Plastering outer walls: which kind of material to use and why?
External walls of the houses are exposed to different atmospheric conditions. Warmth and strong daylight in hot months, humidity and cold in wintertime – these factors are able to induce the damages of the brickwork.
To prevent it, different rendering is used.
Author: Harco Rutgers
Coating the wall with the small layer of proper material can create a shield from the surroundings. Furthermore, it will revive the wall and cause that it will look newer. Among different renders, silicone render became popular because of the application ease and great properties. This material is sold in a ready-made form. That denotes that the powder does not have to be mixed with water before application. Manufacturers offer various textures of this material. Thin layer of this render maintains anti-crack properties. This kind of render is water-repellent so it protects the wall from the damp penetration and forms the self-cleaning layer. While streaming, the water will eliminate the pollution from the wall. Independently of that, it is quite breathable: it does not stop water vapour, thus enabling the walls' material to dry off enough during warm ambient conditions. The other huge asset of this render is that it is available in wide range of colours. That means it does not have to be covered with a paint. Furthermore, the dye will be durable for years.
Best quality outer wall covering not only ensures the great protection, but also guarantees the beautiful and colourful layer on the outer walls.
The only aspect to remember is the fact that silicone render ought to be applied during the sunny weather, because it needs some time (a few days) to cure. The application process is easy and the result is satisfactory.