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Building with Resene Construction Systems

Resene Construction Systems provide the most advanced plaster cladding solutions made in New Zealand. Rockcote Systems and Plaster Systems comply with current building code requirements, are durable and finished in the Resene colour of your choice.

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Maintenance

Regular Home Maintenance is important.

The Resene Construction Systems Maintenance Guide has been designed to provide you with peace of mind when it comes to looking after your property investment.A little time & effort now can prevent expensive repairs in the long term.Plan what maintenance you propose to undertake.

Take into consideration the type of work that is required, & the time of year you want to get it done. Most external maintenance is completed in the summer as this is generally the best weather for drying and for general outside work such as gardening. If you are planning on fixing brackets, security lights, or any other fixture to the exterior make sure you have the skills & equipment to undertake the task.

If you are unsure call a specialist.

If it relates to a penetration through the Resene Construction Systems exterior cladding call us direct on 0800 50 70 40 - a simple phone call could save you time & money later.

Maintenance sounds difficult & costly - in fact it can be quite the opposite.

It can become difficult & costly if it is never undertaken, by which time other issues may have arisen that could have been acted upon sooner through regular general maintenance.

There are virtually no “maintenance free” exterior claddings on the market, in fact almost nothing is maintenance free - many people tend to throw things away these days when they breakdown as it is cheaper than getting it fixed. This is not the case with your exterior cladding, you can’t just throw it away, it is protecting your family & your belongings. It is quite interesting to note that most people maintain their garden, & vehicle so they look good. Yet when it comes to cleaning the exterior windows, & walls or clearing leaves from a blocked gutter it seems to get left alone as it is perceived to be “difficult” or there are better things to do, maybe the dirt & leaves will simply dissapear one day. This generally isn’t the case & regular maintenance is required.

One of your major life investments is property so why not look after it?

Resene Construction Systems has produced a complete maintenance guide - this package is designed to advise you of your obligations as the owner not only for the long term performance & look of your Resene Construction Systems exterior cladding, but to comply with the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code.

General Maintenance is a requirement of the Resene Construction Systems Performance Guarantee.

How often should I clean the Resene Construction Systems Exterior Cladding? You will need to clean down your Resene Construction Systems Plaster Finish every 12 -18 mths. Most airbourne dirt particles accumulate on exterior surfaces during the summer months. So before the winter rain washes the dirt down over the walls, give these areas a clean, this will dramatically reduce the chances of your Resene Construction Systems Plaster Finish being stained. Also when cleaning, check your spouting to make sure there are no leaves that could block drains, or overflows when it rains.

How do I clean the Resene Construction Systems Exterior Cladding? This work should be completed using a low pressure water blaster (300 psi or less). Under NO circumstances should a high pressure water blaster be used. For best results use “Resene Roof wash and paint cleaner”. Apply the diluted solution with a soft broom, & wash off with copious amounts of fresh water. Most detergents have a detrimental effect on fish life so avoid letting the washings run off into the stormwater system. DO NOT use harsh solvent based cleaners.

If the Resene Construction Systems Surface gets damaged how is it repaired ? Contact your Registered Plasterer they will provide the necessary expertise to remedy the damage. If you are unable to contact a registered Resene Construction Systems Plasterer call Resene Construction Systems - FreePhone 0800 50 70 40 -we will arrange for an inspection & provide an assessment for the repair the Resene Construction Systems cladding.

Do I need to re paint ? Re painting the exterior should be undertaken by a professional painter every 7 - 10 years to ensure the integrity of the entire system is kept good. If you select a colour which has an LRV less than 25% you can expect to repaint every 7 years.

Can I raise the landscaping up against the plaster ? No. Exterior claddings fixed over timber frame require a minimum ground clearance to ensure no moisture gets to the bottom timber plate of the wall due to capillary action.

Download a copy of the maintenance guide