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.
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.