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    July 2019

    What’s The Story in Balamory? Five Exterior Wall Treatments and Paint Colour Ideas For Your Home

    Back in 2002 to 2005, BBC Scotland produced Balamory for Cbeebies, a fictional children’s program following the lives of characters that lived in a multitude of brightly coloured houses. We decided to take inspiration from this and, as a provider of external wall treatments for homes, post five different colour ideas that would make your house the most stylish property on your street.

    Inject Pops of Colour with Turquoise Blue and Sugary Pinks

    It cannot be denied that, although blue connotes feelings of calm and tranquillity, a bright turquoise blue is cheery, vibrant and exciting. Whereas the saccharine hues of pastel and fuschia pinks add a mixture of playfulness, youth and romance to the exterior of your home.

    Bright colours perfectly suit the slick angular lines of mid-century architecture, and a quick slick of blue or pink allows you to easily turn your home into an abode worthy of the Hollywood Hills.

    Blend with the Outdoors with Sage Greens and Burnt Orange

    If you prefer your home to complement rather than stand out from the natural, choose muted rustic tones like sage greens, burnt oranges and ochre to give your home warm earthy tones.

    Accent these exterior walls with off white window frames to give your home a quintessential cottage-like appearance.

    Stand Out From the Crowd With Postbox Red and Sunny Yellows

    Why not bring a smile to your neighbour’s faces and paint your house a bright red, orange or yellow hue? Or, why not paint your home the 2019 colour of year – coral? Perfectly contrasting with a bright blue sky, these sunny and summery tones can give your home a Mediterranean style feel all year round, transporting you to the sun-drenched coasts of Positano and Portofino.

    Make Your Home A Tranquil Haven with Lilacs and Greys

    If you aren’t fond of the 2019 colour of the year, why not look to the past and choose the 2018 colour – lilac? Offering an equal mixture of calming connotations and royal tones, a lilac or purple-hued home will show your neighbours who’s boss.

    Yet, if you want your home to feel like your safe haven to escape to, tranquil tones like soft greys can achieve just that.

    Opt for Traditional and Natural Creams, Whites and Browns

    If you don’t want your home to stand out, but you think it still needs a fresh lick of paint and the added bonus of weather protection, then speak to us at Kingdom Coatings. We offer beautiful exterior wall treatments that are visually appealing and can protect your home from retaining moisture. This can prevent your home from acquiring damp and mildew, which could potentially be hazardous to human health.

    Here at Kingdom Coatings, we offer the following shades:

    • Cotswold Cream
    • Cotswold Stone
    • Polar White
    • White
    • Beige
    • Pebble
    • Devon Stone
    • Water lily

    To find out more about us, or to see our range of external wall treatments in person – simply contact us today.

    Nature’s Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing: A Brief Guide To Moss

    Commonplace in gardens and woodlands around the UK, moss can at first seem like a harmless product of nature. From it’s soft texture to its emerald green hue, it wraps itself around and hugs rocks, trees and plants. Moss has also been a form of artistic material, being used to clothe sculpture and live plant walls in homes. However, though it may seem harmless, it can have a detrimental effect if it grows on the roof of your home. Below, we take a closer look at moss and explore why it should be removed if you notice it on your roof or in your gutters.

    What is Moss and Why is it Good For Nature?

    Though we warn you against moss growing on the roof of your home, moss is actually harmless in itself and protects the earth’s natural ecosystems. It has been estimated by The Woodland Trust that there are approximately 1,000 different species of moss growing on UK soil, and around 22,000 different species worldwide.

    Moss is important ecologically as it helps to soak up rainfall and maintain a humid environment. What’s more, it is a home for invertebrates and critters like woodlice and slugs. Moss relies on damp conditions, which is why it can grow on the roofs of our homes and thrives in the often wet and windy UK climate. Moss, Algae, Liverworts and Lichens can add character, texture and beauty to our gardens. As mentioned above they are utilised in many art and interior installations, with more and more moss walls being a decorative item in urban city homes.

    Why Moss is Bad for Home’s Exteriors

    Despite its seemingly harmless appearance, moss can be a catalyst for roof damage. As mentioned above, moss soaks up rainfall and grows in damp environments. Whilst this means that it can act as a home for a wide range of bugs and garden creatures, it can become heavy with rainfall and lift up your roof shingles. This means that the bacteria can grow into your roof, creating holes and roof leaks.

    It is no secret that roof leaks can be incredibly damaging to a home’s structure, inviting damp and potentially damaging the inner electrical workings of your home. This is why, if you notice moss growing on your roof shingles, then it is recommended that you remove the moss safely and efficiently yourself with a hose or by contacting a reputable roofing contractor.

    Here at Kingdom Coatings, we pride ourselves on providing energy-efficient roof and wall coatings throughout Scotland, and our experts are no stranger to moss. We can help extend the life of your roof tiles as well as eliminate moss growth. To find out more about us, or to speak with a member of our team, simply contact us today.

    Solve Five Major Home Problems with Coating for External Walls

    The condition of the walls in your home is extremely important. Damp, wet walls, mould, mildew and cracked bricks can really bring down the appearance of your home, however, all of the above are common issues. Whether it’s from frequent exposure to the sun, being regularly soaked by the rain, dramatic shifts in temperature, poor application or simply wear and tear over a long period of time, there are many problems that can occur under certain conditions.

    If you find that moisture is consistently present in your property, you could be putting yours and your family member’s health at risk. Damp walls and roofs can lead to mould and mildew, both of which can be detrimental to human health. In order to ensure that your walls remain in the best condition possible, sealing any potential weak spots in your walls is essential. Here at Kingdom Coatings, we can help you to protect your property from the elements, offering a range of external wall coatings, coverings and treatments.

    What exactly are exterior wall coatings?

    Exterior wall coatings are decorative treatments that are specially developed for exterior masonry surfaces. Not only do they provide an attractive finish to the exterior of a building by covering up imperfections, but they are also hard wearing and durable, ensuring low maintenance and long lifespans.

    Exterior wall coverings can be up to 40 times thicker than traditional exterior paint and therefore protect your walls far better from the elements. Due to a high resin content, exterior wall coating systems achieve great flexibility and elasticity, as well as excellent adhesion qualities. The cost of exterior wall coatings is not high, and they are available in a range of standard colours suitable for most properties, such as whites, beiges and creams.

    The difference between normal paints and wall coatings is that wall coatings have a far higher level of weather resistance, damp resistance and the ability to not fade or cracks. Natural resins and minerals are blended to produce a long lasting paint finish for your home which will protect it for years to come.

    Below, we take a look at five common problems that houses can develop and how investing in external wall coatings can help.

    Penetrating damp

    Damp and mould are both a common problem in the home, caused by excess moisture. Not only does damp look unsightly, but it can also be hazardous to human health which is why it is essential that you do your very best to prevent it from forming in your home. Damp walls in your property can lead to mould and mildew. Mould typically appears in the form of patches of black, green or brown with a musty smell that can be both unpleasant and dangerous due to toxins. Living in damp conditions can lead to a number of health issues including headaches, coughing, wheezing and throat and eye irritation.

    In addition, high levels of damp within the walls can lead to render failure. This is because frost and moisture can get trapped between the wall and the render, causing hairline fractures which can eventually lead to failure of the render.

    Rust on brickwork or metal jacking masonry

    Accidental damage to the brickwork of your property can cause rust to appear on your brickwork. While brick is a durable material, it can develop rust stains over time which can appear in unsightly spots of yellow and brown. While you may not think that rust is too much of an issue, it can easily spread and cause your brick to start deteriorating – something that can threaten the structural integrity of your property. The right waterproofing paint will help prevent water damage to your brickwork, ensuring that it remains in the best condition possible.

    You may also find that your metal jacking masonry is rusting. This, too, can cause major structural problems with buildings and it is essential that rusting is noticed and repaired quickly.

    High home heating bills

    If you have noticed that your heating bills have rocketed recently or you’re spending more money than usual on your bills, it may be a sign that you are losing heat through poor insulation. While there are many things that you can do to improve insulation and retain heat in your home, you may not have thought about external wall coatings – something that can make a huge difference. If you have noticed that your home is taking far longer to heat up or cold air seems to be flowing quickly into your home, it is worth considering external wall coatings for your property.

    Rough or uneven surfaces and cracks

    The external appearance of your property is very important, not just for you, but for visitors too – especially if you are thinking about selling your property in the future. Unsightly blemishes or cracks can ruin the aesthetics of your home and make it look scruffy – remember, the outside of your home is the first thing that people see when they visit your property.

    External wall coatings will effectively cover up any unsightly blemishes while also smoothing out rough surfaces, improving the appearance of your home and protecting the exterior of your property from future damage. In addition, a wall coating can add value to your property as it protects your home and ensures that your walls will remain in top condition for years to come – something that potential homebuyers look out for.

    Scars from previous alterations or poor DIY

    Your home may have scars from previous alterations or bodged DIY jobs. Often, when we try to carry out work on our home with little experience, it can leave our homes with unsightly marks and scars. Whether your home is covered in scars from alterations that you have carried out yourself or you’ve just moved into a property that is covered in cracks and marks from the previous homeowners, using an external wall coating is a quick and easy way to cover up these marks and get your property looking as good as new again.

    Kingdom Coatings: exterior wall coatings and roof sealants

    At Kingdom Roof and Wall Coatings, our experienced and highly trained team are dedicated to helping your home in Scotland remain in the best condition possible. You can always rely on us to provide your home with the best weather protection available. Our high quality external wall finishes will dramatically improve the appearance of the exterior of your home, as well as protect your property from the elements.

    Our wall coatings are specially designed to provide the highest levels of protection possible, and will protect the interior of your home as well as the exterior. At Kingdom Coatings, we can effectively seal any potential weak spots in your walls that could allow water to get into your property, ensuring that your home remains safe, warm and dry. Our team will pressure clean your walls to make sure the surface is clean and fresh, as well as repair any damage on the wall. Plus, while most coatings dry from the inside out, ours dry from the outside in, ensuring that the coating is even more energy efficient than others.

    At Kingdom Coatings, we also specialise in restoring roofs. For more information about our services and how we can help keep your home in top condition, visit our website or get in touch today.

    From Unusual Historic Finds to Modern Metropolises: Scotland’s Most Beautiful Homes

    The rich and rugged landscape of Scotland is home to quaint stone cottages, glorious medieval architecture and elegant modern structures. Whether nestled amongst the Scottish highlands or amidst the bustle of busy cities like Edinburgh or Glasgow, there are a range of domestic marvels that are peppered across Scottish land and cityscapes. As a leading roof and wall coatings provider, we have seen an extraordinary amount of stunning homes, so we know a thing or two about design. Below, we have a handpicked selection of Scotland’s most beautiful homes.

    The Modern House, LadyBank, Fife

    Designed by Gareth Hopkins, The Modern House is located within the historic walls of a fruit garden on the grounds of Kinloch House. With an open plan living space, clean lines, glass and wood, the large windows of this stunning property overlook onto an expansive and quiet lawn – the perfect place for children to run around.

    Dunrobin Castle

    We couldn’t not include a stately home on this list of stunning homes in Scotland. Dunrobin Castle fits the fairytale and chocolate box associations of castles with its stunning yet austere presence. Framed by silvery turrets, this castle is one of the oldest inhabited homes in Scotland, dating back to the 1300s. Feel like Belle from Beauty and the Beast when you visit, as it bears a resemblance to iconic French Chateaus.

    Fordell Castle

    A 16th-century castle with plenty of character, Fordell Castle is a unique tower house with its own chapel, crypt, study and great hall – all of modern life’s essentials! Set amongst Fife’s verdant countryside, this private estate cannot be explored by the public – so it remains to be one of Scotland’s best-hidden secrets.

    Wester Waterlair Art Deco Style House

    An award-winning art deco style house, this detached home looks like a cosy family home on the interior but has an astonishing and unique exterior. With characterful blue painted windows, stark white walls, and a mixture of spherical and angular lines, this house is a homage to a bygone era of flappers girls and frivolity.

    Craigievar Castle

    Not only is this a castle, but it is possibly one of the most quintessential and fairytale looking castles in the world. With its towering pink exterior yet petite frame, it is rumoured to have inspired Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle. Beautifully preserved by the National Trust, it remains virtually unchanged since it was completed in 1626.

    Here at Kingdom Coatings, we pride ourselves on providing energy-efficient roof and wall coatings throughout Scotland, and our experts are no stranger to a range of roofing and exterior wall problems. We can help extend the life of your roof tiles as well as eliminating moss growth and damp. To find out more about us, or to speak with a member of our team, simply contact us today.

    5 Steps for Waterproofing your Home: From Roof Waterproofing to Wall Coatings

    Anyone who lives in the UK knows that it’s prone to a lot of wet and windy weather, which can be unfortunately not just during the winter months, but all year round! It’s important that your home is protected from the elements wherever you live, and there are plenty of practical solutions that can help waterproof your home and keep it cosy and dry all year round. From waterproofing your roof to external wall coatings, see our roundup below for five of the best ways to waterproof your home.

    Why is it so important to waterproof your home?

    It may seem obvious, as no one wants a cold or damp home, but there are several other important reasons why it’s essential to make sure your home is waterproof all year round. An influx of damp or moisture can cause both structural and health problems, which we will look at below.

    Protect your interiors

    If damp permeates your home then it can cause a range of problems for your interior, including peeling and yellow wallpaper, condensation and cold and damp internal walls. None of these effects are pleasant to live with, and if damp is left untreated it can lead to more serious structural damage.

    Prevent health problems

    A damp environment can cause or range of health problems (or worsen existing conditions) including asthma, chest infections, allergies and respiratory issues. Damp causes mold and condensation to form, and it’s the spores from these which can lead to health problems. Waterproofing your home to prevent the chances of this is especially important if you live with the elderly, young children or anybody with an existing health or immunity condition.

    Save money

    The initial cost of waterproofing your home might seem daunting, but it’s more than worth it when you consider the cost of repairing potential problems that can be caused by damp. Prevention is better than cure, and fixing your roof or applying coating for external walls is far more cost effective than repairing structural damage caused by damp.

    Avoid structural damage

    Unwanted moisture in your home can cause serious problems over time, especially if the building contains a lot of wood. Rising damp can destroy plaster and rot timber within your home, especially around window frames or wooden beams.

    Waterproofing methods

    There are many good reasons to waterproof your home, as discussed above, but you may not know where to start or which preventative methods are the most effective. Here, we will discuss five waterproofing methods for your home and how they can help prevent damp and moisture from causing problems.

    Roof coatings

    A waterproof roof coating protects roof tiles from the elements, including extreme heat, frost and moisture. They are also available for asphalt or metal roofs, and help protect against the growth of mould and mildew which can be caused by rain and damp. Roof coatings are made from a micro porous, water based membrane, and it remains watertight while allowing air to circulate which prevents condensation from forming under your roof.

    A waterproof roof coating also helps regulate temperature, ensuring your roof stays warm in winter and cool in summer, making it an energy efficient way to waterproof your roof.

    External wall coatings

    Waterproof coatings are also available for your external wall as well as your roof, and they can approve your home’s appearance as well as protecting it from the elements. Wall coatings are very durable, and work to effectively prevent moisture, mould and condensation from permeating the external walls and entering your home.

    Wall coatings can be clear, or in a range of neutral colours, so they can give your home a welcome update if needed. Like roof coatings, damp proofing your exterior walls can also help to regulate temperature and keep your home warmer in winter, thereby saving money on heating bills. Many coatings are also ultraviolet fade resistant, and can be used on a variety of natural materials including brick, limestone, sandstone and more.

    Basement tanking

    Basements and cellars can be particularly prone to rising damp, but basement tanking is one effective way to counteract this. Basement tanking involves applying a liquid waterproof coating to the walls and floor, keeping your basement dry and sealing it against moisture. Walls need to be exposed and free of and free of any previous coatings, plaster or paints in order for the coating to be effective; and ideally two coats should be applied for the most effective result.

    Having a fully functioning, waterproof basement can add significant value to your property, as well as providing useful space for a home office, playroom, extra bedroom or simply just extra storage space.

    Foundation crack injections

    Damp and moisture can seep through even the smallest crack in your home’s foundations, so it’s vital to have them sealed as soon as you notice any breach in your home’s foundations. One way of repairing any cracks is by using crack injections; these can be either high or low pressure depending on the size of the crack. One of the most common materials used is a type of polyurethane foam; this can be injected into the crack and it then sets, forming a watertight seal. This type of injection is incredibly durable, and in most cases won’t need to be repaired again.

    Repair your roof and gutters

    As you might expect, damaged tiles or holes and cracks in your roof is one of the easiest ways for water to enter your property, so it’s essential to get any damage repaired as soon as possible. Securing your roof also prevents heat from escaping, keeping your home warm and dry during the colder months. Ideally you should inspect your roof once or twice a year, and it’s worth hiring a professional roof company to do so to ensure no issues are overlooked.

    Maintaining a building’s gutters is also an important part of keeping your home waterproof; if gutters become clogged then excess rainwater from the roof has nowhere to escape, potentially causing leaks as the water builds up and pools on the roof. Gutters should be cleared of all leaves and debris, ideally twice a year or more often if trees and greenery hang overhead. Gutters should be cleared, and any cracks should be filled in or repaired. You should also check the joints and brackets to make sure no leaks are coming from these areas.

    If you’re looking for an effective way to waterproof your home, get in touch with Kingdom Coatings. We offer high quality, energy efficient wall and roof repair coatings that can withstand the harshest of weather conditions. Our coatings come with a 10 year guarantee, and help eliminate moss, prevent water damage and enhance the look of your home. Our roof coatings are even self-cleaning and water repellent, ensuring your roof stays looking its best for years to come.

    For more information about our range of coatings, give us a call today or find more information on our website.

    The Benefits of Concrete and Clay Tile Roofing

    If you’re building a home, moving into a new property or simply looking to make some home improvements to your current property, you may be tempted to upgrade the material used for your roof. When it comes to roofing, there’s a whole host of different materials to consider and they often have different properties and benefits. Here, we discuss the specific benefits of choosing concrete or clay tiles.

    They Last a Long Time

    Something to pay attention to when choosing the material for your roof is how much longevity the material has. Both concrete and clay tiles perform well in this category, as they provide natural ventilation and water resistance. Clay and concrete tiles are expected to last between 50 and 100 years, although you can extend their lifespan with a protective coating from Kingdom Coatings.

    They’re Energy Efficient

    As well as lasting for decades, tiles are also relatively energy efficient, so they will cost you less on your annual energy bills once they’ve been installed. The materials used have natural thermal resistance and the overlapping of the tiles to create the roof also creates ventilation that helps to form a natural thermal barrier. This ventilation that occurs underneath the tiles, combined with a pitched roof, creates a cooling effect in the summer and retains heat in the winter.

    They Stay Strong Even in Extreme Weather

    Finally, tiles retain their strength even when faced with extreme weather like high winds. If you live in an area of the country that routinely gets battered by strong winds and storms, tiles are certainly a choice to strongly consider as they can withstand winds of up to 150 miles an hour.

    We Can Coat Your Concrete or Clay Tiles to Give Them Longer Life

    At Kingdom Coatings, we can give your concrete or clay tiled roof a brand new lease of life with a protective coating. This coating can restore your roof’s appearance and functionality so it will be almost as good as new.

    To find out more, contact us today. You can find us at Kingdom Coatings, Head Office, Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa. FK10 1ET, call us on 0800 228 9436 or email us at info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk.

    How To Tell Whether Your Home is Damp

    Mould and damp isn’t just unsightly, it can reduce the price of your home, make it much more difficult to sell and can also have a negative impact on your health if it becomes severe. Because we spend so much of our time in the home, ensuring that your walls and ceilings are free of damp is imperative. If you’re exposed to high levels of indoor mould and dampness, the spores could get into your body and cause you issues with your lungs and respiratory system.

    Smells

    Damp is often caused by unwanted moisture in the home from a leaky roof, or pipe or bricks that have become too deteriorated. This extra moisture tends to create a musty smell in the home; a smell often likened to the smell of wet socks, damp earth, rotten wood or paper.

    If you can smell anything similar to these scents, it’s worth investigating the area further.

    Sights

    If you can smell something suspect, the next step is to keep your eye out for visual signs of damp. Penetrating damp can be diagnosed by the appearance of mould on the walls, floors or ceilings, as well as dark patches on the walls.

    Rising damp is slightly different to penetrating damp as it moves vertically up the wall. If you find a damp patch that begins at the bottom of the wall and travels upwards, this is a sure sign of rising damp. If you see lifting floor coverings – things like tiles, vinyl or carpet – or rotting skirting boards then this would also indicate rising damp over penetrating damp.

    Sensations

    Finally, if you’re still unsure at this stage, it’s worth checking all of the windows. If there seems to be excessive condensation on the windows, then it’s even more likely that the culprit is damp. Another thing to check is if there is the appearance of a powdery substance on the walls and feeling the wallpaper to see whether it’s peeling.

    King Coatings: Your Choice For Exterior Coatings in Scotland

    At Kingdom Coatings, we’re Scotland’s leading roof and wall coatings firm. We can transform old roofs and walls so that they’re restored to their former glory and protected effectively from the elements.

    To find out more, contact us today. You can find us at Kingdom Coatings, Head Office, Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa. FK10 1ET, call us on 0800 228 9436 or email us at info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk.

    Different Types of Energy Efficient Roofs

    Making sure that our homes are as energy efficient as possible has become a crucial priority for many homeowners across the world. From the type of insulation to the energy you use, there are a number of different ways that you can optimise the efficiency in your home. Roofs are no different and can create an impact on how efficient your home is. Read on for some examples of different types of energy efficient roofs.

    Green Roof

    A green roof is, as you’d imagine, a roof covered in green vegetation. Also known as a ‘living roof’, these roofs help to retain much of the heat generated inside of the house due to their membrane of soil. They also help to create cleaner air around the home and improve drainage by soaking up water rather than allowing it to run off into the urban area and create flooding.

    Solar Tiles

    Solar tiles are one of the most innovative roofing options available today on the market. They’re almost invisible, are very durable, won’t interfere with the design of your home and also provide you with clean energy. Although these tiles would require a complete roof replacement, making them very expensive, in the long term they will improve your efficiency and boost the value of your home.

    Cool Roofs

    Cool roofs are excellent if you live in a warm climate with lots of sunshine. These roofs work by improving the reflectiveness of the roof so that the heat generated by the sun reflects from the home and doesn’t permeate through to the house. This means that your home will stay colder for longer and you won’t have to turn on your air conditioning as much.

    Coat an Old Roof

    If you’ve got an old roof that has lost much of its efficiency, covering it with a protective coating can be a much cheaper option than having it replaced. Working with a company like Kingdom Coatings means that we can restore both the appearance and functionality of your roof.

    We’re a Highly Trained, Local Team of Exterior Coatings

    At some point in your roof’s life, no matter what material it is made from, there will come a time when it will start to deteriorate and lose its colour. However, you don’t need to let your roof decline beyond repair as we can help restore the appearance and functionality with a protective coating.

    To find out more, contact us today. You can find us at Kingdom Coatings, Head Office, Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa. FK10 1ET, call us on 0800 228 9436 or email us at info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk.

    Does a Hot Summer Affect Your Roof Waterproofing?

    For many of us, winter is the time that we tend to worry about the state of our roofs. From heavy rainfall and cold temperatures to strong winds and the possibility of snowfall, our roofs have a lot to contend with in the colder months and these conditions can start to take their toll after a few years. Winters in Scotland can be harsh to say the least, which is why many opt to apply a waterproof coating to their roof tiles.

    This solution is specially designed to form a protective barrier between roof tiles and the elements, ensuring your tiles stay strong even in extreme weather conditions. When deciding to have a waterproof coating applied, we’re all aware that this covering will stand up to severe winter weather- but what about summer?

    Whilst it may seem unlikely, hot weather can actually cause a roof to deteriorate over time and with this in mind, roofing needs a protective layer that will shield it come rain or shine. Below, we discuss why a waterproof coating is worth investing in along with the importance of having your roof inspected periodically by an expert.

    Will a roof waterproofing solution protect your home in the summer?

    In short, a waterproof roof coating will protect your home in summer. As previously mentioned, roof sealants offer a protective layer to shield your roof tiles from damage. They work by forming a water-based membrane over the surface and the coating has tiny pores, ensuring your roof is protected whilst simultaneously being able to breathe.

    As the name suggests, a waterproof roof coating is like waterproof paint for your roof, making it resilient to wet winter weather, however, this is also applicable to summer weather. Hot or humid conditions can cause a build-up of condensation and when this happens, the stability of a roof can be compromised. Lengthy exposure to hot temperatures can cause roof shingles to slowly decompose and with this in mind, a protective roof sealant is essential.

    As well as endangering the structural integrity of a roof, condensation can also cause a growth of substances such as mould and mildew, both of which can be dangerous and will likely affect your home’s aesthetic appeal.

    A waterproof coating will defend against rainfall, snowfall and condensation caused by humidity. In fact, these sealants are designed to withstand more or less all weather conditions to ensure they are reliable all year round and stand the test of time.

    In addition to acting as a shield against humidity, a roof coating will also be extremely effective in dry heat. Extremely hot temperatures can cause roof shingles to become brittle and when this happens, they will be more vulnerable to cracks and erosion. However, with a protective coating acting as a barrier, you can guarantee your roof will be able to withstand both dry heat and humidity.

    Will a roof sealant maintain its visual appeal in hot weather?

    In addition to protecting our properties from the effects of severe weather, a roof sealant can also give your tiles a glossy and refined finish, ensuring your home maintains its kerb appeal all year round. Coatings also come in a wide variety of colours to suit any and every property and they are highly resistant to fading no matter how much rainfall they see- but will they be equally resistant to the summer sun?

    Many roof coatings have built-in UV inhibitors and as a result, they don’t fade or change colour over time. When the sun beats down on roof shingles, this can cause them to go into thermal shock and when this happens, the roof will expand in the heat and then contract as it cools down. Over the years, this can take its toll on even the strongest roof and can significantly compromise both its stability and aesthetic appeal. However, with a roof coating, you can guarantee the UV inhibitors will protect your roof from decomposing, ensuring it looks good and is functional all year round.

    The importance of regular roof inspections

    Whether you currently have a roof coating in place or you’re considering having it applied, it’s advisable to have your roof checked by a professional regularly. After all, the tiles have to withstand damage from animals and general wear and tear as well as adverse weather conditions, so it’s essential to have it inspected by a professional every so often. Not only will this give you peace of mind that your roof is in tip-top condition but also, in the event that any minor issues are uncovered, these can be nipped in the bud before they begin to affect the structural integrity of your property. A reputable roofing expert will thoroughly clean and repair your roof if needs be, leaving you with a flawless covering that’s bound to enhance the overall look of your property.

    Further to this, it’s important to note that whilst roof coating is made to stand the test of time, it won’t last forever. Typically, a roof coating will remain effective for around 10 years or potentially more, however, to ensure your roof coating is functioning as it should, it’s advisable to have it checked regularly so that it can be reapplied when necessary.

    In addition to providing both you and your property with protection from external elements, a roof is something that offers aesthetic appeal to the exterior of your property. Damaged roofing tiles have the power to make a home look rundown and tired and with this in mind, it’s essential to keep yours in prime condition and a waterproof coating is a simple and affordable approach to achieving this.

    For maximum protection, why not also invest in a protective wall coating? These work much in the same way as roof sealants as they act as damp proofing for exterior walls, keeping your property dry whatever the weather. From torrential rainfall to excessive moisture, these coatings are robust enough to withstand both extreme cold and hot weather and they come in a broad range of colours to ensure the beauty of your home doesn’t have to be compromised.

    So, as well as having your roof regularly inspected by a professional in the field, it’s advisable to have a wall coating to accompany your roof sealant. This will guarantee your home is protected from all angles, ensuring it continues to look great and function at peak efficiency for years to come.

    Whether you need coating for external walls or a protective roof sealant, the experts at Kingdom Coatings have got you covered

    At Kingdom Coatings, our team of wall and roof coating specialists are dedicated to ensuring your property is both fit for purpose and aesthetically appealing whatever the weather. From cleaning and maintenance work to repairs and, of course, roof coating, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to treating your property.

    We use a RENOTEC coating system that has been proven to last for 10 years or more and it comes in a variety of different colours to suit all design preferences. This micro porous, water based coating protects your property from adverse weather conditions whilst keeping it ventilated, making it one of the best roof coating products on the market today.

    For more information on our roof leak repair sealants, contact us today and make your property stand out from the crowd with Kingdom Coatings.

    How to Protect Your Home From Water Damage

    Rather than just a little bit of an inconvenience within the home, water damage can cause more serious problems. With water damage developing into mould, mildew, damp and rot, these can cost a lot of money to repair and, if neglected, can also cause health problems and unnecessary stress and worry. As one of the most common and most costly defects within a home, there are so many simple things you can do to help protect your home from water damage – here’s how.

    Clean your gutters

    Ensuring that your home has a good drainage system is essential, especially if you’re looking to protect your home from water damage. If your gutters overflow and your drainage system isn’t working efficiently, you run the risk of water weakening your foundation which will then lead to cracking and moisture finding its way underneath and inside your home. Get on a ladder and spend an afternoon clearing out your gutter systems to stop any overflows – it will improve the appearance of your home too!

    Consider double or triple glazing

    If you’re finding pools of water or experiencing bad condensation within your property, consider double or triple glazing. Condensation can be a serious problem, particularly in older homes, as it causes mould and mildew. In some more serious cases, it will also rot timber window frames. All these things can begin to damage both yours and your family’s health. Double and triple glazing works to reduce excess moisture on your window panes, whilst also saving money on your energy bills.

    Seal your windows

    Sealing your windows regularly is one of the easiest ways to protect your home from water damage. Try to apply sealants to bathtubs, drains, faucets and other plumbing fixtures to keep water from seeping in where it doesn’t belong, thus helping to stop any lasting damage.

    Check your pipes

    Aim to inspect all the pipes in your home at least once a year as, over time, pipes gradually corrode, rust, and decay. All these defects can result in gradual leaks. If this is left to develop and neglected you could experience more extensive and expensive damage to your home in the form of flooding or raw sewage.

    Get a roof and wall coating

    Your property can suffer from the elements over time, and rainwater can really cause water damage, seeping through any cracks and vulnerable spots through the roof or walls. With a quality roof or wall coating, you can help protect your home from water damage caused by the elements, as well as add a layer of insulation too.

    At Kingdom Coatings, we supply energy efficient roof and wall coatings to homes across Scotland. For more information, contact us on 0800 228 9436 or request a free quote today.