Different Types of Rendering
There are several types of render which are commonly used for homes. If you are wondering which is the best render for the house, read below:
Cement is probably the cheapest form of render in terms of materials, but it can be a little more expensive to apply. To keep it looking good, cement render needs to be painted regularly.
Polymer renders are generally sold as a premix, using cement or lime as a base mixed with other plastic-based product for increased strength and durability.
Polymer renders are more flexible than cement ones, and therefore less prone to cracking. They are often coloured, which saves the hassle and expense of painting.
Lime render has been used on all building types for many years. It is extremely breathable and has the ability to expand and contract with the surface of the building, making it a great choice for wooden or older homes.
Long-lasting, water repellent, flexible, self-cleaning… silicone render is another type of render which is popular in the UK.
Although it can take longer to apply, silicone render doesn’t need painting and it will generally last longer than any other form of render.