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If your roof is in need of urgent repair, you have come to the right place. I am not a roofing contractor, but I have just finished replacing the roof on my home when the old one failed. The contractor I called in helped me to assess the condition of my old roof and to choose the right type of material to replace it with. He carried out the work quickly and kept me informed about what he was doing. I have learnt so much from the experience that I wanted to share my new found knowledge with the rest of the world.



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Three Cladding Options to Consider for Your Home

by Krin Rodriguez

The cladding on your home's external walls will define its appearance. Some options, such as vinyl, can mimic other substances to create various looks. Or you could opt for a faux stone veneer to give a building character or metal for an edgy feel. Here's a rundown of these three options.


Vinyl cladding can emulate timber weatherboards, sandstone blocks, and other substances. The vinyl is moulded into the appropriate shape and pigmented with different colours. The hue of this cladding runs through the material. It doesn't form a surface layer that peels or flakes off. Thus, your house's external walls will look sleek without the flaky paint characteristic of actual timber weatherboards.

One of the most appealing attributes of vinyl cladding is that it doesn't require much upkeep. You won't need to repaint or refinish your house as regularly as you do when it's covered in timber. Thus, you won't have to fork out cash for ongoing maintenance costs and factor those into the initial installation price. Vinyl is also lightweight, which makes it easy to install. Some people aren't enamoured with this cladding as they don't feel it has an authentic look. But the quality of vinyl cladding varies across products. This material comes in a wide range of colours and styles, providing plenty of options.

Faux Stone Veneer

Another type of cladding to consider is faux stone veneer. This cladding can be made of concrete and shaped with moulds created from actual stone. The cement is then coloured in natural, earthy multi-tones. You may not place this on every external wall of your house, but use it as a feature for selected parts. On a home with dark charcoal cement render on some building sections, you could install a contrasting textured panel of faux stone veneer in grey, blue, and tan hues. Stone veneer cladding can also cover an entire home. You might have a veranda encircling your house. You could cover the building with sandstone veneer. 

Metal Cladding

Corrugated sheet metal has been popular on roofs for many years. But don't let that limit your imagination. You can also use metal cladding for walls. Metal comes in various powder-coated colours to match different facades. You can also pick between corrugated profiles in wave shapes, often used on roofs, or flat angular profiles frequently used on walls.

Metal House Cladding also looks great combined with cement render and stone veneer. For example, you could cover the walls in metal with a horizontal profile that mimics weatherboards. Then, use stone veneer across the bottom metre or so of the building. 

Contact a house cladding service for more information.