Metal wall cladding systems are among the best possible ways to modernize older buildings and to
create sleek, smooth finishes on new projects. The best fabricators in the GTA
have offerings made from the most sought after cladding materials in the world.
With options in aluminum, copper, and steel, there’s a metal cladding system
ideally suited to any need. There are hundreds of colour options, and shapes
and sizes to choose from, but the thought of learning how to install a paneling
system can be daunting to some. Luckily, installing cladding designed by an
award winning and critically acclaimed manufacturer in the GTA is a breeze.
Do it Yourself
There have been some impressive advancements in the world of
metal wall cladding, not the least of which is a brilliantly simple installation
system. Those who wish to install new metal panels on their own will be
pleasantly surprised by the brilliance of the most innovative and simple system
on the market today.
The first step in the process is to mount the aluminum rails. The railing
system is attached directly to the wall and acts as both a guide to keep panels
properly aligned and the plugin receptacle through which the panels can be
secured to the wall. Once the rails have been installed, the next step is to
add specialized trim around the openings in the wall. It’s rare to see a wall
with no windows, doors, or ventilation openings, and paneling over such
surfaces would be ill-advised. When the rails and the trim have been applied to
the walls, the panels can be installed.
As a general rule, the first panel is installed at the top
of the wall after being carefully leveled. It’s important to level the top
panel, as each subsequent panel will be aligned according to the first. Once
the top panel has been installed, the following panels are attached to the
first via an elegant tongue and groove type interface that allows each piece to
fit snuggly together, as well as to the mounting rails.
Call in the
If you’re lacking in time, it may be advisable to call in a
professional installation team. Having said that, it’s strongly advised that
only an experienced team be called in to work on your project. If you want the
best results, it’s sometimes worth calling the panel fabricator directly. They
often have a list of trained and approved installers that have a firm grasp of
the manufactures products and can have them installed properly in a timely
Installing cladding isn’t particularly difficult. In fact,
the most reputable fabricators have gone through great lengths to ensure that
their products are as easy to install as possible. For those with hectic
schedules and business to attend to, the need to hire a professional
installation team may be unavoidable. Just be sure to bring in a team that has
in depth knowledge of the product you’ve chosen. This is best done by speaking
with the fabricator and can be asked when choosing the panel system.