There are many advantages to rendering your home or other building project, whether it be for residential or commercial purposes. Not only does rendering approve the appearance of your project, but it also offers many functional and practical benefits that you will appreciate for years to come.
Here are some of the reasons why rendering is important, if you’re wondering “Is rendering worth it?”:
There are many different reasons your residential or commercial building may not be looking its best. If the exterior of your building is looking outdated, it might be time to give it the update it deserves to appear more modern and attractive. This may be the case if your exterior walls are constructed with exposed brick, which is why many homeowners choose rendering for outside walls. You also have total control over the texture created with rendering products, depending on your preference of a smoother or more textured finish. This finish is determined by how coarse the sand is, which has been mixed with the cement, water and lime/clay.
Aside from wanting to update the actual texture and appearance of your current surface, you may also utilise rendering to change the exterior colour of your house or project. There are a wide variety of rendering colours available, whether you desire a natural colour or pigmented appearance. These colours are created by using different pigments in the render mixture.
Alternatively, your exterior walls, fences, or retaining walls may have unsightly cracks or chips that need to be covered up. These types of damages in your surfaces can be repaired by applying cement render, acrylic render or polymer render. Your freshly rendered building project will then be looking as good as new!
We all know that Australia is prone to some extreme weather conditions. Whether you’re facing scorching heat and UV rays, rain, snow or wind, you want to be certain that your home or commercial building can withstand these conditions. Rendering your exterior walls, fences or retaining walls will add a layer of protection against exposure to weather damage. Applying coats of render increases the strength and durability of your walls, extending their life for many more years to come. If you’re wondering “Is rendering waterproof?”, polymer rendering may be the perfect option for your rendering project due to its water resistant properties.
The rendering coats will also provide insulation to your home or property, due to their improved ability to maintain heating and cooling conditions within the building. This will reduce loss of hot and cold air through the walls, which will lead to improved energy efficiency and savings on your energy bills.
Reduces long-term maintenance costs
It’s important to not only consider the short term benefits of rendering, but also the long-term advantages. Thinking ahead, it is ideal to reduce the costs associated with maintaining your home or building so this money can be better spent elsewhere. By rendering your exterior walls, interior walls, fences or retaining walls, you are adding a layer of protection and increasing their longevity. High-quality rendering will be more resistant to cracks, wear and tear so you won’t have to worry about spending money on these repairs in the years following the rendering application by a rendering specialist.
Increased property value
Rendering your property is a smart way to increase its value for future sale. Improving the appearance of your home will increase its curb appeal and instantly spark more interest from potential buyers if it appears more attractive from the front. Beneficial and high-quality home renovations and improvements can always attract a higher price than homes that require work to be done. By strengthening the exterior walls of your property, you are also reassuring future owners that the building will maintain its durability for many years to come, if they were to become the new owners.
Can you do rendering yourself?
DIY rendering requires you to have all of the necessary rendering supplies, including a broom, float, hawk, mixing bucket, mixing drill, sponge, straight edge, trowel, and water brush. You would also need the render material, whether you’re using cement render , acrylic render or polymer render. The cost and skill required for DIY rendering often makes it more worthwhile to hire a professional renderer, as the result is guaranteed to be far superior.
Rapid Rendering has over 15 years of experience in the rendering industry, and is able to offer a reliable, high-quality of service to all clients in Brisbane the surrounding Queensland areas. We will ensure your rendering project is completed efficiently and with care, exceeding your expectations every step of the way. Call our friendly team today on 1300 590 526 to find out the price of rendering for your next project!