How Recladding Your Home Can Save Thousands Down the Track
If the exterior of your home is looking tired or even damaged, those are obvious signs that you might need to reclad your house. But there are unseen signs too such as it might be getting colder or draughtier inside. Those are indications of gaps developing in joints in the exterior walls of your house.
If you see or feel any of these, then it might be time to consider recladding your home. But in these uncertain economic times, you might be thinking about putting it off for a while. That could be an expensive decision.
Recladding your home not only makes it look better, but it can
save you thousands of dollars down the track.
Here can recladding your home save you thousands of dollars?
Prevent Costly Damage And Repairs
- Warped flooring
- Bulging walls
- Cracked walls
- Water leaks
These are all common problems that can easily develop if damaged exterior cladding is not attended to.
Recladding your house protects your home from the weather and the potential ingress of rainwater.
Water leaking into your home, can cause a lot of damage to the structure which can result in those problems above.
Needless to say, the costs for fixing these issues are high. Yet they can all be avoided if the recladding is fixed or replaced early enough.
Low Maintenance Costs
It is expensive to maintain a house. For example, repainting the exterior of even a modest house can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Modern recladding materials can have a much longer-life than material used even in the recent past.
Another benefit is that many of them do not require much maintenance once they are installed. A power wash once or twice a year, little painting or treatment, all while retaining their finish, and giving you a great looking home with much lower maintenance costs.
As a homeowner, you may spend a lot of money heating and cooling your home. However, it can be difficult to reduce your energy expenses with the current cladding or insulation your home has.
However, you can reduce your energy expenses by recladding your home.
Modern cladding materials offer higher levels of insulation than previous materials. They have been developed especially to reduce heat loss or to insulate the home. During winter months, the cladding material helps regulate temperature, which can help lower your energy bills.
A Bonus – Increase the Value of Your Home
Recladding can not only save you money in the medium-term, but it can also add value to your home. Not only are there fewer repairs for a new buyer, but the aesthetic appeal of your home with rise if you have a clean, fresh, modern cladding.
A common reason some homes do not sell quickly is the poor perceived state of the exterior walls. Potential buyers think homes with a sub-standard cladding will be expensive to fix, or may have resulted in other, more extensive issues within the structure of the home. Those repairs are very expensive to fix and so buyers will be put off by the prospect of massive repair bills and seemingly endless disruption before they move in.
If you use the best and modern cladding materials, you will increase the aesthetic appeal of you home increasing its value and making it easier to sell. People want homes that look new and fashionable, so they are willing to spend more money on those homes. Do not worry about the amount you will spend on recladding your home because you will recover the money when selling your house. You might even make more money.
Who Should Undertake Recladding
Many builders can do the job however, we recommend that you hire a Licensed Building Practitioner to reclad your home. An LBP is a government managed programme for the building industry. It means we have to undergo regular training and adhere to the latest industry building standards. An LBP will give you a higher standard or work than other builders. We have been recladding Remuera homes for a good number of years so you can rest assured we can help you.
Remuera Recladding Summary
We have seen why recladding your home can save you thousands of dollars down the track. Recladding your home prevents costly damage and repairs reduces your expenses, reduces maintenance costs, plus it can increase the value of your home.
It is much cheaper to have recladding than to have to undertake massive repairs and rebuilding parts of the house. Not only that, but recladding your home can also make your home look new and fashionable.
The initial cost of recladding and installation may seem high, but the savings are far bigger.
If you have seen water, felt draughts or paid higher fuel bills, or even suspect that your home might have some cladding issues, please do contact me and I will be happy to visit to look at your cladding.