Resistance to Cracking
It is natural for buildings to shift as the ground beneath them adjusts and moves. Buildings such as skyscrapers are designed to accommodate these subtle shifts, but the average home is not. The natural shifting of a house can cause the cladding material to develop cracks over time. Not only are these cracks unattractive, but they can also jeopardize the integrity and stability of the building. Eventually, this can lead to serious problems. Sprayed cork is different. Since it is far more elastic and flexible than typical building materials, spray-on cork prevents cracking and micro-fissures. Thus, cork coating is a good long-term investment for your home.
House fires are one of every homeowner’s worst fears. In addition to taking standard precautions like installing smoke alarms, homeowners may want to consider using building materials that are resistant to fire. In nature, cork oak trees are naturally resistant to wildfires. This is because cork has weak combustion properties, thus making it a natural fire retardant. You can get this same fire resistance in your own home with the use of thermal cork protection.
Sprayed cork is the cladding material of choice for homeowners who are interested in preventing mold growth. Cork is naturally antimicrobial and mold-resistant, in part because it is water-resistant. Since cork repels moisture and prevents high humidity levels, it naturally discourages the growth of mold and mildew. In addition, cork contains a substance called suberin. Suberin is a waxy, impermeable material that repels insects and small vermin.
Unlike many building materials, cork is a sustainable, renewable resource. Indeed, most of the world’s supply of cork is harvested in Portugal from the cork oak trees there. Cork is stripped without inflicting harm on the tree. In fact, the tree regenerates the cork, which can be safely harvested every few years.
When you choose ThermalCork Solutions’ products for your home, you can rest assured that you will be getting reliable protection for your home. If you would like to learn more about our products, then feel free to get in touch with us today. We are always happy to answer your questions!