Cladding is a type of skin which is added to a building to create a top protective layer over the material it is constructed from. Opting to add cladding to a building comes alongside many different benefits to both the durability of the exterior and the appearance of the overall building. Cladding can be seen as a form of insulated, weather resistant material which helps to keep the building in immaculate condition and problem free for as long as possible.
With time, just like any other component of a building, you may need to invest in professional cladding repairs. Choosing to repair any cladding that has started to experience wear and tear quickly, will avoid having to pay out on a full cladding replacement in the future.
What is a Cladding Panel Repair?
There are no known limitations in terms of the material type that cladding is able to cover. Whether your building is made from aluminium, timber, ceramic or many more, you could most definitely benefit from cladding. Although cladding is mainly used to protect the building from all weather conditions and insulate, it can also prove beneficial in controlling noise and also stopping infiltration. Infiltration happens when water, whether this may be from rainfall or from pipes, enters the soil underneath the foundations, risking the stability of the structure of the building.
During cladding repairs, depending on the type of damage, panels can be reshaped, filled, sanded and even resprayed to ensure that a pristine finish is achieved and all signs of previous damage are removed. Different buildings experience different problems, which means that there is not just one reason as to why you may need to consider cladding panel repair. In some cases, panels may only require one of the repairs mentioned above and others may need all. Here we discuss the different reasons for cladding repairs.
More times than not, paint damage occurs when the original paintwork was not applied to an adequately prepared surface, and preventative measures were not taken. You will know when this is proving to be a problem if the paintwork on your cladding panels starts to become blistered, flaky or bubbly. The biggest problem that damaged paintwork causes is to the appearance of your building, it will begin to look unappealing to visitors, ultimately risking damaging your business’ reputation.
When your paint blisters, you start to notice a series of what appears to be air bubbles underneath the top layer of paint, which will spread across the panels. If left, the layers of paint will completely come away from the panels, uncovering the original material. Many different reasons, such as dirt on the surface, excess moisture and extreme heat, contribute towards why your paintwork may start to blister, and it all comes down to the original surface.
As paint begins to flake, you will start to notice cracks varying in size, which eventually will start to peel. Similarly to when paint blisters, excess flaking will, over time, reveal the original surface. The upside to flaking paint is that it is so easy to spot and once solved, is unlikely to cause a problem in the future.