4 Helpful Tips to Consider When Cladding Your Residential Walls


Homeowners in Australia understand the advantage of house cladding either for exterior or interior sections of the house. Attempting home cladding can be considered a task only for the brave because it's challenging. However, if you are relatively savvy with handling your home improvement tasks, these five tips can help you accomplish it with a professional measure of success.

Choose Your Cladding Wisely 

There are numerous cladding to choose from, each exhibiting its pros and cons regarding cost, durability, installation and maintenance ease. Additionally, it would help if you also considered the suitability and lifespan of the cladding material. When choosing the kind of cladding suitable to your home, determine its appearance. 

For example, exterior cladding on your house, kitchen or bathroom must be highly resistant to moisture. As such, that makes it excellent for your cladding job since the wooden parts will not warp or become prone to moisture.

Use the Correct Adhesive

Secure cladding installation doesn't depend on just about any adhesive available. It's important to use neutral, non-adhesives, which are perfect in this regard. Furthermore, it's imperative never to mix your adhesives. For instance, if you must stick to a 795 adhesive, ensure to maintain it throughout the job and never mix it with a different variant.

During application, consider using a coin-sized dollop and find a treatment matching colour for your preferred treatment. Furthermore, ensure that you allow the particular adhesive you are using more time to cure.

Keep the Setting in Mind 

The type of cladding environment is critical to consider before applying. Keep in mind element-exposed areas that might suffer from the effects of the sun, rain, moisture or wind. Such areas require proper treatment to prevent warping or shrinkage. 

It would be a wise idea to leave cladding panels treated but loose in areas you need them applied for at least a couple of weeks before installation. Doing so ensures that any potential changes regarding shape shrinkage are dealt with before attaching them to your walls. 

Remember Regular Maintenance

Generally, maintenance is a simple procedure for any wall cladding that doesn't require professional assistance. Things such as blemishes, discolouration and dirt are simple to remove with straightforward washing procedures. 

You'll only need to wipe the affected surfaces gently and rub the dirt away. Other things like scratches, cracks or permanent marks can be resolved by using wood fillers to complete a uniform tone and tone.

Call local contractors if you need help with house cladding.


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