Composite cladding also comes in a variety of styles and designs. You are able to possess the beauty of natural wood without the strenuous maintenance required.
Composite cladding will definitely add more value to your property than timber, as it is created with function in mind.
Why does composite cladding increase the value of your home?
Having to do regular maintenance can be a serious drawback for homeowners up and down the UK. A lot of people tend to value their time more than their money. This means investing more money in a material that requires minimal maintenance is a considerable option. Composite cladding is famous for its ease of maintenance. Staining, sealing and painting are routines that are no longer required with WPC cladding boards.
Due to WPCs (wood plastic composite) cladding boards composition, it will not decay or rot. Rotting is something you see with timber, as natural wood is susceptible to moisture absorption. Almost all types of mould require damp and dark conditions in order to thrive.
Given that composite cladding has the ability to withstand moisture, the risk of rotting and the build-up of mould and mildew is non-existent. Composite materials are also significantly more resistant to UV rays which cause colour fading over time. This is a huge upside for many consumers as they can benefit from long-lasting colour.
Composite cladding is now available in a variety of colours. This implies that you will be able to find what is right for your home. Due to their synthetic production, the options for patterns and colours are endless. Many customers tend to lean towards modern and trendy colours such as anthracite grey, whereas some customers want to achieve a natural appearance.
Composite cladding boards are often designed to replicate pieces of timber. This is why you see colours such as teak and IPE in today’s market. This means that if you appreciate natural beauty, there will be a composite cladding board that is right for you.
The plastic composition of composite cladding gives the material excellent durability against mother nature’s harsh elements. The plastic enables the composite cladding to withstand extreme weather and fluctuations in weather. A lot of composite cladding products come with warranties that go all the way up to 25 years which reflect their durability and long-lasting properties.
The materials used to produce composite cladding are all recycled. The timber that is used is recycled wood fibres. These wood fibres are taken from sawmills and are seen as waste. Plastic is also recycled from items such as plastic bags and bottles, which are notorious for polluting the environment. Rather than ending up in a landfill, this “waste” is used to create a beautiful building material that is used by thousands of homeowners in the UK. When upgrading areas of your property prior to a property valuation, homeowners will be looking for ways to get the best return on their money. Adding composite cladding boards to your house will increase the chance of you being able to sell the property quickly. Property surveyors will look at the aesthetic value (how good the cladding boards look) and also the maintenance, durability and characteristics of the material.
Adding composite cladding can add up to 5% to your property’s value; however, many factors go into this. How large is the cladding area? How long ago was it installed? What generation of composite is the cladding – first generation or second generation? Does the cladding complement the colour scheme of the property?
These are all factors that property surveyors will look at when doing a valuation.