Roof cladding is used to cover a roof, creating a watertight layer that keeps the elements out and the inside warm and dry. It comes in all shapes and sizes and the wide range of materials available give you the chance to find the style that suits your building. Many of the different types of roof cladding options are extremely aesthetically pleasing and add significant value to your building through both its renewed appearance and the increased water-tightness of the building.

Different types of cladding

Wood was one of the earliest materials used for roof shingles, although they have been banned in many areas for being a known fire hazard. Slate, plastic or asphalt shingles are other traditional options available.

Metal sheeting is one of the most commonly used cladding options. This type of roofing typically consists of large, corrugated sheets of metal overlapped at their edges to create a weather-tight covering. Metal roofing is lightweight, requires little ongoing maintenance, and, depending on the quality of the metal used, can last more than 50 years. It tends to be fairly utilitarian in appearance, and is very popular in industrial construction.

The benefits of roof cladding

When considering roofing refurbishment the focus should always be on the planning and management of the project. The safety of those carrying out the work, those operating below roof level and minimising disruption to the client’s operations are critical. Industrial cladding can not only protect the industrial building but also increase the value of the property quite substantially too. Cladding work is usually traditionally completed on industrial buildings like warehouses, factories and large storage facilities.

The average industrial building is subject to such damaging external agents as weather conditions and wildlife, and with materials such as brick or stone being quite easy to damage, many industrial buildings begin to appear run-down only a few years into their lifespan. Industrial cladding is a good way of preventing, or at the very least minimising, this effect.

Ease of installation is also a deciding factor. Used in a retrofit, metal cladding can be installed over the top of other materials, eliminating removal expenses. In new construction, metal can be placed directly over concrete, or without any sub-sheathing having to be applied to the exterior of a building, reducing overall construction costs.

Our roof cladding comes in a variety of forms such as tile sheet, traditional corrugated, 34/1000 or composite panel. We will take time to understand your needs and then recommend the best roof cladding type for your warehouse or factory roof.

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