WHAT IS TERRACOTTA CLADDING
Before using or selecting any material, you need to know about it. Terracotta is the baked form of the earth. It is natural clay.
Now let’s talk about terracotta cladding. It is a natural and raw form of clay, heated at a higher temperature without adding any chemicals. It is a cladding material that provides both thermal insulation as well as weather resistance and gives aesthetic facade.
ADVANTAGES OF TERRACOTTA CLADDING
1. THERMAL INSULATION
Because of the ventilated system, the terracotta can give better thermal insulation than any other. To enjoy thermal insulation benefits, go for the rainscreen principle while cladding. Or if the precast cladding is done with the sandwich concept.
2. COST-EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE
Terracotta cladding requires less maintenance. A single power wash every 5 to 10 years will work for unglazed terracotta if you go for glazed one, then you can stay worry-free for at least 10 to 20 years. The surface of terracotta doesn’t let dust gather on it.
Terracotta is obtained from natural and raw clay, so the strength it has is natural. Terracotta panels used in the cladding are fired at high temperatures, which makes it durable. If the installation is done properly with the help of knowledgeable labors, the building can survive upto 100 years.
It is obvious. Terracotta is obtained from nature, but no one is harmed during the process. And its processing doesn’t harm any living being too. It is recyclable, even after years, you can reuse it for making something else.
5. VARIOUS DESIGNS AND COLORS TO SELECT FROM!
The biggest advantage of terracotta is, it’s numerous options in texture and colors. You can select from the range of colors from natural to human-made in both glazed and unglazed effects, i.e., there is the availability of red, yellow, gray, brown, and white colors as well as you will get the mixture of any of this color too. Even you will get a wide variety in texture as well from smooth to rough.