Aesthetics is one of the biggest concerns homeowners have when they start choosing wall-cladding systems for their houses. Two of the most popular options in the market are Palliside and timber external cladding, but only one of them can deliver the functionality to support the visual aesthetics they display.
The most important function of a wall cladding system, or any construction material in general is the consistent protection they provide for the family living within the home. It doesn’t matter if a wall can stay upright 364 days of the year, if it fails on the one day that something bad happens. This is where Palliside cladding has a distinct advantage over its timber counterpart.
Timber, regardless of the finish or the expertise of the quality, is still wood, which means that it, still has the same weaknesses. One of the most distinct is its vulnerability to mildew and rot, when subjected to excessive amounts of moisture and not enough sunlight. Homes that have external timber cladding will need to practice constant vigilance or institute regular maintenance checks to keep such threats away.
The danger in allowing either mildew or rot to fester is more than just a structural concern, but one of health as well. Mildew in particular can carry and expel microscopic spores that can cause lung problems, or even trigger allergies in both adults and children. The safest way to get rid of such an infestation is to hire professional services, which is an expense that most people can live without.
In addition, reaching a mildew situation with external timber cladding is difficult to achieve. This is because wood is a very welcoming material for moisture, either through absorption or collection in one or more of the spaces in between boards. Even if homeowners manage to prevent an infestation of mildew, the collecting moisture will most definitely ruin the paint; essentially taking away the one thing that makes it so popular among homeowners – its looks.
Palliside doesn’t run into such problems for two reasons – it’s a composite material, and it has a secure locking mechanism. Most people don’t really know what a normal palliside board is made of because its design makes it look and feel similar to wood. But, it actually has a cellular foam core that insulates the house from warmth, noise, and UV rays, making it a hostile environment for any kind of microscopic life.
In addition, Palliside boards have an anti-capillary channel that creates an airtight seal when boards are locked together. This cover prevents moisture, wind, and even vermin from getting anywhere near the walls to cause the structural damage they would have otherwise wrecked on the house.
Homeowners don’t even need to think very hard about the look of their Palliside boards if they ultimately choose it as their wall cladding system. This is because there’s no need to repaint Palliside at any point in its service life. It has a solid coat of colour all the way through and unique UV resistant top coat which eliminates fading and chalking, allowing homeowners to scratch off one task from their chores list.