5 Top External Wall Coverings For Your Home

Published on: Sep 16 2013

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Exterior wall coverings are designed to protect the outside material of your home against the weather. These coverings are made from materials that are low maintenance and usually self-cleaning.

Homeowners will often look at these wall coverings as a major investment, as they will provide life long protection for your home.  The biggest decision you have to make is choosing which material you would like to use for your home.

Here are some of the materials you can choose from:


Monocouche is a through coloured polymer. When applied to your home, it can give you a few benefits all year round to ensure that you are getting value for your money.

This particular material is made to last 15 years. It has a simple application and is, of course, waterproof, in order to be able to battle the rain. Because it is through coloured, you won’t have to paint, which makes it a stress free material to select.

KR Synthetic Render

This is a silicone based, high performance material. It is crack proof and incredibly water resistant. It also provides high facade protection and is UV stable, making it an excellent choice for any home.

Trowel and Roll

Trowel roll is a high quality material, which is extremely low maintenance and will never require you to ever touch up the coating. It is guaranteed to last up to 25 years, which means that this material is highly recommended by most wall coating companies.

Smooth Render System

This material is built to stand extreme weather conditions, so if you find yourself living in harsher conditions than most, this may be the material of choice for you. This material is self-cleaning and water repellant. It is also crack and algae resistant, so it covers all of the areas in protecting your home from the harsh conditions.

Smooth Resin Paint

This paint has been created to be able to be used with cement rendering and concrete. Just the same as the smooth render system, this material is water and algae resistant. In addition to this, it is also self-cleaning, making it very low maintenance.

What Do I do Now?

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You’ve picked the material you’d like and now you’d like to know how to apply it to your home. Get in touch with a local builder whose business includes exterior wall coverings and discuss how much you would have to pay for him to apply the covering to your home.

You can either let the business know the type of material you would like in advance, or you could pay them to come and inspect your home and allow them to assess what the best course of action would be for your home, in order for you to get the best value for your money.

How much would this cost?

Most companies will allow you to get in touch with them for a free quote to find out how much they think you will be spending in your exterior wall coverings. Only by contacting different companies in your area will you find the best deal for you.

Ryan lives and breaths DIY and is currently living in sunny Spain working as a painter and decorator.

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