Here are a few tips on how to maintain your Clelands Timber weatherboards.
THINGS TO EXPECT
- Cladding in north facing or heavy weather exposed aspects age quicker than timber located in other aspects.
- Some movement of timber as it expands and contracts.
- Possible minor surface cracking (checking).
- Cladding must be cleaned regularly (minimum every 12 months) with mild detergent and a soft brush, rinse withwater. Note: High pressure water blasting is not allowed.
- A maintenance assessment is required at least every two summers as follows:
- Sand back areas of weatherboard where flaking or cracking is occurring. Putty and sand as appropriate, thenspot prime and apply two coats of exterior paint as required.
- Check all weatherboards, junctions, flashings, mouldings and replace or remediate parts as required tomaintain the weather tightness of the cladding system.
- Recoat the weatherboards with exterior paint as required by the coating manufacturer’s recommendations(typically between 5 to 10 years).
- Top coat colours should not be less than 45% light reflective values. Resin may bleed from timber in hot conditions or where painted in dark colours. We do not recommend the use of dark colours, high gloss or low sheen finishes.