The Advantages of External Wall Cladding

External wall cladding is becoming an increasingly popular construction method in South Africa.

In our industry, external wall cladding refers to the coating or covering of one material, with another. This is done for various reasons including purely aesthetic or functional purposes.

Depending on your desired outcome and budget, external wall cladding can consist of various materials like wood, imitation stone or brick, metal and even plastic or vinyl.

When looking at the advantages of external wall cladding, it becomes clear why so many homeowners request this method to cater for their various needs.

Safety & Protection



External wall cladding is a great way to protect your property. When installed by a professional team like JNA Projects, it can increase the mechanical strength of a structure and improve resistance to cracking during increased temperature change – we all know what a problem that is in the South African climate!

Furthermore, external wall cladding also reduces water absorption and increases resistance to sunlight, strong winds and mould.

Low Maintenance



For many, this is the trump-card: external wall cladding requires very little maintenance compared to painting.

In most cases, the only maintenance required is regular washing and cleaning of surfaces. The rest takes care of itself.

Stone or brick cladding can be expensive as an up-front cost but is likely to last decades with no maintenance if installed properly.

Aesthetics



When it comes to the aesthetics of your exterior walls, few things offer value for money like wall cladding does. Various looks and textures can be achieved that simply cannot be done by using paint.

Cladding is a great way to highlight certain feature walls and adds a very unique look to any building.

Think texture, think colour, think adding value to your home – all of this, and more, can be achieved with a simple cladding solution.

Feel free to visit our JNA PROJECTS website for more building inspiration!


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