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If you are thinking of installing a cladding to the
exterior of your home, here are some tips to make the job easy and achieve a
professional finish.

There comes a
time when the outside parts of your home start to deteriorate, and you will
have to consider some renovation. An excellent way to spruce up the outside of
your house is to either install or replace cladding to your home. Doing this
will add new life to your home, and if you are looking to sell your property,
it is a very worthwhile investment which will increase your home’s saleability.
The first thing that you will need to do is to choose the type of cladding you
will use. 

The Different Types of
Cladding 

When it comes
to cladding, there are many different options available to choose from, made
from various kinds of materials.
·        
Palliside
Cladding
·        
Colourbond
Cladding
·        
Vinyl
Cladding
·        
Timber
Cladding
·        
Fibre Cement
Cladding
You will need
to take into consideration the weather elements and choose the type of cladding
which will last the longest, as well as looks the best. 

Preparation is the Key 

As with most
things, make sure that you do all of the preparation properly to make the
overall job go much smoother. You will want to make sure that you clean the
surface of the wall thoroughly so that the adhesive firmly stick once you are
ready to apply it. If you already have a cladding installed on the walls of
your house, you will need to remove this and clean thoroughly.
Cladding for houses usually comes in sealed
packs, but once your surface is clean and you are ready to start the process,
you will want to give the new cladding a little clean first. By doing this, you
will make sure that there is no dust and the new cladding is free from any
debris.
Getting Stuck In
You will want
to make sure that you are using the correct kind of adhesive for your cladding,
and often there will be a preferred adhesive for each type of cladding that is
available, depending on from what the material it is made. You will need to
apply the adhesive on it and allow to cure for up to 21 days. Once the process
is complete, you will be ready to start the process of applying the cladding to
the outside of your home.
You will want
to make sure that you take into account which sides of your home receive the harshest
weather conditions. When applying the cladding, let it sit for a couple of
weeks before setting it correctly. If there is going to be any shrinking or
warping, it will not affect the finished look if you allow the cladding to
settle before firmly securing it.

When you have
finished the installation of your home, you will find that the exterior of your
house will only need a little maintenance. Cleaning down with a hose and some
soapy water now and then will have the walls of your home looking new again. If
installing this to your home sounds complicated or too much effort, there are
plenty of professionals that can assist you with this, and make the process
even easier!