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.
Having exterior cladding will deter any damage and deterioration that is created from UV waves. The exterior elements of a structure will need to be able to resist the potentially harmful effects of the sun. If it does not, the material will likely fail and allow access to the interior for moisture and outside temperature to get in.
Exterior cladding will protect a structure from the weather temperature, from extreme winters to sweltering summers. Using rigid insulation that is built-up layers of material will protect a building from the inside and outside temperatures through creating thermal gaps that will not allow the temperatures to be conducted through the cladding, bridging exterior and interior temperatures.
Often the hardest the element to protect your building against is water. Moisture will be repelled using siding, waterproof membranes, weeps, sealant, flashing and weatherstripping. Siding will act as the first line of defence, typically the most important and durable cladding element. The other applications act as protecting the structure from any moisture that attempts to get into the siding.
Using exterior cladding provides a shield from the wind. In order to avoid any damage that could be caused to the timber cladding, the materials will be securely applied to the structure all the while allowing minimal movement by the wind.
Timber Shiplap Cladding can provide a various amount of benefits and is perfect to exterior cladding applications!