Every time anyone goes in an out of our bathroom at night I can hear it because the bathroom door squeaks. I've asked by husband to fix it so many times that I am sick of the sound of my voice. I am getting a contractor to fix the job and do all of the other jobs on my husband's to do list. I am sick of nagging him, so I'm hiring in someone to get rid of all of these little issues. This blog is for other fed up wives who just want to see their houses fixed like they asked.
Many people enjoy the look that timber cladding can give the exterior of their home. Unfortunately, there are plenty of reasons why timber cladding might need to be replaced. When that must happen, you'll probably be tempted to simply stick with what you know, but that is rarely the best idea.
Instead of replacing your timber cladding with more timber cladding, here are just four reasons why you should opt for vinyl cladding instead.
One the most important things to look for in cladding is an ability to resist water damage. After all, any moisture that is allowed to seep through is going to put the structural integrity of your home in jeopardy and potentially result in costly repairs. While timber cladding and vinyl cladding can both stop water, vinyl is a completely watertight material. If you live in an area that frequently experiences periods of heavy rainfall, vinyl is where it's at.
2. Low Maintenance
One of the biggest problems with timber is that it makes for relatively high maintenance cladding. Wood has to be painted, stained, sealed and re-sealed, so it isn't exactly the most convenient option. In stark contrast, vinyl cladding is pretty much maintenance free. It never requires painting or treating, and it will never warp or crack. If you need to clean it down, all you'll need to have at your disposal is some mild soap and water.
Wood looks great to humans; unfortunately, it tastes great to termites. Since timber cladding sits right out in the open, you'll always need to watch out for any signs that it has attracted unwanted guests. Termites will love getting a chance to eat their way in; if this occurs, you timber could need to be replaced once again, and they could even penetrate to other parts of the property. Luckily enough, even the most malnourished of termites won't want to chow down on vinyl cladding.
If you have to get your timber cladding replaced, you'll already be facing costs that could probably have been avoided if you went with vinyl. Instead of opting for timber once again, go with vinyl to reduce the risk of needing to carry out further renovation work and pick up cladding material that cost significantly less than timber. You'll save on your upfront costs. You'll save on maintenance costs. You'll save by not needing to worry about having your cladding renovated until many years have passed.Share
24 January 2017