The history of the appearance of siding is linked with the frame-shield way of erecting buildings, which is widespread in America. At the same time, the skeleton of the building was first assembled, which was then covered with various elements and colors. A wide variety of raw materials are used today for the production of building clay siding, from stone to metal to waste elements. In this regard, clay siding can please – the panels are made from a variety of elements, so everyone can find a modification for their taste and wallet. Because natural building envelopes are quite expensive, in the mid 50’s they began to be replaced by polyvinyl chloride envelopes, known as siding. In addition to low cost, they have many other advantages that have ensured the spread of PVC worldwide.
The advantages of aluminum clay siding are determined by the properties of aluminum: durability, strength, does not rust, does not burn, can be covered with various polymer coatings, has a wide range of colors. The disadvantages of aluminum siding include more difficult installation than regular siding and lower resistance to corrosion compared to steel.
Ceramic clay siding has recently appeared on the sector and is a combination of clay with various additives. Is one of the greatest fairing element in the middle price range. It is made of eco-friendly with high fire resistance and properties. In terms of quality, it is often compared to high-strength ceramic tiles.
Its advantage is that it is made of environmentally friendly elements. It has a fairly wide range of colors and insulation properties. The disadvantages of wooden clay siding are mainly related to the element of their manufacture. It is fire hazard, requires constant maintenance (painting, impregnation), short-lived and relatively expensive.
Metal siding is made of galvanized steel with a coating (then the color palette is about 7 colors) or coated with a specific powder (any color palette) and consist of long panels with a width of 550 mm with locks that allow you to fix the to hide panels. It has a smooth or perforated surface, a curly or smooth shape. It has high strength properties, color fastness, non-flammability, durability, unpretentiousness to sudden temperature changes. The disadvantages include the fact that with damage to the panels, the premature occurrence of corrosion.