The designs, manufacturing, and underlying technology of wall cladding solutions has greatly evolved over time. Apart from features such as moisture resistance, all-weather performance, and longevity, new requirements such as environmental friendliness and energy efficiency have also become the need of the hour.
In this blog post, we share four trends in exterior wall panels designs you should know. Take a look.
1. Need for Modern and Robust Materials
Gone are the days of plain old wood cladding or stone cladding solutions that tend to offer a great appeal, while lacking performance against moisture and humidity, resulting in poor protection against external elements and a weak facade. Modern wall cladding materials offer moisture resistance, UV-rays resistance, and anti-graffiti properties, giving them an edge over other wall cladding solutions.
2. Increased Importance of Sustainable Solutions
The deteriorating climate and rising global warming have forced the world to shift towards sustainable and eco-friendly products. At such a juncture, manufacturers offering sustainable products with green credentials are now being increasingly preferred over others.
3. Requirement of Smart Features
Features such as moisture resistance, sturdiness, and all-weather performance have been widely offered by most cladding manufacturers. Smart features such as anti-graffiti property, anti-bacterial properties, and resistance to fading, however, aren’t found across all wall cladding solutions.
4. Easy Upkeep and Low Maintenance Needs
Exterior wall cladding is the face of any building. Be it a commercial or a residential one, the facade of every building needs to look aesthetically pleasing and must be able to maintain its good looks for time to come. Wall cladding solutions that have very low maintenance needs are widely favoured as they last longer without losing their sheen.
While the basic expectations from a wall cladding solution are high performance and great aesthetic appeal, there are several emerging needs that keep evolving with time.