Climate change is no longer a prediction: it has become a reality much faster than most people expected. As extreme weather events become the new norm, your house will need more than basic protection to survive Mother Nature's wrath. There has never been a time of greater need to protect your home from climate change than now.
One of the things you can do to increase your home's resilience against the current and predicted impacts of climate change is to install an external cladding system.
External cladding involves covering the exterior walls of a house with some kind of layering material to protect the building from weather-induced damage. It can also be done for style, insulation, noise control and that all-important kerb appeal.
If you're on a budget, vinyl cladding can be a great option for your home due to its relatively low initial cost. Continue reading to find out why it can provide good value for your hard-earned money.
Vinyl is a low-maintenance, durable option
Vinyl cladding systems are unaffected by rain, high humidity and insects. This makes them a long-lasting option for house cladding applications where wood cannot be used due to its high susceptibility to moisture and insect damage. Vinyl is also unaffected by corrosion. As a result, it can be a better choice than metal cladding for people living in coastal areas.
Vinyl cladding's high level of resistance to most destructive elements makes them a low-maintenance, durable choice for many modern homeowners.
Vinyl comes in a variety of aesthetic colours
If you're not after the rustic or classic look of wood, stone, brick, or other natural building materials, vinyl cladding can be a decent-looking option.
This type of external cladding is available in an array of aesthetically pleasing colours that will most likely match your existing home style while expanding your options to more contemporary styles.
Vinyl is easy to install
Owing to their lightweight design, vinyl cladding systems are easy to carry and simple to install. This reduces the amount of time and manpower required to install them, thus resulting in further savings on labour costs.
With the vast array of external cladding options available on today's residential market, choosing your home's cladding system can be a daunting task. If you don't have much to spend and want to install a house cladding system that will provide functional and aesthetic performance, vinyl can be a fantastic choice.
Hello, my name is Carl and this is my construction and contractor blog. I do not work in the construction business but last year, my wife and I had a lot of work carried out on our summer home which is located on the Gold Coast. Winter storms had damaged the roof and a couple of seabirds had made a nest in there. The place was a real mess but thankfully the contractors did a great job of repairing the roof and fixing up the damage to the loft space. I learn a lot during the repairs so I decided to start a new blog. Enjoy!