What Is Composite Cladding?

What Is Composite Cladding?

Composite cladding is a modern solution to traditional timber or uPVC alternatives. Cladding is added to a building to enhance the exterior appearance and add durable weather protection.

At Starglaze Windows, we install high grade composite cladding across Lincolnshire. If you are unsure what composite cladding is and can’t decide if it is the best improvement project for your property – keep reading.

In this article, our experts are sharing everything you need to know about composite cladding.

What Is Composite Cladding?

Cladding is added to buildings for multiple purposes. Traditionally manufactured with timber or uPVC, cladding is not essential to structural stability, but its use has many benefits. Cladding works as an extra layer between a property and the natural elements. High quality cladding can protect external walls from adverse weather conditions and enhance a home’s visual appeal.

Composite cladding is a contemporary alternative to uPVC and timber constructions. Made from a blend of high grade materials, it is strong and durable. Unlike cladding made from other materials, composite cladding is low maintenance and long lasting.

Cladding can be added to your property to alter its exterior appearance, improve insulation, and provide additional weather protection. By investing in a composite cladding installation, you can completely transform your home.

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Benefits of Composite Cladding

Safe & Secure

Composite cladding is made from premium quality materials. All Starglaze composite cladding conforms to British and European fire and safety regulations. With composite cladding installed, homeowners can have total peace of mind. Our composite cladding has undergone reaction to fire and single flame combustibility tests. Your home is in safe hands with a Starglaze cladding installation.

Beautiful Finish

Versatile and visually appealing, composite cladding panels can mimic the appearance of traditional timber cladding. To create the authentic wood like appearance, composite cladding fits together in the same way as timber and features an embossed timber-replica finish. With composite cladding, it is possible to maintain the authentic appearance of a traditional home, without the associated timber cladding issues. Composite cladding can also be designed to create a more contemporary property exterior. The high grade materials used in composite cladding are versatile and can be tailor made to cater to all property aesthetics.

Durable & Built To Last

Traditional timber cladding may have an attractive appearance, but it is prone to several performance issues. Cladding made from wood panels can succumb to weather damage over time. Rain water can lead to rot developing and adverse weather conditions can cause deterioration and damage that is expensive to repair. Old fashioned cladding can also be a fire risk to properties, especially if it was not manufactured and installed to high industry standards. When you upgrade your home with composite cladding, you will not need to regularly repaint, repair or restore the structure. In fact, composite cladding offers impressive long term performance and will continue to enhance the appearance of your home for several years.

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Pros & Cons of Composite Cladding

Composite cladding can be tailored to suit the specifications and style of your property. With a Starglaze installation, you can have total confidence that your new cladding is safe, durable, and built to last.

Like all home improvement projects, composite cladding installations have advantages and disadvantages. If you are still unsure whether composite cladding is the best renovation for your home, here are the pros and cons:

Pros of composite cladding:

  • Durable
  • Low maintenance
  • Weatherproof
  • Long-lasting
  • Strong
  • Versatile design
  • Safe & secure
  • Often made from recyclable materials

Cons of composite cladding:

  • More expensive than uPVC and timber cladding
  • Requires occasional cleaning
  • It can’t be repainted or refinished

Enhance Your Property With Starglaze Composite Cladding

At Starglaze, we have been updating homes across Lincolnshire for over 50 years. We offer a wide range of home improvements, including window, door, conservatory and roofline installations. We also offer a composite cladding installation service.

We are proud to offer homeowners composite cladding manufactured from premium quality materials. You can have total peace of mind with a Starglaze installation, our composite cladding has a long life span and complies with British building regulations and safety standards.

To discuss your composite cladding installation with our expert team, call 01522 512020 or enter your enquiry into our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you soon and upgrading your home with composite cladding.

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