Rendering the walls of your commercial or residential property in Brisbane is becoming a new design trend and for good reasons. Rendering your property, with the help of a licensed and insured professional, is an effective way to pump up the protection of your structure against ageing and a great way to improve its look for decades worth of value. It’s growing in popularity because it can really brighten up shabby looking walls and it’s a cost-effective way to give the whole building a facelift. It is natural for some properties to have a mishmash of brick surfacing and cracked walls, it’s an unattractive, but typical thing for buildings that are being baked in the Brisbane sun. The years of exposure to that and other elements can leave your property looking tired but adding a layer of render can give it a smooth, clean finish that can last for decades. Rapid Rendering is a rendering specialist to property owners in Brisbane and this is some information about how long this investment will last you.
If the render is applied to a clean wall by a skilled professional it should maintain its good looks and durable protection for many, many years, if not decades. There are different types of render that perform differently and you can get a more detailed explanation about the best-suited types on offer to you. The use of render made of cement, acrylic and polymer, as well as the underlying type of mortar used in doing the application, plays a big role in how long rendering will last. Even though it is known to last for decades, it can eventually be vulnerable to cracking if water or salt crystallisation occurs. Here’s how long each type of render lasts.
HOW LONG DOES RENDER LAST
Modern acrylic or plastic-based renders
|The application of these types of renders can last for anywhere between 20 to 40 years. Again, this will require that you use a professional and experienced technician to handle the job, who will know how to clean the walls prior to application.
Common cement-based renders
|The lifespan for this render type is significantly shorter when compared to plastic types because it is more prone to shrinkage or cracking. However, that’s not to say that it is still not a viable investment because you can only expect to see visible signs of cracking after about 7 to 15 years.
|These are well known for their longevity and in some cases across Australia, have been known to last for centuries.
Ultimately, you can tell that the decision to invest in a quality rendering job by pros in Brisbane, will not only last you years – but be easy to maintain. Once we get to the point where your rendering is beginning to exceed its lifespan, then you can consider a re-render job. A re-rendering will involve the stripping of the old render and a complete re-do of applying fresh render to the exposed wall. In any case, a fresh coat of rendering will last much longer and offer much more surface protection, than the alternative of relying on re-paints every few years.
Is rendering a good investment?
Other than the obvious reasons for its long lifespan, the durability it adds to your property and the cost-effective nature of rendering, this type of finishing is sure to add value to your property on the market. Making changes or improvements to the exterior of your home is one of the most effective ways to add value to your property. The installation of a new render is one of the cheapest ways to achieve this and you are sure to be happy with the benefits. The look and quality of your property’s exterior is always the first thing that visitors or potential buyers will see, and it can make or break their first impression of the premises. A good rendering job is sure to add kerb appeal to your property in Brisbane, and especially if the current exterior is in poor condition.
Rendering will hide poor-quality or mismatched brickwork on dated or period properties and give them a fresh, sleek finish. It can do this on modern homes too. Render is a flexible exterior decorating material because it can be bought self-coloured or be painted later. There are many ways to style render and we encourage you to explore them. Whether you have plans to renovate a property to occupy it yourself or you’re renovating for profit, rendering your house is a sure way to increase its value. If you are renovating your home or commercial property in Brisbane, rendering is the best way to make a high visual impact and it’s known that aesthetic changes are the best to increase property value. In an article featured in the Courier Mail, a popular Australian renovation expert said that cement rendering and then painting over the render is sure to give you a $10 return for every $1 invested.
For your reference, we have also put together a comprehensive pricing guide for cement rendering and acrylic rendering on our website. So, whether you live to the north of Brisbane, the south, to the east or out west – contact us today for sound advice and an obligation free quote.