I'm a recent first home buyer and looking for some advice on the quality of my weatherboards.
The house is 10 years old so I figured they would at least need repainting after I bought the place, but on closer inspection, I'm thinking there will need to be some repair work done first.
Note that the house is a double story townhouse, with the bottom level being brick and the top being weatherboard.
Below are some photos.
- You'll notice some a fairly sizable gap between the weatherboards and the weatherboard stop (this is against the central brick wall between my neighbours and my houses). Does the stop need replacing or can I simply fill in the gap with something like No More Gaps weatherboard gap filler?
- Some of the boards look like they'll need replacing, possibly rotting away. Would you agree? Or would I need to strip the paint first to see the quality of the timber?
- There are some cracked boards
As I'm fairly new to being a homeowner, and I have no real experience dealing with weatherboards, I would welcome any advice on what is required here.
Is it as bad as I think it is, or is this a fairly straightforward repair job?
Would I be best to have a local builder fix this up?