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What do those Cladding terms mean?

There are many different types of home and shed cladding, which means that there will be numerous amount of terms that you will have to know. Thus allowing you to know what you are getting for your money. Below we have listed some of the terms, with brief descriptions, that you should know. Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Exterior Cladding

We understand that timber cladding holds many accountable properties, but what exactly is the downside?

Like all timber, wood cladding is susceptible from damage from insect and fungus attacks. Less durable timber like European redwood should always be treated and, depending on how and where it is used, may need to be recoated. If your building is in an inner city or a difficult location, access will prevent a challenge.

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Why You Should Have Exterior Cladding

Using exterior timber cladding is essentially providing a protective layer of material that separates a building’s structure and interior from the outside elements, including sound and weather.

Exterior cladding is effective at protecting against solar damage, temperature, water and wind.

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Timber cladding mistakes to avoid

You’ve opted for exterior timber cladding and had it installed; you’ll want your wood lasting as long as possible, right?

Timber Shiplap Cladding

Below, we’ve listed how to avoid the common mistakes that are made in order for you to have longer-lasting exterior timber cladding.

– England has a moderately damp climate which will inevitably lead to moisture – avoid cladding either the north or east facing surfaces.

– Timing – in order to avoid any warping and curling of green or timber that has recently been cut, apply the cladding between October and April to stop one surface drying faster than the rest.

– Avoid the installation of cladding during or prior to a heatwave.

– It is better to opt for hardwood cladding as it is much more durable than soft wood and choose an experienced installer.

– When using a wood finish, you will need to adopt a maintenance cycle to keep up the appearance of the wood.

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