Different Types of Render For Your Home
The UK may be a temperate zone, but the weather can still throw pretty extreme conditions at the outside of your home. Over time, rain, frost, snow and sun can all leave their mark on a property. In this blog the Logic Plastering team looks at the types of render that you can use to protect your brickwork from wear and tear – and be the envy of the neighbourhood!
What is Rendering?
External renders have a practical and an aesthetic function for your home. Whatever type of render you choose, it will help to protect your property exterior from the ongoing effects of exposure. Investing in render in the short term can save you costly repair bills in the long term. Render is also a way of transforming how your home looks. It allows you to create your dream exterior, whilst also maintaining the value of your property.
3 Types of Render to Choose From
There are many different types of render to choose from. The Logic team has put together a list of the most popular, and we’re always happy to talk through rendering options with you, or provide specialist advice to help you decide on the one that’s right for your home:
- Acrylic Rendering. A popular choice due to the vibrant coloured finish it can achieve for your home’s exterior. Acrylic render isn’t mixed on site; it arrives pre-made and pre-coloured. There’s a huge range of pigments to choose from. The finish is durable, but not always as waterproof as other choices.
- Sand and Cement. This is a cost-effective option in terms of materials. It can, however, cost more in labour as 2 or 3 coats are needed. Once dry, the render can be painted to a colour of your choice. Sand and cement render needs ongoing maintenance in order to keep it looking at its best. This should be factored in when thinking about cost.
- Monocouche Render. This is a relatively new type of render that originated in Europe. The render is mixed on site and can be applied using a spray. The mix is pre-coloured, which saves on painting and it can be applied in one coat. The finished result is flexible, so cracks are extremely rare, and it remains clean. It is, however, a fairly expensive option.
- Lime Render. This is a traditional render that has been used for centuries. It’s known as the ‘breathing render’ because it prevents moisture being trapped in the walls. Lime provides a more flexible render than cement, and it provides an attractive finish, especially for older properties.
- Silicone Render. This offers the same extensive colour palette as acrylic render but it has one big advantage. Silicone is completely waterproof. Like lime render, silicone is breathable, which means that moisture can’t get trapped in the walls. It’s also flexible, which prevents cracking, and the surface will self-clean.
Working With Logic Plastering
We’re a local Bedfordshire business which has been providing high-quality external rending services for over a decade. These include removal of old render, render repair, and new render finishes. Our team of professionals are guaranteed to turn up when they say they will, work to the agreed deadline, and clean up after themselves!
If you would like a free quotation for external rendering in Bedfordshire, or you need guidance on the types of render that are best for your home, call the Logic team today on 07809 228328