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3 Things to Know About Commercial Cladding in Alberta

Examples of commercial cladding

Buildings come in a variety of materials and designs. Some buildings' exteriors look glossy, some have repeated patterns, and some are plain and simple. Commercial cladding isn’t just simply the outer protection of a building. There is lots of science behind why it's essential.

What Is Commercial Cladding?

Think of cladding as the skin of a building. It’s the external surface layer attached to architectural structures such as high-rise establishments and towering properties for extra protection from harsh weather elements. Building cladding comes in various designs and several types of materials, but if you live in Alberta, your selections are reduced to a few options because of the winter season.

Know The Material Types

In Alberta, it is without question that you will need snow proof materials. Because of hail and snowstorms, you will need durable materials made of concrete or composite for commercial cladding. You want cladding that won’t rust and degrade on you, especially in tall buildings. All commercial cladding must be weather resistant and long lasting.

Here are three types of materials recommended for commercial cladding in Alberta.

Concrete Cladding


Solidified clay with simple aesthetics and assorted colors. The high density of cement ensures long-lasting durability and lower maintenance costs of your commercial cladding.

Aluminum Composite Cladding

Aluminum Composite

Weather and rust resistant multilayered panel consisting of aluminum, carbon, and polyethene. Aluminum composite’s flexibility and light weight effectively minimizes labor costs and guarantee an outstanding look for your commercial cladding.

Steel Cladding


Fire-resistant metal with a balance of aesthetics and function. Steel cladding is perfect for warehouses, industrial sites, and agricultural structures.

Thermal Insulation

The temperature inside a building remains cool and cozy thanks to thermal insulation. It is the process of reducing the loss or gain of heat by providing a barrier between the areas which are different in temperature. You won’t need to worry about getting cold from winter or getting all sweaty from summer.

Structural Stability

One popular misconception regarding commercial cladding is that many people believe it supports the structural stability of a building. The primary purpose of cladding is to shield the structure of buildings from outside elements and potential damage. For example, the clad reduces the impact of intense winds to prevent the structure from trembling.

You Need a Reliable Application

In modern day architecture, you need durable and design-forward commercial cladding with low-maintenance. Superior Roofing does an excellent job with cladding application for buildings. We will be with you every step of the way to ensure the right materials for your commercial cladding.


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