Wednesday, 17 January 2018


What is damp and what damage can it cause?

There are 3 types of damp: rising damp. penetrating damp and condensation. Rising damp is where ground water is drawn upwards through direct contact with the bricks that are in the ground. Over time, the level of damp rises. Penetrating damp occurs when poor roofing or brickwork allows water to penetrate from the outside in. Condensation is a condition that occurs when there's insufficient ventilation inside the building. If left untreated, damp can spread throughout your property and lead to wood decay, insect infestations, dry rot, and mould (which could have a serious effect on your respiratory system). Let a TopCoat specialist help you stop any damp problems before they start.

Why should I use a top-quality paint instead of the more cheaper brands?

Spending more money on quality paint actually saves you money in the long run because it has better fade resistance and allows your colour to last longer. Top quality paints also offer better stain resistance that prevents dirt and grime from sinking in. When using high quality paint, fewer coats are required to conceal the colour you're painting over. Although you may be tempted to go the cheaper route, speak to a TopCoat specialist about your long-term painting needs and let us find a solution that fits your budget without compromising on quality.

Why is my roof leaking?

If your roof is leaking and you can't seem to find the problem area, check for the 5 most common culprits: broken tiles; secret gutters that need repair or replacement; old chimney trays; worn valley irons; or inadequate weepholes inside the ridge capGive us a call and we'll help you find the cause of your leak.

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