Before any renovation or building project you should start by doing your research about the different options available for external walls. If you plan to restore a weatherboard home on your own this would include researching the advantages of vinyl cladding, such as:
- Insulation properties
- Wind resistance
- UV ratings
- Australian made
- Maintenance free
- Vertical options
- Excellent alternative for eaves, gables and second stories
- Great colour range
And if you’re not an experienced renovator, at the top of the list will probably be:
- “How easy is it to install?” and
- “Is there back up advice and support?”
We’ve been in business for a long time and we have supported a lot of DIY home renovators through the entire cladding process. We will help you decide:
- What order your renovation work should be done
- What price range you should pay for items
So here’s some advice to start with. Always ask these questions about DIY support services:
- Do they offer a 100% obligation free quote
- Is the salesman on commission and pressuring you to sign?
- Will they use your plans to price up a “supply only” quote?
- Do they have a comprehensive DIY manual with clear instructions to help your project?
- Can they arrange repairs and patching if your DIY doesn’t go to plan?
Installing vinyl cladding or vinyl weatherboard takes less time than installing traditional weatherboards but you will need to consider including insulation and some pre-installation preparation.
Have a look at some of our other blog posts with hints and explanations to help.
DIY may mean ‘Do It Yourself’ but it shouldn’t mean you have to do it alone.