Polymer rendering is a type of cement rendering that is intended to have a superior bonding ability to all suitable surfaces, such as cement blocks, clay bricks, concrete, polystyrene, plaster, and painted walls. The added polymer is extremely adhesive, meaning it is often recommended where other types of render may fail.
What are the benefits of polymer rendering?
Polymer render is highly waterproof and does not need additional waterproofing processes included when this type of render is used. It is, therefore, an effective option for wet areas of the home such as the bathroom and laundry, and prevents walls from rotting if exposed to water. Polymer rendering is also a highly recommended application for external walls, as its weather-resistant properties will reduce the wear and tear on the outside of your home. Rain, wind, snow and sun won’t stand a chance against a professional polymer rendering application!
Some of the benefits are –
Vapour permeable pre-mixed (depending on the type of render)
In order to increase your chances of your polymer rendering project is completed to a high standard, there are a number of recommendations that can be made. Firstly, aim to schedule the job for a time when good weather is forecasted, as strong winds and rain can affect the final application and finish of the render. Also, ask the rendering business how much experience they have applying polymer rendering, as its application is slightly different to traditional cement rendering.
What to look for when buying a house with polymer rendering
When buying a home that has been rendered, there are a few things to take note of before making the final purchase. First, it’s important to look for any imperfections in the appearance of the render. Is the render smooth, or are there cracks, bumps, or dents in the finish? Can you see parts of the render separating from the wall? Also check if windows are overhanging, and be sure that the render has enough clearance in these areas.
Cracking in rendering can be dangerous and expensive, as it can lead to big pieces of render falling from the wall, posing a risk to anyone nearby. This can also cost a significant amount of money to repair. This is why it’s crucial to look for these imperfections before purchasing a property, as they will lead to considerable financial investment down the track.
When the render has been applied professionally and carefully with the correct preparation, it should very well last decades. Factors that contribute to the lifespan of a rendering project include the rendering material used and the quality of the underlying structure.
To determine if polymer rendering is the best option for your next Brisbane rendering project, call Rapid Rendering on 1300 590 526. It would be our pleasure to give you our professional and friendly advice on the best application of polymer rendering for your home throughout Brisbane or the surrounding areas. Get in touch for polymer rendering costs today!