When it comes to cladding materials, there are many different varieties that you can use. There are metal cladding panels as well as EIFS. If you are not sure which f the two to install, w are going to give you a guide on the properties of each and some of the thing you need to consider. In nutshell, when thinking about metal cladding panels, you need to have two elements in mind. The first is the appearance of the cladding and the look it will give your house. The second element to consider is how durable your metal cladding panel is. Lastly, you will need to consider the ease of installing your metal cladding.
EIFS is a method of cladding where a special cladding material is used to envelop the entire house. The result is superior thermal properties, making your entire building very energy efficient. In fact, EIFS construction involves placing several layers of the special cladding material which also offers superior moisture protection as compared with most other metal cladding panels. Unlike other metal cladding panels, EIFS allows for other cladding material to be used on top of the EIFS, therefore giving homeowners a much greater variety of designs and colors.
With aesthetics in mind, you are probably going to have an easier time with EIFS than with other types of metal cladding. The reason for this is simple. EIFS is compatible with many other external cladding materials, allowing you to use any color or texture design that you seek. A good example is building a house where most of the neighborhood is made up of brick houses. If you want to make your house look like the rest of the buildings, EIFS can help you achieve that easily. Metal cladding panels also look great but lacks the versatility of EIFS. With the latter, you get a lot more options.
Another great reason why EIFS have become so popular is the fact that they offer superior protection when it comes to the elements. The one disadvantage with metal cladding is that they are prone to damage. Hailstorms, heavy snow fall and other weather elements can damage metal cladding. Eventually, the damage begins to show and ruins the aesthetics of your house. With EIFS, you hav better protection. They are designed to be tough and not to fade even under the effect of UV rays from the sun. The result of all this is that you end up with a house that looks new fr a long time. Even better, the structure underneath is protected from rot, mold and other things that ruin your house. With EIFS, you are likely going to enjoy significantly lower maintenance costs.
Another way that EIFS saves you money is through ease of installation. EIFS comes as a complete package with moisture resistant layers. With metal cladding, one will need to cut the cladding to make it fit within the required spaces. This in turn makes installing metal cladding panels manpower intensive and therefor a lot more expensive.
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