Some people just love weatherboard - and why wouldn't they? After all, it's a classically Australian style of light home. However, others think old-fashioned style, timber, cracking, warping and painting…Perhaps it’s time for everybody to think again.
Nothing says coastal style quite like weatherboard cladding. But while steep pitched roofs with wide eaves help make a home look traditional, skillion, curved and flat roofs help it to look crisply modern.
One material that lends itself to either style is Scyon™ Linea weatherboard – the weatherboard that looks like a weatherboard but really doesn’t weather like one.
Its authentic look comes about because its 16mm think profile creates deep shadow lines. Its ability to weather the elements – even those in harsh coastal settings – comes about because it’s made from Scyon™.
Scyon™ is an advanced lightweight cement composite with heavy-duty performance.
So while some timber is susceptible to cracking in exterior applications, which in turn can lead to shrinking or warping, Linea weatherboard – made from Scyon ™ - is tough enough to resist shrinking, swelling and cracking * to hold paint longer than wood. It can also be painted both dark and light colours.
Re-painting won’t come around too often either. Not only is there a 25-year product warranty on Linea weatherboard itself, but Wattyl® Australia Pty Ltd has given a 15-year paint warranty on Wattyl Solagard® when used on Linea weatherboard, and Taubmans has given a 15-year paint warranty on All Weather® and Sun Proof Max® paints when used on Linea weatherboard. For timber-based products, re-painting is far more frequent – about every eight years.
Now isn’t it time you thought about using Linea weatherboard to help create your new light home?