Exterior House Coatings - The Benefits
After saving up to buy your own home, you want to make sure that it’s protected at all costs. Thankfully, there are many home improvement options that help you to protect your property.
One such home improvement is the application of an exterior wall coating.
A unique form of protection that keeps the exterior of your home safe and boosts the quality of living in the interior.
What Is Exterior House Coating?
An exterior house coating is a little different to standard masonry paint; designed and developed to improve the protection granted to exterior walls.
The coating is sprayed onto the exterior walls, where it forms a bond with the brickwork or render. This bond, along with the properties of the coating, deliver the main benefits.
Wall coatings, like those from ProPERLA, are available in multiple styles. These range from water repellent to masonry crème, again, a little different to off-the-shelf masonry paint.
So, what does this all mean to you - the homeowner?
Here are some of the top benefits of exterior coating.....
From refreshing your garden to painting your garden fence, a clean and tidy exterior appearance is the key to achieving a beautiful property kerb appeal.
Whether solely for house pride or to sell a home, kerb appeal is incredibly important.
A wall coating drastically improves kerb appeal, and it does so in multiple ways:
- The wall coating lowers the risk of mould and moss growth
- Multiple colours and textures can be chosen to complement your home
- A clear coating can be used to accentuate classic brickwork
- The composition of the coating means that water slides off the surface
- Lowered maintenance is a guarantee with less worry over dirt and grime clinging to walls
Lowered Water Absorption
Water can damage your walls in endless ways, from ice forming between the bricks and causing cracks to rain penetrating the surface of the brick/render and causing it to become damp and riddled with moss and mould.
A key concern is water soaking through the brick and causing the insulation behind to become damp and sag, ultimately loosing most or all of its effectiveness.
With a wall coating, you can protect your walls against water penetration by more than 95%.
The walls will be a lot less likely to absorb water and all related issues will be severely reduced.
Better Thermal Conductivity
Thermal conductivity is the measurement of how well a material transfers heat. For property walls, you want the thermal conductivity to be low, so you don’t lose heat from the interior.
Normally, this is the case, but when the wall becomes damp, the thermal conductivity suffers.
Damp insulation doesn’t insulate properly, losing many of its benefits. With a wall coating, you prevent the insulation getting damp and make sure that the thermal conductivity is always as low as possible.
This will help you to protect cavity wall insulation and brickwork, and make sure that you save as much as possible on your heating bills.
Walls need to breathe, otherwise a whole host of other moisture problems are going to start appearing.
To ensure this breathability, the kind of wall coating that you use is of the upmost importance.
Our wall coatings retain a wall’s breathability, allowing water vapour and air to pass through the wall, so it isn’t contained on the inside where it could lead to rot and mould.
This helps with the insulation properties of a wall coating and thermal conductivity.
Improved Structural Security
Exterior walls have many responsibilities, including supporting your home. Therefore, the structural security of the walls is crucial, and an area that a wall coating can help with.
During the installation process, all the render on your exterior walls is repaired, the walls are treated, and cracks are properly sealed. This brings you walls back to a good condition before the coating is applied to protect them further.
Common problems can then be avoided with the coating in place, like water seeping into the brick and turning to ice – a key cause of cracks!