use heating or cooling devices inside the house. The general temperature inside the house can be regulated indirectly thanks to the outer layer of the house that provides the cladding.
The best claddings and facades of sheet metal
Facades covered with sandwich panel: the best insulators. It is about metal panels composed of a double sheet and with an interior insulation that can be made of different materials. What are the main characteristics of the sheet metal facades made with this type of plates?
•Good thermal insulation.
•Great sound insulation. This is very useful so that, in the case of the factories, the enormous noises produced by the machinery do not go outside.
Due to their insulating and resistant characteristics, they are used mainly in large shopping centers and as facades of industrial warehouses.
The outer metallic face, that is to say, the part of these sheet metal facades that remains visible, can have different forms:
•Corrugated, profiled, trapezoidal or ribbed sheet.
Galvanized sheet metal facades: resistance and lightness
The galvanized sheet is covered by a zinc bath, which prevents the metal from rusting. Therefore, what properties does this type of façade cladding have and what advantages does it offer?
•It is extremely resistant to corrosion.
•They are light, which facilitates their placement and assembly.
In the same way as the previous ones, it is usual to find them as smooth as corrugated or corrugated. These last sheet metal facades, the frets, offer an extra mechanical resistance. The irregular shape makes them difficult to deform
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