Cladding is one of the most critical components of any home when it comes to maintenance, liveability and comfort. It is also an important decision home buyers have to consider when buying an existing or building a new home. New Zealand homes has been built using monolithic cladding since the 1920s using Stucco – the oldest of the three different types of monolithic cladding used in home construction.
Older monolithic claddings are known to have weathertightness issues due to water getting past the outer plaster surface wherever gaps and holes may be (such as the door frame). Occasionally these claddings do not have sufficient drainage systems resulting in water not being able to escape. This retention of water on the inner side causes the frame to rot causing costly damage.
As weathertightness specialist, Sound Homes NZ has been providing maintenance and repairs for all types of monolithic cladding Auckland wide. We can work with homes that are old that may have water leaking issues or even work with new homes so that they completely avoid the ‘leaky homes’ plague. We even do recladding for cladding that have experienced too much water damage.
If your home has experienced some water leaking or you know that your homes cladding is one that might experience leaking issues, do not wait until the problem gets worse. Get your home checked today by Sound Homes – your premier experts on monolithic cladding Auckland wide. Use our handy contact form or give us a call today!
Types of Monolithic Cladding
- Cement-based plaster used over different backing materials.
- Backings include fibre-cement and plywood sheeting.
- Used since 1920s.
Texture coated fibre cement
- Cladding sheets made from cement, fine sand and cellulose.
- Textured coating applied and painted after sheets installed onto walls.
- Used since the 1970s.
EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems)
- Sheets made up of polystyrene boards. Plaster and paint finished.
- Most recent type used since the 1980s.
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