Looking to update the look of your home exterior? 

If the cladding on your home's exterior has deteriorated over the years, removing and replacing it with new cladding can make a world of difference on that building. But which type of cladding should you use? Should you replace the old cladding with a similar product or try something different? 

There are many different options available when it comes to cladding for homes. Each cladding option is unique, but some may work better for certain climates than others. Vinyl is a low-cost material for house cladding. That explains why it is the quintessential choice for frugal homeowners. 

Beyond the price, vinyl cladding offers other important benefits to homeowners. Read on to learn about some of those benefits.

Vinyl cladding is impervious to moisture damage.

Your home's exterior bears the brunt of constant exposure to weather conditions. Moisture is the single most destructive element you should protect your home from. It can quickly get into exterior walls and cause structural damage to the home. 

As your home's first line of protection against harsh weather, your cladding material should be impervious to moisture to avoid costly moisture damage to the property, as well as moisture-related issues such as mould infestation.

Vinyl's non-porous surface makes it a perfect cladding option for homes in all climates, especially those located in wet or humid climates.

Termites do not eat vinyl.

Wood cladding is a great choice for homes but it requires periodic treatment to keep wood-munching termites at bay. The preventative treatment of the wood can significantly add to the life-cycle cost of wood cladding.

Vinyl cladding does not require any termite treatments once installed. This makes it a cost-effective and long-lasting option for homes located in areas that are susceptible to termite infestations.

Vinyl cladding is easy to care for.

Nothing beats the natural look of real wood house cladding, but not everyone can keep up with its high-maintenance requirements. If you often stay busy year-round and can't find enough time to look after wood cladding, vinyl may be a suitable alternative. 

Vinyl can be designed to mimic the look of real wood, but it won't need to be treated and repainted periodically to preserve the material and maintain its beautiful look. Vinyl cladding only needs to be regularly hosed down with a garden hose to remove surface dirt and keep the vinyl looking like new. 

For more information, contact a house cladding professional today.