5 Ways To Select The Right External Cladding For Your Home

beautiful external cladding in Australia

Cladding is a fantastic way of improving the look of your home, the value and reducing the amount of maintenance you need to do on a regular basis!

If you haven’t already got cladding then you need to look at getting it fitted. However, the first thing you will need to consider is what external cladding material is right for you and your property. You can choose from an array of different cladding types. These include vinyl cladding, wood and even a range of metals. So how do you choose the right cladding for your home, here I am showing to show you 5 tips:

1- The look

The first thing you will need to consider is what would you like your house to look like? Vinyl cladding is often white but can be created in a variety of colors. It looks good, needs little more than a wash each year and will help to insulate your home. However, wood is warmer, can be painted any color you want and can provide a more authentic look. The point is that you need to look at other houses to see which type of cladding you like the most.

Test it here, by looking at the photos below. Can you spot a different?

external wooden cladding
external wooden cladding (via)
insulated vinyl cladding
this is a vinyl cladding. It helps to insulate your house too (via)

2-The Neighborhood

Besides the material, it is important to look at your neighbourhood. What does your neighbour  has for their exterior wall. If every property in your area has wood cladding yours might look out of place with plastic. Equally, there may be regulations regarding which cladding is acceptable. It is important to check before you commit to one.

beautiful external cladding in Australia
Can you guess where this house is? Amazing exterior cladding design!

3- The cost

The different types of cladding have different cost levels. The budget you have available will affect your choice of material and even the quality if the material you choose. It is therefore important to understand the different price levels so that you may locate the funds you need before or modify your cladding choice to match your budget.

interesting stone cladding pattern


4- The Effectiveness

Cladding your home is designed to make it look more attractive, protect the inner building and reduce the amount of maintenance you need to do on a regular basis.

You should verify that the material you are choosing and the supplier are capable of providing the service you expect. One of the best ways of doing this is to look at the responses on social media from other people who have used the cladding material before. This will help to ensure you choose the right one for your home.

all weather dark external cladding from Australia
this is a great timber all weather dark exterior cladding for Australian home. via

5-Green Credentials

Finally, it is important to consider the environmental impact of your cladding. If you have chosen a natural product this is likely to be negligible. Vinyl cladding can also have a very low environmental impact, providing it had been made to strict standards.You will need to consider this, depending on how important environmental issues are to you.

external cladding for green initiative


Now that you have seen all five ways before installing any external cladding to your home, you should note that the final decision is yours; there is no right or wrong one. You just need to ensure you are happy with what you have chosen.


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