If you're in the market for exterior cladding, you've almost discovered that your choices are nearly overwhelming. Gone are the days when wood was the only material available for cladding, and many homeowners are glad to see the last of them. Why?
Although wood cladding in Central Coast remains the most popular of the cladding choices, it has always had its drawbacks. Using wood cladding will invite several problems. Wood cladding attracts insects like termites, which can damage it significantly.
Because the sole purpose of exterior cladding is to protect the structure on which it's installed from water, damp, and extremes of heat and cold, damaged cladding means loss of protection and possible weakening of structure itself!
If you choose wood cladding, you will have the additional expense of either painting or staining it and will be repeating the process several times over the years. Wood may develop colonies of moss, algae, or mould which can create rot. Finally, wood cladding is vulnerable to fire.
While many homeowners still choose wood cladding for their homes, they do it because wood cladding is simply beautiful. It allows them to choose from an infinite range of plain or stain colours, it's reasonably easy to install, and it's biodegradable if not protected with preservatives.
The benefits of non-wooden cladding, when compared to those of wooden, are many. Aluminium siding, for example, is not only fireproof and durable; it's an excellent choice for structures in coastal or other high-humidity environments. Steel cladding is a perfect choice where hailstorms are frequent. Like wood, metal cladding can be painted.