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What is rendering?
Rendering refers to the application of a coat of cement to the external walls of a commercial, domestic or industrial property. Rendering can change the appearance of the exterior of your property, as it can provide a smooth or textured appearance.
What is the difference between rendering and plastering?
The main difference between plastering and rendering is that rendering is the process applied to the exterior of your property, whereas plastering is applied to the interior.
Since the process happens in two different places, the combination of materials is also different. While the basic composition is similar, such as water, sand cement and occasionally lime, finer details differ, such as finer sand is needed for plastering to make it smoother. Typically, however, rendering results in a coarser finish.
What is the purpose of rendering?
While rendering the exterior walls of your property can look aesthetically pleasing, there are other reasons you may render your property. For example, rendering can make your walls more durable as it helps make them water-resistant, depending on the mixture, and can strengthen the structure of your walls overall.
The water-resistant quality of this process means that it can protect your floors and walls from unwanted dampness and condensation. Condensation can lead to mould, which can result in damage; therefore, rendering can help minimise damage.
Combining different components into the render mixture can also make your walls more flexible, which means they are less likely to crack, which would lead to leaks inside your property.
Rendering will also change the aesthetic of your commercial, industrial or domestic property. You can select the pigment, which means you decide on the colour, and decorative effects can be added for a unique appearance. This process is highly beneficial for older buildings that need refreshing or commercial properties that need to draw customers into the property.
Render cleaning and render soft washing
Rendering is a way to make your property more durable and aesthetically pleasing; therefore, it needs to be maintained; otherwise, it can fall into disarray.
Render cleaning is a way to maintain the render on your domestic or commercial property. Our team at JR Cleaning will come to your property, assess the cleaning process and remove any organic growth that has formed on your building. For example, organic growth could include fungi, moss, mould or algae.
When we refer to render soft washing, this is the process we follow; if high pressure is used to clean the render, it can cause long-term damage. On the other hand, a soft wash will return your render to a clean state, and it will look freshly painted in most cases. Soft-washing also uses less energy and is gentle on your rendering.
Benefits of render cleaning
The render on your property is low maintenance; however, a professional cleaning still has its benefits. The main advantage of render cleaning is that it can make your property look like new. Our JR Cleaning team will remove any unwanted dirt and debris, and soft-wash it to have a clean and welcoming appearance.
Many properties look tired and dated, which is why render cleaning is beneficial. The render cleaning process will improve your property's overall appearance and aesthetics, which leads us to the next benefit.
Regular render cleaning will add value to your home. Professional cleaning can make your property look like new, and makes it more welcoming, which means it has more curb appeal. Potential buyers are more likely to purchase your property if first impressions are good, which means spending time on the exterior. Commercial properties also benefit from render cleaning, as a clean and sleek exterior will be more inviting to potential customers than a tired, old or stained building.
Another benefit of render cleaning is that it will help protect your home. Organic matter, such as algae, mould and moss, can cause stains and can potentially damage the exterior, which could lead to repercussions in the interior. Cracks could form, leading to leaks, or mould could cause dampness in the property, which leads to unpleasant living situations. Render cleaning can help tackle these issues before they become a costly problem.
How often should you clean?
Since render is relatively low-maintenance, you can decide how often you should get your render professionally cleaned. However, to maintain its durability and appearance, it is recommended that you get it professionally cleaned every 6 - 12 months.
Different factors influence how often you seek the assistance of JR Cleaning, such as harsh weather conditions or if you want to improve the appearance of your property before selling it.
Regular, professional cleaning will save you money in the long term, as our team can identify can potential issues or damages that may appear, meaning you can resolve them quickly before it becomes a bigger issue.
Why use JR Cleaning?
We are a family run business with over 20 years of experience and adhere to strict health and safety guidelines. Our team works to ensure that every job they carry out is completed to a high standard, and they will discuss the process with customers every step of the way.
Our team provides services to London and surrounding areas. Please contact us if you have any questions about our render coating and soft washing services. We are happy to give you more information, provide a quote, or, where necessary, arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements in more detail.