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SOLVED: What Is Fluorocarbon Technology?

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One responsibility of homeowners is to protect their homes from structural damage, inefficiency, and deterioration.

As time goes by, more and more products are brought to market that improve the possibilities for adding protection, and advanced technology is developed to expand the prodct capabilities even further. 

Fluorocarbon technology is not a brand-new development, but it’s a technology that few homeowners are likely to be familiar with. 

The technology can greatly improve your home environment, but before you consider whether fluorocarbon technology is the right investment for your home, there’s an important question to answer… what is fluorocarbon technology and how can it help my home?

What Is Fluorocarbon Technology?

The scientific side of fluorocarbons is quite complicated, but essentially, fluorocarbons are organic compounds that are comprised of fluorine and carbon. These organofluoride compounds are used for many different purposes, from a component in inhalers, to an active ingredient in solvents.

When it comes to your home, it’s the behaviour of fluorocarbons that is of the most interest. Perfluorocarbons are inert, lipophobic, and have a good capacity to dissolve oxygen-but they’re also hydrophobic, which is a benefit that can drastically improve your home environment for the long-term.  

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A damp property is less energy efficient, can cause your energy bills to increase, and can be damaging to your overall health; so it’s essential to get rid of as much excess moisture as possible and stop it entering your home

How Can the Technology Help Your Home?

A compound that is hydrophobic is one that is capable of repelling water. Now, water is essential for life, but in excess, it’s certainly not conducive to a healthy home environment. 

Too much moisture in your home can lead to serious issues with the structure of your property, both inside and out. The problem is, we use water all the time-and in large quantities as well. 

Not only are our homes filled with moist air, but when it rains, water is pummelled at our homes as well. If all this moisture isn’t dealt with, then your property will suffer from damp problems, and possibly even mould.

A damp property is less energy efficient, can cause your energy bills to increase, and can be damaging to your overall health; so it’s essential to get rid of as much excess moisture as possible and stop it entering your home. 

This is where hydrophobic properties come into the equation, lowering the amount of water that is absorbed by exterior walls, whilst still allowing water in the air to pass through the masonry and escape to prevent water vapour from building up inside. 

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Wall coatings, like those developed by Properla, create a strong bond with exterior walls to provide substantial water protection after just a single coat of the paint-like substance

Getting the Best Out of Hydrophobic Coatings

The behaviour of a hydrophobic substance has been put to good use in the development of hydrophobic wall coatings, which are capable of repelling water. This is where fluorocarbon technology can really be of benefit to your home. 

Wall coatings, like those developed by Properla, create a strong bond with exterior walls to provide substantial water protection after just a single coat of the paint-like substance. 

As the coating penetrates the surface of the wall, the masonry receives a super hydrophobic exterior barrier, which repels more than 95% of water that otherwise would have been absorbed by the masonry. Instead of being absorbed, the water beads and runs down the surface of the wall.

This has the benefit of a lowered risk of damp but also a decrease in thermal conductivity, with the dry wall helping more heat to stay inside your home. Just this simple addition to your exterior walls can protect your home, saving you a substantial sum on your bills in the process. 

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You can learn more about our range of services, and read the reviews from our previous customers, on our Trust Pilot page!

Call Home Logic Today to Better Protect Your Home

At Home Logic, we offer a high-quality service, no matter which of our excellent home improvement options you choose. You can learn more about our range of services, and read the reviews from our previous customers, on our Trust Pilot page.

Amongst our most recent reviews, you find a range of responses to Home Logic products, like the recent review from Mr Barlow, who had Icynene spray foam insulation installed:

‘The salesman explained ICYNENE to us and the advantages of going ahead with having it done. The two fitters arrived at the time and date agreed. They carefully covered the stairs and hall carpet before starting the installation, it was a very hot day, but they still coved the hatch while they were working, so no dirt got into the house they worked quickly and effectively and left our home as tidy as they found it. They were polite, courteous and very professional. We are delighted with the installation from start to finish. Thank you. [sic]’

To learn more about hydrophobic wall coatings, or any of our products, please get in touch with our team of exterior insulation experts today by calling 0800 1700 636!