Cladding is a building material that is used to cover the exterior of a building or structure for both functional and aesthetic purposes. Cladding can be made from a wide range of materials, including wood, metal, vinyl, brick, stone, and composite materials. The primary functions of cladding are to provide protection from the elements and to enhance the appearance of the building’s exterior. Cladding can help to insulate the building and improve its energy efficiency, as well as provide additional structural support. Cladding can be applied to the entire exterior of a building or only to certain areas, such as the façade or entryway. Cladding can be installed in various forms, including panels, tiles, shingles, and sheets, and can be customized to achieve a wide range of styles and finishes.