Exterior cladding is a protective layer of materials that separates a building’s structure and interior from exterior elements, such as weather and sound. The exterior cladding is often not one material but an assembly of materials, and each material has its own importance in blocking exterior conditions. Exterior cladding is the outermost layer of covering on buildings. The term encompasses all exterior surfaces, including walls, windows and doors, soffits, and trim. Exterior cladding protects a structure from temperature extremes and variations by insulating the interior from the exterior. Rigid insulation, built-up layers of material, and double-glazing protect the interior from exterior temperatures by creating thermal gaps that do not allow the temperatures to be conducted through the cladding, bridging exterior temperatures to interior temperatures. The most common usage of the term, however, usually refers to the wall covering. Many different types of exterior cladding are available including siding, shingles, masonry, concrete, and stucco.
Maintenance is one of the important factors that should be considered before you choose exterior cladding. Choose a sturdier surface of the cladding that doesn’t require maintenance in short interval of time. That is because maintenance requires a lot of money to spend. And also, good quality of exterior cladding is a must! Your choice must do everything it is meant to do and for a long period of time. You want your home value to increase with the external cladding you install and also quality of your home environment as well.