Very responsibly, modern homeowners approach the decoration of the facade. It helps to make the house beautiful and unique, attracting the attention of passers-by from afar. Simultaneously with the finishing, you can insulate the building, some facing materials come with a heat insulator, others can be applied to the insulation layer. The Russian market has a wide range of claddings that are used to decorate facades. To choose the best option, you should listen to the recommendations of our experts.


facade type. Before you go to the hardware store, you should decide what type of facade will be in the house.

  1. Ventilated facades are a complex structure, where there is an air layer or a heat-insulating layer between the surface of the facade and the finishing material.
  2. Non-ventilated structures provide for the installation of finishing material directly on the wall.
  3. Design features. Some finishing materials are quite heavy, so the choice of the type of cladding should be decided at the design stage. Then the architect will take into account the additional load on the base, strengthening the wall structure.


Design subtleties. Modern homeowners are trying to select materials for finishing the facade, taking into account the decorative features of the basement and roof. If outbuildings, a garage or a fence have already acquired their final appearance, then their design must be taken into account. Some users are sensitive to the slightest resemblance of the house to the buildings of their neighbors.


Additional functions. When finishing facades, homeowners often try to solve a number of other problems. The outer coating can protect the base from atmospheric influences (rain, snow, ultraviolet, wind), cold (insulation layer), noise (noise insulation layer). In addition, it is important that rodents, birds, insects and microorganisms do not settle between the facade and the cladding.


Difficulty of installation. The choice of finishing material for many homeowners also depends on the complexity of the installation.

  1. If the residents of the house prefer to entrust construction work to professionals, then any facade cladding can be ordered (in accordance with financial capabilities).
  2. There is a category of homeowners who prefer to equip a “cozy nest” with their own hands. In this case, preference is given to materials that are easy to install.

We have selected 7 of the best materials for facade cladding in our review. All of them are sold in construction stores in Russia. When distributing places, the editors of the expertology journal relied on the opinion of the expert community, taking into account the feedback from domestic homeowners.

Rating of the best materials for facade cladding

The best materials for a non-ventilated facade

A number of modern facing materials are used to finish non-ventilated facades. They differ in price, shape, complexity of installation. The experts have selected several popular facade cladding products.

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Facing brick

Rating: 4.9


Facing brick

Facing brick gives a beautiful and luxurious look to the facade of a modern house. This material has been used for a long time, but today it has acquired a number of attractive properties. First of all, experts note a wide variety of shapes, textures and shades. Facing bricks are made not only from traditional clay, clinker, hyper-pressed and silicate products can be found on sale. The material resists destructive atmospheric influences for a long time. The product wins the gold of our review.

Domestic homeowners note a rich assortment of facing bricks in the Russian distribution network. However, it is necessary to take a responsible approach to the choice of the manufacturer, since not all domestic factories produce high-quality products.

Advantages

  • beautiful appearance;
  • additional heat and noise insulation;
  • rich assortment;
  • variety of colors and shapes.

Decorative plaster

Rating: 4.8


Decorative plaster

The most popular finishing material today is decorative plaster. Many different materials have appeared on sale, they are easy to apply, have an affordable price. At the request of the consumer, you can choose the appropriate texture, and then apply the paintwork material. Experts recommend paying attention to acrylic plaster. Its main advantages are low cost and long service life (over 20 years). Silicate plaster will be even more durable (more than 30 years). High resistance to atmospheric influences and pollution possesses silicone structure.

Russian users speak flatteringly about the decorative properties of the finishing material, good performance and affordable price. The downside is the complexity of application.

Advantages

  • a wide choice of textures and bases;
  • low cost;
  • beautiful appearance;
  • pollution resistance.

Flaws

  • application difficulties.

Facing stone

Rating: 4.7


Facing stone

Facing stone stands out with reliability and high decorative qualities. It can be used for facade decoration both independently and in combination with other materials. Experts highly appreciated the durability and environmental friendliness of the stone, resistance to mechanical and atmospheric influences. There are two types of facing material on sale. Mechanically processed natural minerals can make a home unique and rich. But the price of natural stone is high, so individual inserts are more often used. Artificial stone is sold at a reasonable price, it attracts with a variety of colors and textures.

Not all manufacturers produce material with exact dimensions, so the selection and installation is best done with professionals.

Advantages

  • high decorative qualities;
  • durability;
  • environmental friendliness;
  • resistance to mechanical damage.

Flaws

  • high price;
  • complex installation.

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Ceramic tile

Rating: 4.6


Ceramic tile

Ceramic tiles are in high demand in our country. It is used not only for interior decoration, the tile looks great on the facade of the house. The main trump cards of ceramics, according to experts, are decorativeness, ease of maintenance, low weight. The trading network offers a wide range of facade tiles, a potential buyer can choose not only the right color, but also the size and texture. As an asset, ceramics should include resistance to atmospheric influences, incombustibility. Finishing stops a step away from the prize three.

The use of ceramic tiles has one limitation, it is not suitable for finishing wooden facades. The price of the material also fluctuates greatly, it largely depends on the manufacturer.

Advantages

  • decorative;
  • ease of maintenance;
  • light weight;
  • fire and weather resistance.

Flaws

  • complex installation;
  • not suitable for wooden facades.

The best materials for a ventilated facade

Many homeowners prefer to make ventilated facades. Lightweight materials are required for their cladding, since installation is often carried out on a crate. Experts have identified the following facing materials.

decorative siding

Rating: 4.9


decorative siding

Ease of installation stands out decorative siding. Therefore, many Russian homeowners prefer this material when finishing the facade. In addition, experts praised decorative siding for its affordable price, lightness and durability. Pleasantly surprised by the variety of finishing materials. In addition to vinyl siding, there are metal panels and cement-cellulose-based products on sale. A block house allows you to create the illusion of a beautiful wooden house from rounded timber.

Since a crate is made before installing the siding, bars (metal profile) and fasteners should be included in the estimate. You can fill the voids with thermal insulation material. With the help of decorative siding, it is possible to finish not only smooth facades, but also old wooden buildings.

Advantages

  • democratic price;
  • ease of installation;
  • variety of shapes and colors;
  • durability.

Flaws

  • burns out in the sun.

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Panels made of wood-polymer composite

Rating: 4.8


Panels made of wood-polymer composite

In recent years, wood-polymer composite panels have become a good alternative to siding. They are made on the basis of crushed sawdust, the mass fraction of which in the product exceeds 60%. Adhesive components, polymers and colors are added to the composition. Experts gave the panels the second place in our review for their beautiful appearance, weather resistance and ease of installation. The advantage of finishing from WPC panels is the possibility of fastening without additional preparation of the facade. The asset should include ease of maintenance and durability.

Russian homeowners have managed to appreciate the advantages of wood-polymer composite. Most of all, they are satisfied with the maintainability; to replace a damaged element, it is not necessary to remove adjacent panels.

Advantages

  • elegant appearance;
  • ease of installation;
  • weather resistance;
  • maintainability.

Clinker thermal panels

Rating: 4.7


Clinker thermal panels

At the same time, clinker thermal panels allow homeowners to insulate and finish the facade. They are made of clinker tiles, on the inner surface of which expanded polystyrene is fused. Experts note the variety of sizes. For example, the thickness of the decorative part can be selected in the range from 12 to 15 mm, and the thickness of the heat-insulating layer can range from 24 to 80 mm. The advantages of the material include environmental friendliness, resistance to climatic influences and biodefeat. Clinker thermal panels lose to leaders in price and elasticity.

Domestic homeowners praise the finishing material for ease of installation, beautiful appearance of the facade, protection from the cold, and light weight. But it is necessary to transport and work with thermal panels carefully.

Advantages

  • beautiful appearance;
  • thermal insulation properties;
  • rich assortment;
  • ease.

Flaws

  • high price;
  • fragility.