The use of metal roofing and cladding involves layering metal sheets to protect a building from the harsh outside elements. There are various types of metal cladding each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Zinc and Copper both have surfaces that create a patina over time, Aluminium is lightweight and has an extensive colour range. Colorbond is an Australian tried and tested brand that provides value for money. Hopefully by the end of this article you’ll be more informed and able to make a decision as to which type of metal cladding is best for you.
The style and timeless quality of Copper is hard to deny. With functional profile options and hard-wearing characteristics combine to create a classic handcrafted finish to compliment the design of your building.
Copper’s distinct colour is a popular choice for many architects, builders and home owners It’s unique and alluring quality is the ageing process. To protect itself from the atmospheric elements copper develops and patina that changes from a brassy orange, to bright green and then a dark hue of brown over the time of its life
Copper’s ability to protect itself is a perfect solution for a harsh coastal climate. It’s extremely durable and maintenance free. It will provide the longevity required to clad your building over its entire lifetime.
Copper is 100% recyclable making it a sustainable choice which is great news for your new project. It’s commercial, domestic and industrial applications create extensive exterior and interior choices to compliment the style of your design.
Zinc’s popularity comes from its elegant colour shades that change slowly over its lifespan. It’s certainly an attractive metal, grey (natural) and black being the most popular, with a colour range of subtle hues adding to its aesthetic, creating a variety of choices only adds to its appeal.
Highly resistant to corrosion. It develops a patina over time to protect itself from the atmospheric elements. Its low maintenance adds a desirable aspect when considering the life span of the building.
PVDF Aluminium refers to aluminium that is treated with a resin to improve its ability to survive different weather conditions. PVDF stands for polyvinylidene fluoride. It is a resin well suited to harsh Australian conditions, heat, rain, dust and salt air in coastal areas.
Colorbond is a popular Australian brand. It sells itself on its ability to face extreme weather conditions – heat, cold, dust, rain and the salty air coming off the Peninsula. Colorbond is lab tested as well as being tested outdoors.
Even if you don’t currently have Colorbond at your house, chances are that you have seen it.
Colorbond Matte brings a softer, more subtle finish to the Colorbond range, with BlueScope’s Matt paint technology.
Corten Weathering Steel
Corten Weathering Steel is a steel designed to eliminate any need for painting. It has a beautiful rust like experience that can be a great look for many design situations.
The unique design means that the surface of Corten Weathering Steel is continuously regenerated. It’s rusty look is also a protective coating.
When you are choosing cladding it is a personal choice. As you can see we have a range of cladding solutions, suitable for any architectural needs. Get in touch today to discuss your needs.