Glass Cladding Advantages

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Glass Cladding Advantages
Glass cladding is used in a variety of different architectural projects. (cladding job 6543 image by jazzid from Fotolia.com)

Cladding can be thought of as a protective layer of material, similar to armour or shielding. Glass cladding might not sound very effective, particularly for architectural purposes, but glass cladding does have certain advantages since the glass is actually made specifically for the purpose of being protective.

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Colour

Glass cladding comes in a variety of different colours. This offers you a lot of different, aesthetic options for customising your project since you can get your cladding in a single colour, a pattern or a mosaic if you so desire. Additionally, since glass will let in all colours except the colour that humans perceive it as you can even select which colour bands of light will be allowed through the cladding. In certain situations this could be a major benefit.

Toughness

While shielding made out of glass might not sound like much of a comfort, glass cladding is specially forged so that it can handle its protective role. The glass is toughened throughout the process to crack less frequently and to accept more heat than glass would normally be able to so that it won't be affected by the rays of the sun. Glass cladding is also made with a variety of materials, and it includes metal foil along with the specially made glass for both additional strength and colour.

Durability

Another upside of glass cladding is that it maintains its appearance for a long time. This is especially true of the tinted glass cladding because the additional materials can help the glass resist time and the elements. As such glass cladding doesn't need to be replaced as often as some other sorts might because it won't wear away as quickly or as noticeably, leaving your project both protected and attractive for many years to come.

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