In Australia, we like our homes to be our castles and so as well as having everything you need on the inside, it is important that our homes look great from the outside. There are a number of reasons why you should make sure the outside of your home looks good all the time. For starters, how your home looks on the outside reflects on you as a family. If you don’t take care of the outside, then people can only assume that the inside looks equally bad and your reputation is going to pot. The outside of your home also affects how the whole street looks if you live in a popular residential area. You don’t want your neighbours complaining that your house is damaging the appearance of the other houses. From a resale point of view, the outside of your house is the first thing potential buyers see and if they don’t like how it looks, then they are not even going to have a look at the inside no matter how good it looks.
A popular exterior covering is vinyl cladding and it makes any home look fantastic and is so easy to take care of. It has proven itself to be really popular in Australia and there are a number of benefits associated with it. It is made from PVC and is mixed with other substances to give it great strength and to make it look good. It is decorative but functional and comes in boards that are attached to the structural framing of your home.It also provides great thermal properties. Here are some other benefits of this type of cladding.
- Maintenance Free – It doesn’t need to be repainted, repaired or some touch ups applied to it. It may need a cleaning now and then, but that’s it. It also won’t fade due to the colour being all the way through the material and there are many different colours to choose from. It won’t rust, warp, crack or corrode like many other materials do and it can last for many years, even in the worst of weather.
- Environmentally Friendly – Everyone is trying to reduce their carbon footprint and the manufacturers of this product are trying to do likewise. Vinyl cladding is recyclable and uses a lot less resources when made, compared to other alternatives. If you want to, you can add additional insulation behind the cladding for better thermal performance thus reducing your carbon footprint as a home owner as well. It is resistant to mold and mildew and it doesn’t dent when your kids happen to hit it with a football whilst they are playing.
- It’s Affordable – Vinyl is really affordable for homeowners, and you can fully clad your whole home for a fraction of what it would cost for alternative cladding materials. It comes in many great designs and can match and blend in with the designs of most Australian homes.
Vinyl cladding is a great way to help your home look amazing, but it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. It is durable and easy to maintain. Have a look at how this amazing cladding can help your home.