Choosing an Exterior Material

There are a variety of materials available for the exterior of commercial buildings. The one chosen often depends on the intended appearance of the building, the upkeep it will require, and price of the materials. Each type of material has its own advantages. Read on to learn more about them.

  1. Wood

Wood can make a building look beautiful, but it tends to fade over time. Its life can be extended with regular maintenance. Maintenance often includes power washing, staining, sealing, and painting. Although the maintenance is significant, wood does look nice.

  1. Siding

Once only used for residential buildings, siding is becoming more popular for commercial buildings as well. Vinyl is the most popular type of siding due to its low-maintenance, low-cost and variety of color choices. Two other options are aluminum and cement fiber siding.

  1. Stucco

This material is tough, economical and is resistant to weather and impact. It minimizes street noise for those on busy streets. It’s also low-maintenance and comes in tons of styles and colors.

  1. Brick

Brick is timeless and requires minimal maintenance. Commercial building owners will have to determine whether the brick will be decorative or load bearing to select the proper materials. Modern brick does come in a wide range of colors and styles.

  1. Metal

Metal is a strong exterior material and requires little maintenance. It is fire-resistant and termite-resistant. It comes in a variety of finishes for all sorts of commercial buildings.

  1. Concrete

This exterior material is the most durable. It resists fire, weather, and limits sound as well. When done properly, concrete can look inviting and less industrial.

Commercial building owners who think their building needs an exterior uplift or those looking to build should call Building Resources Inc. Their experts will assist the building owner in choosing the optimal products for their building project.