For many of us, our home is our pride and joy, and it’s often the most expensive investment you’ll make in a lifetime. While homes are built to last, they can encounter problems from a number of areas, including structural damage, leaks, damp issues or general wear and tear.
Damp can be a major problem for many homeowners, especially if you live in an area that’s particularly prone to wet weather. Luckily, there’s plenty you can do to protect your home from excess moisture, including applying an external coating. These treatments work to improve the general aesthetics of your home, while protecting your interiors from penetrating damp. If you’ve been worrying about the effects of damp on your home or if you’ve just moved to an area with a lot of wet weather, see below to find out how exterior wall coatings work to protect your property.
What is an exterior wall coating?
These external wall coatings have two functions: to improve the look of your property and to provide a waterproof barrier, protecting your home from the elements. Exterior coatings are applied in a thickness up to 40 times greater than traditional external paints, and they have a high resin content which gives them excellent levels of elasticity, flexibility and adhesion properties.
Exterior wall coatings are available in a range of stylish neutral colours to match the aesthetics of your home, but in some cases you may be able to request a custom colour.
How do they work?
These coatings are not water-based like most regular paints, and their high resin content means that the coating adheres to your wall in a much more efficient way. Many brands also describe their coatings as microporous; this means that they’re able to resist any water penetration but are also breathable, allowing water vapour to pass through. This makes them particularly effective against penetrating damp, and their water repellant properties also ensures that they’re very easy to clean.
If you’re looking for highly effective external wall treatments for your home in Scotland, get in touch with the experts at Kingdom Coatings. We’re proud to offer some of the best weather protection available via our exterior wall coatings, which will improve the look of your home and ensure it’s protected from the elements. If you’re looking for added protection, we also offer high performance roof repair coatings, so give us a call today or visit our website to find out more about our coating services.