Polystyrene Wall Cladding Systems
At Zaks Render, we’re a family-owned business with many years of experience in the construction industry. We’ve served hundreds of homeowners in the Sydney metropolitan area and surrounding regions with cement rendering, acrylic render applications, and we install energy-efficient wall systems, too. We’re happy to offer polystyrene wall cladding installation services for our valued customers. Why should you invest in polystyrene cladding for your property? We’ll explain below.
What is polystyrene wall cladding?
Polystyrene wall cladding is also known as expanded polystyrene, or EPS for short. EPS is a lightweight, rigid, plastic insulation material that is comprised of hard, solid beads of polystyrene. The final product is made out of delicate, spherical beads that are airy and light. Despite its lightweight construction, EPS offers a high strength-to-weight ratio. Polystyrene wall claddings are compressive and flexible, too. They can be moulded to meet almost any shape. When it comes to installing an EPS wall cladding, the material can be applied over different substrates, including timber-framed structures, steel framed structures, concrete blocks, and masonry.
Why would someone want to install a polystyrene cladding system?
Polystyrene wall claddings offer many benefits for property owners. Namely, it’s a high-quality, durable material that is quick to install and provides superior energy efficiency benefits. A polystyrene wall cladding system can also be used as external insulation. Polystyrene walls can be fitted to any shape and added to any type of building quickly. Homeowners can see drastically reduced energy bills when they install a polystyrene wall cladding system. Homeowners who have polystyrene wall systems installed can see energy bills reduced by up to half their usual rate.
A new home constructed with polystyrene cladding will reduce air movement and drafts, and prevent moisture and humidity from getting inside, too. Homeowners who have polystyrene installed will spend less money on heating and cooling bills. Increased energy efficiency can also improve the value of the home and make it more attractive to potential buyers.
When an experienced building contractor installs polystyrene foam, the material is naturally less wasteful than traditional construction materials. There will be minimal job site waste.
Why is there a need for polystyrene wall systems?
With the growing demand for housing and the impact of climate change, it’s more important than ever to invest in environmentally-friendly building materials. What makes polystyrene wall cladding such an attractive option is that it is a virtually airtight material. Polystyrene offers superior energy efficiency and wall insulation. Polystyrene is up to 15 times more airtight than traditional construction. It’s quick to install, and it’s affordable, too.
Also, airtight polystyrene prevents pollutants and allergens from entering the home. For homeowners with allergies and sensitive respiratory systems, polystyrene wall cladding can eliminate harmful pollutants and irritants from getting inside the house.
Polystyrene Wall Cladding Installation
Polystyrene panels can be applied to basement walls, roof trusses, roof panels, floor trusses, and also used as thoroughly engineered building shells. If polystyrene is going to be applied to cement or block walls in a basement, it’s imperative that any moisture or water penetration issues are fixed first. If moisture gets in the installation process, the cladding will be compromised.
Buildings that are comprised solely of polystyrene materials reduce the need for complex ductwork and large HVAC systems. With polystyrene, homes are made much more energy efficient and won’t need heavy-duty heating and cooling systems installed.
Are polystyrene wall systems susceptible insects?
Termites can feed on the foam panel core in the cladding system. But, it’s easy to prevent termites from nesting by installing a steel mesh barrier or treating the foam with termite repellant. The best way to prevent damage from insects though is with regular, routine maintenance of the structure.
Contact Zaks Render Today!
At Zaks Render, we have many years of experience in the home construction business. Our contractors are licensed and insured, and we make it a priority to keep up-to-date in the latest home construction techniques.
When you contact Zaks Render, we will come out to your site and perform a thorough inspection of the structure. Our quotes are highly detailed and won’t include any hidden fees. We strive to give our valued customers the utmost in quality, and we offer superior communication and customer service. Are you ready to experience the reduced energy costs and increased air quality with a polystyrene wall system? Contact Zaks Render today for your free, no obligation quote. Give us a call on 0402 283 119 or fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly.