Blue is the best colour

Blue is the best colour

Should You Hire a House Painter to Paint Your Vinyl Cladding?

by Jo Ward

Vinyl cladding is one of the most commonly utilized exterior cladding solutions in Australia and this can be credited to the range of advantages that this material offers. Foremost, when compared to other cladding supplies such as wood and steel, vinyl is undoubtedly the most economical option in the market. Hence, it is easily accessible to a majority of households. Secondly, vinyl cladding is renowned for its weather resistance, which ensures that it looks visually pleasing for the long term. Lastly, this material is eco-friendly too since it is highly recyclable.

Nevertheless, vinyl cladding is not invulnerable to eventual weather damage, and this typically manifests as fading, which occurs due to prolonged UV exposure. But does this mean you need professional painting services? Keep reading to determine if you should hire a house painter to paint your vinyl cladding.

Hiring a house painter to extend the lifecycle of your vinyl cladding

As aforementioned, simply because vinyl cladding is durable does not mean that it is indestructible. Ultraviolet rays are one of the predominant threats that vinyl cladding faces since these UV rays make this material hard and brittle. The more brittle the cladding is, the higher the likelihood of it developing cracks and other forms of damage that would decrease its lifespan. You should also bear in mind that the moment the vinyl cladding develops fissures on its surface, it loses its imperviousness. Consequently, it becomes a breeding ground for mould and mildew as moisture makes its way into the cladding.

To prevent these issues, it is recommended that you have a house painter paint the vinyl cladding. The first step the house painter will take is to carry out repairs to fix any cosmetic flaws that the siding could have developed over the years. Once these imperfections are remedied, then vinyl cladding is repainted, which works to safeguard the material from the sun's rays, precipitation and other external factors.

Hiring a house painter to elevate the aesthetic value of your vinyl cladding

Although vinyl is incredibly attractive when newly installed, age coupled with wear and tear can dramatically detract from its initial appearance in various ways. To begin with, the fading caused by UV exposure will make your vinyl cladding look dull and unattractive. Considering that this material is installed around the exterior of your home, its drab appearance will inadvertently make your house appear unappealing too.

Moreover, when mould infests the vinyl cladding, it leaves unsightly dark spots that make this material appear dirty and unkempt. Rather than risk your property value depreciating, you should hire a house painter to spruce up the appearance of the vinyl cladding. A fresh coat of paint will not only rejuvenate the appeal of the vinyl cladding but will also enhance the aesthetic value of your home.  


About Me

Blue is the best colour

My favourite colour is blue. I have just moved into a new house and it's so bland and beige at the moment. I need to get busy and start painting the walls and hang some wall paper to introduce some of my different colour into the house in different ways. If you also love blue you'll know how flexible and interesting the colour can be in all of it's differents shades and tones. This blog has my inspiration on introducing blue in your walls and all around your home. There is no need to be blue about the lack of blue in your home!