There are many types of house cladding available, including vinyl, timber and aluminium, but you may be confused as to why house cladding is important at all. Here are some of the main benefits.
The most important benefit of cladding is that it provides an extra layer of protection for your house against the elements. Whatever material you use, the cladding will take the brunt of the wind and rain and will be the first line of defence against moisture entering your house. It will also offer protection against the extremes of temperature you will experience in the summer and winter. Your house will take a battering from the elements and cladding is like having a layer of armour around it. The cladding can also provide protection against other environmental problems such as bushfires or termite attack, making a real contribution to the safety of your property and your family.
The next advantage is that cladding will insulate your home. This will help to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer and should lower your usage of heating and air conditioning. Lower energy use means lower energy bills and will also lessen your environmental impact as well as the amount of money you pay. Energy saving is a priority for most homeowners these days and so any extra insulation is a massive boost. Cladding will also insulate your home against noise, making it a much quieter and more pleasant place to live as well as improving your own privacy.
Cladding can also radically alter the appearance of your home. As it is the outer layer of your house it has the greatest effect on how it looks. Nothing can make an old building look new like a new layer of cladding. There are numerous colours and textures that can be used which will give your home any look you want — from a stylish modern facade to an old-fashioned or rustic appearance. It can also be designed to fit in with any pre-existing colour scheme or design so that you can preserve the present look of your home if you wish.
Your cladding installer will be happy to answer any questions to make sure that you choose the right type of cladding for you and your property. You will then be on the way to a safer, more attractive and better-insulated home. Talk to a contractor about house cladding to learn more.