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Energy Saving Coatings: Savvy Secrets to Cut Your Costs

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Let’s start with a simple question. Do your exterior walls leave a lot left to be desired? And do you paint the exterior walls often, like, every 2 or 3 years? If so, we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s an easy option on offer…and it saves you substantial money as well.

In comparison to normal paint, which lasts several years on average, energy saving coatings can last up to 25 years, making them a highly cost-effective solution. And unlike paint, wall coatings do not fade, crack, or peel. There is no need for regular maintenance every 2 years.

Less maintenance means less money spent on upkeep. The result? More money to allocate to the things that matter.

Intrigued? The following article aims to fill in the gaps, and reveals why energy efficient insulation alternatives save you heartache, hassle and more of your hard-earned cash…

Exterior Walls: Why Protection Should Be Your Top Priority

How protected are your outside walls? And what offers the best protection against inclement weather overall? For starters, it’s not paint. Wall coatings offer protection against dirt, pollution, moisture, rain, algae, and much more.

Most people buy houses with paint on the exterior walls, and fail to take the time to discover that more cost-effective alternatives are easily available. And while your house might look nice from the outside, a nice appearance is all that normal paint will provide.

Living in Britain, you are probably familiar with the harsh British weather. Normal paint does not offer any protection from it. And while normal paint is cheap to buy, it is a prime example of the phrase “you get what you pay for.”

Energy Saving Coatings: Problems Solved

Before we explore the differences between wall paint and energy saving coatings in greater detail, let’s look at some telltale signs that your home’s exterior is a persistently poor performer:

– Does your property suffer from cracked or hollow rendering?

– Does your property suffer from mouldy, green, and dirty walls?

– Do you notice condensation on your internal walls?

– Do you regularly pay eye-wateringly high heating bills-even in Summer?

– Have you noticed that your internal walls are always cold?

– Do you have to frequently re-paint the exterior?

– Does your home suffer from penetrating damp, or stains on the wall?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to take back control of your brickwork…and your energy bills to boot.

 
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Energy Saving Coatings: Key Benefits

Energy saving coatings are up 40 times thicker than normal paint, depending on the system. That is what makes wall coatings much more weather resistant, and helps to increase the lifespan of the exterior walls, reducing the cost of the upkeep.

The extra thickness will also cover any imperfections on your wall. Normal paint does not offer that. Here are a few more reasons why installing wall coatings on your property’s exterior makes for a sound, long-term investment:

– No more painting

– Long life span of up to 20+ years

– Wall coatings never fade

– Saves you money by reducing costs for re-painting

– Self-cleaning, which means there is no maintenance required

– Protects against rain and damp

Types of Exterior Wall Coatings

To better understand what wall coatings can offer, we will look at the most common varieties in greater detail:

Masonry Paint

This is just the standard and normal paint. It is cheap to buy, and easy to apply. However, as we saw it before, it comes with many drawbacks. Just remember, paint for the exterior is different in composition than the interior paint.

Masonry paint lasts about two years. However, some brands offer paint that can last up to 5 years. The problem is, no matter how long the paint last, it will not protect your walls, or give the building any damp protection.

You cannot use paint to cover bad rendering, which means you need to make the repairs before applying paint.

Rendering

One of the most common external surface coatings, rendering can last a little longer than standard masonry paint. However, even rendering will eventually crack and fall off.

The problem with render is that it is not a flexible wall covering. That means it does not come with a weather shield. Water will get in, freeze when the thermometer drops, expand, and create cracks within the render. The render will then fall off.

Or you might suffer a worse scenario, which is mould appearing on the inside of the wall.

Exterior Wall Coating Insulation

Exterior wall coatings or wall insulation coating is the best thing you can get for your walls.

Unlike paint, wall insulation offers protection from rain, snow, dirt, algae, wind, pollution, and much more.

The wall insulation we offer is based on the latest nanotechnology. It binds chemically with the brickwork, and then penetrates up to 17mm deep, creating an invisible insulation barrier.

Tests have shown that the insulation can reduce water absorption up to 95% and more. That means mould, moisture, and condensation are a thing of the past.

We already talked about the benefits of installing wall coating insulation on exterior walls. But let’s just summarize some of the key benefits. The first one is that you do not need to paint your home ever again.

Wall insulation coating comes in different colours and textures, allowing you to choose the one that fits you best. Another important benefit is that the insulation will transform your home into a breathable masonry, one that has 50% improved thermal conductivity.

Wall insulation will prevent heat gain and heat loss, with walls being one of the biggest reasons you lose heat during Winter. Last, but not least, wall insulation is a self-cleaning product, preventing dirt particles from affecting the appearance of the brickwork.

Energy Saving Coatings: A Professional Alternative to Painting

Our team of professional contractors will make sure that your wall coating is applied perfectly, to the correct specifications. When applied properly, an energy saving coating alleviates the need for re-painting. Here’s how we do it:

First things first is the inspection of the exterior walls. At this stage, we must pay meticulous attention to detail, spotting any potential problems, and resolving them before they become bigger issues.

Cleaning is crucial, so we also power wash the outside of the property, and remove any algae on the walls before we begin. We then mask up the doors and windows, and any other areas that do not need coating.

We will make sure to fill any cracks, and re-render the surface, so that it matches the existing facade, and enhances its overall appeal. 

We then apply the primer coating, which ensures that the original coating will bond with the surface. After this, we add the long lasting protective wall coating, using high-tech machinery. The machinery ensures that the coating is applied quickly and seamlessly.

In the end, we will clean the site, and invite you to inspect the work we’ve done. If you have any complaints, we will resolve them with immediate effect. You deserve only the highest standards of service, and it’s our job to provide that.

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