The installation of cladding is more and more in expansion today. This technique favors a good thermal performance of your home without modifying the aspect of your walls. Comfort is necessary for a home; this technique takes great importance beyond the aesthetic dimension. In this section, we present you with all the information on insulation under the cladding.

The insulation under cladding: What is it?


It is a technique of thermal insulation from the outside still called ITE. Generally, it consists in covering the walls with an insulating coat. Masonry professionals specialize in this type of work. More clearly, the technique consists in covering the wall of your facade with insulation. A second wooden frame covers the whole thing in the end. This technique can have several advantages for your home, namely:

    • Strengthen the insulation of the home
    • Reduce thermal bridges
    • Embellish your facade
    • Limiting energy expenses.

However, it is obvious that aesthetics has a cost. The ITE under cladding requires maintenance. This maintenance must be carried out every 5 years maximum and involves more or less consequent expenses. It must be said that the cladding also acts as a protection against bad weather.

How do I choose the right materials for the ideal cladding insulation?

The work for insulation under cladding requires the intervention of several types of materials. Of course, the choice of materials depends on how you want your home to look. Also, the budget is an important criterion for the choice of materials. However, it is obvious that in order to have the desired aesthetic look, you need to have a decent budget.

What are the different materials for insulation under cladding?

As possible materials, we distinguish:

    • Wood
    • Metal
    • The PVC
    • Stone.

These materials can be used for thermal insulation or for insulation under the simple cladding. Indeed, wood is a recyclable material and is generally appreciated by all. It is inexpensive, has a natural appearance, and has excellent energy performance. It also has excellent resistance to weathering.

However, it requires maintenance after a long period of use. Insulation under the metal siding is also suitable. It even offers a more or less modern look to your home. You can also opt for PVC in a color of your choice. Also, stone cladding is ideal for good thermal performance. In addition to good performance, it also gives an aesthetic appearance to your facade.

What do I need to know about cost, light, and soil?

It is necessary to consult a building expert in order to have an idea about the budget and everything that must be kept in mind. The cost of exterior insulation can vary. The ITE under-cladding is particularly more expensive. The architectural complexity of the house is also a factor that greatly affects the cost as well. On the light side, the insulation should occupy 10 or 20 cm. This reduces the entry of natural light.

How is the exterior wall cladding done?


There are several points to know for optimal cladding of the exterior walls. These points can act as steps. To begin with, the professionals in charge of the work must measure the surface to be covered. This will allow them to quantify the materials to be used. Then, they must proceed to the installation of a rain screen. The cutting of this one must be done according to the length of your facade.

A margin of 10 cm must be granted on the ends while keeping another 20 cm space at the base. As soon as the rain screen is fixed, the installation of the wooden framework is carried out. An anti-rodent grid must be installed at the end of the frame. Finally, your siding can be installed on your facade.

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