External wall coating aims to protect the outside of your home from damage, while at the same time repairing any damage that might have been done in the past. During the coating process, any dirt or moss that has gathered on your walls will be removed, and this means any damage that could have been done will be avoided. Two coats of the external wall coating are applied, and this means that your home is protected from the majority of potential exterior damage, including weather damage. Although companies vary with their guarantees, the average time between an initial coating and another one is 15 years, which is obviously quite a substantial amount of time.
A benefit of external wall coating that many people forget is that it can save them money on energy bills. The coating serves to insulate the home, meaning that less heat escapes from the walls. As this is the case, you no longer need to have your heating turned on as much, which means you lower your energy bills and your carbon footprint at the same time.
In addition to the above point, you might also find that adding an external wall coating to your home has a number of long-term financial benefits should you ever decide that you would like to sell your property. In the current market, it can be very difficult to find somebody who is willing to pay what you would consider a decent amount of money for your home. This means that any potential seller needs to do whatever they can in order to receive a fair price. With external wall coating, not only can you advertise that your home would save money on energy bills, but as it makes your properties exterior more attractive, people are more impressed when they come to view your property.
Written by Kristian Sturt who regularly writes for Home Coatings a UK based company who specialise in roof and wall coatings to clients throughout the UK.