Weatherboard is the board that stands on the exterior wall of your house and protects it from the weather. But to maintain your house structurally sound, looking its best and keeping warm in the winter, your weatherboard replacement and repair will need to be done to protect your expensive investment. By sanding off the old weatherboard surface, restoring the surface to its original condition, filling any cracks, filling holes and priming and painting the weatherboard repairs cost-effectively.
For most weatherboard repairs you can either do them yourself or call in a weatherboard specialist company. Although there are many weatherboard specialists on the market, you should do some research before hiring one to make sure they’re honest and reliable. It is recommended that you find weatherboard rot repairs by asking around for local advice from people you know. Visit their shops during your weekend to get an idea of what weatherboard repairs cost, what the weatherboard rot repairs involve and how long they take. You may also find that by visiting the shops during your lunch hour or after work hours you will get a much more honest and reliable quote.
Weatherboard rot repairs can take place in two main ways. The first method is ‘dry weatherboard replacement’ which is when the wood rotates through wood chippings and moulds. This is a more labour intensive method than ‘hydrostatic weatherboard replacement’ which uses a pressurized tank filled with water and hydraulic fluids that raises the board off the floor and keeps it in position. If you are unsure what method your property needs, contact your local Melbourne weatherboard specialists.
The second method of weatherboard replacement options in Melbourne is using Melbourne weatherboard repairs. These are generally carried out in a garage or workshop by skilled craftsman using materials which are similar to those used in making weatherboard. One of the advantages of these repairs is that the weatherboard itself will not be damaged as the repairs are being carried out. The weatherboard components themselves will likely be damaged if the repair is undertaken by an amateur or inexperienced person. Unfortunately, if the damage is severe, there may be holes and splits in the weatherboard causing it to collapse. It is important to make sure the repair is carried out by a professional, as even a small error can cause huge problems in the future.
Many weatherboard replacement parts are sold through reputable Melbourne vendors. However, some suppliers will also sell weatherboard repairs through their website or by telephone. If you cannot locate the parts you need through any of the vendors in your area, then you may have to build them yourself. There are several guides available on the internet for novices and professionals alike, which explain the process step-by-step. Some of these guides will also give you ideas of other unusual projects you can undertake when repairing your old timber rotters.
One of the most popular weatherboard replacement options available in Melbourne is to buy weatherboard from the state of Idaho. Although weatherboard from the lower 48 states is readily available, this product originates from Alaska and therefore is labelled as “lower grade”. Although this may be the case in some circumstances, this is not usually the case and weatherboard from Idaho is often of very high quality. Some of the better quality, lower grade products can be bought at a good cost from overseas wholesalers.
It is often necessary to replace the weatherboard because it has become damaged, either through rust or due to water damage. Although it is possible to cure weatherboard rot, this is not usually necessary. Metal weatherboard can be stripped down and sanded down to remove the old weatherboard and prepare for its new life in a new home. In many cases, this is cheaper than having it replaced and some of the metal weatherboard repairs are relatively easy. Metal weatherboard repairs are not as popular as other weatherboard options because the process is time-consuming, but this does not mean that it is not worth considering.
In many cases, timber weatherboard has been sitting around for a very long time before it has started to rot. As it sits there, it absorbs moisture and fungus which then start rotting the timber. Even though this type of weatherboard replacement may be less popular, it can still be just as effective as new weatherboard. To have the timber rot, all you need to do is clean the timber well and make sure it is dry before replacing it. Wet weatherboard will not work as well as dry weatherboard so this must be considered.