We have compiled a list of composite cladding FAQ to help you know more about our product.
What Are Composite Cladding Boards?
Composite cladding is a material that homeowners use to cover the wall of their building. Cladding is a term in building construction that refers to the process of putting one building material over another. The aim of doing it is to give the building an extra layer of protection against the environment.
Also, cladding increases the insulating properties of the building that you put it on. Aside from insulation, cladding a building with composite material will increase the aesthetic value.
What Are Composite Cladding Boards Made Of?
Composite cladding primary composition is wood fibre and plastic. That is why it is sometimes called plastic wood claddingâ€”makers of composite cladding process the wood fibre and plastic in a factory where they mix them. After mixing, they heat the mixture until it forms composite cladding. Then, they cut the composite cladding into different sizes.
Benefits of Composite Cladding Boards
A composite cladding has lots of benefits. The advantages range from easy maintenance to high aesthetic value. Also, composite cladding is mould and mildew resistant. Unlike timber cladding that quickly absorbs water, composite cladding has a protected surface that reduces water absorption. This makes your cladding to last longer.
Also, a composite cladding provides better insulation than a wood cladding. Another benefit of composite cladding is that it is more durable than wood. What this implies is that plastic wood cladding will last longer than timber. Aside from long lifespan, composite cladding is resistant to insects like termites. This means that termites cannot attack your cladding.
Do I Have to Maintain My Composite Cladding?
Yes, you have to maintain your composite cladding so that it will look good. The difference between keeping your composite cladding and maintaining wood cladding is clear. It is easy for you to take care of your plastic wood cladding.
You don’t have to sand, seal, stain or paint your composite cladding to make it last longer. Wood requires constant painting or staining else it will lose its durability.
How Do I Maintain My Composite Cladding?
This is an important composite cladding FAQ. Maintaining your composite cladding is easy. All you should do is use a cloth to wipe off the dirt from the surface of your cladding. We recommend that you soak the cloth in soapy water if you want to wipe simple stains. That is all your composite cladding needs to stay beautiful.
If oil and grease spill on your cladding, removing the stain is easier. You will need a soft brush and soapy water for the task. You should gently scrub the oil or grease after you have sprayed the soapy water on it. After cleaning, you can rinse your cladding surface with water and ensure that the soap washes away completely.
Note that when you are scrubbing, you should ensure that you scrub along the grain of your cladding boards. It will make sure that you don’t scratch or leave lines on your composite cladding.
Are Plastic Wood Cladding Boards Fire Resistant?
Our composite cladding boards are less combustible and flammable than plastic and wood cladding. A composite cladding has a lower Euroclass fire rating of B.
A plastic cladding has a higher fire rating of C/D. In the UK and Europe, the fire rating classification of building materials ranges from A1 to F. That is from the lowest flammability to highest flammability. Since composite cladding has a fire rating of B, its flammability is low.
This implies that your cladding will not burn rapidly like wood or plastic cladding. Although it might release smoke, composite cladding combustibility is low.
What Size Does Composite Cladding Boards Come In?
Composite cladding comes in various sizes. Our composite cladding boards dimensions are 2.5m. This makes it easy for homeowners to fix the cladding when they are installing it.
What Are the Different Colours of Plastic Wood Cladding?
Our product comes in an array of colours. The colours range from grey to brown and anthracite grey. Also, you can get light-coloured composite cladding boards and dark-coloured composite cladding. With our timeless composite cladding, your building surface will remain beautiful for a long time.
Does Plastic Wood Cladding Fade Over Time?
Unlike wood that loses its surface pigment quickly, composite cladding colour is timeless. What this implies is that the colour of your cladding will not fade quickly.
Although composite cladding will lose a small amount of colour after you install it, your cladding will stay beautiful for a long time. This suggests that you don’t have to paint your composite cladding when you are taking care of it like you would a timber cladding.
How Thick Is Your Composite Cladding?
Composite wall cladding comes in various thickness depending on the one that you choose. Our plastic wood cladding is 12mm thick. This makes the composite cladding board to be strong and to withstand the pressure placed on it.
Despite the thickness of our cladding boards, our cladding is lightweight. This ensures that you can carry our cladding boards when you are installing it on your house wall.
What Is the Warranty of Your Composite Cladding?
This is another composite cladding FAQ. Our composite cladding boards have a long lifespan. If you install and maintain our cladding regularly, it can last for 20 years. This 20 years warranty covers the colour of the cladding provided that you don’t paint the cladding boards.
Is Plastic Wood Cladding Resistant to Insect?
Yes, composite cladding is resistant to insects like termite attack. Aside from insects, composite cladding is resistant to mould and mildew attack. This is because mould cannot easily grow on the surface of your cladding. Also, it is resistant to warping, splintering, and breaking.