At Redbridge Plasterers, we understand the importance of keeping up appearances of a home, especially if it is more than a few decades old. One of the most important things we can do for our customers who live in older homes is to render it.
So what is rendering? For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, rendering is a method used to improve and protect the exterior walls of houses and buildings. It is a scheme that uses plaster, cement or acrylic to cover the exterior of a property. Here are just a few benefits of letting us render your home.
Rendering Improves Durability
If your home is brick built, there are probably quite a few small cracks that are developing around it. These cracks let heat out and water in. If you have a home that was built prior to 1960, it is probably timeworn and breaking down.
By rendering the outside of your home, you increase its resistance to the elements. Water won't be able to get into cracks and erode the exterior of your house. If you are living in a brick home, it is much more susceptible to damage from moisture. Brick is porous and has a high capillary action, which means it draws in moisture, that includes foggy days, not just rainy ones. Having a protective outer layer will keep your home from reacting like a massive sponge. The rendering process will protect your home from sun and rain for years to come.
Rendering Improves the Aesthetics of Your Home
It's true that some people find the faded brick or moss-covered exterior or a home charming. For others, this type of aesthetic is unappealing. Rendering can significantly improve the appearance of your home. Cracks and unsightly bricks can be covered so that your home stands out with its smooth, modern finished look. As a consequence, the results can be dramatic if the exterior of your home is quite old and has not been altered in any way since it's construction.
Rendering Can Increase the Value of Your House
As we just stated, the improvement in how your house looks after rendering can be dramatic, which can have an effect on the value of your home. No one wants to buy a house that looks unsightly and older than its actual age. Rendering also shows that your home will be more resistant to wear and tear and therefore, more appealing. This method can make your house marketable in more ways than one. In addition to looking better, your home will be more insulated, which will lower your power bill, which in turn, makes it more attractive to potential buyers.
Rendering Your Home Makes It Environmentally Friendly
If you rendered your home and chose to have us install exterior wall insulation, you are not only protecting it from degrading over time; you are making it environmentally friendly. It may seem simplistic, but it is nonetheless true. Rendering your home will keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Almost all new construction includes rendering because of the desire to make it "green" or eco-friendly. This term actually means your house will leave a smaller carbon footprint due to the use of less energy and make your home more comfortable.
Let Us Render Your House
If you live within the borough of Redbridge and are your thinking about having your home rendered, get in touch with the experts today and give us a call. You won’t regret making the decision to improve your house by having it rendered. Don't hesitate, contact us now!