Like many other home improvement concerns, wall cladding is a highly debated necessity.
However, despite its great features such as weatherproofing, insulation, and increasing the curb side appeal of homes and other properties, many consumers still doubt and question the upkeep cost for gravely unfounded reasons.
According to Nu-wall Aluminium Cladding, wall cladding isn’t a one-shot property care protection measure, but a lifetime’s worth of great security and confidence. It can be relied upon to be weathertight and to stay weathertight for the life of the building.
In itself, it’s a perfect product for any residential, commercial, and industrial areas looking to keep their properties safe from all kinds of weather dilemmas and insulation issues.
Less about the Price and More about the Quality
It’s fairly easy to dismiss a wall cladding or any product for that matter based only on the price. However, when it comes to weatherproof wall cladding, there are a wide variety of materials to choose from. Depending on what type of material the designer or the owner selects, it can ultimately affect the quality of protection they will get.
Lifetime Quality over Cost and Design
To finally clear the conundrum of wall cladding product viability, Build Magazine released an industry-expert report on the cost, maintenance value, and projected life span of various wall improvement materials.
On Unpainted Cladding (Steel-Based)
When it comes to pricing, unpainted steel-based claddings are the cheapest. However, the maintenance cost of non-painted wall claddings is too high to ignore. The annual cost and lifetime per unpainted steel material are as follows:
- Corrugated Steel: 30 – 40 $/M2 with 20 – 30 average life
- Aluminium Corrugated: 30 – 40 $/M2 with 30 – 30 average life
- Concrete Tiles: 40 – 50 $/M2 with 60 – 80 average life
- Metal Tiles: 50 – 60 $/M2 with 80 – 100 average life
- Corrugated Steel: 60 – 70 $/M2 with 40 – 60 average life
- Trapezoidal Steel: 60 – 70 $/M2 with 40 – 60 average life
Based on the annual repair cost and average life, it’s clear that the higher the quality of the cladding material is, the lesser upkeep and the longer life years it has.
For this reason, choosing a product excellence, in the long run, isn’t outright being luxurious, but practical.