The cladding is the outer layer of a home that protects the building from the effects of weather. Cladding gives aesthetic appeal to the home and it adds to both the home value, and building cost. The type of cladding that you choose for your home has a direct effect on its environmental performance. The primary purpose of cladding is to control the penetration of weather elements and the venting of water vapour, while providing an aesthetically pleasing look. Besides this, cladding helps to insulate the sound and heat, and some materials also provide fire resistance.
There’s no need to stick with the original look of your home. There are many options you can use to change the exterior. External weatherboard cladding can add character to your home and bring it up to date.
There are many old homes from the 60s and 70s that could get a facelift with weatherboard cladding. This change can make them amazingly different from their former self. Weatherboard cladding is traditionally made from a timber tapered board, and is normally fixed horizontally. Today, it is available in a variety of profiles and colours which are constructed with the look and feel of wood, but are a long lasting and low maintenance alternative to timber.
What Material Options Are There?
There are many choices of cladding material and finishes out there and some homeowners are choosing to go with a combination of several materials. A mixture of materials and brick can make the home look more interesting but those that want to make a real impact choose to cover their entire home with one type of cladding.
When you are trying to decide on the type of cladding for your home, there are a lot of options. It can be overwhelming. Your choice will depend on the location of the home as well as a few other factors and there are both pros and cons that you have to keep in mind.
Fibre Cement Weatherboard Cladding
This type of cladding is usually resilient. It comes in various colours. It is painted the whole way through so even if you scratch the surface of the weatherboard, the colour will remain the same. This eliminates the need to re-paint it. Fibre cement is a mixture of a few raw materials and the result is a finished product that is suitable for several uses and applications. There are both pros and cons to investing in fibre cement weatherboards.
The main con is that the installation is very costly because it requires more manpower to install. You can expect to pay two to three times more than with other weatherboards. Unlike some of the other weatherboards (like UPVC), fibre cement siding has to be re-painted after some time. Because of this, it is also not an ideal choice for homeowners who plan to sell their house in the next 5 years.
Aluminium Weatherboard Cladding
This is a cladding system made from aluminium. It is pretty strong and lightweight metal. The aluminium is usually powder coated which serves as a protective layer. Aluminium weatherboards are used to protect the exterior of the house but also to improve its look to an extent. Because of its structure, aluminium is resistant to saltwater, moisture, and insects. It can also handle the harsh weather well. Aluminium cladding is usually fitted with foam backing in order to provide better energy efficiency.
However, there are several drawbacks to aluminium weatherboards. The main problem is that aluminium can be dented easily. Because of this, it can be a real challenge to replace even a single panel or a section of panels from a construction standpoint (and also when trying to match existing colours because aluminium panels will fade over time). Aluminium is also easily scratched. Plus, a large concern is that in high winds, aluminium will make pinging noises which can be really annoying (this can also happen in the hot sun as the metal expands with the heat). Lastly, from the aesthetic point of view, some people simply don’t like the look of aluminium.
Timber Weatherboard Cladding
Timber is a common cladding material and it is great if you want to achieve the natural look. It is perfect if you don’t want your house to look brand new. In order to keep it in the original shade you’ll have to make an effort to keep it looking like new. Timber can also be re-painted if you want to change its look after several years.
Because timber is a natural material, it is important to look at its disadvantages. Even if timber cladding is sealed, it still carries a huge risk of spreading fire since timber is a highly flammable material. Because of this, insurance companies can charge increased premiums. Timber also requires regular painting and maintenance to preserve its natural look. The usual timeframe between painting timber cladding is three to five years. Timber can be subject to a loss of quality after being exposed to the weather elements over time. Timber can fade over time, warp, and crack – especially if it hasn’t been installed by a professional. It can also be susceptible to insect and fungus attacks. Overall, timber looks great but there are many drawbacks and the maintenance can be costly.
UPVC Weatherboard Cladding
Our UPVC weatherboard cladding provides you with the aesthetics and form your house deserves. It will keep your home looking good as new, plus our Palliside weatherboards will keep your home fully protected from weather, withstanding outside noise and strong winds. Our weatherboard panels are reliable and tough while being lightweight. Even with the tough Australian climate, you can rest assured that your home is protected by the highest-quality cladding.
Palliside UPVC cladding is a low maintenance option that never needs painting. You can take advantage of contemporary benefits of weatherboarding your home without the old worries like difficult and costly maintenance. It is designed to eliminate the need for painting and it will stay looking great even decades later while looking exactly like a freshly painted timber. It is easy on the eyes and it will enhance your home with modern lines no matter the style of home. We promise next-to-nothing maintenance and if you can use a hose, then you can look after your weatherboard cladding.
UPVC weatherboard cladding is versatile and it has the texture and beauty of timber with superior characteristics and the maintenance-free durability of fibre cement. It can be installed in many ways providing full flexibility and freedom which makes it ideal for any home. There’s no need for onsite painting and with our 25-year warranty, you can rest assured that it’ll stay looking good and sharp year after year. It can endure even the toughest weather conditions without chipping, cracking, or peeling.
Weatherboard Homes Have Lower Heating Costs
One of the main advantages of weatherboard panels is the improved insulation of your home. Everyone wants to reduce their heating bills and make their home more energy efficient. UPVC weatherboards may be the ideal solution if you are looking to insulate your home. This kind of cladding has an A+ rating and it can be used on all types of materials such as concrete, bricks, masonry, and blocks. This means that weatherboard houses not only have an improved appearance, but also an extra insulation which saves you money over time by cutting heating costs. Solid walls can allow as much as twice the heat to enter your house so it makes sense to implement the best solution possible to keep the heating bills as low as possible.
If you are thinking about recladding your home, this is a perfect opportunity to properly insulate your home if it hasn’t been done before. Overcladding is another option to prevent your home structure from further deterioration. There’s no need to completely demolish your home and rebuild it; Overcladding is the solution for a fraction of the cost.
You will immediately notice the quality of our weatherboards when you see them in person. The stunning appearance enables you to achieve the traditional wood architectural style while creating a contemporary look. Our cladding system can be installed on your home in conjunction with brick exteriors and you can choose to cover only a part of it or the entire exterior to achieve a stunning effect. It is truly the best alternative to re-rendering exteriors, especially if you need a no-maintenance solution. Plus, you’d be glad to know that for you just need a soapy water for cleaning these panels.
It looks robust without being heavy. Its durable construction has been tested and proven over and over again to withstand the effects of Australia’s harshest weather. The anti-capillary channel within it helps to prevent the moisture build up and vermin from getting behind the boards. The panels are fire retardant and fully waterproof, increasing your home’s energy efficiency with a weather-sealed solution.
Cost of weatherboard cladding is very affordable for everyone and it has a long list of benefits. Our UPVC weatherboard cladding has a durable core that represents the peak of today’s technology. These weatherboards have an advanced protective U.V. layer that is designed to withstand harsh sunlight. Our weatherboard panels are installed using standard tools, plus there are no visible nails. This gives them a very clean and seamless look and new panels can be fitted easily to standard framings.
Weatherboard Cladding Sydney– Cladding Made to Last
When choosing weatherboard cladding products, it is important to know they are going to last. UPVC Palliside weatherboards are guaranteed not to rust like metal or rot like wood. They also won’t warp, crack, or discolour. To give you and your home a piece of mind, Peter Bracey offers a 25-year warranty. Because of this, weatherboard cost is a bargain, especially considering that it’s going to last you for many decades to come.
UPVC weatherboards are the ideal solution for your home improvement project. It is really quick and easy to fit and there is no time-consuming painting, no cuts to make, and no preparation of weatherboards is needed. Backed by a 25-year warranty, our UPVC weatherboard cladding panels are resistant to salt spray and moisture and will not rot or corrode. They are completely pest resistant and will keep insects and mice outside your home.
Keep Your Home Looking Good as New for Years to Come
Everyone wants to be proud of their home. A home that protects them from the weather and that looks good. A home that doesn’t require a lot of time to maintain or a huge chunk of money to renovate every five years. Peter Bracey is family owned and operated and we understand how important your time and money are. You shouldn’t spend your time constantly repainting your home’s exterior or dealing with water damage caused by leaks. Our weatherboard cladding enhances your home and living experience.
We support domestic craftsmanship by using only 100% Australian-made cladding that is also environmentally friendly. If you are looking to reclad your home and bring it up to date, Peter Bracey is your one-stop shop. We will handle everything, from paperwork through preparing your home to finishing details.
Our weatherboard panels are incredibly resilient and sturdy in the harsh Australian climate. You can have peace of mind knowing your home can hold up against any weather, including very strong winds. Panels don’t only serve as a reliable weather protection, but they also add a layer of comfort. Our cladding performs exactly like double-glazing for doors and windows, so you can enjoy better insulation and dryness. You will notice that outside noise is also reduced, creating a more restful environment at home.