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Cladding panels their sizes and how to install them

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Cladding panels their sizes and how to install them,

Cladding is panels used to cover the exterior surface of any building, shops, gas stations, and others.

It is considered a protective layer, to prevent many risks or external climatic factors. It is one of the best solutions known recently to protect and cover surfaces.

The cladding panels are also easy to install.


Cladding panels their sizes and how to install them


Cladding board sizes

Cladding panels are available in the market in sizes 125 cm, 366 cm, 4 mm thick, and 125 cm wide, 450 cm wide, and 4 mm thick.

There are also cladding boards in sizes 125 cm, 550 cm wide and 4 mm thick.

There are also special sizes, in which the length is 150 cm instead of 125 cm,

but they are requested from the factory directly, and when requested, the required quantities must be relatively large.

There is a thickness of the cladding panels up to 6 millimeters.

How to install cladding panels on building facades

Cladding panels can be installed, either on aluminum profiles, such as those used to install glass, or through iron pipes.

Some companies prefer to use iron pipes because of their durability, and cladding panels are installed in the same way as glass.

Cladding panels their sizes and how to install them

However, taking into account that the protrusion in the glass is the same as the protrusion of the cladding,

if the glass is protruding 6 cm, the cladding is protruding 6 cm as well.

While it is preferable to have a spacer between the cladding panels and the glass panels,

about 1 cm and this space is filled with a kind of silicone insulating that withstands large temperatures and water.


Cladding panels their sizes and how to install them


The most difficult stages of design and installation of cladding facades

Most designers and experts in the field of designing and installing cladding facades confirm that the design stage is the most difficult at all.

Where the designer is keen to make an assay of the panels and give the exact sizes required so as not wasting materials.

This is due to the high prices of cladding panels,

in addition to the fact that the designer does the design, taking into account the sizes available in the market.

If the design does not include the same sizes of cladding or glass panels in the market,

it will be made specifically for it, and this is reflected in the price, of course.

The importance of using cladding panels and glass facades for buildings

1- Easy to maintain, glass panels or cladding panels do not need much maintenance, but only need to be cleaned.

2- Ease of cleaning, cladding and glass can be cleaned by using wet clothes or special areas for them, as the entire façade of the building is cleaned effortlessly.

There are cleaning companies that have scaffolding used for cleaning facades at any time.

3- Giving a distinct appearance to the building, as the cladding and glass facades give a distinct appearance to the building, especially if it is for companies or shops, as they play a role in marketing.

Cladding panels their sizes and how to install them

4- An insulating material for rainwater and high temperatures, especially those that the building is exposed to in hot areas, and protects the building from moisture damage and water deposition.

5- Easy to install and does not take long to install.

6- Various types of cladding panels are available, treated to resist fire.


Cladding panels their sizes and how to install them


Available colors of cladding panels in Saudi Arabia

  • Wooden panels, where it is possible to make an external shape for the façade of the building in the form of wooden panels.
  • Reflective mirror panels, which are preferred for buildings and towers, and are characterized by reflecting sunlight while allowing beneficial sunlight to pass inside the building.
  • Marble slabs, and some companies prefer it to give a new and distinct appearance.


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