A beautiful home exterior makes for great first impressions. However, over a period of time, lack of maintenance and care can wear out the original appearance, bringing down the curb appeal of the home.

Though many homeowners do consider moving out to a new property, it may not be a wise choice once all the costs are calculated. Staying and upgrading the existing home is an increasingly popular option and easier on the wallet, and it comes with the added advantage of being able to remain in the same familiar neighbourhood.

An exterior facelift is one of the best options for improving the look of an old home. One of the most cost-effective choices and also the most noticeable option involves recladding the home exterior with a material that’s not only low in maintenance but also durable so that the home looks good well into the future with minimal effort. Recladding doesn’t require building approvals as the shape of the home is not being changed, and can be executed without the homeowner having to move out.

Vinyl cladding is a cost-effective, durable and low maintenance option for improving the appearance of a home. In vinyl cladding, no painting is ever required as the colour is embedded all the way through the board and not just on the surface unlike timber cladding, which requires repainting every few years.

Duratuff Select vinyl cladding from Austech External Building Products delivers multiple advantages to a home’s exterior: Designed to be fade-resistant, Duratuff Select will not rot, warp, crack or peel. The durable vinyl cladding is engineered to withstand the toughest conditions including driving rain, wild winds and extreme heat. With a unique 180 wind lock system, all cladding panels are securely engaged while still allowing expansion and contraction, which is critical to surviving weather extremes.

Duratuff Select vinyl cladding comes with foam insulation built onto the individual weatherboard to protect residents from temperature extremes in summer and winter, resulting in improved energy efficiency and comfort levels.

Available in a large variety of colours, Duratuff Select vinyl cladding also performs very well to Australian fire standards.

Image: Vinyl cladding is a cost effective, durable and low maintenance option for improving the appearance of a home