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Cladding Seminar Presentation
April 08, 2017, 07:55:02 AM

Cladding is any material coating used to cover a structure’s exterior, pictures a protective layer over the surface. Just like the skin covers or protects the internal organs, cladding protects against the elements and shields against environmental conditions. The major purpose of cladding is to separate the indoor environment of a building from the outdoors in such a way that the indoor environment can be maintained at levels suitable for the intended use. Cladding must prevent the entry of water, e.g. rain, snow and ice into a building. Depending upon the various materials used for cladding, it is divided into various types: panel cladding, timber cladding, stone cladding, aluminum cladding and vinyl cladding. All have their different properties and procedures to apply and give numerous benefits. Though sometimes some cladding defects may also occur such as spalling, crack brick, obstructed weep holes, rotted wood, peeling paint and staining, rusted fasteners and rusted lath and drip screed on stucco. All in all, cladding systems should be highly resistant to water,  inexpensive, easy to install and provide low maintenance and thermal insulation and higher life expectancy.