DIY: How to Restore and Repair Your House

DIY: How to Restore and Repair Your House

Why Housing Developers Are Going Crazy for Vinyl Cladding

Cecil Bryant

Vinyl cladding, also known as vinyl siding, isn't anything new; in fact, it has been around since the 1950s. However, when the 1970s rolled around, the vinyl-cladding industry improved the formula and technique production, which gave rise to higher-impact resistance, faster production speeds, and a broadened colour range.

What makes vinyl cladding better that normal weatherboards, for instance?

There isn't anything wrong with weatherboards, of course; they are naturally an economical and sturdy choice for millions of properties all over the world. Nevertheless, vinyl cladding is a fully engineered product; it is primarily made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin. Insulated vinyl cladding, for instance, can increase a home's energy efficiency. Moreover, like many insulating components within a home, insulated vinyl cladding can make your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This has the added benefit of cutting off a decent portion of your energy bill. Additionally, your house will be more soundproofed against external noise.

How does vinyl cladding hold up against other build materials?

While wood, stone, and brick have all been used all over the world for thousands of years, vinyl cladding is comparatively a blip on the history of building materials. Such an uptake tells you that it must be significantly superior in order to acquire the market share that it currently has. Once you consider the appearance, value, and durability, vinyl cladding is demonstrably the best choice. Plus, if you need further convincing, vinyl cladding never needs to be stained or painted—it doesn't dent, peel, chip, or rot, so there is literally no need to worry about absurd maintenance costs. In fact, the only thing you really ever need to do is just give the cladding a hose down with water once a year.

Are they safe, durable, and easy to repair?

Vinyl cladding is astonishingly durable when properly configured on a property. In fact, vinyl cladding is legally certified up to 250 km/h, and its scientific composition means that it is able to resist extreme heat, extreme cold, and the permeation of moisture. With high-quality vinyl cladding, the repair process to individual boards is a fairly straightforward process—so there is no need to take down an entire wall of vinyl cladding. Finally, vinyl cladding can be installed directly on top of any pre-existing asbestos sheeting. The entire process can be undertaken in such a way that the material is never disturbed.  


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DIY: How to Restore and Repair Your House

I had to save for many years to buy my first home. When I did finally put in an offer, it was for a property which was old and needed a lot of repair work. I didn’t have a lot of money to pay contractors to carry out the work, so my partner and I had to teach ourselves how to replace damaged flooring, repair the roof and to install drywall. It took many months, but we now live in a beautifully restored house. I love the feeling of getting in from work, walking through the door and knowing that I own this house. I decided to start a blog to help other people who are restoring their homes.