Exterior Cladding: Durability Explained
Published 28 Jan 2015 in News
Australia’s intense storms, heatwaves, and unpredictable conditions mean that outdoor structures need to be able to stand up to the elements.
Exterior cladding spends its life exposed to stresses from these elements and is therefore required to be as durable as possible.
That’s where cladding solutions made of composite material come in. They are low-maintenance and can be used in both domestic and commercial spaces, inland or on the coast.
The beauty of composite exterior wall cladding is that it looks just like wood. So how can it be so resistant to the elements?
Taking a look at Urbanline’s Euro Clad composite cladding will help to explain why.
Composite cladding: the manufacturing process
Composite cladding or ‘wood-plastic cladding’ (‘WPC’) as it is sometimes called, combines plant fibres with high quality polymer fibres.
The Euro Clad product is manufactured using a patented process involving a coating that is permanently melted to a highly-compressed material core and then sealed. This results in a finished product that blends the beauty of wood with the resistance of high quality resins.
All Euro Clad products have been subjected to extreme endurance tests. Swell tests and paint flaking tests performed in climate simulation chambers prove that they can withstand extremes of temperatures in excess of those experienced in Australia (between -30° and +70°Celsius).
No matter where you live in Australia, Euro Clad will outlast whatever the wind, rain and temperatures can throw at it.
Where to get durable composite cladding?
Urbanline specialises in a wide range of highly durable external wall cladding solutions made from the highest standard composite materials.
Feel confident of weathering your next storm by choosing Euro Clad composite cladding from Urbanline.