How To Ensure Your Exterior Withstands Bad Weather

Inclement weather is nobody’s friend. In Britain, especially, we have to face drastic and forceful changes – from rain to sun, sleet to snow, and even high winds. That leads many people to ask whether home exteriors can be bolstered against the elements, so their properties can survive more environmental wear and tear.

Thankfully, there are a number of rendering solutions and other techniques for a well-proofed structure. We’ve listed them here, and described what they can guard against.

Stone cladding – a thick defensive shield

 Cladding is, essentially, a faux stone application. And just like granite, quartz, limestone or slate, it’s fairly impregnable. Cladding is typically a few inches thick, and acts as a robust guard against flying debris (such as tree branches in strong winds) and stormy conditions.

The same goes for hail and other extreme weathers. Cladding is built from two ‘leaves’ of wood or synthetic material, with the outer layer thinner than that on the inside. Between them rests an insulator. There is plenty of heft to take a physical assault, meaning your exterior can withstand all of the frost, water and direct sunlight your property will be faced with.

Scratch render – a waterproof aid

You may seek to avoid weather damage, yet a weathered aesthetic doesn’t have to be sacrificed in the process. Enter scratch render – a simpler way to achieve a weather-beaten effect, accomplished with a 2mm undercoat and a special comb to apply the rendering that goes on top.

Aside from the look, though, you’re getting a waterproof guard. It prevents the walls from letting in any moisture, preserving the integrity of the building. Depending on whether it’s summer or winter, a different part of the application may be waterproofed: the bottom coating or the top layer. In either case, your home is protected.

Polymer rendering – the anti-crack armour

Taking the typical formula a little further, polymer rendering comes with additional features that are mostly derived from plastic. The result? A stronger shell for the home, able to withstand harsh weathers for many decades. Polymer rendering is the least prone to cracks and chipping, which can occur when water becomes trapped and starts to freeze.

This technique is available in an array of colours just like paint, except you won’t have to apply coat after coat. The polymer render is also harder to wear away, so maintenance is easy.

Guttering and fascia – a manageable water system

 Home exteriors don’t begin and end at your walls. Fascia is important, as well as your guttering. If you don’t have a stable, well-cared-for gutter with the fascia to support it, then rainfall may turn into an issue. Water can coast off your roof until it’s too much for the tiles to take; each time it rains, more of the adhesive elements are washed away.

To prevent leaks, cracks and poor installation, you’ll need a capable rendering expert. MK Rendering fit the bill. We can tell you what may be needed, and how to achieve a property exterior you’ll rely on throughout the bad-weather months. Speak to us today to make your home safe and warm, in any environment.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *