Houses as like any like structure are liable to get old and fall prey to the blunders of time which will inevitably affect its structure. So to escape its effects and to make the house feel new again, re-cladding has to be carried out.
The benefits of this full re-cladding are:
- It means that the house will be brought up to the current building code regulations.
- It will ensure that all the problematic areas get exposed and then repaired.
- The timber structure which lies underneath will also be treated for decay and rot because re-cladding involves getting rid of the existing cladding as well.
- It will help re-establish almost the full value of the property and will make it more easily saleable.
Where is it done?
The service companies which carry out these tasks are found locally like house recladding in Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga and such.
Process of Recladding
Scaffolding and Weather Protection
The first thing to be done in the repair process will involve setting the scaffolding up to get access to the outside cladding. So when the scaffolding is erected then weather protection will be set up to help keep the house nice and dry while the repair work of the leaky building takes place.
Removing the cladding
From a logistical standpoint, it makes sense to just remove all the cladding and dispose of it first. But each house is approached from a case by case basis and individual attention is paid to it so that the process can be carried out in regards to what that particular house needs to get done. So a staged removal process will be done which is more appropriate for some buildings. Then, if any joinery is removed then it will be safely stored if possible on-site and then the discarded cladding material will be got rid of off-site.
Inspecting the Timber Framing
Once the cladding is done away with, the existing timber structure is examined to ensure that it complies with the construction or building codes present. The main points with are noted during this inspection is the treatment level of the existing timber frame, the level of moisture present in the timber frame and ultimately it is also tested for the presence of decay and rot.
Repairing the building and Re-Cladding
This is the most time consuming and complicated process of the entire job. Here the decayed and rotten timber is removed along with any other damage elements. These are then replaced and another defective design problems or faults found are corrected before a new cladding system is added according to the building or construction code requirements. The quality of the work is important to look for since it will ensure that the freshly repaired building won’t leak in the near future.
Before going forward with any proposal it is important to get to know all the details, prices and way of doing it carefully so that there aren’t any regrets later on in any way.