In today’s climate, the call to repair, recycle and reuse is often ringing in our ears. We all want to do our best for the environment, our customers, future generations, and preserve structures of times gone by. But in the daily life of construction and DIY, where it is out with the old and in with the new, how do we repair affordably and responsibly?
You have a timber window frame showing signs of wear and tear, rot in the corner, wood crumbling before your eyes. The cost of replacing it is out of the question, so repair it is. Standing in the aisle surrounded by options, tins, tubs, packages… The choice is overwhelming. Do you go for the standard two-pack filler or try something else?
The Wrong Choice
A generic two-pack filler, after all, has been around for years and is cheap as chips. Prep work completed layer after layer after layer is applied. You wait for each fill to dry, trying to sculpt and sand it into a favourable shape, hoping it has stuck securely in place. A few months, maybe even weeks go by and the cracks begin to appear.
Timber is a natural substance that uniquely adapts to its environment, expanding and shrinking, with moisture and temperature changes. Two-pack fillers are rigid polyesters that dry to leave a brittle, often shrunken material. When used in timber repair, the end result often fails with moisture seeping in between the newly made cracks. Time, money, and effort are wasted, as the job needs to be repeated again and again.
The Right Choice
Repair Care’s Resin systems offer something affordable, sustainable, and works for the long term, not just a quick fix. They’ve nvested in creating durable, reliable products that are straightforward to use, and have a vast range to choose from to achieve longevity from your timber.
Repair Care’s Resin systems are guaranteed for 10 years, as they are designed to adapt to the natural seasons through the year and flex with the timber. The resin is an elastic-like substance with powerful adhesive properties, staying in place as the timber expands and contracts.
This flexible product is easy to mould and does not need to be applied in tedious layers, saving you time and stress trying to get the perfect finish, whether it’s for prevention, restoration or damage repair.
To ensure you make the right choice for the job Repair Care offer indepth training courses, from selecting the correct product to mastering the skills and tricks to ensure great results every time.
By choosing to repair instead of replacing, you are already on the way to providing a responsible attitude to construction. Repairing reduces the impact on the environment, preserves a piece of history, or fixes a niggling problem. Repair Care’s Resin Systems promote sustainability, save you time and money, plus gives you the security of a 10-year guarantee. That may be the wisest choice you ever make.