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Understanding the Impact of Freezing and Cold Temperatures on Metal Wall and Roof Cladding

Cladding Coatings


As we move into the winter months, there is an increased risk of damage to metal wall and roof cladding due to cold temperatures and freezing conditions. These adverse conditions can cause significant harm to the appearance and performance of cladding panels, which is why it’s essential to take action to minimise the impact.
Fortunately, cladding coatings can offer an effective solution to refurbish walls and roofs of commercial properties, protecting them against the effects of harsh weather.

The Impact of Cold Temperatures on Metal Wall and Roof Cladding

One of the most significant impacts of cold temperatures on metal wall and roof cladding is shrinkage. As temperatures drop, metal panels contract, causing gaps to appear between them. These gaps allow rain and moisture to penetrate the cladding system, leading to leaks, corrosion, and damage to the insulation underneath.
Additionally, freezing temperatures can cause ice to form in these gaps, which can exacerbate the situation. Frozen water expands and exerts pressure on the cladding system, causing it to bulge and deform.

The Damage Caused by Freezing Temperatures

Freezing temperatures can cause significant damage to metal wall and roof cladding panels. Water that seeps into the gaps between panels can freeze, causing them to expand and potentially damage the panels. The continuous cycle of water freezing and thawing can also cause cracks and fissures, leading to rust and corrosion.
Furthermore, frozen water can block drainage systems, leading to standing water on the roof. This standing water can then seep into the insulation, leading to mold growth and water damage to the interior of the building.

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How We Can Help

At Cladding Coatings, we can provide an effective solution to the damage caused by freezing and cold temperatures. Specialist coatings systems offer a protective layer that seals gaps and prevents moisture from penetrating the cladding system. Moreover, they provide a barrier against the effects of freezing and thawing, reducing the risk of damage.

Additionally, cladding coatings can enhance the appearance of the building and can repair any damage which can help to reduce heating costs.
The earlier you are able to treat problem areas the less disruption and damage it will cause, making it more cost effective to maintain the roof or wall and protect the building over the longer term.

Factors to Consider When Specifying a Coating System

When selecting a coating solution, it’s essential to consider the following factors:

The type of metal used in the cladding system
The condition of the cladding system
The colour and finish of the coatings
The durability and lifespan of the coatings

It’s important to choose the right coatings that are specifically designed for metal wall and roof cladding systems to ensure optimal performance and longevity. We can provide you with a solution to match your needs and your building specification, due to our experience and expertise, you can trust us to select the more appropriate coatings system for your project.

We also offer free onsite samples so that we can ensure the coating system works correctly with your cladding and that you can it on the metal surface to see what it looks like before it is used on larger areas of cladding sheets.

Freezing and cold temperatures can cause significant damage to metal wall and roof cladding panels. However, taking preventive measures such as good maintenance and refurbishment work from our team, can help to protect them against the impact of these harsh weather conditions.

Contact us today to learn more about Cladding Coatings and how we can benefit your commercial property. We can carry out a free site survey and provide a no obligation quotation.

Cladding Coatings Ltd

  • Address: Tanners Business Centre, Waterside Mill, Chew Valley Road, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7NH
  • Phone: +44 (0)161 626 3493, +44 (0)7961 798 799
  • Email: info@claddingcoatings.co.uk

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