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Exterior Siding & Cladding - Alumimium

 

Aluminum siding systems are stylish, low maintenance options for both residential and commerical use.

These systems are often applied right over the top of old siding but are easier to apply over solid sheathing.

Aluminium is a durable siding that comes in standalone sheets and planks or fused to wood or polystyrene as composite sheet panels.

Aluminum composite sheeting has an excellent flat surface ideally suited as a sign substrate, easily processed by cutting, punching, drilling routing, forming, screwing/riveting and glueing.

Most Suited To:

High class housing and commercial.

Cost:

Expensive up front. Good cost recovery over years due to durability.

Benefits:

Durability of 40 years to life of structure.

Alumimium Composite sheets are rigid, weather and corrosion resistant, great flatness, warranty on coatings, good thermal insulation and good impact resistance.

Fireproof.

Impervious to termites.

Lightweight and easy to handle.

Considerations:

Color is permanent - choose carefully.

Standard aluminium is prone to stratches and dents and not suited to seaside areas due to tendency to corrode. This does not apply to composite sheeting.

Finishing:

It is a pre finished product that requires no decoration. Surface is generally finished in Matt/Gloss.

Often covered with protective sheeting, to be removed after risk of scratching is over.

Maintenance:

Hose off annually. Clean surface stains with nonabrasive detergent. Refinish with paint recommended by the manufacturer.

Options:

Extruded panels in a wide range of factory-baked colors, textures. Types and dimensions are the same as vinyl.

Also sold as 12-by-36-inch or 12-by-48-inch panels of simulated cedar shakes.

Installation:

Manageable with mostly basic skills and tools.
   

 

Product Examples

Alucobond

Alucobond aluminium composite is supplied with a PVF2 fluoropolymer, coil-coated and stove-lacquered finish. The coil coating ensures the UV-resistant finish is uniform in film thickness, colour and look, without defects or blemishes.

Alucobond is a durable finish suited to climate extremes and is available in a range of colours and a variety of sheet sizes and thicknesses. It can be bent, curved or shaped to any angle, making it ideal as part of any curtain walling system, for cladding panels, fascias and signage.

Alupanel

ALUPANEL® Aluminium Composite Sheet is composed of a thermoplastic polyethylene core sandwiched between two aluminium alloy sheets.

  • UK manufactured, distributed world-wide.
  • Available in 2mm, 3mm and 4mm thick, it comprises 0.3mm coloured aluminium sheet with a Polyethylene core.
  • An extensive range of colors; all finishes come with a 5 year finish Guarantee.

More information on Alupanel Website

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