Westen Red Cedar has been the most popular choice for garden office cladding for the last decade or so. People love its natural reddish brown colour and the fact that it will last for 25 years or so with little maintenance. The thing with Cedar though is that it will, left unprotected, weather to a silver grey colour in as little as 12 – 18 months changing the original look of the building.
This weathering process is not always even, as different areas of the building will be exposed to light at different rates so that you can end up with a patchy colouration.
There are ways to maintain the new colour of Western Red Cedar by applying a UV protector. This protector needs to be applied as the cladding is fitted and will need topping up annually to maintain the protection levels. This is obviously a long-term undertaking that you need to consider.
Grey Siberian Larch will weather evenly
Other exterior claddings are being adopted by garden office suppliers which offer similar contemporary aesthetics to Cedar and the same sort of durability. Garden Spaces are an office supplier who offers several different exterior cladding options and have recently added Grey Siberian Larch to their offering.
Siberian Larch is offered by several garden office suppliers, but Garden Spaces have chosen a product that has a special acrylic resin applied to it. This finish protects the boards against fungal attack & termites and offers insecticide and anti-bluestain treatments. The resin also has a chemical free pigmentation which gives the boards a grey colouring and brings out the natural grain in the boards.
The beauty of the acrylic resin protection which is applied in factory controlled conditions to both faces of the board for maximum penetration is that it will weather evenly to a soft natural grey, unlike Cedar. This will mean your building looks as good in 10 years time as it does on day one.
Siberian Larch has an estimated lifespan of 50 years, and the acrylic resin finish is guaranteed for 10-years.
As you can see from these photos of a recent Garden Spaces office featuring this new Grey Larch Cladding. It creates a modern look, quite different to its Cedar clad counterparts.
To learn more about this cladding finish talk to the Garden Spaces team on 0845 387 9 387 or take a look at their informative website.
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