Metal cladding is the joining together of various dissimilar metals together with an application of glue. Often it is compared with welding or gluing since cladding is a way to fasten together the dissimilar metals without having them fused together. Metal cladding can be used for many purposes such as in ceilings, walls and even floors, however it has a particular use in attics where it is used to protect and beautify the room. Cladding is frequently done by extrusion of two metals over a steel die and pressing or rolling the sheets together under extreme pressure. This is often done in order to achieve a lighter cladding that may be less resistant to rust, corrosion or wear and tear. Cladding is also commonly used to insulate building materials and to prevent moisture, sun and sound from entering.
Metal roofing and cladding have become more popular over the years, especially with Frank Gehry's new metal cladding products, which are a major improvement over traditional metallic roofing materials. Metal roofing has many benefits, including increased strength and reduced weight. Metal roofing is also more resistant to fire and weather damage than traditional materials. Other reasons for using metal cladding include energy savings, aesthetics and noise reduction.
Metal roofing can be created in a variety of different forms such as claddings, gables and roofs. The most popular form is via metal cladding panel kits, which can either be purchased ready-made from a hardware store or custom ordered, based on your requirements and preferences. Metal panel kits come in a range of different designs and are created to a standard size or slightly larger depending upon the required size of the home or building. For smaller properties, metal panels can be used as a transition between brickwork and cladding. Panel kits are generally easy to install and can even be removed to install if preferred.
Another popular type of metal cladding systems is via metal cladding facades. Metal facades provide a clean and modern look to a property, with a sense of strength and durability. Such facades are usually made to fit a particular number of windows, depending on the overall height and width of the building envelope. If you are looking for a very clean finish and want a modern feel to your home, then these are a great option to consider.
Stainless steel and aluminium cladding are two of the most popular types of metal cladding systems today. Stainless steel is perfect for a property that requires strength and durability and is ideal for wet and cold weathering. The only problem with this type of metal cladding is that it can easily corrode over time, requiring regular maintenance. Aluminium, on the other hand, is very light but can also be galvanized to protect against corrosion.
When purchasing metal cladding systems, you need to choose one that best suits your requirements. Your requirements will vary according to the area of the world that you live in. If you live in an area that experiences extreme weather, you would probably need to invest in a standing seam cladding system, as these systems are designed to withstand extremely high temperatures. You can also opt for weathering steel or aluminum if you live in an area that doesn't experience extreme weather conditions. In fact, standing seam cladding systems have become so efficient that some countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom ban standing seam metal cladding.