Cladding involves the process of adding one material over another to provide a layer and is used in construction not only to improve the appearance of buildings but also to provide thermal insulation and weather resistance.
Cladding is available in a variety of materials such as stone, wood and vinyl and, in most recent years, has become available in composites. Composite is made from a mixture of recycled plastic and wood fibers.
Let’s take a look below for the advantages and disadvantages of using this material on your property.
Composite cladding is low maintenance. This is due to not needing any painting, staining or sealing as it already has its protection against weathering from the composite material. It does not also rot.
One main advantage of using this material is its durability. In addition to creating a hard protection layer (almost like a barrier) for the outer walls of your home, this material will also protect the interior walls and insulation of your home while remaining completely waterproof. It has been designed and manufactured to withstand all weather conditions and will not damage easily or erode, unlike wood cladding.
Low long-term cost
Although these boards will be more expensive to install, the upkeep costs of these are a lot less compared to timber. There is no need to buy additional materials such as sealing, staining and paints due to composite not requiring these for the upkeep.
There are a variety of colours and styles available in composite cladding for your home. This is certain to meet any aesthetic needs! Any style home can benefit from having this installed as it can be used for any specifications.
One downside to having composite cladding is that it is expensive to install. Having mentioned this, over time, you will benefit from using this material instead due to its easy maintenance and its low upkeep costs.