The goal of cladding is to cover a structure’s exterior with a protective layer. It should create an attractive appearance and weather well. With these goals in mind, composite cladding is the ideal cladding solution. Here’s why.
It deflects moisture – This is the ideal material to help keep a structure drained and dry. Wood, brick and stucco absorb water. Composite cladding deflects it. This deflecting quality helps prevent moisture build-up, which can cause structural damage and decay.
It resists staining and fading – Composite cladding never needs painting, refinishing or staining. If you want a long-lasting exterior solution that will look great years from now, low-maintenance composite cladding is the way to go. This material resists fading and doesn’t peel, splinter or crack, so it maintains its sharp finish much longer than other cladding options.
It offers aesthetic appeal – In addition to weather protection, it also provides an attractive finish. It is available in a variety of colors and finishes to meet the needs of every project. Traditional finishes with wood grain patterns create a striking exterior that boosts curb appeal.
It’s easy to install – Composite cladding is available in prefinished, easy-to-cut boards. Installation doesn’t require specialized tools or protective equipment. It can even be installed using ladders instead of scaffolding. This simple installation offers savings in time and labor.
It’s versatile – Composite cladding is appropriate for both residential and commercial settings. It can be installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally. With a variety of finishes and installation options, this material is one of the most versatile options for cladding.
It’s eco-friendly – Composite cladding is made of up to 94% recycled content. Due to its longevity and low maintenance, it also produces less waste than other cladding solutions.
Builder’s Tip: When creating a rainscreen system with composite cladding, an air space as narrow as 3/8” can allow effective water drainage and drying.
For more information on cladding or to place an order for your next project, contact DeckMart Building Supplies.