5 Affordable Modular Siding & Exterior Options For a Perfect Finish
One of the benefits of using modular construction to expand your organization is the fact that buildings can be finished with a number of exterior options. This allows you to seamlessly match a new modular building to the existing buildings on your property. You can match the look of your campus or business district or meet historical standards in a specific area. Whether you want something sleek, traditional, rustic, or modern, there are plenty of modular siding options to choose from for your modular design.
Premium vinyl siding options for commercial modular buildings are a very popular choice because of their durability and variety. High-quality vinyl resists dents, scratches, fading, and weather damage and requires minimal maintenance. Vinyl prefabricated siding is also available in a variety of colors and styles so you can easily match your prefab building to the surrounding community.
Exterior wall panels are a new option for exterior finishing that create a modern, clean-line aesthetic while also adding texture and visual interest to a building. Flat wall panels are a time-saving option, as they can quickly be applied to steel frame or wood frame modules.
To help your new modular building blend in to natural environments, wood modular siding is another option for prefab exterior walls. Cambia is a thermally modified wood, a sustainable lumber that performs better and is more cost-effective than other wood and wood substitutes. It is resistant to insect damage and fungal infestation, and less susceptible to warping due to humidity. Design-wise, this wood siding offers a beautiful color that highlights the natural beauty of the wood grain.
On a grand campus filled with old stone buildings, you might think it would be difficult to add a new modular building that doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. However, using a stone veneer exterior finish, your new construction will look like it’s been in place for years. Stone veneer options are available to match the color, shape, and size of any fieldstone. Stone veneer is applied on top of felt or building paper that acts as a moisture barrier.
Building or expanding in a historical district comes with a restrictions to the design of your building and the choices you make for interior and exterior wall finishes. Using traditional brick as an exterior finish on your modular building can be costly and the application can be slow.
To get the historical aesthetic of brick at a time- and cost-savings, an option for exterior walls that many modular builders use is thin brick. Available in a variety of colors, textures, and thickness (1/2” to 1” thick), thin brick is lighter, easier to transport, has few seismic concerns, and reduces exterior wall costs.