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January 10, 2019
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Choosing The Best Cladding For Your Home

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Choosing The Best Cladding For Your Home

Whilst many homeowners can appreciate the potential benefits of cladding, working out which type is going to be most appropriate can be a challenge. If you are considering investing in cladding, our team are always on hand to offer expert help and product recommendations. The choice of which is going to be best depends on individual circumstances, so take a look at the type of variables which can help to determine the cladding that’s right for you.

 

What do you intend to do with the property?

If you are intending to sell the property shortly and are looking for a fast way to provide an attractive facelift, a budget cladding option may be most appropriate. Vinyl cladding is often available at a competitive price, although some timber choices can be cost-effective. Lower cost options may not have the enhanced durability or insulation of a more expensive choice but will provide the improved aesthetic appeal you want to attract buyers. Conversely, if you are intending to stay in your property for some time, opting for a product with superior insulation properties and low maintenance costs could provide you with a better return on your investment in the longer time.

 

Property location and aspect

It isn’t necessary to clad every part of your property, in many cases, cladding the areas which are most exposed to the weather or which are vulnerable to damp may be more appropriate. Your cladding installer can work with you to determine a cladding design which is going to look how you want it to at the same time as providing the functional advantages you’re looking for. By varying the style and location of your cladding, it’s possible to get a unique, attractive look for your property, ensuring it stands out from the rest for all the right reasons!

 

What are your functional priorities?

Almost every type of cladding can look stunning, but each has slightly different functional properties. If you are eager to enjoy excellent insulation, for example, your final product choice may not be the same as for a property owner who is keen to have cladding which is as fire retardant as possible.

In many cases, your cladding installer will have the extensive knowledge of cladding products necessary to suggest a choice that’s exactly right for your requirements and budget. Why not request a FREE consultation to find out more? Contact DC Carpentry, Melbourne’s cladding specialists for 15 years and counting!