You may associate vinyl with toys and minor items. However, vinyl is used for a wide range of construction purposes, including external cladding for a home. Here are some benefits to consider.
Durable and Long-Lasting
You may wonder whether vinyl cladding will last the distance and withstand the elements it will encounter outside. This cladding has been manufactured for harsh conditions. It resists UV exposure without fading, and because the colour extends throughout the cladding, it won't flake or peel off. Vinyl also doesn't suffer in the way other cladding does. For example, it doesn't rot or warp as timber may. Nor does it rust like some metal does. Vinyl cladding usually lasts for years. Check the warranty on your preferred products. Many vinyl cladding products offer a decades-long warranty.
Because the colour extends through the vinyl cladding and doesn't flake off, you won't need to constantly refinish and repair your home's exterior walls as you do with timber. Vinyl often replicates wooden weatherboards, but you won't have to deal with much upkeep as with wood. All the vinyl cladding will typically need cleaning or a hose wash to remove debris now and then.
Vinyl cladding is moulded and shaped to look like different materials, such as weatherboards, bricks, and blocks. Thus, you can cover your home with attractive textures and patterns. It's also available in many colours. For example, you can choose a soft gold colour, moulded to look like sandstone blocks. Alternatively, install blue faux timber planks on a cottage with white trim. You can match vinyl cladding to harmonise with diverse home styles from modern to traditional. You can also mix this cladding with other materials to create an interesting house facade. For example, cover some sections of the building in vinyl and other parts in stone veneer or metal sheets. Vinyl is a relatively lightweight material, which makes it simple to transport and install.
You can place insulation in the walls behind the vinyl cladding to form a barrier to outside weather extremes and keep your home comfortable all year round. Bolstering the cladding with insulation will help lower energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint. If you're interested in recycling, enquire whether the products you're considering use any recycled content or whether they can be recycled in the future to create new objects. Recycling can help stop items from ending up in a landfill.