Cladding is external roofing material with the added benefit as a watertight insulation. Cladding is also fireproof, with insulating properties to guard against fluctuations in temperature and noise. Add durability, affordability and aesthetics to the package and you have roof cladding by Nielsen Roofing and Sheet Metal. Depending on the purpose of your building, residential or industrial, your cladding material can be concrete, asphalt or slate, but most commonly is metal in the form of steel or aluminum panelling. Metal cladding is a popular option because of its durability and compliance with the latest roofing regulations. Installation involves overlapping large sheets of corrugated metal, both durable and lightweight, to form a waterproof seal. A metal cladding roof can last up to 50 years. The cost-effectiveness of metal cladding combined with its seasonal durability make it an ideal choice for industrial buildings and warehouses.

Types of Roof Cladding

Roof cladding is available in several different materials and can be chosen according to weather conditions and the requirements of the building owner. Asphalt shingles are the most common because they are effective during any seasonal weather situation. Quality of shingles vary, so it’s best to ask us before you buy. Class F shingles are tested and designed for 110 mph winds. Slate roofing can last for more than 100 years and it does not fade, misshape or burn under the hot sun. it is weatherproof and as a natural material, resists mold and fungus. Slate roofing is extremely effective for wet climates like the zones we see on the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island, but is expensive and heavy to install. Other types of roof cladding include solar tiles, coated steel, clay or concrete tiles and green roofs. Green roofs (or vegetated roofs) provide extremely effective thermal efficiency, extend the life of the roof membrane and mitigate the effects of urban heat islands. Metal material with vertical panels make a perfect choice for industrial roof cladding. Metal roofing bears heavy snow loads and rain, and does not warp or get damaged by solar heat. It is light and cost effective, making it the most common choice for industrial applications.

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When you need to hire a reliable roofing contractor, call the team at Nielsen Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. We serve the South Okanagan with the highest standard roofing installations in the industry and continue to give back to the community by supporting local children’s programs, charities and the Community Safety Net.