Siding, commonly referred to as wall cladding, helps in protecting and preserving the exterior side of your wall. It acts as a barrier between your house and the elements, i.e., sun, rain, snow, heat, cold and the wind. This provides a warm and cozy environment for you and your family.
Types of Wall Cladding
• Wood: This is by far the most versatile and most stylish. It can also be used on nearly any structure. It’s also one of the easiest when it comes to installation and maintenance. They require frequent maintenance compared to other popular alternatives.
• Plastic Siding: One of the limiting factors with regards to using plastic is the color selection and design style. Unlike other forms of cladding, plastic vinyl has the advantage of being more resistive to the elements. Thereby they tend not to crack, fade or buckle with time and they require less maintenance.
• Metal: These come in a wide variety of metals, color, and shape, usually popular with modern and retro structures. Of all the metals, aluminum is the most common one. This is in part due to its light-weight nature and ease of manipulation. It also gives a building a clean, durable finish.
• Composite: From asphalt shingles, asbestos, aluminum, hardboard, fiberboard, fiber cement, etc. various composite material can also be used for siding. Composites come highly recommended to those seeking a certain unique look and style. As for the environmental impact, this depends on the material used during the manufacturing process.