Today, the building industry’s huge contribution to the greenhouse effect damage and the ecological damage caused by the unprecedented construction activities has necessitated the use of green building materials to ensure sustainability. This has led to the development of eco-friendly exterior wall cladding products such as wood-polymer composites (WPC), seasoned timber, and high-pressure laminates (HPL).
Exterior wall cladding materials protect the walls against the sun, moisture, and wind, apart from adding beauty. Another advantage offered by external cladding is the need for little or no maintenance. There is no need to check or service the cladding on a regular basis, unlike some other weather protection measures, resulting in savings in time and money.
Green building materials are especially best suited for regions that experience extreme temperature changes during a year. In addition to reducing the amount of moisture absorbed by the walls, the cladding will provide protection against air pollution and action of chemicals.
Having said that here is some information about the green cladding material that can be used for exterior cladding:
Wood Polymer Composites (WPC) for Exterior Decking and Cladding
These high-performance composite decking/cladding planks are sturdy and provide protection against natural elements. They do not fade because of exposure to sun, allow molds to grow during the rainy season, or develop splinters.
They can be used for a number of applications such as floor decking, cladding the frontal and rear facades of buildings, commercial and residential, for building sunshades and louvers, for building outdoor patios, cladding fences, balcony drops, covering the duct shafts, etc.
Seasoned Timber for Exterior Decking and Cladding
Seasoned timber planks can be used for wood wall cladding by employing the right fabrication method and following the appropriate fixing details. As timber blends seamlessly with the surrounding environment, wood wall cladding enhances the aesthetic appearance of the building.
HPL for Ventilated Façade Cladding
High-pressure laminates are ideal for exterior wall cladding applications. They can be used as large panels to cover exterior facades. They can be used for fencing as well as durable balcony construction etc. They serve to improve the look, performance, and durability. They reflect heat away and whatever little is absorbed is dissipated in the ventilated space in between.
Technological developments have made these eco-friendly products to be manufactured in a more cost-effective manner. Architects, planners, and designers have options now to consciously select ecologically viable construction materials that could be incorporated into the structures.