As the façade is often considered the face of a building, it is important to make sure that it has a durable and long-lasting solution that provides protection and adds to the property’s aesthetics. Quite often, the façade is the most prominent feature on a property, and can completely transform the look of the building through a simple yet striking design. However, the material in which you use on this aspect of your building is vital, as it can greatly impact the impression it makes on visitors and can also affect the longevity of the cladding.
To make sure that your cladding provides you with protection and minimises the need for expensive repairs, we highly recommend investing in aluminium. Aluminium cladding has been used for many years but has become a popular material to use for façades in more recent times. The reason for this is because it looks not only modern and sophisticated but also provides exceptional qualities that lower costs, reduces the need for maintenance and looks as good as new for many years. But what are the key reasons commercial property owners are investing in this modern façade material?
Reasons To Use Aluminium As Your Modern Façade Material
Aluminium is one of the most common façade materials used around the world due to its exceptional durability to adverse weather conditions. This makes it perfect for the British weather, remaining in good condition regardless of rain, snow or sunshine. Having worked on cladding refurbishment projects for many clients over the years, our team have found that those using aluminium tend to have been installed tens of years ago before requiring work. However, it is important to note that in order to further preserve the longevity and appearance of your aluminium cladding, you need to invest in cladding coating spraying, as this adds another layer of protection.
When clients contact our team to arrange on site spraying and further refurbishment services, we are often asked questions about how they can improve their cladding and what cladding is best for their property. To lend you a helping hand, we have come up with some detailed answers to the most common questions our team are asked about aluminium, along with some examples for inspiration:
- Is Aluminium Better Than Steel?
- What Are The Benefits Of Aluminium Cladding?
- Examples of Aluminium Cladding
For properties looking to add a futuristic and modern touch, their first thought is to add some metal through cladding and other features, such as a façade. Both steel and aluminium are great options for this, as they offer exceptional quality, sustainability and a cost-effective solution. However, while both are good examples of metal cladding materials that work well on commercial properties, aluminium is often the best solution and most popular. One of the main reasons for this is that aluminium is one of the best performing materials to withstand harsh weather, which is a common occurrence here in the UK.
Due to aluminium being able to withstand wind, rain and sun, it makes it less likely to wither with time, unlike its steel alternatives. Because steel is more vulnerable to the effects of adverse weather, it makes it more likely to fade or rust, drastically affecting the appearance of the property. However, as mentioned previous, this can be minimised through the use of high quality and professionally applied cladding coatings. For example, through the manufacturing process, a coating is applied to protect the cladding, but during installation, the edges are cut to fit the property, leaving them exposed. This causes cut edge corrosion, which can be easily resolved through a simple commercial spraying service.
When combining cladding coatings and durable materials such as aluminium, you can reap the exceptional benefits that they can provide. Not only do they make your property stand out for many years to come, but it can also help to lower maintenance costs and so much more. Here are just a few of the amazing benefits that you can take full advantage of when installing aluminium on your property:
Unlike other cladding alternatives, aluminium is perfect for those looking for an environmentally friendly solution. Not only does it help to insulate your property and, therefore, lowering your carbon footprint, but it can also be 100% recycled once you have finished with it. This reduces the level of waste, and you can even decide to have recycled aluminium installed onto your property to further enhance your impact on the environment.
Speaking of insulation, aluminium is a great insulator, which brings another host of benefits. Not only does this help to work towards your sustainability, but it can also help to reduce your monthly costs. Aluminium can trap the heat or cool air in the building, reducing your energy bills significantly! This makes it ideal for those that have a factory or a commercial centre that requires you to keep the interior of the building at an optimal temperature.
Easy To Maintain
When designing a property, the first thought is how much it is going to cost you to install and maintain. For all businesses, outgoing costs need to be kept at a minimum, and aluminium is the perfect solution to reducing the costs of maintenance. Aluminium can protect your building from external elements, helping you to protect your property and reduce the need for repairs. Furthermore, as mentioned previously, the material has an exceptional ability to withstand all weather conditions, making it less likely to become damaged or constantly require commercial spraying.
However, if you do find that your metal cladding requires cleaning, then we would advise booking in for building cleaning with our team. It is important to make sure that you enlist in the help of a professional to make sure that your property is in safe hands. Please feel free to speak with the team if this is a service you require.
Aluminium is an extremely lightweight material, making it easy to transport and install, especially when in a cladding form. Not only does it make it quicker and easier for you to transform your property, but it also means that there is no disturbance caused inside the building, allowing your employees to continue with work and minimising downtime. The major advantage of this is that it makes it easier to replace panels should they start to look tired over time without costing excessive amounts.
Creates A Stunning Design
While protective qualities and the ability to insulate the property will always be at the forefront of every decision, every property owner wants to make sure that their building looks appealing for employees, visitors and clients. One of the most cost-effective ways to achieve this is by installing cladding onto your property. Without having to drastically change the building or fork out money to pay for a revamp, cladding can transform the appearance of the property throughout. Due to the flexibility of the material, it can also wrap around multiple shapes, making it easy to create a design that fits your business image and style.
As mentioned above, aluminium has exceptional durability, which is ideal when thinking about the longevity of your property. The durable qualities that it portrays allow you to enjoy high-quality and beautiful aesthetics for many years without the need for repairs or replacement. Its ability to withstand the test of time reduces the likelihood of fading and rusting caused by dirt, debris and weather conditions.
Investing in cladding over your property can be daunting as it completely transforms its appearance. When you are used to the look and aesthetics of the property, it can be hard to imagine it with something new and modern on the façade. However, due to the flexibility and versatility of the material, it means that there are a host of ways that you can customise and design of your aluminium façade to suit you. Here are some great examples of how you can transform your property using aluminium cladding:
Create an eye-catching and striking building that is bound to draw the attention of many from far and wide with this façade blade design. Not only does the design draw attention to your property, it can also add an element of privacy without completely alienating those inside from the outside world. The blades act as a shield for the windows while also allowing natural light to enter the property, making it ideal for office space.
Photo Credit To Arch Daily.
Smaller Square Panels
If you are looking for a subtle and modern look with a clean finish, then the popular square panels are the perfect addition to your property. This type of metal cladding is seen in many modern offices and factories around the world due to its ability to create a sophisticated and professional look. Many properties using this design feature often opt for the aluminium cladding to be tinted with a shade or dark grey to enhance the elegance of the property.
Photo Credit To Manchester Evening News.
Much like the blade design, the woven façade is certainly one for creating a unique feature. Through the intricate detail of the design, you can create an illusion to mesmerise your clients and draw attention to your business. This is ideal for shopping centres, for example, where you want to create an eye-catching feature that can be seen from miles away.
Photo Credit To Material District.
Colour Spraying Façade
This red aluminium façade goes to show that you are not limited to the design of the features on your building. You can completely customise your aluminium cladding with cladding spraying, using a colour of your choosing. In fact, when booking in this service with the Just Spray team, you can find the perfect colour match to your business image to personalise your appearance and create a coherent look through the exterior and interior design of your property. If you would like to discuss this further with the team, then please feel free to take a look at our projects and get in touch.
Photo Credit To Aveplast.
Transform & Protect Your Property
Aluminium is a great material to add a modern touch to your façade while also allowing you to take full advantage of the multiple benefits it provides. When pairing this material with professional coatings designed specifically for metals and to prevent corrosion, your façade will offer a layer of protection. One of the major benefits to aluminium cladding is that if you already have it installed, the Just Spray team can help you to revamp and modernise an old and tired looking building into a modern property through our range of services.