You might have heard of the term ‘recladding’ and are wondering what it means. Recladding your home as part of renovating it has been key to solving the issues within leaky homes. In this blog, we will explore what recladding is and whether your home needs it.
What is recladding?
Recladding involves removing the existing cladding of a home to expose the framing of the building. This helps builders assess the framing for any damage and fix any structural issues before replacing the cladding.
You will be given the option of either a full or partial recladding, however, if you own a leaky home and/or the damage is severe, a total recladding is recommended to fix all identified damage. A recladding expert can offer you sound advice and suggestions should the time come for you to consider recladding your home.
With recladding, your home is better protected from harsh weather conditions, avoiding leaks in the future.
Signs of a leaky home
The leaky home crisis has affected, and continues to affect, houses throughout New Zealand that were built from 1988 to 2004. These houses in particular are known to have several issues regarding their weather-resistance properties; in fact, you’ll find that these homes were often built with improper cladding materials, causing poor insulation, ventilation and drainage.
If you own a timber-frame house built during this time, it’s important to look out for:
- Musty, damp smells
- Uneven or lifting flooring
- Bulging walls
- Sagging ceilings
- Allergy/respiratory symptoms including coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, etc.
Does my home need recladding?
If you spot any of the signs above and suspect that you have a leaky home, it’s crucial that you contact a recladding expert like Outlast Builders to discuss your recladding needs. Recladding a leaky home is a step forward in helping prevent and avoid such problems in the future, improving both the safety and longevity of your home.
Outlast Builders are recladding and renovation specialists, providing quality services across Auckland. From recladding a leaky home to building a new home, you can count on our team of professional builders to recreate your home exactly the way you want it. Get in touch with us today.