Cladding exterior walls can be done in a variety of ways and using a wide variety of materials. Popular choices including wood, uPVC, metal, and stone. But they all lack the advantages that composite cladding provides.
It will add security, insulation, lessen the maintenance and possibly even increase the value of your property.
In this piece, we’ll take a look at several of the major advantages of composite cladding. We’ll also look at wooden cladding to see how they measure up.
We’re confident that once you see the benefits of composite cladding for your home, you’ll agree.
Composite cladding: A Brief Explanation
Composite cladding, like other composites, is manufactured from recycled wood and plastic. As an outside wall cladding, this has numerous advantages. It will last a long time, is environmentally friendly, and more.
Composite cladding has several benefits over traditional exterior cladding options like UPVC and wood cladding. Because of this, it’s quickly replacing plaster and drywall as the go-to material for building walls of all kinds.
The materials used in today’s composite cladding are much cheaper than they were a decade ago.
Comparison of the Upkeep of Wood and Composite Cladding
Composite cladding on the outside of a building requires no regular maintenance like sealing or treatment. It is one of the lowest-maintenance cladding options because it just needs to be cleaned every three to six months.
To keep wood cladding from decaying, staining, and fading, routine maintenance is essential. To keep wood cladding in good condition, regular treatment and sealing are necessary.
Claddings made of wood cannot be produced from renewable resources. Unfortunately, this still necessitates chopping down trees. Wood cladding maintenance typically involves the use of chemical treatments that are itself damaging to the ecosystem.
Trees are not sacrificed in the creation of composite cladding, and far less plastic is sent to landfills as a result.
Composite cladding boards and panels are manufactured using 95% post-consumer recycled material, making them an excellent option for those concerned about environmental impact.
Strength and longevity
Composite decking and cladding are only two examples of the many composite building materials known for their extreme resilience and lifespan. Unlike wood cladding, composite cladding is not easily susceptible to decay and mould due to its great water resistance.
Water can easily penetrate wood cladding, and even pressure-treated wood will rot over time if it isn’t cared for. Wood cladding can distort because it expands and contracts more readily than composite cladding due to moisture in the wood’s core.
We are confident in the durability of our composite cladding panels and boards that can last up to 25 years.
Choosing an outside wall cladding is a significant deal since you want it to look great and match the rest of your house correctly. Due to its natural appearance, wood cladding is considered by many to be the most aesthetically beautiful material.
Composite exterior cladding, on the other hand, is made up of recycled materials and has a natural wood grain finish for a more conventional appearance. There is a wider range of colour options, making it more adaptable than wood cladding.
When comparing composite and wood cladding, the former is typically more costly up front. Despite this, composite cladding is cheaper than wood cladding during its lifetime for the reasons we’ve already discussed above.
Composite cladding requires almost no care, saving you money on costly treatments and sealants over time. Because of how long it lasts and how well it holds up against wear and tear, it won’t cost you much to maintain it either.
Check Out Superdeck’s Composite Cladding Range Right Now
Check out our fantastic selection of composite cladding if you’re ready to begin organising your home renovation project. Our boards and panels are simple to set up and require little maintenance because they are resistant to fading, wetness, and scratches. Talk to our team today.