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Does commercial cladding keep a building warm? 

With energy bills rising, a pressing question on many lips is how to keep a building warm in winter. 

Cladding is one way to regulate the temperature of commercial premises and keep them warmer in the colder months — as long as the right materials and company are chosen for the job. 

If you’re considering cladding for your commercial premises, this article will explore the question of what cladding is, how it can regulate building temperature and what other benefits cladding has for your business. 

What is cladding? 

Cladding is a protective material that is placed as an additional layer over an existing wall. It is used for temperature regulation purposes, as well as improving aesthetics and durability. Types of cladding can include rain screens, fibre cement, brick, metal or composite panels composed of several different materials. Simply ask your chosen installer to discover the benefits of each option. 

What are the benefits of cladding? 

Cladding has multiple benefits for commercial buildings, including: 

  • Thermal insulation: A big benefit of cladding is the thermal insulation it provides. By overlaying an additional insulating surface onto the exterior of your property, more heat is retained within the building, cutting costs on your energy bills. 
  • Aesthetics: Depending on the cladding you choose, it can also enhance the aesthetic appeal of your building, bringing a more polished look to your structure. This can give a better first impression to visitors and potentially boost the value of the property. 
  • Weather resistance: Cladding is a protective layer for your building, a second skin almost. As such, it can be effective in guarding against the damaging effects of weather and pollution by putting an additional buffer between the external elements and your walls. This can reduce weather-related wear and tear, boosting the longevity and maintaining the quality of your building. 

The benefits of cladding depend heavily on the company and materials you choose, so let’s explore how to get the best for your building. 

How to get cladding for your building 

Cladding provides many benefits for your property – and your pocket – but only if you choose a trustworthy, professional company that can provide a high-quality result. 

That’s why you need a fully accredited, insured and experienced commercial cladding company that can find the right cladding solution to match your needs – a company such as Docherty Roofing. We’ll explore the best cladding for your building and its purpose. Whether that be moisture-resistant rain cladding or hassle-free overcladding, we’ll pinpoint the most appropriate material for you. 

Searching for commercial cladding from leading experts? Here at Docherty Roofing, we specialise in commercial and industrial cladding and roofing solutions. With almost 20 years’ experience, and full accreditations and insurance, you can trust in our team to deliver cladding solutions that enhance your building. For a free quote or estimation, get in touch – we serve companies across East England.

Why Docherty Roofing & Cladding?

Whatever the size or scale of the project, our fully trained and accredited team will make it a success, thanks to our excellent attention to detail and open, honest communication with our clients.