Frequently asked Questions
Mitten Vinyl Australia recommends installation by a professional, however many customers do their own installation with excellent results. It is extremely important to follow the special instructions provided for vinyl cladding â€“ email here for a detailed set of instructions, and see our Fact Sheets for Important Installation Tips.
Mitten Vinyl insulated cladding is designed to be installed over existing fibro or timber, which provides the underlay required by Australian Standards for correct installation of Type B cladding. The existing material also assists with increasing the insulation value of the cladding. See our Fact Sheets for more information on installation and R value.
Vinyl cladding only requires periodic washing with mild soap and water to retain its new appearance. This is recommended once a year for best results.
With Mitten Vinyl cladding, it is easy to remove and replace individual damaged boards without having to take down an entire wall of cladding. A special tool is available to assist with this process, and we carry large stocks of popular colours and profiles. Email us for more information.
Mitten Vinyl Australia carries large stocks of the most popular styles and colours in the range. Our long established supply chain ensures that products can be matched for future building work. We are also able to assist you to obtain most brands which are currently on the market. Contact us for more information.
Mitten Vinyl Australia offers a Lifetime Transferrable Warranty with its vinyl products. High standards of manufacture and quality control ensure that warranty issues rarely arise. In addition, the Sentry actR range of Premium Dark colours offers a 25 year fade resistance guarantee.
Foam backed insulated vinyl cladding will certainly boost the energy efficiency of a home. The range of temperature variation inside the building will be greatly reduced, making it cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This can lead to significant savings in energy costs and benefits to the environment. Insulation against noise will also be improved by the application of insulated vinyl cladding. Read more about Insulation and R value.
It is not advisable to paint vinyl cladding. The colour in cladding is solid through the board and is designed to eliminate the need for painting. Paint and vinyl have different rates of expansion which could lead to cracking and peeling of the painted surface. In addition, many vinyl cladding manufacturersâ€™ warranties are void if the material is painted. For painting of other areas of the home, such as window frames, doors and timber, a chart of matching paint colours is available. Read more about Paint Matching.