Chelmsford Roofline Ltd is an Essex based company specialising in the installation of fascias, soffits, guttering, downpipes, bargeboards, boxboards and weatherboard.
We would like to thank our hosts at SJP Building Services for inviting us back to their website for a second time. In our first article, Chelmsford Roofline explained the importance of using quality PVCu fascias, soffits and guttering for protecting the home from wind and rain.
This time we would like to look a little closer at weatherboard cladding.
With the possible exception of simple household repairs, most home improvements provide a combination of style and function. For example, a new extension built by SJP Building Services provides additional living space but, architecturally, it is also an attractive feature of the home, improving the look of the property both inside and out.
The same can be said for weatherboard cladding which provides the perfect blend of aesthetic appeal and practical effect.
The simple fact is, wind and rain are destructive elements. Without adequate protection, water can get into the roof space, warping and rotting timber joists and beams. Water-damaged brickwork can be even harder to repair, while damp patches in plastered walls and ceilings are unattractive and potentially a health hazard.
In many parts of the world, weatherboard cladding – which is often called clapboard or bevel siding – has been used to protect homes for generations. Weatherboard cladding protects buildings from the weather. It is particularly effective in damp climates and offers effective protection for coastal properties where high salt-content spray can be especially destructive. This is one of the reasons weatherboard has grown in popularity, particularly in coastal counties such as Essex.
Chelmsford Roofline Ltd use Cedral Weatherboard from Marley Eternit because it is the perfect alternative to timber and PVCu cladding.
Cedral Weatherboard from Marley Eternit is constructed from fibre cement. Fibre cement is made from a unique combination of wood cellulose, synthetic fibres and cement. It is a popular material with architects because it can be used to create stunning facades while helping buildings achieve the Code for Sustainable Homes. It has an installed life expectancy in excess of 50 years. Fibre cement is fully recyclable and with a low energy production process and low environmental impact making it one of the most ecological products on the market.
Fibre cement weatherboard cladding is popular with home owners because it looks good, protects the home and requires no routine maintenance. Unlike traditional timber cladding, fibre cement weatherboard will not warp, rot, shrink or crack. It is immune to insect attack and has a 0 fire rating.
Cedral Weatherboard from Marley Eternit is available in an impressive choice of 19 pre-applied colours with additional wood effect finishes including light & dark oak, ebony and natural pine. For complete freedom of choice, natural fibre cement weatherboard can also be painted in any colour you choose.
Weatherboard is usually installed in a shiplap design – in overlapping panels of 10mm weatherboard. Cedral Click from Marley Eternit now gives the alternative of tongue and groove weatherboard for a smoother finish.
For more information on the technical aspects of installing weatherboard cladding visit the Chelmsford Roofline website at www.chelmsfordroofline.co.uk
Chelmsford Roofline Ltd are here to help. If you cannot find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call on 01245 861168 and our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions.
2 Harvey Close,
Nevendon Industrial Estate,
Essex, SS13 1EY
Suite 92, Waterhouse Business Centre
Essex CM1 2QE