Commercial Cladding FAQs
What is cladding maintenance?
Cladding maintenance refers to the regular upkeep and care of exterior cladding materials used in construction, such as metal, wood, vinyl, or composite panels, ensuring longevity and aesthetic appeal.
Why is cladding maintenance important?
Regular cladding maintenance helps protect the building envelope from weathering, prevents deterioration, prolonging the lifespan of cladding materials. It also enhances the appearance of the building and ensures it remains structurally sound.
How often should cladding be inspected and maintained?
This can depend upon many factors such as; the type of cladding material, weather conditions, and the building’s location. Generally speaking, cladding should be inspected as per manufacturers recommendations.
How can I prevent cladding issues in the future?
Regular maintenance is key to preventing any issues from occurring. Additionally, implementing proper drainage systems, routine inspections, addressing leaks promptly, and ensuring proper ventilation can all contribute to minimising cladding problems.
What should I do if I notice extensive cladding damage?
If you observe significant cladding damage or structural concerns, it’s advisable to consult a professional cladding contractor or building inspector. At A&C, we offer condition and survey reports, which can assess the situation, provide expert advice, and recommend appropriate repair or replacement options.