Here at Haldane Fisher, we are able to provide a range of cladding options to suit whatever project you may be working on. However, in this month’s blog we are going to be looking at the top 9 benefits and advantages of using timber cladding. Sourced from sustainably managed forests, our timber cladding is not only high quality, but is extremely versatile and can be used to create a range of striking facades. Here are just a few other reasons why you should consider using timber cladding.
1.) Environmentally Friendly
It’s so important in all of our building projects that we try to use materials that are not damaging the environment. Timber is a great option as it is a renewable material and is 100% recyclable. All of our timber is sourced from sustainably managed forests, so you can be assured that for every length of cladding you purchase, that more trees have been planted in its place. 2.) Durable When properly maintained, there is no reason why timber cladding cannot last for years to come. It is incredibly effective in protecting your home from the elements: withstanding the cold, wind, and rain. Over time if your timber cladding gets chipped or scratched this is often less noticeable as wood tends to have natural whorls and grain patterns, so this only adds to the charm of timber cladding and the effects of time are less noticeable.
3.) Energy Efficient
Timber cladding is an excellent insulator and is able to trap heat and sound inside your home much more effectively that concrete or steel. This insulation reduces your reliance on heating and you’ll find you won’t have to keep your heating as high to keep your home warm. Over time you will notice your energy bills start to decrease thanks to your energy efficient timber cladding.
4.) Versatile Timber
cladding can be used on just about any building project. It is available in a wide range of styles and designs and compliments a variety of architecture styles. The natural finish of timber looks stunning in any home, but timber also allows you the flexibility to experiment and paint the wood to any colour you would prefer within your home.
5.) Aesthetically Pleasing
Whether you choose to paint it or keep it in its natural state, timber is an incredibly beautiful material. Merging seamlessly with natural surroundings and able to be moulded to just about any shape, it is not surprising that timber cladding is so popular – it looks stunning in every home!
Compared to other cladding materials, you’ll find that timber is often the most cost-effective option. Easily sourced, easily transported, and easily to cut to size: this is one of the simplest products to work with on a building site. You’ll also find that it is a cost-effective fitting within your home too, as mentioned on our ‘energy efficient’ point.
7.) Health Benefits
It is becoming more and more popular for education centres and health facilities to include timber cladding in their infrastructure. The reason for this is that timber cladding comes with a range of health benefits. This includes reduction of stress and increase in productivity. So, if you want your home to have a sense of calm and wellness, timber cladding could be a great option for you.
Timber is a strong and durable material that provides a sturdy frame for your home. By choosing timber cladding you are boosting the structural integrity of your home and can rest assured no matter the elements that may come from outside, your home is structurally sound.
9.) Increased Value
Should you ever want to sell your home, timber cladding is great for increasing property value. We have already discussed a host of reasons in this blog post on why timber cladding is a great choice for your home, ranging from being aesthetically pleasing, to also being an energy efficient option for your home. All of these factors contribute to raising the price you can ask for your property. If you have any further queries on timber cladding, you are welcome to call into your local Haldane Fisher store to speak to one of our experts who can talk you through your options and what is available.