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    March 2019

    How to Apply Coating for External Walls

    When it comes to finishing your home’s exterior, choice is abound. You can seal the exterior, leaving the masonry exposed for viewing, paint it, or you can use a special coating to help cover the entire wall. And that’s just a starter for ten.

    A coating is very different from paint in that it is applied differently and has to be considerably thicker than paint. Exterior wall coatings are used for a few reasons.

    They look great: Older masonry doesn’t always look very attractive and it may be starting to darken or look iffy. Using wall coating on the exterior will give your home a nice, uniform look and you can add texture as desired. Thanks to the coating being thicker, it can be smoothed or textured as desired.

    They cover flaws: If your home is not build quite to the standard you’d like and there are chips or dips in the exterior masonry, a good wall coating will cover this. As long as the irregularities don’t affect the structure of the home, you can cover them with a thick layer of coating and smooth it all out.

    They last for a long time: Outer wall coatings are designed to last for a long period of time. They’re flexible and have a number of adhesives mixed in to ensure the coating will stay on the wall. The coating should last for many years to come, barring any excessive damage.

    They’re low maintenance: In general, you won’t need to do much for your exterior wall coatings, except clean them from time to time with water to eliminate debris. It’s natural for textured coatings to collect a little dust or bits of pollen, etc. that fly in on the wind, but these can be rinsed off easily with a garden hose and water.

    They come in multiple colours: You’ll find exterior coatings in all the standard colours, but you can also have them specially mixed to create a colour that you want, but can’t find. If you are trying to match an existing colour scheme, for example, you may need to special order the colour that you need.

    They come with multiple textures: While most wall coatings can be textured on application, some come with built in texture. These include gritty pieces to help incorporate a little or a lot of texture. You’ll find that there is a wide variety of options here, so you’ll want to see and feel examples of each option before you make a decision.

    They protect your home. Older walls can end up deteriorating over time, so adding a coating is helpful for preventing further decay. The coating also protects the house against minor damage and still lets the walls breathe. It’s important to allow for some circulation, since dampness inside the home needs a way to escape.

    They’re energy efficient. Exterior coatings provide your home with a little more insulation than usual, which helps keep heat or coolness inside. It also reflects sunlight, to prevent the interior of your home from heating up too much. If you’re interested in an eco-friendly exterior, this is a good choice.

    Wall coatings aren’t for everyone, but they can make a profound difference as to how your home looks and feels. If you don’t want to deal with regular paint, then this type of coating can be useful.

    How to Apply Wall Coatings

    Now that you know the benefits of having a good quality coating on your exterior walls, you need to understand how it is actually applied. While it can be done by yourself, you’ll want a professional to handle the job to ensure it’s well done.

    Step One: Clean the Wall

    A pressure washer is the best way to clean a wall before you apply a wall coating. This will spray off any dirt and moss, as well as paint and grime that has collected over the years. If there are still signs of mould, you can use concrete cleaner to scrub it off.

    This step is very important, as you need to make sure there is nothing on the wall that will prevent the coating from adhering.

    Step Two: Look for Problems

    Any wall can have defects or damage. Some of these may be covered up with the wall coating, but others need to be fixed before you attempt to cover them. You should be looking for mortar that is coming loose, holes or cracks in the walls, and any bricks or stones that are starting to crumble away. You can make notes of the defects, or you can mark them with a piece of chalk.

    Step Three: Fix Any Issues

    Once you’ve inspected the entire house and have seen exactly where the problems are, you need to go back and fix any that require fixing. This generally includes replacing any bricks that are missing or severely damaged, replacing mortar, and putting putty on the cracks. You want the surface to be as stable as possible for applying the wall coating. If there are any loose pieces, they could fall out later and pull the wall coating with them.

    Step Four: Apply the Coating

    Follow the directions on your coating to apply it. Usually, you will use a special tool or a scraper to apply it thickly to the wall, then scrape it level. If you want to add texture, this can be done at the end, section by section. Some people even do a second coat after they’ve done their first coat, adding texture to this one. The resins in the mixture should help it adhere to the wall, but you’ll need to be sure all your repairs are completely dry before attempting this.

    Adding a wall coating isn’t that difficult, but it is certainly time consuming. The exterior of your home is huge and you will need to complete large swaths each session. It’s also important that the finish be uniform across the house and that may be difficult if you’re not a professional. For this reason, and to speed the process up, many people prefer to hire someone else to do the job for them.

    Roof Coating and Roof Waterproofing

    When you’re working on your exterior walls, don’t forget your roof. This is an excellent time to make sure your roof is also in good shape. This is more than just applying waterproofing paint for roof top use. While the coating may help prevent future leaks, it isn’t great at repairing existing leaks, so you’ll need to find those and repair them first. You can use waterproof roof sealant to seal any cracks that you’ve repaired, then add the coating.

    Keep in mind that waterproof roof coatings are usually meant for flat roofs and are designed to help make your roof water resistant. If you have an uneven roof and water is collecting in puddles in areas, you’ll need to fix this, too. It’s usually best to fix it before you apply any coating, since it’s easier to level out a rooftop before you add coating.

    Can You Use Roof Sealant on Walls?

    There are specific sealants that are designed for walls, but you probably don’t want to use roofing sealants on the walls. This is due to the fact that your walls let liquid and gases pass through them. This is the importance of breathing when it comes to walls.

    However, while walls are an essential part of eliminating humidity from inside the home, roofs are in need of complete sealing. After all, if you have water sitting on a flat roof, the last thing you want is for it to get through to the interior. Walls require a different touch, since they’ll never have water sitting on them. Rain may drive against the walls, but it certainly won’t go through them if there are water resistant coatings.

    Your best bet for finishing your home is to opt for a proper exterior wall coating. Exterior wall coatings cost more than paint, but they provide so much more protection, it should be considered essential for every home. With a variety of finishes and colours available, there is something for every decorating taste. Add to this the fact that the coating will protect your older walls and new ones, too, for years to come and you have an essential element for managing your home’s exterior.

    Are you looking for someone to handle applying your wall coating? Contact Kingdom Coatings today to get a quote on your property.

    Top ways to prepare your roof for summer

    We may still be within the realms of winter, but as the days slowly start getting longer and the sun begins to show its face once more, it’s clear that the warmer months are just around the corner. There’s no better time than now to start preparing your home and garden for summer and making sure that any damage your property sustained throughout the harsh winter months has been taken care of. This is particularly important for your roofing, as this is the part of your home that is most exposed to the elements.

    Here we share our top tips for preparing your roof for summer:

    Inspect your gutters

    After months of heavy rainfall and blustering winds, your gutters are likely looking worse for wear. Whether they’re full of decaying leaves from neighbouring trees or they’ve started to leak, it’s important to use the spring months to inspect and repair them as necessary. A broken or faulty gutter won’t collect and reroute rainwater as it’s designed to, which could see your roof sustain water damage.

    Additionally, if your gutters are full of debris, they may become increasingly attractive to birds and squirrels looking to make a nest for spring. While this may sound like a great way to attract more wildlife to your local area, small animals can cause a significant amount of damage to your roof. For this reason, it’s imperative to tidy your gutters before the summer comes around.

    Replace missing tiles

    If your roof has suffered throughout the winter months, you may expect to find some missing tiles or shingles. Although this may not seem very pressing at first, missing tiles can do more than just damage your home’s kerb appeal. As a result of slipped roof tiles or shingles, moisture may be able to seep into your property and cause a variety of problems inside.

    From damaged insulation to pooling water in your upstairs rooms, there is a long list of problems that can occur from a moisture build-up. And, with warm weather just around the corner, issues such as condensation and mould may become more prevalent. Prevent this from happening by making sure that your roof tiles are in place as they should be.

    Invest in a roof coating

    If you haven’t considered the benefits of waterproof roof coatings, now is certainly time to do so. There are many reasons why you should consider coating your roof in time for summer, one being the fact that waterproof coatings can keep your roof cool even in hot weather. This makes investing in a roof coating a great way to limit the number of times you have to resort to your home’s air conditioning solutions through summer and, as a result, help you cut the energy bills you’re paying out for.

    As they’re waterproof, roof coatings can also protect your home against heavy rainfall. While levels of rainfall tend to lessen during the summer (although, not necessarily in Scotland!), it’s still advisable to keep your roof protected against the elements throughout the year. By taking steps to ensure your roof is in the best possible condition for summer, you’ll also minimise the risk of damage occurring during the winter months, too.

    Could your home benefit from a waterproof roof coating? At Kingdom Coatings, we supply and install only the highest quality roof and wall coatings for our customers in Scotland. Our work comes with a 10-year guarantee to make sure your roof stays protected throughout many summers and winters to come. For more information about our range of services, get in touch with our team of experts today.

    Top tips for cutting your home’s energy bills

    Whether you’re trying to save money or you’re taking steps to reduce your personal carbon footprint, there are many reasons why cutting your home’s energy bills may be at the top of your to-do list. If this is the case, consider our top tips for reducing the amount of energy you use on a day to day basis:

    Heat your home efficiently

    When it’s cold outside, it’s tempting to crank up your thermostat to the highest level to keep your house warm. However, doing this every day for a prolonged period of time is going to cost you a great deal of money. By following these top tips, you can keep your home nice and toasty – without breaking the bank:

    • Wrap up warm: It goes without saying, if you’re walking around your house without a jumper on, you’re likely to feel cold. Wrap up warm before you reach for your heating to see if that helps.
    • Heat your rooms selectively: Do you really need to heat the whole house if you’re just going to sit in one room all evening? Think carefully about what rooms you really need to heat before doing so.
    • Use your timer: Instead of getting home and switching your heating up high, consider using your timer to heat your home at a steady temperature at a time that suits you.

    Opt for energy-efficient appliances

    When it comes to purchasing a new tumble dryer or washing machine, do your research to find models designed to be energy-efficient. Even if this means you pay more upfront, you’re likely to save a lot of money throughout the year. It’s also important to use your appliances efficiently, as even the most modern of devices won’t save you money if you’re using them more than necessary. For instance, instead of turning your dishwasher on after every meal, wait until it’s full before you run a cycle.

    Keep your attic insulated

    It’s surprising how much warmth can escape a roof or loft area that hasn’t been insulated properly. If heat isn’t being trapped effectively, you’re likely to spend more and more money on keeping your house warm. Invest in good-quality insulation for your attic and make sure there are no holes in your roofing allowing warm air to escape – this way, you’ll need to heat your home much less frequently.

    Waterproof your external walls

    One of the most effective ways of cutting your home’s energy usage is to have your external walls or roofing (or both) waterproofed with a coating. In addition to looking great and increasing your kerb appeal, such coatings shield the outside of your home from rainfall and wind to keep it protected against potential damage. By preventing moisture from building up within your walls and roofing, and by preventing air from escaping, waterproof coatings can help your home stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. As a result, you’ll need to use your heating and air conditioning systems less often, saving you money and reducing your carbon footprint.

    Reduce your energy usage and spend less on bills with a first-rate waterproof wall or roof coating from Kingdom Coatings. Based in Scotland, we’re proud to help customers throughout the country protect their homes against the elements while saving money at the same time. For more information about our services, get in touch with us at Kingdom Coatings today.

    Frequently asked questions about waterproof wall coatings

    When it comes to making changes to your home, whether you’re painting your walls a different colour or you’re undergoing a large-scale extension, it’s important to do your research to make sure you know what to prepare for. After all, you don’t want to start a project only to realise you’re not entirely happy with the way things are progressing, or you don’t like the outcome at all.

    At Kingdom Coatings, waterproof coating experts based in Scotland, we understand just how important it is for our customers to know the ins and outs of our services before they enlist them. For this reason, we’ve shared some of the questions we’re frequently asked about our waterproof wall coatings.

    How does it work?

    First things first, what does it do and how does it work? We use ProPERLA waterproof wall coating, which is designed to protect your external walls from the elements by sealing any holes or cracks that could be vulnerable to a moisture build-up. This keeps them dry and, as a result, prevents the onset of damp or mildew within your home. The wall coating is also extremely breathable which helps your home stay well ventilated at all times throughout the year.

    Will it change the appearance of my home?

    Depending on what colour you opt for, having your walls coated may change the appearance of your home slightly. You can choose between a range of shades, from Cotswold Cream to Devon Stone, to keep your home looking as similar as you’d like it to.

    Having a waterproof coating can, in fact, improve the appearance of your home. Dirt or dust particles aren’t able to stick to the coating system, meaning they wash away as it rains and the front of your home stays looking great. We’ll even wash your walls prior to applying the coating to make sure they’re clean and even before we begin!

    Will a wall coating add value to my home?

    Before any investment, it’s important to make sure that you’ll see some financial gain. If you’re looking to sell your property in the near future, making sure that any changes you make to your home will increase its value is likely to be at the top of your list of priorities. Fortunately, waterproof wall coatings can do just that.

    When applied by professionals, wall coatings can not only improve the look of your home by keeping your walls free from dirt and debris, but can also improve the energy efficiency of your home – something that many potential buyers will find extremely attractive.

    Do you offer a guarantee?

    We understand that when you make any changes to your home, you need to have total confidence in the contractors who carry out the work. That’s why we at Kingdom Coatings offer a 10-year guarantee on our wall coatings, so you can rest assured that our coating systems will stand the test of time. Our team of experts are all trained to the highest of standards and will always go above and beyond to give you total piece of mind when applying ProPERLA to your walls.

    To have your questions about our waterproof roof and wall coatings answered by the team at Kingdom Coatings, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

    Protect Your Home and Garden From Harsh Winter Weather

    Here in Scotland, we see far more snow and frost than the rest of the UK. The average snowfall in Britain is 23 days per year, whilst in Scotland, we have around 38 days of snow or sleet annually. As much as we look forward to a day off to enjoy an afternoon of sledging and building snowmen, snow and frost can badly affect our homes and gardens.

    To protect your property during this year’s cold snap, we’ve come up with a few easy steps you can take which will save you time and money in the long run. After all, in the harsh Scottish winters, it pays to plan ahead.

    Plants and foliage

    Whether we’re green-fingered or not, many of us take pride in our gardens and want them looking beautiful all year round. To save your flowers and plants from getting frostbite, bring any potted plants indoors in particularly harsh conditions. If you don’t have space indoors, you can buy ‘pot feet’ which will elevate pots off the ground and stop waterlogging.

    For foliage that’s planted in your garden, spread mulch around the beds to resist frost from getting to the roots. If you’ve got taller bushes and trees, remember to lop off any overhanging branches that could collect snow. This will not only stop branches from becoming disfigured or breaking under the weight of heavy snow, but will also protect whatever is planted beneath them from falling snow.

    Paths and patios

    Even if your local area avoids heavy snowfall this winter, frost will inevitably affect your garden. It’s a good idea to clear any leaves or dirt and debris from the ground, including your lawn and paths or patios. Be sure to stock up on plenty of salt or sand to scatter over your paths, patios and decking as these areas can become lethally slippery in icy weather.

    If you’re particularly garden proud, try to avoid walking on any snow-covered grass as treading through frosty turf will damage it and stop it looking luscious and green throughout spring and summer.

    Pipes and taps

    A frozen pipe is probably every homeowner’s worst nightmare, so making sure your pipes and taps are properly insulated throughout winter is crucial. Where possible, insulate external water pipes and taps using tap covers and foam or fibre insulation rolls. Simply by popping down to your local hardware store and investing in these relatively inexpensive items, you’ll save yourself a great deal of hassle and cost further down the line.

    If your pipes do freeze, put a hot water bottle over the pipe or use towels soaked in hot water to slowly defrost the pipework- you should never use a naked flame like a lighter or blowtorch. Finally, drain and disconnect your garden hose from the tap as you may have to replace it entirely if it freezes.

    Roof and gutters

    In harsh winter weather, your roof and guttering is probably the most vulnerable part of your home. Before the temperatures drop, clear out the gutters so that freezing rain and snow can’t gather and block them. If it snows heavily, the excess weight can be very damaging for your roof and when it eventually melts, your roof will be far more prone to leaking and water damage. The best solution to this common problem is to invest in quality roof coating.

    Here at Kingdom Coatings, our high-performance roof coating from RENOTEC will protect all types of roofing subjected to all sorts of weather conditions including snow and ice, as well as intense heat and powerful UV rays. It’s waterproof, insulative and looks great too, so to make sure your roof is weather tight this winter, give us a call today.

    Moss & Algae: How To Protect Your Roof and Exterior Walls

    When you own a residential or commercial property, you want to do everything you can to ensure it stands the test of time. Here in the UK, there are a number of things that can damage a building, however, the cold and damp conditions we have to contend with makes moss and algae growth one of the biggest issues for homeowners.

    It can creep up quickly and soon become a costly problem- but what exactly is it, how does it grow and, is it really that bad? Below, we share the answers to all of your moss-related questions and fill you in on how to prevent it from attacking your property.

    What is it?

    Moss and algae are micro-organisms and are some of the earliest forms of life on the planet. They fascinate biologists all over the world as, unlike most other living things, they’ve barely evolved in millions of years of existence.

    Moss is actually a mass of tiny plants called bryophytes and need moisture to reproduce; you can spot moss as it tends to be a blend of yellow, green or brown and has a cushion-like texture. Algae also requires moisture and grows in thin moist mats, making surfaces extremely slippery.

    What causes it to grow?

    Moss and algae thrive in damp and shaded areas, so the inclement British weather creates the ideal conditions for growth. Experts believe that the 1965 Clean Air Act played a pivotal role in the increased growth of moss here in the UK; although less pollution in the air benefitted our health, the lack of toxic fumes gave way to airborne spores of algae and moss that spread quickly throughout the country. Climate change also plays a part as the warm, damp air enables growths to survive and multiply without being killed off by frost.

    Why is it a problem?

    However much you’re impressed by the biology of algae and moss, when a growth attacks your home it is not pretty. These microorganisms can grow on any roofing material or surface and the roots can bore into brickwork and solid granite, meaning that walls can fall victim too.

    Roots allow water into the surface which enables frost attack and shaling of tiles. Also, when moss and algae grow, natural acids are excreted which then react with the alkaline materials used in construction. This further weakens the tiles and bleaches the colour out, making buildings look tired and unattractive.

    Mosses can grow in almost every nook and cranny, causing capillary attraction of rainwater which subsequently leaks through the roof. If mosses are allowed to grow, they can eventually become so large that they dislodge, leaving gaps in the tiles or brickwork and falling out into gutters and blocking them. Whilst large mosses are still on the roof, they add excess weight and sit there deteriorating the surface.

    How to prevent it

    If moss starts to grow on your property, you can remove it using a pressure washer, cleaning it off by hand or using a chemical treatment. However, why run the risk of having to go to all that effort and cost when preventative action can be taken?

    Firstly, keep your roof and walls out of the shade as much as possible so damp areas can dry out in the sun. Remove moist materials from your walls and roofs like overhanging trees and bushes, as well as fallen leaves and dirt. Also, make sure you’ve got good drainage on your roof- poorly drained areas tend to see increased growth of algae and moss.

    Finally, for the most effective preventative action, you should look to a roof and wall coating specialist. Roof and wall coating protects your home from all sorts of problems, from moss and algae growth to water damage and corrosion. Rather than scrubbing away at algae on your walls or digging out moss on your roof, with specialist coating you can rest assured that your property is protected.

    For premium weathertight roof and exterior wall coating, contact Kingdom Coatings on 0800 228 9436 or [email protected]

    Five Improvement Projects To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    In the last two years, the gap between asking and selling prices of homes increased from 2.8% to 3.3%, which equates to a loss of around £10,000. Although in some instances this is down to over-optimistic house sellers, often it’s a result of people rushing to sell their homes without making any effort to improve the value of their property.

    Although it may seem counterintuitive to spend whilst preparing for a costly move, renovating your home can actually generate a larger profit once you sell. We’ve come up with five ways to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers, so you can up the asking price and enjoy some extra cash in the long-run.

    Fix existing problems

    Signs of rising damp are a big red flag for prospective buyers, whilst cracks in the wall could see them running a mile. From a lick of paint to the interior walls to fixing structural issues like subsidence and damp, ensuring your property is in top condition before you sell is vital. It’s worth checking that your wiring, plumbing and central heating are in good working order too. At the right price, a fully functioning and safe home will sell much faster than one with risky underlying issues.

    Update the kitchen and bathrooms

    Whilst some buyers might be looking for a ‘project’, walking into an outdated kitchen with tired old cabinets or an ageing bathroom with mouldy grouting can be a real turn off. If you can’t afford to fully refurbish your kitchen, why not swap old cabinet doors and handles for modern replacements, or update the lighting arrangement with a contemporary design using spotlights and down lighting? In the bathroom simply replace the faucets, regrout the tiles and of course, get the Marigolds on and give it a thorough clean.

    Remodel the layout

    Adding an extension or conservatory to your home can hugely increase the value of your property, adding between £10,000 and £30,000 or more to the valuation. For some people, the cost of construction may be too costly, however, there are more affordable ways to remodel your home. You could knock through walls to create an open plan feel- just make sure you meet with an architect or structural engineer before you start wielding a sledgehammer. For an even more low-cost option, add fitted storage to bedrooms and living areas to optimise alcoves and awkward corners.

    Makeover the garden

    A well-kept garden is often the clincher for prospective buyers, so it’s time to put on your garden gloves and get pruning. Along with trimming the hedges and neatening up the lawn, you should pressure wash the patio and place some potted plants in any empty areas. You could also swap tired metal fences for sturdier replacements and fill in any gaps in the foliage with colourful flowers and plants. Another top tip is to add a secure shed or another outside storage unit; this will impress keen gardeners who need to store equipment outside.

    Coat the roof and exterior walls

    Adding high-quality roof and wall coating will improve the overall kerb appeal of your home. It’ll make it look fresh and new, without the cost of re-painting. The first picture a buyer sees on an estate agent’s website is usually a home’s facade, and peeling paint or faded tiles is not a good look. Not only will coating improve the appearance of your home, but it also has other benefits which will appeal to prospective buyers. Coating has weatherproofing qualities, adds an extra layer of insulation and offers long-lasting protection for any property.

    While you may be able to carry out some of these jobs yourself, roof and wall coating requires a specialist hand. Here at Kingdom Coatings, we can restore your roof and exterior walls using premium waterproof coatings that will enhance the functionality of your property and entice prospective buyers to make the right offer. Get in touch with us today and find out how we can increase the value of your home.

    What Are The Most Common Causes of A Roof Leak?

    It’s vital to stay on top (get it?) of any problems that you discover with your roof, as structurally, it’s one of the important parts of your home. It can be a source of major concern if you are thinking about costs or where the problem may have originated. One of the most common problems is a leak, which can be particularly unpleasant during our rainy, stormy winters and there are a number of reasons why a leak happens. We’ve outlined six of them here so that you’ll be more informed when you call to get it repaired.

    1. Blocked gutters

    One of the reasons that you should check your roof twice a year is to make sure the gutters are clear. If you leave them, then that prevents them from doing their job, which is letting melted snow and rain run off the roof. This causes water to build up on the roof, wearing down protective layers and ultimately getting inside the house. Make sure to clear out your gutters of leaves and debris in the autumn months and again when spring comes.

    1. Damaged junctions

    One of the most common causes of a leak is damage to the junctions on the roof. This can be from poor installation or after a bad storm. The issue here is that the slightest damage can turn into a big problem when a large amount of water falls on this area, resulting in a leak.

    1. Failure of underlay

    We’re used to fairly strong winds in this part of the country and whilst tiles and roof slates are designed to keep the rain out, sometimes the wind can lift them, meaning rain forces its way through any gaps! The underlay is designed to carry this water away but with continued exposure the underlay with begin to rot and this can cause a leak.

    1. Slates or tiles slipping

    It’s usually quite easy to notice when a slate or tile has come off the roof (a loud crash ensues!) but if you have failed to notice, then the leak that happens soon after won’t be as easy to ignore. This is because pools of water can build up on the underlay and damage it.

    1. Condensation

    Whilst not normally a cause of direct damage to your roof, if the roof space is not ventilated properly then condensation can form on the underside of the tiles or underlay. This leads to drops of water leaking through the ceiling, which appears to be a leak, but isn’t.

    1. Lean-to extensions

    If you have an extension that the water from the roof on your house flows onto, then it’s likely that at some point this roof will leak. The tiles and underlay of the extension won’t be able to cope with large volumes of water over time and eventually the roof will give at some point.

    Your roof is built to last but it has to endure a lot. Make sure that you have it checked regularly and consider rubber roof coating to protect it further from the inclement weather. Detecting problems early means that you won’t be hit with a huge bill at a later date.

    Roof Repair Coating

    At Kingdom Coatings, we offer waterproof roof coatings to protect your roof. We are located in Alloa Industrial Estate and you can book a consultation today. Enquire now by giving us a call on 08002289436.

    Why Summer is a Great Time to Check Your Roof in Scotland

    When it comes to checking your roof, many homeowners don’t think about it much until the winter months, when the Scottish snow and rain can show up any leaks or missing tiles. However, your roof is important to your home all year round, so there’s no one time that you should maintain it. Summer can be an excellent time to add a waterproof roof coating in Scotland, which will protect your home from the elements, and provides a cost-effective way to upgrade an old or new roof. Here are some reasons why now is the time to look at coatings.

    Scottish summers are unpredictable

    Summer in Scotland unfortunately doesn’t guarantee months of sunny days. Unfortunately, it can sometimes mean sudden showers and, at worst, torrential rain! This doesn’t just affect your house, it can also lead to leaks in places such as sheds and storage rooms. Adding a metal roof coating in Scotland can add an extra layer of protection, whether it’s during a much longed for heatwave, or during the worst of the summer showers.

    It’s easier to apply

    There are many reasons why home improvements are easier during the summer months:

    • Coatings can dry quicker
    • There are no delays caused by weather changes
    • There are longer sunlight hours
    • It’s often the time when people want to make improvements

    It’s worth taking advantage of the better weather to look at making changes to your home. By looking for roof coating systems in Scotland, you can upgrade your home without lots of hassle and inconvenience, and it’s more affordable than you might think.

    You look at your roof more often

    In the summer months, you spend more time outside, which means you look at the exterior of your home. A roof repair coating in Scotland won’t just protect your home, it also instantly changes the look of your property. You can even change the colour of your roof to give your home a whole new look and add wall coatings to completely make over your property. This means, when you’re sat in your garden, you’re more likely to like what you see.

    They’re self-cleaning

    The summer months can often bring dry dirt and debris to your roof, and as the sun shines, this can lead to a grubby, grimy roof. Adding a rubber roof coating in Scotland can make your roof self-cleaning. As soon as there’s a rainy day, the dirt just slides off, so you don’t have to take out the pressure washer or find a way to clean your roof. It’s amazing how a dirty roof can make your whole house look a little grubby, so a self-cleaning roof can really improve its overall look.

    For a range of roof and wall coatings that help protect your home, contact Kingdom Coatings, Head Office, Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa. FK10 1ET. Simply call 0800 228 9436, or e-mail [email protected] to find out more.

    The Many Benefits of Applying Roof Coating Systems in Scotland

    Homes across Scotland are subjected to some of the worst weather in the UK on an annual basis. If it isn’t heavy and persistent rain, its snowstorms that bring with them a thick covering of snow.

    These factors all add up to a considerable amount of wear and potentially even damage to the exteriors of our property which is why it is so important that they’re protected, helping them to resist extreme conditions and perform better for longer.

    For this reason, applying a protective waterproof roof coating in Scotland is vital to avoiding costly repairs and ensuring that you’re kept warm and dry all year round.

    Roof Repair Coating in Scotland

    Whether your property features an asphalt roof or a tiled roof, we can supply a range of protective coatings that will keep the elements at bay and prevent any wear that has been sustained from getting worse.

    These coatings will:

    • Provide the function of a sealant; restoring the waterproof properties of your roof structure and avoiding having to undergo a complete retile, the cost of which is usually prohibitive.
    • Last for a period of more than 10 years after application, providing a cost-effective solution to maintaining the integrity of your roof.
    • Ensure that the structure of your roof remains breathable, preventing excess moisture build up and problems with damp in the interior of your home.
    • Provide a new lease of life to your property by way of a fresh, attractive appearance to the exterior.

    Asphalt roof coating repair in Scotland is designed to provide protection for all buildings that feature an asphalt roof covering. Asphalt roofs are just as susceptible to wear and degradation as a traditional tiled roof which is why we carry a range of products for all construction types.

    Metal Roof Coating in Scotland

    Commercial properties, especially large warehouses, are often constructed with a metal roof system. As tough and durable a material metal is, it can still begin to show signs of degradation over time once its original coating has worn off and it becomes susceptible to rust and oxidisation.

    A protective roof coating can be applied to metal roofs which will prolong their lifespan, the benefits of which include;

    • Removing the need to close commercial premises temporarily whilst extensive repair work is carried out.
    • A considerable cost saving, both in terms of labour and materials as well as in reducing the amount of revenue lost by having to close for business.

    Protective Wall Coatings

    We also carry a range of effective wall coatings which can both protect and prolong the life of your homes external walls. They work quickly and efficiently to fill cracks, in turn ensuring that your walls prevent water from entering your property and causing issues with damp, mould and condensation.

    Order Your Rubber Roof Coating in Scotland 

    Kingdom Coatings supply a range of exterior coating products which are designed to both protect and improve the appearance of your home. To give your home the protection it deserves, enquire now by calling us on 0800 228 9436. All of our products come with a 10 year guarantee and are available to customers across Scotland and beyond.