With dry walls having better insulating qualities than wet ones, it’s time to apply Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream before the winter weather sets in.
This will result in not only energy savings of up to 29%; but also an end to penetrating damp from driven rain. And while Stormdry is practically the only protection cream that can be applied to wet masonry, it achieves maximum penetration and protection more quickly on dry ones – and on warmer days.
Easily applied by either brush or roller, Stormdry cures colourlessly to the original finish of masonry in just 12 hours. A single coat will protect the substrate for up to 30 years.
Stormdry is more deeply penetrating than traditional liquid applied water repellents – up to 12mm in flettons – meaning that its crack-bridging capability is greater; and its life expectancy increased.
Even if the weather has started to deteriorate before application, Stormdry – uniquely – can even be applied to wet walls. These will continue to dry because it works by lining the pores of brickwork and other masonry rather than blocking them: enabling water vapour to escape while preventing further moisture ingress.
Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream is also the only damp-proofing cream that has been independently shown to not only prevent penetrating damp from rain; but also enhance the thermal efficiency of walls. This is quite simply because dry bricks have twice the thermal resistance of wet.
Safeguard has scientifically and independently proven this link so definitively that Stormdry is classified under VAT Notice 708/6 as an energy-saving measure that qualifies for a reduced VAT rate of 5%.
According to tests conducted on solid wall constructions by the University of Portsmouth, the treatment will provide energy savings of up to 29%.
Stormdry cream has significant advantages over insulation because it costs less to install, does not change the appearance of the building and can be applied quickly and simply with minimal disruption to the occupier.
The masonry protection cream will also cut growths such as mould and moss and is also part of Safeguard Europe’s flood protection system.
It can also be used to deal with the issues of damp that can arise with cavity wall insulation. Its vapour permeability enables the wall to dry out while preventing the entry of more water that may impact adversely on the insulation’s performance.