Reasons To Cover Your Home's Exterior With Metal Cladding

When you examine a home from outside, one of the most noticeable elements is the external walls, in part because of their massive size. Thus, whatever material you cover them with will impact the overall look. The choice of material is also crucial in other ways. Consider the following reasons to cover the external walls in metal cladding. 


Both aluminium and steel are highly recycled — even new metal cladding will likely have some reused content. The benefit of this is that recycling uses less energy and produces fewer harmful greenhouse gas emissions than mining metal from scratch does. Additionally, after decades of protecting your home, metal can again be recycled, unlike other materials that get thrown out. If you're replacing existing steel or aluminium siding, take the old siding to a scrap merchant, and the money you earn can help offset the cost of the new walls.

Attractive Design Options

This siding is available in different profiles, shapes and colours. It can mimic weatherboard planks or cover your home in large, corrugated sheets. If you're creating an industrially styled home, elongated sections of metal without numerous joints will help to create a clean, unfussy look. Plus, you'll be able to choose from a range of dusky, nature-inspired shades like slate blue, eucalyptus and charcoal.

Durable And Hardy

Most metal cladding uses steel or aluminium, both of which are durable and hardy. Steel is usually the stronger of the two and less likely to dent during wild hail storms than aluminium is. However, aluminium offers better resistance to rusting and corrosion and thus might be more suitable if you live in a rainy area. In any case, the metal is typically covered in protective coats of zinc and polyester paint. Another benefit is that metal is fire-resistant and, thus, will make your home safer if you live in bushy woodland regions. Additionally, because it often lasts for decades, you won't have to worry about replacing the walls for many years down the track.

Not A Burden On The Building Structure

Though aluminium is generally lighter than steel, both are relatively lightweight compared to stone and bricks, for instance, and thus are unlikely to stress your home's structure. With a light material, the installation will also be more straightforward, particularly if large sheets rather than many smaller pieces need to be attached to a building. 

Easy To Care For

Modern technology and protective coatings mean that your metal external cladding will mostly look after itself. All it will usually need is a yearly wash with a hose or pressure washer depending on its condition.

To learn more, contact an external cladding supplier.