Why render your structure?

Rendering is mostly used for waterproofing and fire rating purposes on a building. However, the primary reason for rendering is the aesthetic purpose. In most European and Mediterranean countries, a brick or concrete structure is not complete without rendering.

Rendering offers protection to your walls from different forms of weather elements. It protects the walls from moisture, humidity, dirt and even rainwater. It also gives your building a beautiful smooth finish. Although it is a common building practice in Europe and the Mediterranean countries, builders in other parts of the world are slowly embracing this construction technique.

Types of Render

 

There are different options for rendering the exterior parts of your home or building. We are going to cover the common render finishes that are used on homes in order to give you a better understanding of the options available for you:

House Render White

  • Pure White

  • Limestone

  • Light Bronze

  • Corn

  • Linen

  • Sky

  • Sunflower

  • Causeway

  • Mint

  • Antique White

  • Mocha

  • Golden

  • Rosemary

  • Granite

  • Mink

  • Pearl

  • Ash White

  • Wheaten

  • Pistachio

  • Biscuit
Cement Rendering

Cement rendering is basically the application of a mixture of cement, sand, and lime to a stone, brick, mud or concrete structure. It is usually painted, textured or tinted after the rendering process. This type of rendering is usually applied on exterior walls and can also be applied on interior walls. The chemical composition of cement requires some time to cure. Therefore, the cement rendering requires some time to dry completely before applying paint on it.

Lime Render

This type of render is made specifically with lime. Its most outstanding advantage is that it is breathable, does not crack and it is very flexible. It is ideal for buildings that experience a lot of movement as well as the historical buildings that require restoration. This type of render is applied to walls of buildings that are made of low-quality stone, porous bricks, and walls that are exposed to constant rain and driving wind. The lime acts like a sponge to absorb the water and preventing it from passing through the wall.

Acrylic Render

Acrylic is a material that comprises a mixture of plastic polymers and petroleum. This gives it a strong and flexible structure. When compared to cement renders, acrylic renders offer enhanced water resistance and has a higher strength against the sun. Despite the fact that the final appearance of acrylic renders is almost similar to cement renders, the acrylic render does not easily crack as time goes by. It is essential to emphasize that acrylic renders have fast drying times of about 0ne or two days.

Silicone Render

Silicone render is known for its ability to repel water, offers a nice natural look finish to the wall surface and it is breathable. On top of that, it comes in a wide variety of colors and is low maintenance. You should, however, seek the services of a professional for you to get the best results once complete.