Buildings expand and contract, which is why thicker sand and cement or monocouche renders are prone to cracking. Silicone renders are engineered to flex, meaning they provide a longer-lasting decorative finish that is unlikely to crack over time.
By preventing water ingress whilst maintaining vapour permeability (the ability to breathe), walls dry out and start to store heat rather than consume it, resulting in reduced heating bills!
As a silicone render system covers the entire exterior of a building, the building is not only prevented from losing heat but also water ingress. The render acts as a weather-proof barrier for the building, thereby increasing its lifespan.
Silicone render systems enhance both the functionality and external appearance of a building. Available in a wide range of colours and textures, they create a unique finish that will stand the test of time.
Thermal comfort refers to a building sustaining a comfortable temperature throughout all weather conditions. Whatever the weather, a silicone render system will ensure that the inside of your property is the perfect temperature for feeling comfortable.
With external wall insulation, the need for gas and electric usage is minimised throughout the year. Therefore, buildings with EWI benefit from the fact that they are contributing towards helping the environment.