Cladding is a key part of every home’s exterior. Whether it’s brick, stone or siding, cladding does more than just boost your home’s curb appeal – it also protects your property.
Protection Against Physical Damage
Cladding is like the armor that protects your home from damage caused by high wind as well as impact from airborne debris, falling tree branches and thrown objects. Manufactured cladding, such as siding, may be rated for impact resistance, an important consideration when choosing new cladding for your home. Look for impact ratings on the manufacturer’s website, or ask your contractor about it when choosing your siding options. Breaks on the cladding can allow moisture into the exterior wall substrate and increase the risk of mold growth, damage to the insulation, and
Installing new cladding can improve your home’s insulation, which, in turn, can help improve your home’s energy efficiency. The cavities in a standard wall framing are filled with insulating material like fiberglass wool or expanding foam. Cladding like brick or insulated siding bolsters insulation in the framing.
A properly insulated home has lower indoor heating and cooling requirements because the insulation helps maintain consistent indoor temperatures. This means less heat loss during winter and less heat gain during summer, which can help keep your home more comfortable without high utility costs. Reduced workload can also help prolong your HVAC’s lifespan, which can result in further savings from repair and maintenance costs.
Good cladding can bolster your home’s structural integrity by helping reduce the effects of cracked walls and loose support components, which can sometimes happen as the exterior walls age. It doesn’t fix the issue, but it can help slow down their effects until a home repair contractor can address the problem properly and permanently.
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