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4 Factors to Consider When Choosing Cladding Systems for Interior Design

Cladding

Do you know that when building your home you can consider covering one building material with another? More like a facelift. That's called cladding. And although not all homeowners consider cladding for their homes, it is important you note that cladding can offer you additional protection and insulation to your home, as well as beautify your home.

The cladding material can either be wood, concrete or metal. Usually, the cladding is attached to the frame of the house and allows water vapour to escape to prevent condensation. However, no two cladding systems are similar, and their effectiveness depends on exposure to weather elements.

Below are characteristics of cladding material that you need consider when choosing cladding systems:

Texture

Cladding materials have unique structural profiles with vertical, angled, or horizontal patterns. If well designed, a clever blend of cladding materials can create a beautiful aesthetic appearance to meet any architectural design specifications.

Appearance

Cladding material is available in an unlimited range of finishes, textures, colours and styles. The ultimate appearance is thus within the limits of environmental conditions, the designer’s imagination and your local council building regulations.

Colour

It is important to consider the colour of the cladding material as colour influences the ability to reflect or absorb heat. It is advisable you opt for cladding materials with lighter colours in hot climates and darker colours in cold climates.

Environmental impact

Cladding systems offer an opportunity to minimise the impact manufacturing building materials has on the environment. Thanks to the insulation abilities of the cladding material, you can minimise power consumption and lower your energy bills.

Initially, homeowners installed cladding to protect their home from harsh weather elements. Today, cladding still does that, and more, especially, with the many types of cladding in the market today, including wood cladding, solid brick cladding and concrete cladding. So, whatever your choice of cladding, ensure it is suitable for your location. You may also consult building experts on the best cladding for you and the limits of using particular cladding in your home.

April 21, 2017 at 9:48 pmProduct Review

Why Outsourcing Tank Repair Services is Good for Your Business

tank repair
For businesses that use industrial storage tanks, the quality and condition of the tanks are of utmost importance. Whether you use a tank to store water or chemicals, any damages or problems may affect the entire business operation.

Instead of finding the problems yourself and going for a quick DIY fix, you must set a specific portion of your budget for maintenance and repair. Here’s why.

It saves you time

Imagine how inconvenient and time-consuming it is to trace the cause of a leak and do the repairs yourself. Even if you have an in-house tank maintenance team, you can’t deny the fact that hiring professionals is a practical choice. You can focus on other aspects of your business while allowing certified repair technicians to fix problems with your industrial tank.

It helps you stay compliant

The Government has set standards regarding the manufacturing, use, and maintenance of industrial tanks. When hiring repair technicians, it’s best to check their qualifications and see if they comply with API 653 specifications. Doing so ensures you’re getting the highest quality of service and workmanship to bring your storage tank back to its normal working condition.

It reduces downtime

Halting your operations due to a faulty or leaky tank is one of the worst things that could happen in your facility. Don’t let this untoward incident ruin your production schedules and reputation. You can reduce downtime by calling the experts immediately. Some companies provide a quick response and turnaround time, allowing you to resume operations as soon as possible.

Time is money and you can’t afford to put important tasks on hold when your storage tank fails. Your backup plan should include maintaining an updated list of installation or repair contractors and their contact numbers. Having an extra tank or two will also help you accomplish things while waiting for your main tank to be available and operational.

January 25, 2017 at 7:15 amProduct Review

Above Ground Steel Tank: Is it One of the Strongest Tanks?

Above Ground Steel TankA steel-made above ground storage tank is one of the top choices when it comes to storage tanks. People consider it a money-saving option. Compared to other types of storage tanks, putting it up and getting it maintained costs less.

An above ground steel tank is a top-seller because of its incredible strength as well. It can last long in extreme weather. How strong is a steel tank, you ask?

Hardly Vulnerable to Contamination

The above ground tanks are almost always safe when talks of contamination come up. They are very consistent in this matter. Even if strong acids come into contact with them, these tanks are unlikely to affect the quality of the contents. With them, you can rest assured that your stored products are safe.

Difficult to Break

Freezing, rust, chipping, and cracking should be the least of your concerns if you have an above ground steel storage tank. This is because of the material. Because of the inorganic framing of steel, these tanks are difficult (if not, almost impossible) to break.

With steel as the material, moisture will not easily enter the above ground tanks. If moisture doesn’t get in, the contraction and expansion of the tanks’ parts will be prevented. Additionally, if moisture doesn’t get in, the degradation of the tanks’ quality will be prevented, too.

High Resistance to Corrosion

Above ground steel storage tanks are highly resistant to corrosion. They don’t wear easily. If you put up a steel tank in an environment where there are many corrosive materials, you can find the tank staying conditioned for a long time.

There are storable liquids that can contain corrosive materials, too. Examples of corrosive material are carbon dioxide, sulfur, and concentrated chlorides. In such a case, an above ground steel storage tank is a practical choice.

January 9, 2017 at 2:47 amProduct Review