Everyone wants to keep their home warm and reduce energy costs. But with so many different ways for heat to escape, it can sometimes feel like your spinning plates trying to keep every area of your home insulated and draft-free.
Recent research has highlighted that as much as 35% of a building’s energy is lost through the external walls of a property (check out this article on Green Age). This percentage can increase even more if the walls are unsound, cracked, or weathered in any way.
But how do you protect your external walls so that heat stays in and cold stays out? One way is to have an external wall insulation render system applied to the outside of your property.
An external wall insulation system will provide your property with a waterproof and insulating layer that acts as a barrier to keep heat in and bad weather out. It offers an easy to maintain, flexible all year round solution that looks great and will protect your home for many years to come.
Here at J & H Lynch, our rendering experts have years of experience providing external wall insulation solutions in Oxford. We understand Oxford homes and we know how to get the right insulation for you that looks great and lasts. Give us a call today and see what we can do for you.
How is External Wall Insulation Installed?
A typical external wall insulated render system will consist of insulation boards that are attached to the existing external substrate of the property using mechanical fixings or sometimes adhesive (or a combination of the two). On top of this, a flexible and fully breathable basecoat will be applied with a reinforced mesh trowelled through its entire surface. This will help prevent cracking. A final coat of low maintenance render will then be applied, the style of which can be varied to suit the customer’s needs with a variety of different colours and finishes available.
Can I Fit External Wall Insulation Myself?
The design and installation of any rendering system is a job for a specialist. Walls need to be prepared correctly and render applied in the correct way to the correct thickness. External wall insulation adds even more complexity to the job and any errors made during installation could create major problems in the future.
Give Lynch Brother Homes a call today to discuss your external wall insulation needs with one of our experts or leave us a message in our contact us section.
Are There Different Types of External Wall Insulations Available?
Yes, there are a variety of different external wall insulation solutions available depending on the needs of the customer and the property.
Our experts are trained in a variety of different insulation systems to offer greater flexibility for our customers. Give our team a call today to discuss your needs and the options available. For a comprehensive guide to external wall insulation types, head over to the National Insulation Association website.
Are There Different Finishes Available for External Wall Insulations?
Yes. The top coat of an external wall insulation system comes in a variety of finishes and colours, reducing the need for painting. Speak to one of our advisers to discuss the different options available.
What Are The Benefits of External Wall Insulation
There are many benefits to having external wall insulation fitted on your property, including:
External Wall Insulation Can Drastically Reduce Your Impact on the Environmental
External wall insulation is a great way to reduce heat loss from your home. As mentioned earlier, up to 35% of the heat lost from a property leaves via the walls. This can increase significantly if the walls are unsound or have cracks. External wall insulation provides a protective barrier around a property to keep heat in and cold out, significantly reducing the amount of energy used. Less energy consumption is always good for the environment.
External Wall Insulation Can Eradicate Damp and Condensation
External wall insulation solutions always include a waterproof basecoat. This basecoat allows the property to breathe while protecting against the harshest weather conditions. This can help keep damp and condensation at bay.
Look Great for a Long Time
The top coat of every external wall insulation solution can be coloured and finished to the customer’s needs. And because the colouring is built into the render, it isn’t going to peel or flake off like traditional paint.
External Wall Insulation Solutions Are Low Maintenance
External wall insulation solutions are incredibly durable and last for many years if installed correctly. On top of this, the built-in colour in the render negates the need for periodic painting when paintwork begins to peel and flake.
Increases the Value of Your Property
The outside look of your property is important, especially if you are planning to sell in the future. But brickwork can become discoloured or begin to look tired over time. A modern external render system will not only add a touch of style to your property but enhance that all-important curb appeal that can see the value of your property soar.
Lowers Utility Bills
Everybody wants to save money, right? The insulating properties of external wall insulation will reduce heat loss in your home reducing the energy required to keep it warm. The less energy you use, the cheaper your energy bills will be.
Reduces External Noise
External wall insulation adds layers to the outside of the property. The insulation material is designed to stop heat from escaping but can also prevent sound from passing into a property.
Comes With a Warranty
All the external wall insulation solutions we provide at Lynch Brother Homes come with a warranty. For more details or to discuss what we can do for you, give us a call.
How Easy is it to Maintain Render?
The render systems we install at Lynch Brother Homes require little in the way of maintenance. But being low maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. We would recommend that you wash render (with a power wash if possible) periodically to keep it looking clean and to prevent the build-up of algae and mould. Cracks may also develop over time (often caused by movement in the underlying wall structure) and these can be filled with a good quality outdoor filling agent.
External Wall Insulation in Oxford: Give us a Call
If you’re looking for a trusted external wall insulation solution in the Oxford area, you need to call J & H Lynch. We offer a wide range of domestic and commercial rendering services and our experts have years of experience in the trade.
Give us a call or leave us a message in our contact us section today to see what we can do for you.