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Cladding a House: Everything You Should Know

October 20, 2020

There comes a time when you know you have to do something about the outside appearance of your home. Your options will depend on the current wall covering. Some people will choose to repair the wall covering and repaint the house. This is a viable option although it can be a tedious process and will need repainting regularly.

Fortunately, there is a better option, house cladding. Here’s everything you need to know:

Choose Your Look

Cladding comes in a huge array of styles. You can opt for the standard timber finish or a white PVC look. But, you can also choose virtually any color you can think of and any style of finish. Vinyl cladding remains very popular, as does wood, but there are other materials that can be used, such as metal.

You’ll need to check what cladding your local supplier has t decide which you like the most and which suits your home and budget.

Protect Your Walls

Cladding does more than effortlessly transform the look of your home. The cladding sits just off your existing walls. This effectively protects your current alls from the elements. That can help your house stay dry and last longer.

In addition, the small space between the cladding and the walls can boost the insulation in your home, helping it to stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

That makes it a cost-saving choice as well as a practical option. You should also be aware that cladding doesn’t just improve the insulation, it also reduces sound escaping from your home. That means you can turn your television up another notch or two without disturbing your neighbors.

Minimize Maintenance

Cladding minimizes maintenance on an annual basis. Most cladding will simply need to be pressure washed once a year. The only time you’ll need to do more than this is if it has been damaged. In which case, it is important to repair the cladding as soon as possible.

Pressure washing is simple and easy to do, even from ground level. That means the ongoing maintenance of your house is actually simpler with cladding and safer!

Environmentally Friendly

Modern cladding materials are environmentally friendly. Wood cladding is either reclaimed or used from renewable resources. Vinyl cladding is generally made from recycled materials, reducing your environmental impact to virtually nothing.

As an added bonus cladding is very durable. It will last for years on your home with minimal maintenance and no environmental impact.

It’s also worth noting that when the cladding does eventually reach the end of its life, it can be recycled again.


Cladding will add value to your home. It’s not just that it will look better and stay looking good. It’s also the fact that you’re reducing energy bills and protecting the main house walls. These will help to increase the value to finance companies which can be helpful if you need additional finance.

It will also make the house appear more attractive to buyers, should you decide to sell it.

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