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Exterior metal cladding at home

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Cladding is the process of laying one material over another to in protection against the weather, the look of a building and also insulation. Various materials can be used in cladding, metal cladding for the exteriors of buildings, particularly for the home, has many benefits too. The functional benefits of using industrial style materials such as concrete, and, of course, metal can balance themselves with the pleasing aesthetics of such elements in and around the home. Home owners often seek ways in which their homes to stand out from the rest, and the use of metal cladding can do this to spectacular effect.

You can install this cladding over almost any surface, including brick, building blocks, stucco or even existing metalwork in the frame of a house or out building. Investing in metal, as your choice of cladding material, can save you money as the insulating properties of the appropriate metals are generally high. So, today, we're going to be taking a look at just how cladding your crib can be both beneficial and make the place look great…

Simply stunning

Metal is a beautiful material, not to mention versatile. It can easily be transformed and create different shapes and forms to spectacular visual effect. Here, flat metal cladding has been used, in conjunction with concrete, enhancing the industrial charm of this outstanding home. The modern look of this place, simply created by the metal cladding exterior, would certainly turn a few heads.

Budget friendly

Once winter starts, you're going to be looking for a place that can heat up and stay warm, fast. Metal cladding can indeed provide you with this—saving you money and time. The price of metal cladding will pay for itself, not long after purchase, as the durability of metal means that, if properly maintained, the metal will last a very long time. 

Benefits

Cost effectiveness and aesthetics of exterior metal cladding aside, the minimal cost to the environment is another big hitter. In a society that always looks to reduce its impact on the environment, one could say this is arguably metal cladding's biggest advantage. Metal is recyclable, meaning the metal in the cladding you choose will likely once have been used for a different purpose, and who's to day that it wont be done again. The insulating elements are not only likely to save you money, they will save the environment—by way of using less energy keeping you warm.

Endless options

Metal can easily be shaped into any form, making the options of exterior metal cladding almost endless. Metal can also easily be painted or coated, ensuring the individuality of the home owner does not need to take a back seat but can shine through with the choice of colour.

Lifetime looks

With proper maintenance, metal cladding can last an exceptionally long time. Ensure the façades are inspected regularly for corrosion or other signs of wear and tear to ensure any problems are found early on, before potential other issues ensure. Regular maintenance will ensure you won't be hit with large repair bills in the future. Also, be sure to have it installed by a professional, to guarantee the metal cladding will last you many years to come!

What are your thoughts on exterior metal cladding? Let us know in the comments … 
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