Owning a leaky home is a serious problem amongst homes built during the late 1990’s as they were often built using methods unfit to withstand New Zealand’s weather conditions. When moisture gets behind cladding and into the framework it is trapped, unable to escape or evaporate causing wood rott and potentially dangerous mold. A change in New Zealand standards for timber treatment allowed the use of untreated kiln-dried timber in wall framings. When water is trapped in behind cladding it causes this untreated timber to rot. This causes extensive damage to the fabric and structure of the house.
There are a couple of reasons you might need to reclad your home.
1. Homes affected by the leaky home crisis, will need to have an in-depth assessment of the extent of the damage to your home. This process does involve several consultations and we understand the undertaking involved in trying to overcome such an unfortunate problem. Haven Renovations has helped to resolve these issues before and if you have any questions about a leaky home it is best to get contact us directly.
2. In the case of Villas and Bungalows you may want to re-clad the exterior to modernise the look of your home. In same cases, though rare, if borer has gotten into the cladding it may need to be replaced, generally however, our native timbers have quite a good resistance against this.