Reasons to Choose Vinyl Cladding for Your Home

Posted on: 11 April 2023


Is the cladding on your house faded and looking old? If so, rather than going through the continual expense of refinishing it, you could transform your house with a new exterior. Here are some reasons to choose vinyl cladding.

Design Options

Vinyl cladding comes in configurations to suit different house styles. It comes in shapes that mimic horizontal weatherboards to create the perfect cottage aesthetic. You can also get vinyl cladding that looks like shingles if you have a Hamptons-style house. Vinyl cladding is texturised to look like the materials it replicates. The shingles appear rustic, and the weatherboards have linear grains. 

Vinyl cladding also complements modern and edgy architecture. You can get designs with a vertical seam in dusky greys and blues that emulate the industrial feel of metal. You can combine different colours of vinyl, such as light and dark grey, and install some with a horizontal seam and others with a vertical seam to make an architectural statement. You can also pair the vinyl cladding with other materials, such as brick.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl cladding doesn't need much maintenance, which is one of its main benefits. The colour extends through the cladding, so it won't flake off or peel away to make your house look old. When this happens with timber, you have to pay to have the boards finished and repainted. Over an entire house, this is a major job, which you repeatedly have to pay for. The price of vinyl, however, is a one-off installation cost. It doesn't deteriorate to make your house look dilapidated, and you can simply use a garden hose to wash away any dirt or dust.

Easy to Install

Another reason to opt for vinyl cladding is that it's easy to install. This material is lightweight compared to timber and metal, which makes it more manageable for builders to transport and fit onto a house. Plus, many vinyl cladding systems are manufactured with fasteners that make the siding straightforward to install. This is especially helpful if it's being applied to a two-storey home. On these houses, installers need extra machinery and to take more safety measures as they're working at a height. Lightweight vinyl cladding will ensure the installation is as straightforward as possible.


Vinyl house cladding can also help make your house more energy efficient. You can choose an all-in-one product that has insulation attached to the back. Thus, you won't have to pay to have wall insulation installed separately.

Contact a service provider to learn more about the types of house cladding to use for your home.