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Employing a cladding professional to install new cladding around your Auckland house can add value and extend the lifespan of your property. Cladding is one of the first things you see approaching your property, so its important to ensure the job is done well.
Using these simple guidelines can help you choose the right cladding professional with ease, making your renovation simple and stress-free.
Get a detailed quote
It sounds obvious, but make sure you get an accurate quote before you agree to any work. Most cladding professionals will be able to visit you at home to see the property and assess the work that needs to be done. If your home is a new build, discuss the job details including dimensions and the finish you want with the builders.
Get quotes from two or three companies to get an idea of a fair price and to enable you to compare the scope of work and the price. Look for good value rather than just opting for the cheapest quote and compare carefully to see if the quotes include the same things.
Three things to think about when comparing quotes:
Ask to see references
Professional cladding companies should have many clients who are willing to provide references for them from previous work. You may also ask if the contractor has any specialist training or is a member of a professional organisation. This is particularly important if you are working on an old building and need to retain character or are working with a challenging material that may require specialist knowledge.
Look for a local contractor who has experience of Auckland conditions and can offer advice as to which sort of cladding would be best suited to the weather and style of your house.
Don’t neglect the small details
The small details can be the difference between a job running smoothly and getting a nasty surprise once your contract has started.
Check what guarantees the cladding professional offers both for the product used and for the workmanship. Find out what the procedure is for getting further work or repairs if you are not happy with the initial finish.
Make arrangements for access to your property. Find out how long the job is expected to take and how the property will be kept weathertight during the work.
Paying attention to these areas before you commit to re-cladding your Auckland house can save you a lot of bother later on, so bear them in mind when you are looking for your cladding professional on Builderscrack.
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