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Why Metal Cladding Are Suitable For Facades?

Cladding in architecture is replacing building materials with another layer to offer various functional and visual benefits. Cladding can be made from various materials, including wood, plastic, stone, and artificial stone – but metal cladding is the most common and cost-effective. The majority of metal cladding panels are made of Zinc metal, and their advantages are becoming more widely recognized.

Protection and Strength 

The added insulation to the building is one of the most important benefits of metal cladding plates. Metal cladding panels protect the interior building materials from the elements while also increasing the construction's mechanical integrity. The cladding defends against temperature fluctuations, wind, water absorption, sunshine, and emissions, both of which can damage the structural stability and aesthetics.

Non-Combustible

Metal construction materials are non-combustible, according to the International Building Code. This does not means all structures used in facade design are excluded from fire restrictions. Nonetheless, it recognizes the significant benefits of using non-combustible metal panels over wood and other materials.

Low Maintenance 

Metal cladding panels needed relatively little maintenance or repair work compared to timber, stone, and painted surfaces. Metal cladding is highly resistant to harsh weather conditions and can be washed to maintain its aesthetically appealing appearance.

Lightweight Solution 

Metal cladding panels, especially  zinc panels  or lightweight aluminium honeycomb cores, can be the lightest of cladding choices. This reduces the dead load on the building, which makes them simple to ship and mount.

Aesthetics 

Even though the main motives for using metal cladding in a building are functional, there are also aesthetic advantages. Metal cladding will significantly alter the overall appearance, making it more attractive and adding value. Metal cladding can be used in various shapes and finishes, and it can produce a variety of looks, including a variety of paint combinations, streamlined stainless steel, and rustic metal looks.

Environment-Friendly

Metal cladding panels can be manufactured from natural / recycled materials, making them eco-friendly and reducing the waste volume that ends up in landfills. And, since they are made of common metals, they can be quickly recycled at the end of their useful life as cladding. As a result, the carbon footprint associated with metal cladding panels is significantly reduced.

Budget-Friendly

Before beginning every building project, you must have a well-planned and comprehensive budget. It is best to choose facade companies in India that will cost you less money from start to finish. Metal sheet cladding is the preferred choice because it is much less expensive than most cladding materials.

The cost of concrete and wood panelling can be marginally higher than that of aluminium. The substantial cost differential arises as the price of repairing metal linings and their longevity is considered. Metal exterior or interior panels are less expensive to maintain than concrete or wood walls, which often last longer.

It's also worth noting that Zinc metal is malleable, corrosion resistant and has less maintenance.  It is also is an excellent option for larger cladding plates owing to its mechanical yield and weight, which can be very efficient on a facade design. Core-cladding panels are a perfect choice for making these visually beautiful rain screen facades due to their lightweight and solid properties.

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