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If you’re looking to give the outside of your home a much needed refresh, it is always a good idea to start researching styles and materials before starting your project. There are a range of options available, from applying a fresh coat of paint, to a more long-term investment of having render or cladding installed.
Making the right choice for you
Undertaking a home improvement can be a significant commitment, especially if you’re juggling the renovation with work and family responsibilities. That’s why it’s essential the work you choose is completed as quickly and easily as possible, whilst requiring minimal upkeep.
Repainting the exterior of your home can be a relatively quick renovation, especially if you hire a professional decorator. However, whilst it may initially appear to be a lower cost option over more significant renovations, it can pose potential ongoing maintenance issues, such as regular cleaning and paint refreshes to prevent chipping or peeling.
If you’re looking to create a new exterior for your property that can be achieved quickly and require little ongoing maintenance, cladding is an ideal material to consider.
Different types of cladding
There are many types of cladding to choose, from traditional timber and PVCu materials to the more contemporary fibre cement solutions, such as Cedral. Fibre cement cladding may be the ideal solution for you to consider for your home renovation if you want an exterior that will keep its high quality finish for many years.
Although some facade options may offer an attractive price, they can be susceptible to ongoing maintenance costs due to potential discoloration, warping or splitting from exposure to sunlight, wind and rainfall.
As the structure of fibre cement cladding consists of wood cellulose, sand, synthetic fibres, water and cement, it is one of the most durable cladding materials available. The multi-layered structure can withstand harsh weather conditions, with Cedral Lap and Cedral Click offering a minimum life expectancy of 50 years.
Why choose fibre cement cladding?
As fibre cement cladding will keep its physical appearance for years to come due to its long lasting resilience, you can be confident that home exteriors will continue to look fresh and contemporary.
But what about the upfront costs? The material can be installed as a DIY project or by a professional installer. However, it must be installed to the manufacturers specifications to ensure the highest quality standard is achieved. By selecting an easy-to-install solution, you can not only shorten installation times but also decrease the corresponding cost of installation.
Whilst the practical elements of your exterior renovation have to be taken into consideration, it’s important the creativity and individuality you want to add to your property is brought to life. Renovating the exterior of your home is the ideal opportunity to add a personal touch.
Fibre cement cladding offers various design benefits, often available in a wide range of factory-applied colours and finishes to suit individual styles. As the planks can be installed in both horizontal and vertical formations, you can select whether you’d like the entire property clad, or specific sections to work in harmony with your existing exterior.
The design flexibility that fibre cement cladding offers also enables you to choose whether you’d prefer a contemporary, flush-fitting exterior, or a more traditional New England clapboard style.
Cedral Lap and Cedral Click fibre cement cladding materials offers the perfect solution to complete your exterior renovation projects with ease. Available in 21 factory-applied colours and two finishes, you have complete flexibility over the style of your property. To find your local stockists and request your free sample visit Cedral Online.