5 Reasons You Should Use Aluminium Cladding

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PETER OVERTON

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Are you considering adding cladding to your building? Aluminium cladding panels can help you create a beautiful new look while also providing protection against the elements, heat loss and dampness. Being highly customisable, aluminium cladding panels can be used to reach your aesthetic dreams.

So why should you use aluminium cladding?  The advantages of aluminium cladding include versatility, durability and safety. It is a lightweight option that offers flexibility in design.

Read on to find the top 5 reasons why aluminium cladding is the best and most environmentally friendly option.

What are the 5 Reasons to use Aluminium Cladding?

There are many benefits to using aluminium cladding including adding a beautiful new look to your home. As aluminium is considered the longest lasting material for cladding, it helps to reduce the amount of money you will spend on repairs and replacements. Below we have listed the top 5 reasons why aluminium cladding panels are the best choice for adding cladding to your building.

  1. Versatility 

Whether you are adding cladding to improve the architecture or practicality, aluminium cladding panels are easy to work with. Its versatility allows for flexibility in the design, colour and shape of the panels. You can completely customise your  aluminium cladding panels to suit your personal requirements and match the aesthetic of your home. 

As aluminium is a lightweight material, it is easy to apply to both the interior and exterior of the building, making it perfect for renovation. 

  1. Transform your Home

Although not every buyer will love your chosen aesthetic, aluminium cladding panels will add to the overall value of building. Make sure you have documentation of the exact type of aluminium cladding used as this information will need to be provided when you sell.

On the other hand, if you feel comfortable in your forever home, the addition of aluminium cladding could transform your home to match your dream design. It can also improve your quality of life by adding extra insulation for warmth, in turn reducing your heating bills and draughts. If you have any uneven walls or surfaces either internally or externally, you can use aluminium cladding panels to cover them. 

  1. Durability

Aluminium is a non corrosive material that will not rust when exposed to the elements. It is affected by oxidation when exposed to water, which adds a thin layer of oxide to further protect the material. When added to the structure of a building it will last for a long time without adding any significant weight, while also adding an extra layer of protection against damage. You also don’t have to worry about the impact of aluminium cladding on the environment as it is a completely recyclable material.

  1. Cost Effective

Using aluminium cladding panels on your home is considered one of the most cost effective options. Due to possessing qualities such as durability, versatility and being waterproof it offers fantastic longevity. However if you change your mind on the design, replacements can be costly so make sure that you are happy with the choice you make. 

  1. Safety

Exterior aluminium cladding adds important safety features to your building including protection against wind, snow and rain damage. There is minimal maintenance involved in keeping your aluminium cladding to the highest quality as it won’t be damaged by the elements. 

Ventilated cavities within exterior cladding eliminate moisture via drainage and evaporation. Aluminium is a non combustible material meaning it will help to prevent the spread of fire onto your property. Additionally there is reduced exposure to vandalism on your home.

For more information about the benefits of adding cladding to your building, read our recent blog.

Is Aluminium Cladding Environmentally Friendly?

Aluminium is considered one of the most environmentally friendly materials around as it is 100% recyclable. This means that there is an infinite supply that can be reused over and over again to create the same high quality metal, regardless of it not being a naturally occuring resource. Up to 85% of the materials used in construction are made from aluminium, meaning you can trust that aluminium cladding is a reliable choice for your home. 

Due to added thermal efficiency, aluminium cladding also helps to reduce heat loss and heating bills, in turn reducing carbon footprint. Aluminium cladding will rarely have to be replaced as it is a durable and weather resistant material that does not damage easily, the metal is made to last.

What is Aluminium Composite Cladding?

ACM cladding or Aluminium composite material cladding is a material that was once thought to be an appropriate choice for cladding on buildings. However after the Grenfell Tower disaster in 2017, the polyethylene core in the ACM cladding was thought to aid in spreading the fire throughout the building, resulting in the loss of lives and significant damage to others and their homes. It has also been connected with other similar fires. Not every type of ACM cladding is dangerous but it is important to be aware of the potential dangers and know the specific material used in your building. This information should be readily available when purchasing a building but if you are unsure, you can contact an expert to help you.

Aluminium Cladding at Kladworx

At Kladworx, our expert team can provide the right aluminium cladding for your needs. We can offer technical information on each of our high quality materials and provide advice to suit your individual requirements. Our desire is to build a family business of quality, sustainability and trust with our customer base.

For aluminium cladding expertise, get in touch with Kaldworx and we will help you find your ideal option. 

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