This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. The specific problem is: What about the historical history and issues of cladding? Cladding was used to extensively renovate Middle Age timber framed properties into modern country houses in the 18th century. Secodly, mud cladding of wooden huts in Africa should also be added. Could be greatly expanded. Please help improve this article if you can.(July 2014)
Cladding is the application of one material over another to provide a skin or layer intended to control the infiltration of weather elements, or for aesthetic purposes. Cladding does not necessarily have to provide a waterproof condition but is instead a control element. This control element may only serve to safely direct water or wind in order to control run-off and prevent infiltration into the building structure. Cladding applied to windows is often referred to as window capping and is a very specialized field.