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Is it Worth Rendering the Entire House?By admin
Friday, 20 September 2019
Is it worth rendering the entire house? This is a great question, often asked by home owners who want to reduce costs without reducing the effectiveness of the render.
It is important here to consider why you would render a property in the first place. Then, decide if it is worth rendering the entire house or can you get away with leaving some of the exterior wall untouched? Find out right here…
Why Render the House in the First Place?
Render isn’t just about the exterior looks of the property. Old and ugly brickwork can be easily covered, resulting a home that looks brand new.
Old fashioned exteriors can be brought into the modern age, with a smooth render in an attractive colour. You may even wish to go over older render that was applied many years ago. The aesthetics are a bonus; a rendered home can look neat, clean and tidy, but there are other benefits to remember.
Rendering Drives Out Damp
Is it worth rendering the entire house? Yes, and one of the main reasons is to do with penetrating damp. Damp causes so many problems in the home. It is damaging to the materials used in the construction of the property.
Damp damages the interiors such as the paintwork, carpets and can even spread onto pieces of furniture and furnishings in the room.
Rendering is useful when preventing damp from causing problems. The render adds a layer of protection to the brickwork, preventing damp from penetrating. Render is great for solid brick properties that don’t have a cavity wall.
Don’t render over walls that are already damp and experiencing damp related problems without first solving the underlying issues.
Thermal Performance Improvements
Rendering does have a small positive impact on the thermal performance of the home. However, when you are completing rendering work it is the perfect time to consider external insulation and their benefits.
One excellent, affordable and highly praised exterior insulation to consider is called Properla. Let’s explore this product in a little more detail…
Rendering the external walls of the property needs to be done properly. Failure to do so will result in cold spots. Cold spots reduce the thermal efficiency of the property, causing higher energy bills thanks to the increased amount of heating that is required in those areas
What Is Properla And What Does It Offer?
Properla is a collection of hydrophobic coatings, the coating is applied to the exterior wall and it creates a water repellent layer.
Thanks to the coating, energy costs are reduced. It even adds to the thermal properties of a building that has cavity wall insulation.
This combination really will have a positive effect on reducing the cost of heating the home, and keeping the property at a comfortable temperature throughout the year.
The Benefits of Using Properla
The other benefits of choosing Properla along with rendering or even directly on brick or masonry walls are as follows:
- Properla stops rain from penetrating the masonry or external wall – stopping damp walls from causing problems in the home.
- Dry walls stop heat from being lost from the property
- It improves the thermal efficiency of the property
- The building can breathe
- Self-cleans, keeping the external walls free from dirt and grime
- Works on almost all masonry substrates
With many options on the market, Properla can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, providing a protective layer against the elements, whilst improving the thermal capabilities of the property in the process!
Is it Worth Rendering the Entire House?
Rendering a property can have many benefits, even for newer homes and not just limited to old stone properties without cavity wall insulation. Is it worth rendering the entire house? Yes, of you want to gain all the benefits it most certainly is.
However, it might not be worth rendering the home if Properla will provide the same level of thermal efficiency.
Rendering the external walls of the property needs to be done properly. Failure to do so will result in cold spots. Cold spots reduce the thermal efficiency of the property, causing higher energy bills thanks to the increased amount of heating that is required in those areas.
Furthermore, walls that are not rendered will be left exposed to the elements, the damp, dirt and weather. If you really want to render part of the walls we recommend using Properla on any exposed masonry and exterior surfaces.
Properla: Long-Term Property Protection
Home Logic are experts in home insulation, and Properla is a popular option for home owners and property owners.
With many options on the market, Properla can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, providing a protective layer against the elements, whilst improving the thermal capabilities of the property in the process.
Discover more about insulation and how it can be used to benefit your home. Ask for a free quotation, or better still, ask to arrange a free site survey to find the best type of home insulation for your property and budget, by calling 0800 1700 636, or by simply clicking the button below!
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