If you’ve ever stepped back and looked at your home you’ll realize that over time things have changed.
Your pristine walls may not look quite so good, the windows are perhaps looking a little scruffy, and even the garden could do with a decent cut and trim.
The problem is that everyone leads busy lives, it can be hard to find the time to keep up with all the maintenance. In fact, this is one of the best reasons why you should clad your home today!
Cladding needs very little maintenance. Of course, it does depend on which type of cladding you get. Vinyl cladding is generally the easiest to maintain as it simply needs a pressure wash once a year and should require nothing else.
Other types of cladding may require a little more maintenance but it will still be minimal compared to the hassle of patching up your walls and repainting them every few years.
You’ll also find in the long-term it’s cheaper to clad than it is to keep re-painting.
Cladding creates a secondary envelope over your home. This acts as additional insulation, effectively keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, at no extra cost! It’s worth looking at something like palliside cladding as this is designed to handle the extremes of Australian weather and is likely to outlast other types of cladding.
By improving the insulation at your home you’ll need less heat or air conditioning, saving you money in the long term.
Cladding doesn’t specifically increase the value of your home but, it does help to maintain it as your home won’t start to look tired and unloved.
It will also make your home look more attractive which will help its appeal to potential buyers, should you decide to sell it at any point in the future.
Again, this is with little effort on your part.
Your walls protect your home from damp but, over time, damp ingress can happen. This is especially true when the outer layer of your home is damaged.
Cladding eliminates this issue, preventing water from getting to the walls and into your home. All you have to do is visually inspect it a couple of times a year to ensure it’s not been damaged.
If it’s damaged then the broken section can be replaced or repaired and your home will stay secure.
In fact, because the cladding creates a small air cushion between it and your walls you will actually reduce the amount of humidity that gets into your home. Considering damp causes health issues and moisture is responsible for attracting pests and mold, reducing the damp is a very good idea!
Protection Against Natural Disasters
If you live in an area that is prone to grass or bush fires then you may want to consider using a non-flammable cladding, such as stone. This can help to protect your home if the worst does happen.
In fact, most types of cladding offer some fire resistance and are generally slow-burning. You will need to verify with the manufacturer/supplier, which is the best option for your home and situation.
Don’t forget, cladding can also help to soundproof your home, allowing you to make as much noise as you like inside your home!
Prevent Pest Issues
Pests can get into your home through surprisingly small gaps. In fact, mice have been known to get through a space as small as ¼ inch! This means you’re going to need to walk around your home regularly looking for cracks in the rendering which can let these pests in.
But, cladding creates a solid barrier that prevents these pests from getting into your home, helping to keep you and your family safe.
Create A New Look
If you’ve ever looked around at the array of cladding materials on offer you’ll have realized that you can have almost any type of finish on your home. This means you can transform your home into the home you’ve always dreamed of, at a fraction of the cost.
Of course, you’ll need to think about how the other houses in your area look, but it shouldn’t stop you from effortlessly transforming your home and avoiding having to paint it again, year after year.