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As times change, so do the innovations in construction, materials and beautification. The home cladding industry has been lifted on the tides of change by the continual development of improved cladding solutions. The broad range, types and many styles of cladding are quite remarkable and well worth a closer investigation.

Vinyl cladding has come a long way since it was first manufactured in the 1950’s. With decades to develop and improve its look and performance, manufacturers have well and truly mastered this unique building material and have created a product that is extremely durable, practical and aesthetically pleasing.

Vinyl cladding can be used in all manner of situations to beautify, revive and uplift the façade of one’s home. Choosing the right option that suits your needs best should be decided upon after carefully considering a number of key factors.

Weatherboard houses require continual maintenance to remain looking their very best. Sometimes the pace of life gets so busy that it is difficult to find the time to begin to paint your home, yet again. Also, as people grow older it becomes even harder to summon the energy and will power to deal with troublesome weatherboards. Yet every year the boards can’t be ignored and present new challenges as they flake, peel, rot and deteriorate.

Most home owners want their house to have great street appeal that makes a positive statement about their lifestyle. Tired old weatherboards are a problem affecting the owners and the surrounding neighbours. Property values are influenced by the look and character of every home in the street. If your home is the one letting the team down it may be time to consider updating with vinyl cladding.

If it’s been a while since you took a close look at modern vinyl cladding, you may be pleasantly surprised. There are all manners of cladding available with a number of different profiles and loads of charm and character. There is vinyl cladding that perfectly replicates the soft sleek lines of traditional weatherboards as well as other profiles that have warm and natural looking textures. Many people prefer cladding that comes complete with wood grain, knots and burls and appears totally authentic and as natural as can be. Modern cladding is also thick enough to insulate from cold, heat and noise which can be a perfect solution to some of the downsides of suburban living. Deciding on the type of cladding best suited to your home depends on a number of factors.

·         Consider the style and character of other homes in your area and try to find cladding that blends in rather than draws the wrong kind of attention.

·         Be mindful of the era your house was built in and find a cladding profile that will uplift and enhance the structure.

·         Look at additional features of your property such as garages, roofing materials, guttering and verandas and stay consistent with the overall design theme of your home.

·         Consult with an expert installer that carries a wide range of product and the experience to carefully advise you.

Vinyl cladding can totally transform your tired home into a thing of beauty that no longer need to be painted again. With so many benefits to gain, why not explore your cladding options today?