Timber alternatives are rapidly making their way into the exterior cladding space, with “wood look” composites and aluminium proposing to be lower maintenance.
So are these products really as good as they claim?
The short answer is it is too early to say, many of these products have not been in the market long enough to have real world experience.
Let’s have a look at the pros and cons of each option:
Made from wood plastic composite, often coated with a thin skin of PVC known as a cap.
Wood Look Aluminium
Typically powder coated or wrapped aluminium.
For the purposes of this exercise we have assumed a stable, durable timber such as Vulcan Cladding.