Parts of Australia have recently been faced with a surge of extreme weather, with gale force winds and flooding causing millions of dollars in property damage. A great deal of the damage was caused to properties built without protection from environmental extremes.
With climate change, it is expected that the weather will worsen all over Australia, with more severe droughts and larger storms, with more frequent high winds and hail. In order to protect their assets, homeowners need to think carefully when choosing external wall cladding, because this represents the largest area of the home exposed to the elements.
Young & Bracey’s range of Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding has been tested to withstand the harshest conditions the Australian climate can throw at it. Duratuff Select has the exclusive Windlok 180 feature. This gives exterior wall cladding the ability to withstand winds up to 288 km/h (180mp/h), making it the recommended siding for wind prone areas.
Vinyl cladding is fundamentally superior in performance to wooden cladding under severe weather conditions. Wood is porous, and in driving rain can soak up moisture into the house. Wood also has the tendency to warp, peel and split over time, letting more moisture into your home and requiring maintenance. Vinyl siding on the other hand does none of this, creating an effective long lasting barrier to moisture.
Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding is also designed to be impact resistant. Whether it’s hail or a cricket ball, Duratuff Select is designed to meet and exceed industry standards in impact resistance.
Vinyl cladding not only protects against unusual weather extremes, but is also designed to handle everyday stress. Duratuff Select is guaranteed by the manufacturer, Royal Building Products, against fading and discoloring from the harsh Australian sun.