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    Unusual Roofing Materials from Around the World

    Here in the UK, we’re most accustomed to seeing slate tile and corrugated iron roofs, or occasionally an old fashioned thatched cottage out in the countryside. However, there’s a wide variety of interesting and unusual materials that have been used to build roofs through the ages that are still used around the world still today. From seaweed to rubber tyres, there are plenty of unusual and eco friendly roofing materials being used all across the globe. To find out more about just a few less commonly used roofing materials, see some of the examples below.

    Plastic bottles

    Over 7,000 bottles were transformed into a colourful shingle roof for a small cabin in Merton Abbey, London in 2013. Called the ‘Fizzy Bottle Project’, volunteers collected thousands of plastic drinks bottles which were then flattened and the labels removed, before being hole punched and fixed together to make roof ‘shingles’.

    Porcelain

    China’s fourth largest city, Tianjin, is home to one of the country’s more unusual tourist attractions – a house built entirely from porcelain. The Porcelain House (or China House) has a colourful mosaic roof built entirely from old ceramic vases and damaged antiques. Opened in 2007, it reportedly cost its owner an astonishing $300 million to complete.

    Rubber tyres

    A garden shed in the Netherlands was converted into a home-come-office using a range of recycled materials, including rubber tyres for the roof. Already incredibly durable, the tyres were insulated using stone wool to make them both water and weatherproof.

    Seaweed

    It’s probably not a substance you’ve ever considered, but seaweed is actually a very common roofing material on the Danish island, Læsø. Many homes here are built using a variety of seaweed known as eelgrass, which is very strong and can last up to 300 years! Homes are insulated by adding wool, which is also used to hold the seaweed roofs together.

    Newspaper

    In 1922, mechanical engineer Enis Stenman built a house made entirely out of rolled up and varnished newspaper, as a way to demonstrate how much society was wasting. The idea spread to Norway, who came up with a way to turn newspapers and solvent free glue into ‘logs’, which can then be cut and used as a roofing material just like wooden logs would.

    It’s important to protect your roof, whatever material it’s made out of, which is why at Kingdom Coatings we provide protection against the elements with our professional waterproof coatings. Our coatings are the perfect protection for tiled roofs, and ensure that your home stays waterproof and your roof remains in excellent condition for years to come. For more information about our coating options, give us a call or visit the website today.

    Top Tips to Sell your Property in a Flash

    The housing market is a cutthroat gauntlet to run through, especially when you’re looking to sell your home. No matter how many viewings or signs of interest you receive for your property, no one seems to be wanting to make an offer. This can be infuriating as it can delay any plans you may have and, if you’re already in talks with another seller, you could lose your chance to buy your dream home.

    Luckily, there are ways you can turn your prospects around and transform your selling woes into wins. With this in mind, here are our top tips to help you finally clinch the deal on your home.

    Create a great online profile

    Everything begins on the internet these days and it’s likely your property is listed on various property websites for your area. This is one of the first points of contact a potential buyer will have with your property and if it’s not up to scratch you’re doing yourself a disservice.

    Ensure that any photos of your home are professionally taken and cover all rooms of the property. This can help prospective buyers gain an understanding of your home and whether they would like to take things further.

    Give the house a clean

    Although a pretty obvious one, you might be surprised at how many sellers simply leave their property as is during viewings. A thorough clean is essential to make your property truly shine on viewing day, so be sure to clean every inch of the property.

    It’s also a good idea to try to depersonalise your property for when prospective buyers come to visit. It’s not you who’s going to be living there, so you want to give viewers a blank slate to help them imagine how they can put their own stamp on the place.

    Make any necessary upgrades

    If your home is looking a little ‘lived in,’ it might be time to give your property a bit of a makeover. Although this can be irritating, ensuring that the property is up to scratch will both sell it quicker and add value to your home.

    Don’t forget kerb appeal

    Arguably one of the most important aspects when selling your home, kerb appeal is essential in selling your place quickly. Bad kerb appeal will nearly always equal a no sale as you only get to make a first impression once.

    Propsective buyers will want a property that looks great on both the inside and outside, so take time to ensure your home looks great. One way is to invest in quality roof coating, refreshing your roof and giving your property’s exterior a renewed shine.

    Kingdom Coatings offers comprehensive roof and wall coating services to both protect your property from excess mould and to improve kerb appeal. For more information, visit our website.

    The Best Ways to Insulate Your Home

    Summer may be on its way, but let’s face it – the UK weather is often unpredictable and you may find the odd cold and rainy day amongst the sunshine. Nobody wants a freezing or damp home at any time, but it can feel particularly miserable if the weather isn’t great, or you live somewhere with a cold and wet climate. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to insulate your home and ensure it stays cosy and dry all year round. From double glazing to wall coatings, see the list below for just some of the ways you can effectively insulate your property.

    Double glazing

    It might seem like an expensive investment, but adding double glazing can save you a lot of money on future heating bills, and add value to your property overall. Double glazing can cut heat loss escaping through your windows by half, and the double layered glass will make your windows more secure too.

    Wall insulation

    Cavity wall insulation is another very effective way to prevent heat escaping from your home; as around a third of heat is lost through your walls if they are uninsulated. It works to reduce heat loss by filling the space in between the inner and outer walls with an insulating material such as glass fibre wool, which immobilises the air in the cavity space.

    Add draught excluders

    One of the cheapest and simplest ways to insulate your home is to add draught excluders to block the gap underneath your doors. You can buy sealant strips from most DIY stores, or you can easily make a stuffed fabric draught excluder if you’re feeling crafty.

    Underfloor heating

    If draught excluders aren’t doing the job then you might want to consider underfloor heating. Like double glazing, underfloor heating can save you money in the long run, and it frees up wall space taken up by radiators – perfect if you have a smaller home. Underfloor heating is very comfortable to walk on, and can be installed underneath carpet, wood or tiled floors.

    Invest in thick curtains and rugs

    In some cases, heavy fabric curtains and some strategically placed rugs are enough to significantly warm up your home, especially in rooms with wooden flooring. Thermal curtains add a layer of acrylic foam between double or triple layers of fabric to block out sunlight, reduce noise and insulate your room from window draughts. Similarly, a thick rug can stop cold air coming up through gaps in wooden floorboards, and make a cosier surface to walk on.

    Apply an exterior wall coating

    Applying an external wall coating stops damp and moisture from penetrating the bricks in your external wall, which protects the interior of your home too. Damp can cause a lot of problems in your home, from mould to health problems and a cold, dank atmosphere, so protecting your outer walls is just as important.

    If you’re after an external wall coating for your home, get in touch with Kingdom Coatings. Based in Scotland, we’re well aware of how cold and rainy the weather can get, so protect your home against damp with our professional external wall treatments. For more information about our wall coatings, give us a call or visit the website today.

    Three common roofing problems and how to spot them

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    You may often forget it’s there or take it for granted, but a building’s roof is one of its most important elements. Without a strong and sturdy roof, our properties wouldn’t be protected against the elements, and rain, snow, wind and sunlight would cause irrevocable damage to our homes and offices.

    With this in mind, it’s essential to ensure that you’re clued up on common roofing problems and how to spot them. Here are just three roofing problems to be aware of:

     

    Leaking roofs

    With such unpredictable (and often rainy) British weather, it’s no surprise that leaks are one of the most common roofing problems in the UK. Although they’re built to stand the test of time, constant exposure to the elements, from the hot, drying rays of the sun to drizzle and frost, can eventually take its toll.

    Fortunately, leaks are often easy to spot and can, therefore, be repaired quickly and efficiently before they cause too much damage. Look out for discoloured ceilings and a build-up of moisture in your upstairs rooms – signs that your roof may be leaking.

     

    Blistering

    Roof blistering is a common problem that can affect shingles. They look, as most blisters do, like raised bumps under the surface of your roof shingles, and can vary in size and gravity. Blisters are caused when trapped moisture is exposed to sunlight and begins to expand. Roofs with poor ventilation systems are especially vulnerable to blistering, as, without adequate airflow, shingles can get hotter and hotter until they blister.

    Unfortunately, if blisters aren’t dealt with, they can leave your roof prone to water damage. Unless you have access to your roof you probably won’t spot them, so make sure to get your roof inspected regularly by a professional.

     

    Moisture build-up

    If rainwater doesn’t drain from your roof properly it can collect and seep through to your building, causing a variety of problems from soaked insulation to water damage in the home. This is a common problem for flat roofs, however even sloped roofs can experience issues with moisture build-up if their drainage systems aren’t functioning properly.

    It may not be easy to spot pooling water unless you have access to your roof, but there are some tell-tale signs of internal water damage to look out for. These include discoloured walls and ceilings, pools of water inside the home, a leaking chimney breast and damp in each room.

    From blistering to leaking chimney breasts, it’s clear that moisture is one of the largest threats to roofing in the UK. That’s why it’s important to take steps to protect your home from water damage with a waterproof roof coating from Kingdom Coatings, based in Scotland. We can help you protect your home from the elements with protective roof tile coatings designed to keep your roof in full working order. For more information about our range of microporous, water-based membrane coatings, get in touch with the experts at Kingdom Coatings today.

    Why Roof and Wall Coatings Are a Good Choice for Your Scotland Home This Winter

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    The winter is now well and truly here. The nights are getting longer, the days shorter and, of course, it’s getting much colder and wetter. With that in mind, it’s about that time of year for us all to make some home improvements to protect against the elements. Particularly in Scotland where, as we all know, the weather can be particularly unkind!

    Heavy rainfall can cause some significant damage to the roof of your home. In the winter, it’s likely that the battery of rain and snow will be pretty consistent and this consistency over an extended period of time will begin to wear down the shingles and tiles on your roof. If this results in gaps in the roof through lost or broken tiles, then moisture can work its way through the roof and into the underlay.

    When this happens, it can damage the structural integrity of the entire home through rot or mould which can put you, your family and your possessions in harm’s way. If you’ve got a sloping roof, then water can collect in the areas where the parts of the roof connect and overlap and this can also cause significant problems.

    This is all also true when it comes to walls. When extensive moisture is present on either the roof or the walls then it can spell trouble. Mould can be hazardous to your health and can lead to an allergic reaction, rashes, asthma attacks and sneezing. If you have a young child or live with an elderly member of the family then it’s particularly important to ensure that this doesn’t happen as these members of the family might feel the effects more.

    With all of this in mind, before the weather gets too bad, it’s well worth considering protecting your roof and walls from potential damage. By using a water-repellent coating, like RENOTEC, on your roof you can make the tiles resistant to moss, improve thermal resistance and reduce the effects of frost damage.

    Similarly with walls, by introducing a protective coating you can help mitigate the damaging impact of rain, wind, smog, mildew and prevent the growth of moss spores.

     

    Choose Kingdom Coatings

    Kingdom Coatings is Scotland’s premier roof and wall coatings company. We specialise in restoring roofs strewn with dirt and moss back to their former glory. This process is a surefire way to improve the appeal of your roof, extend its lifeline and protect it from the elements.

    To find out more, contact us. You can find us at 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

     

    3 Ways Having a Roof Coating can Save you Money

    Roofs take a fair amount of punishment, especially here in Scotland where the weather isn’t particularly forgiving to our poor houses. In light of this, although the roofs of our homes are designed to withstand the test of time, there will likely come a point when our roofing begins to fail. Maybe you’ve noticed a few tiles missing or a draught blowing through one of the upper rooms, whatever the case, you might currently be looking at the costly and time-consuming process of roof replacement.

    However, there is an alternative that can save you from loads of unneeded hassle in the form of roof coating. Negating the need to spend over the odds for a time-consuming roof repair or replacement service, roof coating can be a great option for those looking for top quality roofing solutions at a much cheaper rate.

    Aside from the lower cost of roof coating, there are actually a variety of ways the process can end up saving you money. With this in mind, we at Kingdom Coatings have put together a list of the three best economic benefits you can gain from investing in roof coating.

     

    The roof coating process

    Before looking at what roof coating can offer, it’s useful to understand how the process is carried out. Before the coating is applied, your roof should be cleaned thoroughly, cleared of any debris that may get in the way, and then left to completely dry. The drying process is done to ensure that the coating is applied successfully and is essential for the process to run smoothly. If you decide to do the cleaning yourself, make sure to take care, especially when using a pressure washer. Disturbing the lap seams or the underlying roof membrane can cause further problems so if you’re not completely sure, it may be best to hire a professional. After the roof has been completely dried, your chosen roofers will spend time fixing any of the failures and inconsistencies on your roof in order to create a perfect surface for the coating.

    Next, the coating is applied, usually with a roller, brush or spray depending on the sealant used. The coating specialist will have the tools and knowledge necessary to ensure your roof is completely protected and, after the coating has dried, your roof will now be fully shielded from the elements. The process can be done in about a day and causes minimal disruption to your life. Therefore, roof coating processes can be a great benefit for those who haven’t the time or money to spare on large-scale roof repair.

    Roof waterproofing protects your home from the elements

    As we’ve said, Scotland isn’t particularly well-known for its sunny, temperate weather. Whether you’ve just moved here or have spent your whole life in the frigid north, you’ll agree that we can get some pretty intense bouts of rain, wind and snow. As a result of this, we need our roofs to be strong enough to withstand the elements whilst still remaining pleasing to the eye. Roof coating is the perfect answer to this problem, creating a comprehensive barrier to counteract our inclement weather whilst giving your roof a well-deserved restoration; all without breaking the bank.

    Many of the roof coating products used in today’s industry are hydrophobic, meaning that they actively repel any moisture they come into contact with. This can have a variety of cost-saving benefits. For example, it can lessen the chance of leakage in your property’s roofing, meaning you won’t have to spend as much time getting repairmen in for fixes. This can be especially useful for roofs with a flat surface as a flat roof sealant can help to deflect pooling water.

     

    The hydrophobic nature of the coating also has the added benefit of discouraging the growth of mould and moss on your roofing. If left unchecked, a build-up of moss can have adverse effects on your roof and can quickly turn into a more serious and costly problem. As it acts as a sponge, moss can collect large amounts of water and create a significant amount of rot which, in turn, can cause costly damage to your roof. The waterproof nature of roof coating, however, can help to inhibit the growth of moss, meaning no more clambering on the roof with weed killer.
    Roof sealants are energy efficient

    As the weeks get colder and the nights draw in, the use of central heating becomes inevitable. As we’re all aware, heating bills during winter aren’t exactly cheap, and with gas prices slowly rising each year, everyone is looking to find new ways to keep their heating bills to a minimum.

    With this in mind, roof coating can be a great option to help cut the cost of fuel bills due to its great ability to insulate your home. Roof coatings are usually frost-resistant, which means that if we’re hit with another especially chilly winter, your roof is less likely to accumulate excess frost or snow which is a big factor when it comes to keeping your home warm. And, as 25% of heat is lost through the roof, investing in a rubber roof sealant creates another layer of protection to help keep your home cosy throughout.

    In the summer, white coloured roof coating is a great way to reflect UV rays from your property. The sun’s rays are one of the most destructive problems for your roof, causing it to become brittle and far less effective.  Darker roofing in particular actively absorbs UV rays which can overheat your home and force you to resort to air conditioning to keep cool. Quality roof coating, however, contains UV blocking pigments which work to repel the damaging rays, both keeping your roof in good condition and helping you to save money on electricity bills.

    For more eco-minded individuals, keeping your bills down by investing in roof coating also has the additional benefit of lessening your carbon footprint and the process uses fewer materials than conventional roof repair.

     

    Accruing home value

    Aside from simply saving money by lowering heating bills and minimising the possibility of repair work, you can actually add value to your home by using roof coating. If you’re looking to sell your property, letting prospective buyers know that the roof will need minimum maintenance can be a real positive for those deciding whether or not to put an offer down.

    Also, roof coating can have a pretty significant impact on your ‘kerb appeal’. This basically covers how your property looks to passers-by and is a pretty important factor for people looking to invest. As your roof makes up a substantial amount of the front of your property, it is in your best interest to make it really stand out. With coating, you can give your roof a makeover, restoring any tired tiles to a brighter more attractive sheen.

     

    Consider exterior wall coatings

    Your roof isn’t the only part of your house that can benefit from a coating. Exterior walls take just as much punishment from the elements as your roofing and, to an extent, need more protection to prevent the infiltration of excess rainwater into popular rooms in the house. With this in mind, wall coating can offer you all of the cost-saving benefits that roofing sealant can give, and the creme used in production can make a stunning addition to your property’s walls.

     

    Work with the professionals at Kingdom Coatings

    There a variety of benefits you can gain from investing in roof and wall coating, from its cost to the time you can save. However, it’s important that you work with professionals who can get the job done right.

    So, if you’re currently looking to invest in the best roof coating solutions in the country, then look no further than Kingdom Coatings. As Scotland’s premier coating company, we have helped countless happy customers achieve gorgeous walls and roofs that will be able to stand the test of time.

    For more information on our range of services, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team on 0800 228 9436 or request a free quote on our website.

    How Roof Coatings Protect Your Home All Year Round

    The British weather can be unpredictable, and you often don’t know what’s going to happen from one season to the next. That’s why a properly sealed roof is so important, ensuring that whether it’s a heatwave or snow day, your home is safe from leaks, damp or more. If you’re thinking of installing a roof repair coating, this can be done year-round, and there’s lots of advantages that’ll benefit your home in different weathers. Here are some of the ways roof coatings can work in different seasons.

    Spring

    Weather in the spring can vary a lot, from sunny days to icy patches, but it’s safe to say that the season will usually bring a lot of rain. A waterproof roof coating can therefore be handy in the springtime, protecting your home in case of excessive rain which can:

    • Help you avoid leaks
    • Help prevent damp in your loft
    • Keeping your home feeling cosy
    • Preventing the spread of moss which can thrive in spring

    No matter what kind of spring is forecast, having a roof coating can make a big difference to your home, protecting you from all sorts of weathers.

    Summer

    Most of us don’t think our homes needs much protection in the summer. After all, what kind of damage can the sun do? But with the UK experiencing more heatwaves, using roof coating systems will no doubt become more popular. They can help reflect the sun’s strongest rays, which gives a cooling effect to your home on the hottest days, so you don’t have to spend as much running fans.

    Autumn

    Like spring, the autumn months can be changeable, sometimes they can be crisp and dry, but they can often bring large amounts of rain. During the autumn, you also have to deal with large amounts of debris such as falling leaves and branches, so it’s important to check your guttering isn’t blocked, as this can lead to a damp roof. If you have any gaps, a roof coating repair can help fill them in, ensuring your roof is well-sealed in case of any sudden, massive downpours.

    Winter

    Winter is the season that often gets homeowners concerned about their roof, and it’s worth getting it checked over before the worst of the weather hits. If your roof is in poor condition, then a roof coating can make a big difference, helping to insulate your home and protect it from the cold. When used alongside proper insulation, this can help you save money on your energy bills and also ensure you’re more comfortable even in weather such as snow. Melting snow and ice can also mean leaks, so it’s important your roof is well protected with the right coating.

    No matter what time of year, if you need roof coatings contact Kingdom Coatings of Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa, FK10 1ET. Simply call us on 0800 228 9436 or e-mail info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk to get a quote.

    How Are Roof Coatings Installed in Scottish Homes?

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    Roof coatings are becoming a popular choice in many homes across Scotland, providing an affordable alternative to replacing your roof, yet offering excellent protection during those cold and rainy winters. Products such as a rubber roof coating in Scotland can make a big difference to your property, but some homeowners can be concerned that they’ll be difficult to install or that installation will be disruptive, so want to know exactly what the process will involve. Here’s a quick guide to how roof coatings are added to homes, so you can decide whether it’s the right product for you.

    Cleaning your roof

    Roof coatings aren’t just a way to make your roof weatherproof, it’s also left looking like new, so the first step would be to clean your roof thoroughly. A pressure washer is used to get the dirt and grime away, so that when we add a roof repair coating in Scotland, it’ll go on smoothly and look great. There’s usually a surprising amount of dirt and grime, but don’t worry, this will be bagged up and removed.

    Restoring your roof

    Once your roof is clean, the installers can look for:

    Damaged tiles
    Loose and cracked mortar
    Loose tiles
    Cracks and other damage

    These can then be repaired, ensuring that any broken areas are dealt with, so your roof is in better condition than ever. Before applying a waterproof roof coating in Scotland, it’s essential to look for any spots where potential leaks and draughts could be coming in, ensuring you get the best level of protection. A fungicidal treatment is also added, stopping mould spores from growing, and helping to prevent algae damage.

    Applying the coating

    Once your roof is thoroughly cleaned and prepared, your roof coating of choice is applied using spray equipment to get into all the nooks and crannies. This ensures that these roof coating systems in Scotland have a neat, even look, covering every inch of the roof. The time it takes to apply and dry will depend on the product you choose, but this will all be discussed in advance, so you know what to expect.

    Preparation and clean-up

    It’s essential that when people come to carry out work in your home that they are considerate and clean up after themselves. Preparation is key, with downpipes needing to be blocked, and things like plants covered, so they aren’t affected by the chemicals used. Once the work is done, your property is put back to normal, with all rubbish removed and things returned to normal. That way, you can get a whole new roof, without worrying about the clean up or maintenance, and once the job is done you can simply sit back and enjoy it. Once your roof coating is applied, you’ll notice a big improvement in the look of your home’s exterior, as well as its energy efficiency and comfort.

    If your roof needs extra protection or repair, get a quote from Kingdom Coatings today by calling 0800 228 9436, or e-mail the team at info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk to find out more.