In a house, two of the most important parts that the homeowners should take in mind are the walls and roof. These are the structures that primarily protect the people living inside from the harmful forces outside, may it be natural or manmade. Although these are of great importance, most people who buy their houses for the first time disregard the importance of this fact, and often than not, neglect the sturdiness of the materials they choose.
It is very important to consider the structure of the walls and roofs of the houses built for the homeowners. Sturdiness is a key factor in achieving a sound and good deliverable. In walls, panels are often doubled to increase the strength of the material. Same goes with the Wellington roofing materials. Most often than not, contractors use aluminium and/or zinc in creating metals used for these parts. They stack the pieces of metal together to create composite panels. This process of stacking is called cladding. It prevents natural elements in entering the structure, as well as preventing unwanted noises from disturbing the homeowners with their daily activities.
Aluminium composite panels are used more on hollow structures that do not prioritize design and aesthetics. Examples of these are billboards and building skeletons. Zinc panels are more commonly used in the exterior wall claddings. There are companies who market Zinc cladding more than aluminium. One of them is VM Zinc, who offers a wide variety of zinc products and services to their clients, and one of them is zinc cladding.
The difference between using aluminium and zinc cladding is that aluminium is more flexible and durable compared to Zinc. Zinc on the other hand, provides more versatility and appeal in terms of aesthetics and design. Budget wise, it is better to use aluminium composite panel than those made up of zinc. Good quality can be bought for a low cost. However, VM zinc cladding can be considered as an investment if treated properly. Zinc is stronger and more malleable than aluminium. It is a better choice if the homeowners value structure more and if it fits within their financial boundaries.
However, we must take in mind that not everyone can afford to have quality materials, and they mostly resort in using aluminium. No harm is done with choosing aluminium composite panel, however, as time goes by, aluminium corrodes faster than zinc. It may be that after a period of time, the structure will not be as sound and as sturdy as it was before, as compared with that of zinc.
It is not in the design that the houses should be judged upon. Homeowners should be more wary of the building mechanics rather than its aesthetic features. It is always better to live in a safe and plain, yet durable house than to have a beautiful home and be at risk.