What is Metal Cladding?
Metal cladding is essentially a protective coating designed to protect a layer of composite material by bonding metal to its surface. This is achieved using lasers, diffusion and deformation, and the resulting structure effectively protects against wear and corrosion. In addition to providing a very modern appearance, it's also cost-effective and suitable for various applications. This material is also environmentally-friendly since it is highly durable and will serve you for a long time.
What’s the Purpose of Having Metal Cladding System?
Metal cladding serves various functions; not only is the metal itself a commonly used material that provides protection from the elements, but it is also a popular choice for the walls of industrial and commercial buildings. Since it is malleable by nature, it can be connected together in a variety of ways, satisfying a number of complex design and aesthetic desires. Metal cladding can also be produced in a wide range of colours and styles.
Metal cladding is highly popular around the world, seen in an assortment of buildings, such as warehouses, manufacturing facilities, hospitals, residential buildings, and even schools! With this in mind, here are the advantages of utilizing metal cladding:
Water and Fire Resistant
Cladding panels don’t absorb moisture, which makes them essentially waterproof. Their waterproof properties protect them and any structure they’re placed on from mold, mildew, fungi and algae. Metal panels made using the cladding technique are also some of the most fire-resistant construction materials. When combined with non-flammable substrate or open framing, the panels receive a 15 minute stay in place rating fire rating CAN/ULC-S101 & S102.
Durable and Low Maintenance
Because of their durability, metal wall cladding panels are typically used on buildings and other structures to protect against abrasion and corrosion. The AD LOC 100 and 300 wall and roof panels that we manufacture at Advanced Panel Products are renowned for their strength and durability. They provide optimal insulation, thermal performance and moisture and air leakage protection. This makes them perfect for commercial and industrial walls and roofs. Metal cladding panels are also low maintenance and require little if any cleaning, and can last for more than 20 years.
Provide Excellent Insulation
In general, metal building materials have excellent insulation properties – a characteristic that is compounded with metal cladding 7.2 R value per inch. Cladding panels’ insulation can prevent exterior and interior air leakage, improving a building’s energy efficiency and reducing energy costs. Heat insulation also helps improve their thermal efficiency. Acoustical infill material can also be easily added to the interior of the building envelope to greatly improve sound insulation.
Lightweight and Easy to Install
Metal cladding panels are known for their lightweight design. They’re so light that they don’t reduce the dead load of a building and they are easy to maneuver and install. Easy installation means faster installation, which typically makes project completion more timely and with fewer delays. Malleability also makes them useful in many applications, manufactured per need and able to be twisted into many shapes if proper cuts are made to the interior of the panel. Their malleability also adds to their aesthetics. The sleek, metal panels are available in many textures and colours, which only adds to their modern appeal.
Discover the many benefits of metal wall cladding panels for yourself. Call us today to learn how these panels can be used in your next project.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you clean metal cladding?
Metal cladding is extremely low-maintenance and can be cleaned just by sponging it or hosing it down with water. For areas with dust, rain spots, and cobwebs, wiping is sufficient and will eliminate most visible dust and dirt. You can also clean using a broom first, and then clean with water.
How long does it last?
Aside from being low-maintenance, metal panels are also extremely durable, with a minimum lifespan of 50 years with proper care and maintenance. This material has been shown to endure and resist extreme weather as well as bumps and dents.
What type of materials are used for metal panels?
Some of the most widely-utilized materials for metal cladding panel construction are stainless steel, galvanized steel, weathering steel, aluminum, titanium, and zinc. Each one fits a different purpose and it is best to consult with a professional to find out which material works best for you and your specific industry needs! You can call us at Advanced Panel to learn more about metal cladding.
How much do metal panels cost?
The cost of metal panels can vary per square foot and is dependent on which material you want to use, as well as the overall design complexity of the building. The more material you utilize, the higher the overall cost is going to be.
Where do I buy metal walls?
Metal walls are available here at Advance Panel Products and we can provide you with high-quality materials partnered with exceptional customer service. We will guide you through the whole process, from choosing the material that's best for you until the final purchase.