Even in a good economy we all try to save money where we can. For the Australian homeowner, this often means DIY, or do-it-yourself, projects around the house. From plumbing and landscaping to painting and electrical repairs, some people try to do it all themselves. Some people have a knack for DYI home improvements. For the rest of us, it might be prudent to call in the experts, especially when it comes to something as important to our home as house cladding.
2 Reasons to Hire a House Cladding Expert
Is that to say that a person can’t do an external cladding project on their own? Absolutely not; however, there are some mistakes that are commonly made that make homeowners wish they had called a house cladding expert right off the bat. Today we will discuss two of them.
- Bad Seams. Courier-Journal.com says that when installed improperly, external cladding can make your house look like a “quilting project gone wrong.” Many homeowners try to line up the seams evenly, instead of staggering each piece of cladding. This draws more attention to the seams and looks like a cheap, amateurish attempt at installation.
- Not Allowing For Natural Expansion. Windows naturally expand and contract as the weather changes. If allowances for expansion haven’t been made, it can easily lead to siding that cracks. This not only looks bad but can lead to structural damage as well.
HGTV.com, a home improvement website that helps homeowners with DIY projects, said that quite often homeowners make mistakes that can turn a “simple and affordable” project into an expensive mess. Not only did they spend money on the materials and spend their valuable time on the project, they have the added expense of fixing mistakes down the road, hiring a professional to fix the problem and even for damage done to the house because of inadequate installation.
Don’t let this happen to you! If you have a house cladding project, call us right away. We will demonstrate our experience and love of Palliside, our external cladding material of choice and how it can benefit you in many ways. We’re here to help make your life easier and are committed to doing so in an affordable way. We look forward to hearing from you.
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