The Benefits of Installing PVC and UPVC Cladding to a Home

When it comes to your home, you want the best. So why should you make do with parts of it being vulnerable to the weather and unsightly due to exposure. The purpose of cladding is to provide an extra layer of protection for your home’s walls, roof rafters and joists, keeping them in top condition. As your home is a vital asset, cladding is therefore a great investment.

This article shall look at the benefits in detail.


First and foremost, cladding exists to weather-proof your home. In Britain we are often subjected to adverse weather conditions and over the years the constant rain and wind can take its toll on your property.  Cladding provides the protection necessary to prevent wooden fixtures rotting or being weathered over time.

PVC and UPVC are fantastically resistant and weather-proof. They are robust and durable plastics that have a high resistance to water, wind, adverse temperatures and anything else the British climate can throw at your house.

Aesthetic Appeal

Not only do PVC and UPVC cladding add an extra layer of protection to your home, but they can add to your home visually. A plasticised finish can provide a modern and contemporary look to a building; it looks more polished and is in keeping with a smooth and minimalist aesthetic.


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Not only this, but unlike painted finishes and other materials, PVC and UPVC maintain their gloss for a long time. They don’t visibly weather like other materials, and the colours don’t fade or deteriorate. This leaves you with a great addition to your home that won’t show a noticeable change even years after installation.


Not only does PVC and UPVC cladding not change visually for years to come, but they don’t change structurally either. Unlike some other materials, plastic can endure a lot and is very stable. UPVC and PVC cladding therefore will serve your home for a very long time before it needs replacing; indeed, there is a high likelihood that it won’t need replacing until you’re long gone from the property.

Cuts down Maintenance

The issue with exposed timber is that it constantly needs maintenance to remain stable and not become unsightly. If it doesn’t get the proper TLC, it becomes susceptible to rot and erosion over time. PVC and UPVC cladding is a brilliant substitute to wood in that its upkeep is practically non-existent; after installation there is no further work that needs to be done.

Value for Money

An incidental benefit of installing PVC and UPVC cladding is that home cladding services are great value for money. As it requires no maintenance and won’t need replacing for years, you can save a lot of money in the long run. Not only this, but you are significantly less likely to be blindsided by something like a surprise case of wood-rot which can incur more costly extensive construction work.

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Time Saving

With a lack of maintenance, not only is there a reduction in costs, but there is also a drop in labour necessary. You won’t have to give up quite so many weekends to home maintenance meaning you get to spend more time on more important pursuits. Not only this, but it is one less thing to worry about, reducing hassle and stress for you.


PVC and UPVC cladding is a great enhancement for any home. It protects your home against the weather, improves the visual appeal of your property and it eliminates the need for maintenance, offering good value for money and reducing time and stress wasted on home DIY.

Erin Emanuel