When people discuss threats to their property, they usually talk about malicious attacks, rodent infestations or other equally frustrating problems. But one thing that is often overlooked is the impact of weather. The weather can have a huge impact on your home, particularly as the effects of long-term exposure to a variety of temperatures as well as cold and dampness can cause some materials often used in buildings to decay. 

The impact of the heat can also cause concerns as the heat can cause an expansion in materials like brick and timber. So it makes sense that you would want to protect your home from the effects of the weather. But the question is how do you do that? You can’t move your house inside. Here at Vetraland Selective Timber, suggest that perhaps the answer lies in using cedar cladding. 

How Can Cedar Cladding Help?

Cedar cladding, much like any other type of cladding, acts as a barrier between your home and the weather. The cladding is installed over the exterior walls to shield them from the impact of rain and dampness, they can even help to keep out unwanted pests. Cedar cladding is a particularly ideal choice for this as it brings with it a variety of benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked simply because it is made of timber. 

Looking at the Benefits of Cedar Cladding

  • Aesthetically Pleasing

The decision to put cladding on your home doesn’t have to just be one of functional necessity; you can enjoy having cedar cladding on your home. It is certainly nice to look at. In fact, cedar cladding is highly likely to improve the value of your house and increase its curbside appeal, both of which are very important should you wish to sell your house in future. Timber is always a great choice if you’re looking to improve aesthetics because the stunning colours and interesting grains make it a cut above the rest. 

  • Incredibly Durable

Of course, you don’t want your investment to end up falling apart in a matter of years. So you’ll want to pick out a cladding that will be durable in the face of the changing weather conditions. Despite being a softwood timber, cedar has the strength and durability that you would often associate with hardwood and can stand up against the impact of the changing weather conditions. 

Additionally, your cladding will be rot and insect resistant, so termites and woodworm will be the least of your concerns. Cedar cladding is the ability to last for decades if it’s properly maintained without any noticeable scuffs or chips appearing. Your cedar cladding will continue to look as immaculate the day it was first installed.

Ways to Contact Us

If you’re interested in finding out more about cedar cladding and the benefits it can have for your home, then feel free to give our timber yard a call today. You can call us on 020 8858 6441 or write to us at enquiries@vetralandtimber.london for more information and we would be happy to answer any questions that you might have.