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Old 11-01-2019, 20:28
ladyinthevan ladyinthevan is offline
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Default The CanExel cladding on our lodge is rotting

Has anybody experienced problems with CanExel cladding rotting? We have an 8 year old Willerby Boston lodge and the cladding is literally flaking away. We’ve been told that the cream colour is to blame and that this has been a common fault.
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Old 11-01-2019, 21:19
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The CanExel was one thing I wished I had paid for after buying for its durability, the Aliminium side panels are so thin they just dent when anything touches them but it sounds like it has some draw backs. I take it all hopes of a warranty claim are gone ?
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Old 11-01-2019, 21:26
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Hi ladyinthevan

CanExel cladding normally is pretty good and they offer a 10 year warranty.

NEW 10 Year Limited Warranty
All CanExel siding products carry a 10-year limited warranty against cracking, deflection, and hail damage as well as a 10-year limited warranty on the finish. For further information, please refer to the full warranty which is available
I would be inclined to contact them directly and explain the issues your having

However as you say the its because of the cream colour and its a common fault then CanExel would of done something about it be it a supply of a sealer or replacement.

Your lodge is 8 years old so the cladding still comes under the warranty of CanExel so get in touch with them first. Can you post a picture so that we can see the damage ??

Here is a copy of the 10 Year Warranty

and here is the Claim form to make a claim about the damage to your cladding

Good Luck and let us know how you got on
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:45
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Our lodge was built in 2017. We have UPVC cladding and although it's quite new, it seems to be tough and durable. I'm not sure what the difference is against CanExel but they seem to be very similar products except that the textured look on the outside skin is slightly different. Ours has a wood type finish very similar to CanExcel but slightly different. It is also cream but as there are older vans on the park with similar cladding, I'm not expecting it to deteriorate. Time will undoubtedly tell.
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Old 13-01-2019, 22:49
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Another thing you must remember not to do if you have CanExcel boarding is to use a pressure washer.

The boards are made up with wood fibre, chemicals, oils very similar to MDF but waterproof to a certain extent, and then painted

If you use a pressure washer your jetting water deeper into the boards and could invalidate the warranty
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