It doesn’t matter if you have lived in your home for one week or for fifty years, you will still remember the first day you saw and moved into your home. You will certainly have felt excited, perhaps unaware of the size of the task awaiting you!
This is especially true if you purchased a renovation project; they are often more expensive and time consuming than you first think! But, even if you bought a new build their will be certain jobs that need to be done on a regular basis. Maintaining the outside of your property is one of them.
A house with faded paint or crumbling masonry looks tired and unloved, the value will suffer and you may be creating further problems for the future.
This is why it is important to choose the right home siding option:
There are a range of exterior cladding materials available on the market and not all of them will suit the style of your home or the neighborhood you live in.
UPVC is one of the most popular options for two simple reasons:
- Long lasting – UPVC is treated to resist fading from sunlight and deteriorates at an astonishingly slow rate; you will not need to replace it for many years.
- Low maintenance – A good clean, which can be completed with a pressure washer from the ground, is all that is needed to keep your home looking perfect!
Exterior cladding is also very available in a variety of colors and can even be made to look like wood, provide the effect of a wood cladded home and the convenience of UPVC!
Of course you can opt to cover your home in wood. This is a siding option which has been in existence for many years and will make your home look fantastic. However, it is necessary to maintain your wood on a regular basis.
You will need to clean it at least once a year and retreat the wood every year or two. If you don’t your investment will quickly make the house look worse than before the wood cladding!
Rendering is a popular choice as it seals brickwork from the elements and provides additional strength to the building. However, once you have rendered the building you will need to paint it and then repaint it every few years.
You can choose between smooth rendering and stippled effect; although the stippled effect is harder to paint and keep clean.
Rendered homes still need to be cleaned regularly and this can be difficult as well as time consuming. Maintenance with this type of siding option involves painting and monitoring to ensure the rendering is not bubbling or coming away.
UPVC cladding may not be the cheapest option but it is the one that will keep your house looking good for the longest and need very little maintenance. Considering you should be enjoying your property and not spending all your time maintaining it then this should be considered your best option!