Do you feel that the exterior of your home is letting down the neighbourhood? Maybe it hasn't been long since you repainted the property, but the paintwork is already starting to crack or fade? If you are looking for an alternative to painting, maybe you should consider external cladding.
What is external cladding?
External cladding is a skin fitted to the outside of a building, but it doesn't form part of the structure of the building. In most cases, there is no intention that the skin will carry any weight or support the property, but the skin can serve other purposes, such as aesthetic appeal. There are many types of external cladding, and there is sure to be something ideal for your situation. You might decide that shingles, boards, tiles, or another type of external cladding are the best solution. If you are looking for cladding that will support the structure of your home, fibre reinforced cement sheeting or a similar sheet cladding material would be the best option. However, you should take professional advice before deciding, as this type of cladding will affect condensation, ventilation and perhaps the drainage of your home.
If you are sticking with conventional, non-loadbearing cladding, you can be confident that the work will enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home, whatever material you choose. However, aesthetic appeal is just one advantage that comes with fitting external cladding.
Make your home better on the inside
Fitting external cladding can make your home a more pleasant place to live, as well as improve the external appearance. There are at least two other benefits that you could gain from your cladding.
Better thermal insulation -- Keeping control of their energy bills can be a constant struggle for homeowners. If you have a home that is always too hot or too cold, you may constantly run an HVAC system to try to keep the temperature of your home at a comfortable level. Instead of increasing your bills, why not fit external cladding. Your supplier can suggest a type of cladding that has the insulating properties that you need.
Better sound insulation -- Living in a noisy home can be stressful. Do you have a home located on a busy street? Maybe, there is a constant flow of traffic? Perhaps you live close to a popular evening venue, and you are constantly disturbed by noisy visitors leaving late at night. If noise is the problem that bothers you most, speak to your supplier about external cladding that can help you to enjoy a more peaceful existence.