Do-it-yourself house facade repair


The facade of the building is highly exposed to adverse environmental factors. Scratches, cracks, chips - this is what private home owners often encounter. The problems can be much more serious, in the form of deeper damage. In all these cases, repair work will be required.

Do-it-yourself facade repair: materials and other nuances

All work of this kind begins with preliminary cleaning of the damaged surface. Often, complete removal of the old finish is required. Cleaning can be done either manually or using a sandblasting machine. As for materials, modern manufacturers offer a huge selection of products, among which the most popular are:

  • plaster;
  • ventilated panels;
  • siding;
  • stone, tile, porcelain stoneware;
  • brick.

It is important to immediately indicate what type of repair is to be done - major or cosmetic. The second option looks more attractive from the point of view of financial investments and labor costs. However, a capital one makes it possible to get an effective result that will delight you for many years.

You need to take time to calculate the required amount of materials. It's easy to do it yourself. Initially, the overall dimensions of the façade and the dimensions of the segment that can be repaired are determined. Then you should write a list of materials with their exact quantities. Absolutely everything is taken into account - finishing elements, primer, putty mixtures, as well as auxiliary tools.

Features of façade cosmetic repairs

The task of this type of repair work is to restore the previous appearance of the concrete wall cladding while maintaining texture and color. Do-it-yourself facade repair in this case involves the following steps:

  • Inspection of the facade is carried out through visual perception and by tapping with a hammer.
  • Cleaning the walls - all damaged layers are removed. This must be done without any regret, right down to those places that are firmly adjacent to the base.
  • Alignment of walls. It will be necessary to seal those segments where finishing is planned. Then plastering and filling are carried out. In addition, at this stage, grinding and priming work is carried out.
  • Painting and plastering. In essence, this is the final finishing work. They are carried out depending on the chosen technology - by applying plaster and paint after priming or using facing materials.

Decorative plaster has become extremely popular lately, immediately attracting the attention of passers-by. Its main function is to provide an aesthetically attractive appearance and high-quality protection of the building facade from exposure to rain, snow, ultraviolet radiation, winds, etc.

Features of a major overhaul

This type of work involves virtually the same processes as cosmetic work. However, it also contains other stages, consisting of partial restoration of damaged areas, replacement of insulation, sealing of seams, replacement of drainage elements, etc.

A major overhaul of the façade of a building is recommended in the following cases:

  • damage is over 30%;
  • there is a need to make changes to the layout of the building;
  • repurposing the premises;
  • restoration on a large scale is required;
  • if you need to install a ventilated facade.

To achieve this task, you will need to use only high-quality materials and specialized equipment. In this case, making a major overhaul of the facade with your own hands will be difficult or even impossible. Therefore, to carry out the work, it is worth ordering such a service from experienced professionals working in construction companies.

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