An Introduction to energyshield
What is energyshield?
energyshield coating is a deeply penetrating water repellent cream for brick, stone, and concrete. Due to its cream-based formulation it is able to penetrate more deeply into masonry than standard liquid-applied water seal products. It’s based on proven silane/siloxane technology and works by lining the pores of the masonry rather than blocking them – allowing the wall to continue to breathe. This is in contrast to many standard brick sealer and stone sealer products which coat the masonry with a thin film.
energyshield only requires a single coat application – many competing water repellent products require two coats. Our professional application team ensure this is carried out to the highest standards allowing you to get the most from your investment.
The Problem and The Solution
When walls get wet, their thermal resistance tumbles and valuable heat escapes. They become less effective at keeping heat in.
The UK government has set a target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions from building by 2050 (Climate Change Act, 2008). Even now, a third of Britain’s housing stock has solid wall construction and this is predominantly single skin brick or stone. These wall are difficult to insulate conventionally as cavity wall is not possible, external insulation can be costly and internal insulation can be impractical as it takes up valuable floor space. So what can be done?
energyshield prevents rain penetration and is scientifically proven to reduce heat loss in a single skin masonry contraction, with an energy saving of up to 29%. All in one single coat application.
How does it work?
When masonry gets wet, it gets cold… and cold walls mean cold buildings as heat escapes much more rapidly. You can protect your home from penetrating damp and increase the thermal efficiency of masonry with energyshield. With its unique colourless cream formula, a simple one coat application will protect brick, stone and concrete from rain penetration for 20-30 years, whilst allowing the masonry to breathe and retain its original looks and features.