Södra launches pre-painted exterior cladding
Demand is increasing for processed wood products, such as painted exterior cladding, and this autumn marks the release of Södra’s new product – pre-painted exterior cladding with a system that allows you to skip the painting step. The panels save work and time, and can be fitted all year round. The product has been developed in partnership with the coatings supplier Sherwin Williams, who also provide a warranty for the painting.
Södra is now taking a further step in facilitating construction through the delivery of fully pre-painted panels that can be fitted all year round, which adds considerable flexibility to the construction process.
“We have developed the ECO365 system, which allows facade panels to be mounted instead of being fitted using nails or screws. This means that the panels can be fully painted prior to mounting. Normally, a final coat would to be applied to cover nails or screws. The panels achieve a high quality standard since they are painted indoors under optimal conditions and, moreover, the paint finish has a warranty,” said Lars Broström from Södra Wood’s project department.
Södra’s range already includes primed and undercoated cladding as well as cladding finished with a primer or colour undercoat for which the final coat is applied when the panels have been installed.