Premium Metal Cladding Modernizes Architectural Design

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Premium Metal Cladding Provides Design Versatility

 

In architecture, cladding is a commonly used method to protect a building structure from exterior elements. For this purpose, it is the application of one layer of material over another to shield against an infiltration of weather elements. Cladding itself is not the weatherproofing condition, but in combination with a vapour barrier, will prevent water from entering the structure itself. Different types of cladding are available and a designer will choose different materials that are best suited to a particular architectural vision. Cladding can be used with a variety of materials, but one of the most efficient is to use metal; either steel or aluminium. There are many different options available on the market, so proper research should be taken to ensure the best one is chosen to realize a design’s aesthetic effect.

 

 

Modern Versatility with Exceptional Benefits

 

Metal cladding systems are one way to bring a modern look to either a new build or an existing building and can be used both for interior design as well as exterior. Whether a single family dwelling, or a multi-level condominium, premium metal cladding systems are versatile and offer many benefits including cost-effectiveness, environmentally friendly, energy efficient and can last upwards of 50 years! Colours can be mixed and matched to suit anyone’s personal tastes or to achieve a specific aesthetic effect. From different commercial effects such as a high-rise lobby to a health and wellness spa, from a bank office to a doctor’s office there are many different combinations for both exterior or interior designs. Even some of your favourite stores or restaurants are already using metal cladding systems in recent design upgrades.

 

 

Easy to Install, Easy to Maintain!

 

Metal cladding is installed by attaching vertical panels to a mounting system on an existing or new substrate including plywood, concrete, stucco, brick or glass to name the most common. Aluminium is the material of choice for cladding panels due to its high weight-to-strength ratio. Aluminium is also recyclable, so that when the time comes for a new design update, years down the road, the materials can be responsibly disposed of.

 

Maintaining a premium metal cladding system is very easy to do! Many manufacturers include a premium coating on the metal panels to prevent fading or other damage due to weather exposure. Industry recognized Fluoropolymer paints provide added protection that repels pollution, acid rain, airborne pollution and corrosion from salt and minerals. For Canadians living in the Eastern provinces that heavily rely on salt and sand for winter traction, this coating is imperative in protecting the longevity of one’s exterior cladding system!

 

Annually, give your cladding system a good wash – it’s that easy for basic maintenance! Cladding is generally easy to repair – keep an eye out for any scratches or dents. As aluminium is a softer and lighter metal, this makes it susceptible to denting. Often, dents can be repaired. For steel cladding, (also a popular option due to its strength,) be on the lookout for rust.

 

Partner with a technical designer at a reputable firm who specializes in premium metal cladding systems. They can help move your architectural vision into a reality. For any application, they will partner with you to understand your needs and help to pick out the right system and the right design!

Nortem offers the most green and efficient cladding system. Our choice of fully recyclable material for our metal panelling products is based on research and innovation.

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