Construction Industry

The importance of industrial cladding

Simply put, cladding is the installation of one material over another to provide thermal insulation and weather resistance. It also helps in improving the building’s appearance. It may also be a used to prevent noise from either entering or escaping the premises. It can be made of wood, metal, brick, vinyl, cement, composite materials like aluminium or even wheat or rice straw fibres in some very rural cases!

The industrial cladding is one of the most important aspects of building or renovation for industrial purposes. It just not adds sleek aesthetic to the building but also adds a crucial layer of protection. But sadly, it is also one of the most neglected methods of external reinforcement. One of the ways in which industrial cladding can benefit an industrial building is by increasing its longevity. As industrial buildings are often located in remote and isolated areas, they are subjected to damage more so than buildings located in highly populated areas.

The industrial cladding is a good way of stopping or at least minimising the damage caused to the building. It ensures the building has a well-kept appearance over a longer period of time. The building, therefore, appears in better condition than it might have done without cladding. More than the durability and longevity it provides to the outside walls of a building, the industrial cladding is known for the protection it offers to the interior of a building. Proper cladding, if it is chosen to keep in the mind the circumstances and conditions the building will face, can help in adding a protective layer to the interior wall, helping the building from cracks and intrusions. In winter some of the first problems you see related to poor quality or damaged cladding will be leaks or wet patches on the walls. To ensure this doesn’t happen to your building, ensure you have your entire building envelope inspected at least once a year.

Industrial cladding also results in buildings being low maintenance. Cladding needs very little cleaning or repairing too. In fact, most cladding needs nothing more than a regular wash to keep it looking clean and fresh. This, of course, should be carried out by a professional who has all of the necessary certifications and equipment, because working from a height and replacing panels is a specialist skill and not something you should carry out without any experience.

Final words

Not only Industrial cladding helps a building look in a better shape for a longer period of time, it will also ensure that the structure is protected from the effects of elements and reduces the risks of cracks, leaks and other damages. There are so many different companies that specialise in cladding here in the UK, but it’s important to do your homework wisely and check the reviews before you decide on the individual or team to carry out cladding work on your building.