Reasons to Opt For Terracotta For Exterior Cladding

Written by on February 24, 2021 in Stuff with 0 Comments

Terracotta is no longer just for floor tiles and roofs. Terracotta panels provide an ideal choice for large and tall buildings. These panels are a feasible ecological cladding option. They are made from non-combustible and natural materials.

This material used to be among the most popular cladding material but with the advancement in modern materials, it has lost its popularity. However, there are still firms and construction companies that prefer the terracotta façade for building structures in specific situations.

This versatile material is also a favorite material for architects who like building contemporary structures. Actually, these days, it is very common to use terracotta facades for the exteriors of homes due to its several benefits.

Here are some of the benefits of using terracotta for cladding.

1. It is energy efficient

If you install terracotta claddings, you can cut your energy consumption by up to 40%. You may not be able to achieve this with other building materials that can’t deliver thermal insulation.

In addition to that, terracotta claddings can insulate the sound and make the interiors of a home very quiet and peaceful.

2. Easy installation

Another top reason why terracotta may be a perfect cladding material is their ease of installation. These materials are lightweight, and they aren’t a burden on a structure. In addition to that, the installation process is quite easy, and they don’t require any expert skills to install the panels properly. You can even install the panels yourself.

3. Low maintenance

As a homeowner, you are always looking for a building material that requires as minimal maintenance as possible. Terracotta panels can help you achieve that. Terracotta panels require minimal maintenance since they aren’t affected by any kind of weather conditions such as heavy rain, harsh sunlight, snowfall, etc.

Additionally, it acts as a guard of a building because it covers the exteriors of the building and does not let water get in direct contact with the building, making the structure require fewer repairs.

4. They come in various colors

Another great thing about terracotta panels is that they come in various colors and designs to make a building look more attractive. Of course, these various colors make it easy for property owners to choose the colors and designs that suit their taste and preference.  The most common colors available include red, yellow, brown, etc.

5. Durability and long-lifespan

The terracotta cladding is a combination of water and natural clay, which is extruded in a vacuum and heated at a high temperature to achieve hardness and compactness that can’t be achieved with ceramic tiles. When the terracotta is designed and installed properly, they can last longer than aluminum panels. Moreover, the panels can last longer without fading.

6. Safety, sustainability, and eco-friendliness

Since the terracotta cladding is heated at a high temperature, it doesn’t burn, hence not producing smoke that can pollute the environment. In addition to that, these materials are made 100% of clay, which is environmentally friendly.


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