About waterproofing!

A1 Painters can guarantee waterproofing membrane for up to 10 years

When building or buying your next home, cladding should be high on the priority list. Think of the cladding like your skin-you want to protect it. The cladding is going to provide your home with protection from the harsh New Zealand elements, ensuring that you have the right cladding is going to help with the comfort and health of the home. Ongoing maintenance also needs to be considered.

Houses from 1990 to 2004

From 1990 to 2004 saw rapid popularity in monolithic plaster cladding houses being built. Unfortunately, there were no requirements for a ventilation channel. Changes to the building code allowed untreated timber frames to be used. The change in the code meant that plaster cladding was fixed directly onto untreated timber without drainage and a drying cavity. Water then became trapped, slowly the untreated timber rots.

A1 Painters 101 on waterproofing!

A1 Painters are specialists in all types of monolithic cladding, as well as waterproofing. We have built up a trustworthy reputation of high-quality workmanship and exceptional service.

If you have an older monolothic cladding system on your house and you have concerns about weather-tightness, you can check for signs of darker colouration along the bottom edges of the cladding that may indicate moisture soaking up into the cladding.

If you are concerned about your monolithic cladding system, it is recommended to have this professionally checked. Signs that weather-tightness could be compromised is a darker colouration change along the bottom of the cladding.

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