What is the Best Cladding to Install on your home?

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If you are looking for ideas to increase the curb appeal of your home, you can search for some tips online. You can check the Better Homes and Gardens website as it has lots of cool ideas. Of course, one of the easiest ways to make a drastic change to your home’s exterior is to add cladding to your home. However, there are lots of different types of cladding available, so it is important to make sure that you choose the best cladding to install for your home.

  • Traditional Wood Cladding

For hundreds of years’ wood has been used to build structures, whether the building is made completely from wood, or other materials such as brick, wood is often used to clad the exterior of the building. Wood does need to be looked after and you will need to ensure that it has been treated to prevent it from rotting. Every few years you will need to treat the wood again and give it a coat of stain or varnish to prolong the cladding’s life.

A modern popular form of house cladding is Palliside Cladding which offers low maintenance with a high quality finish. Unlike other forms of cladding, Palliside not only looks good but also has other beneficial properties.

  • Colours do not fade
  • No powdering due to UV protection
  • Does not warp from heat
  • Is suitable for tropical cyclone C regions
  • Provides both acoustic and thermal insulation
  • Is suitable for areas prone to bush fires as has a nil fire ignition rating
  • Comes with a 25 years’ guarantee

If you are looking for a way to transform your home’s exterior at an affordable price, then Palliside cladding may just be the perfect solution for you. It is also one of the solutions which require the least maintenance, allowing you to enjoy the outside of your home without having to do too much work.

  • Vinyl Cladding

Since the 1970’s, vinyl cladding has been a popular choice with home owners. There is a wide variety of colours available and this type of cladding is quick and easy to install. However, this old technology is slowly being replaced by more modern types such as Palliside, as vinyl cladding does have some drawbacks.

  • The cladding will warp and bend over time
  • Water can get underneath the cladding due to the gaps created by contraction and expansion
  • When water gets behind the cladding there can often be a build-up of fungus on the Styrofoam backing
  • It is purely for decorative purposes and will not stand up to extreme weather and conditions
  • Fibre Cement Cladding

Another traditional form of cladding is made from fibre cement, and this type of cladding is relatively durable and keeps its colour for longer than the vinyl cladding. It is easy to work with and comes in a wide range of different colours, so it is easy to find something for all tastes. However, this material does not give you the same protection that your home receives when you install Palliside Cladding and will require more maintenance.

So if you are looking to change your home’s exterior and are not sure what material is best, do your research on the available materials and seek a professional’s opinion. Following that, Palliside Cladding is strong, durable, easy to install, and will last for many years almost maintenance free.