If you have been interested in adding exterior cladding to your home, you will likely have heard about composite cladding.
There are already many advantages to adding cladding to your home. Cladding made out of composite material has even more benefits, as it is one of the better cladding materials on the market.
If you’re purchasing composite cladding, you’ll want the best type available to ensure the cladding boards will continue to look good for many years.
Before you leap into a full-on cladding project, you should learn more about what it entails. In this piece, we’ll discuss the benefits of composite cladding and why Ecoscape stocks some of the best boards on the market.
What Is Cladding?
In the building and construction industry, cladding refers to placing one material over another for visual appeal or functional purposes. When talking about home design, cladding refers to boards made from various materials placed on a home’s walls.
You can place cladding boards on your home’s interior and exterior walls. Exterior cladding generally has more practical benefits, while putting cladding on the interior walls of your home is usually for aesthetic purposes.
Wall cladding placed on the exterior of your home can offer many functional benefits, such as saving you money and adding value to your home. We will discuss how below.
What Are The Benefits Of Cladding?
If you’re wondering why you should start a cladding project of your own at home, then we have listed many of the benefits that could help persuade you.
The UK is known for becoming excessively cold in winter and has recently become particularly warm during summer.
This often costs UK residents considerably to heat their homes in the winter and cool them in summer. Thankfully, placing wall cladding on the exterior of your home can improve your home’s insulation significantly.
This is because most of the exterior of your home will be covered by an extra layer of cladding boards, making it more difficult for heat to escape in winter and retaining cool air during summer.
You will, therefore, only need to slightly heat and cool your home when it’s hot or cold out, which can save you a lot of money on electricity, and gas.
The insulation properties of your cladding won’t only apply to hot and cold air, as they can also insulate any noise inside your home, which can prevent sounds from reaching your neighbours and any noises your neighbours make from entering your home as well.
If you want to change the look of your home, but don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on renovations, then you should consider adding some wall cladding, as it can give your home a sleek, modern aesthetic.
There are many different types of cladding material on the market, and these materials come in a wide variety of different colours, so you’ll easily be able to find a range of cladding boards that you’ll like.
Cladding is also relatively easy to install and does not cost all that much to purchase if you compare it to remodelling a large section of your house. It can also easily be removed if you no longer want cladding, or it can be swapped out for a different material or colour a few years down the line.
An extra layer of protection
One of the main benefits of cladding is that it provides your home with an extra layer of protection, as it can protect the external walls of your home from the elements in a good few ways.
A few types of cladding are water resistant, such as composite cladding, so it will take the brunt of any wet weather you experience. This means any algae or mould that would have grown on your walls will instead form on your wall cladding.
Cladding, in particular, is often much easier to clean than a painted wall and can save you from having to paint your walls for a good few years.
Extreme heat can also cause the paint on the exterior of your home to fade over time, but once again, cladding provides a barrier that protects this paint, as it will take the brunt of any UV exposure.
Strong winds can cause debris to fall off trees and blow onto your home, which can cause some damage. Cladding, however, provides an extra layer of protection that will protect your home from any debris blowing in the wind.
Who Is Ecoscape?
If this article has grabbed your attention, then you’ll probably want to know where you should purchase your composite cladding boards.
At Ecoscape, we offer some of the highest-quality composite products on the market while still making them using eco-friendly materials. We also offer some great warranties and various finishes and colours to choose from.
So if you live in the UK or elsewhere in Europe, you should consider purchasing your composite products from Ecoscape, as we will be able to deliver them to your door within 2-5 business days.
Why You Should Choose Ecoscape Composite Cladding
Both of our ranges of composite cladding boards come standard with 25-year warranties, which means that if anything out of your control causes your cladding boards to malfunction, we’ll be able to repair or replace them for you.
At Ecoscape, you can choose from a range of composite cladding in six different colours across our two ranges. The colours you’ll be able to choose from include:
- Silver Birch
- Spiced Oak
If you have any other Ecoscape products, such as our composite decking, or composite fencing, then you’ll be able to purchase composite cladding that will be able to match the rest of your composite products.
Our Ecoscape composite cladding boards come in two different trim styles, so you’ll be able to choose one that suits the style of the rest of your home.
If you prefer the look of real wood, but don’t want to have to deal with the maintenance that comes with timber cladding, then you should consider our slatted cladding boards, as they look very similar in style to traditional wood cladding boards.
If you’re going for more of a modern look, then you should consider our panel cladding boards instead, as they will give your home more of a sleek, modern look, as the panels have a smooth finish without any lines like our slatted cladding boards have.
If you decide to order composite cladding boards from other companies, they may not offer you cladding boards that will be the correct length for the area of your home you are planning to clad.
This will cause you to need to cut your cladding boards, which will require extra effort or money on your part, as it might be a good idea to hire a professional to do it for you if you aren’t all that clued up on DIY.
At Ecoscape, you can choose between two different lengths when purchasing cladding boards, as we offer both ranges of our boards in lengths of either 2,500mm or 3,600mm.
If you are worried about how your cladding or other composite products will look in person once they have been fitted to your property, then Ecoscape has a solution for you.
We offer free samples of both of our cladding board ranges, so you’ll be able to see what they will look and feel like before you make a large purchase of a large number of our cladding boards.
Get Your Composite Cladding From Ecoscape Today!
The points we mentioned above make Ecoscape one of the best composite cladding brands, so if you’re based in the UK or Europe and need any composite product, you should check out our website and/or get in touch with our sales team. We strive to provide our clients with high-quality products and excellent customer service that some other brands lack.
Is composite cladding more expensive than wood?
Yes, it is usually more expensive than wood; however, the fact that it does not require the use of any treatment products means that it will save you money in the long run.
Does composite cladding add value to a house?
Almost any renovation to your home can add value to it, and composite cladding is no different.
Does composite cladding make your house warmer?
Composite cladding – wall cladding, in particular – improves your home’s insulation, making it warmer in the colder months and cooler in the hotter months.