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Does My Home Need New External Cladding?

Challenge Old, Recurring Problems With New External Cladding!

Cladding, which refers to a material which is in place over the exterior of your home, is ideal for insulation purposes or aesthetic purposes.

But how do you know when your home is in need of new external cladding?

If your home is suffering from leaks and draughts, you could be in need of new external cladding. External cladding is designed to create a durable outer skin for your home to prevent water damage and leaks. Without proper cladding, the water damage to your home can lead to your house becoming hazardous to live in.

Renewing external cladding is also a good idea if you are living in a place that has scorching summers and bitterly cold winters, as it will be able to adapt to the wildly varying weather conditions and keep your home structurally sound.

Alternatively, if your home has old timber cladding, you may be in need of new external cladding simply because of timber’s propensity towards rotting, warping and ageing badly. Timber is a commonly high maintenance choice for exterior home improvements, and without sanding, sealing, painting and varnishing it can become leaky, aesthetically displeasing and thermally inefficient.

Ultimately, whether it is for cosmetic or structural reasons, replacing your old external cladding with a newer model is likely a good idea. We at SWD Essex have written a handy guide to external cladding so you know how your home could benefit from a replacement.

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What are the Advantages of External Cladding?

One of the primary benefits of new external cladding is increased thermal efficiency for your home. A thermally inefficient home is prone to draughts and will not retain heat very well. It is likely to make the British winter very miserable! Fortunately, one of the ways that you can improve the thermal efficiency of your home is through its external cladding.

Your new cladding will create an effective thermal barrier to prevent warm air from escaping. Thus you are likely to use your central heating system a lot less during the colder months, which will show on your heating bill.

Additionally, the cost of replacing damaged or inefficient cladding is significantly less than it would cost if you needed to repair structural damage caused to your home by water ingress. Implement new exterior cladding for a cost effective way to save yourself from a costly repair job further down the line.

External cladding is also beneficial to a home’s overall aesthetic. At SWD Essex our beautiful range of uPVC cladding is uniquely stylish and certain to be a welcome addition to any home.

Finally, another specific benefit of external cladding is that it is a highly low-maintenance way to boost the performance and style of your home. Your new cladding will only need a quick hose down occasionally to look as good as new.

What Materials Do You Use for External Cladding?

At SWD Essex we focus on uPVC cladding, as it benefits from thermal efficiency, durability and environmental sustainability, but your home may use any other of these distinct materials.


Each of these materials comes with complete with their benefits and features and are suit different types of buildings and climates.

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Why Should I Choose SWD Essex for My External Cladding?

At SWD Essex we are a family-run business with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Based in Essex, we commit to providing our customers with the highest quality products and the most efficient installations, all at prices that will not break the bank. We pride ourselves on being trustworthy and have cultivated a fantastic reputation for delivering the very best. We are proud to say that we have a large client base full of happy and satisfied customers.

We are fully accredited members of the Energy Saving Trust which reiterates our products are all incredibly energy efficient and eco-friendly. We are FENSA registered, which means that you receive the greatest protection for your purchases. If you buy external cladding from SWD Essex, you will be given the FENSA registered certificate.

External Cladding Prices

If you would like to find out more about our external cladding, or any of our other fantastic products, please get in touch. A member of our friendly and experienced team will answer any questions you may have and provide you with further information.

Alternatively, if you would like a free and instant quote for one of our products, please use our online quoting engine, and we will have a competitively priced quote ready for you within minutes, with no obligation to buy.