What is Aluminium Cladding?

5 years ago

What is Aluminium Cladding?

Aluminium cladding is a type of cladding system that is made from aluminium, a lightweight but strong metal. The aluminium itself is powder coated or anodised in order to protect it.  Aluminium cladding is available as boards or panels that are affixed to the exterior of the house in order to improve its aesthetics and also to protect it from the elements.

Aluminium is a great choice for cladding as it is lightweight thus easy to install, it is very durable, it is resistant to moisture and saltwater, it is impervious to termites and other insects, and it handles harsh weather conditions very well.  It is also very low in maintenance as all you need to do is give it a clean with a mild detergent and water once or twice a year. Aluminium cladding also allows the house behind it to “breathe” so there is very little risk of your home leaking. Most aluminium cladding systems come with their own flashings and corners.

Aluminium cladding can be fitted with insulation on the back or have insulation installed underneath it in order to improve its energy efficiency and make your home more comfortable to live in.