How do you make your timber cladding long-lasting?
You’ve decided to go for exterior timber home or shed cladding and you have had it installed. How do you now make sure it is long-lasting? Well, a number of factors should be taken into account, read on to find out what they are.
Moisture As England is partial to a damp climate, it is best to avoid cladding that is on either north or east-facing surfaces.
Timing It is a good idea to apply cladding between October and April. As this will stop one surface drying faster than the rest. Thus, avoiding any warping and curling of green or timber that has recently been cut.
Heat In addition to ensuring the timing is correct, also take heat into consideration. As it is best to avoid installing cladding during or prior to a heatwave.
Durability Hardwood cladding has much more durability, in comparison to softwood. Making it the better choice.
Fitter This should really go without saying, but if you want your exterior cladding to look amazing, get an experience timber cladding fitter to install it.
Maintenance If a wood finish is chosen then a maintenance cycle should be maintained. This will ensure that the appearance of the wood is kept in tip-top shape. A couple of factors should be taken into account when trying to carry out a maintenance cycle. Such as the type of cladding that is being used, the finish, the direction of the surface and the amount of wind, rain and sun that the cladding will be subject to.
Wear and Tear If the timber cladding is being installed in an urban area then this will show in the colour and condition of it. This is because of dirt and pollution and is said to particularly affect cedar.
As long as these factors are taken into account, your cladding should be long-lasting. For further information about our timber shed cladding options, please peruse our website.