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Energy Savings

How to save energy in your home through exterior paint applications.

Reducing carbon emmissions from hard to treat properties with water-repellent, exterior masonry paint and damp resistant roof coating systems.

The UK Government has set a target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. Much of this will have to be met by reducing the carbon footprint of the UK’s housing stock.

It is estimated that 85% of UK’s existing housing stock will still be in use in the year 2050 so, even if we build a new generation of “green” homes, measures will still have to be taken to reduce the carbon footprint of the existing housing stock.

Due to the thermal efficiencies and insulating properties of siloxane based paint, when it is applied to external masonry, it can reduce energy bills by up to 29% and reduce up to 50% of energy losses from the home!

How a coat of exterior paint containing siloxane can work in tandem with traditional methods of insulation.

Using siloxane in exterior masonry paint as an extra layer of insulation for your home.

Traditionally there have been two wall insulation options for properties constructed from solid walls (or from cavity walls that are not suitable for cavity wall insulation). These are internal insulation and external insulation. Both of these types of insulation can be very effective, however, they are not suitable for all properties.

In many cases internal insulation is not suitable because it would cause an unacceptable reduction in room size or is not practical to install without significant disruption to the occupants. External insulation has the effect of altering the appearance of a building which is not always desirable – particularly in the case of buildings faced with brick or stone.

In a lot of cases, the easiest improvement can be achieved by upgrading loft insulation to reduce heat loss. However, this measure will not address the large proportion of heat loss that occurs through the walls of a building.

Siloxane based exterior masonry paints offer a solution

It should be pointed out that the energy savings achieved by treating masonry with siloxane will not be as high as those achieved using internal or external insulation. However the use of siloxane has the advantage of allowing the thermal resistance of walls to be improved on “hard to treat” properties that would not otherwise be insulated. For this reason siloxane has an important role to play in reducing carbon emissions from buildings. Because siloxane is applied to the outside of the building, disruption to the occupants is minimised.