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Understanding the Science Behind ProPERLA Waterproofing Solutions

Homeowners and Property Managers

When it comes to protecting and enhancing the value of your property, waterproofing is a critical consideration. For homeowners and property managers in the UK, ensuring that buildings are safeguarded against the elements is essential for maintaining structural integrity and prolonging the lifespan of the property. This is where ProPERLA waterproofing solutions, provided by Oakley Home Improvements, come into play. In this blog, we will delve into the science behind ProPERLA, exploring how these innovative products work to keep your property dry, energy-efficient, and looking its best.

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Introduction to ProPERLA Waterproofing Solutions

ProPERLA is a range of advanced waterproofing and insulation products designed to protect your home from moisture, dampness, and weather-related damage. These solutions are particularly suitable for the UK’s often unpredictable and wet climate. Oakley Home Improvements offers ProPERLA products as part of their comprehensive suite of home improvement services, which also includes CorkSol, Knauf, solar panels, and solar batteries.

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How ProPERLA Works

ProPERLA products utilise cutting-edge technology to create a protective barrier on the surfaces of buildings. This barrier is both hydrophobic (water-repellent) and breathable, allowing water vapour to escape from the inside while preventing liquid water from penetrating the exterior. Here’s a closer look at the science behind these products:

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Hydrophobic Coating

ProPERLA products feature a hydrophobic coating that repels water. This means that water droplets form beads and roll off the surface, rather than being absorbed. This property is similar to the way water behaves on a lotus leaf, often referred to as the “lotus effect.”


While ProPERLA coatings prevent water ingress, they are also breathable. This is vital because it allows moisture trapped within the building materials to escape as vapour, preventing the build-up of damp and condensation. This breathability is achieved through a combination of microscopic pores that are too small for liquid water to penetrate but large enough for water vapour to pass through.

UV Resistance

ProPERLA products are also resistant to UV rays, which helps to prevent the degradation and fading of building surfaces caused by prolonged sun exposure. This ensures that the aesthetic appeal of your property is maintained over time.

Thermal Insulation

In addition to waterproofing, some ProPERLA products offer thermal insulation benefits. By reflecting heat away from the building in summer and reducing heat loss in winter, these coatings can contribute to lower energy bills and a more comfortable living environment.

The Range of ProPERLA Products

Oakley Home Improvements offers a variety of ProPERLA products, each tailored to specific applications and needs:

  1. ProPERLA Masonry Creme: Designed for use on brick, stone, and concrete surfaces, this product penetrates deep into the substrate, creating a long-lasting, invisible barrier against water and dirt. It also enhances the thermal resistance of masonry walls.
  2. ProPERLA Facade Coating: This product is ideal for exterior walls, providing a coloured, decorative finish that also protects against weathering and environmental pollutants. It is available in a range of colours to match the aesthetic preferences of homeowners.
  3. ProPERLA Water Repellent: Suitable for a variety of surfaces, including roofs and driveways, this product offers robust protection against water ingress. It helps to prevent moss and algae growth, keeping surfaces cleaner for longer.
  4. ProPERLA Insulating Coating: Combining waterproofing with thermal insulation, this coating is perfect for improving the energy efficiency of homes. It reflects heat away in the summer and retains warmth in the winter, reducing the need for excessive heating and cooling.
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The Benefits of Using ProPERLA

Choosing ProPERLA products for your home offers numerous benefits:

  1. Long-Lasting Protection: ProPERLA coatings are designed to last for many years, providing enduring protection against water damage and weathering.
  2. Energy Savings: By improving the thermal performance of your home, ProPERLA products can help to lower energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
  3. Enhanced Appearance: The products help to maintain the appearance of your property, preventing the unsightly effects of damp and water damage.
  4. Low Maintenance: Surfaces treated with ProPERLA are easier to clean and maintain, as the water-repellent properties prevent dirt and grime from adhering.
  5. Eco-Friendly: ProPERLA products are environmentally friendly, containing no harmful chemicals and contributing to the overall sustainability of your home.
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ProPERLA waterproofing solutions represent a significant advancement in the field of building protection and energy efficiency. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, these products provide long-lasting, effective protection against water damage while also offering benefits such as thermal insulation and UV resistance. Oakley Home Improvements is proud to offer ProPERLA products as part of our commitment to enhancing the durability, efficiency, and aesthetic appeal of homes across the UK.

Whether you are dealing with persistent damp issues, looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency, or simply want to protect your property against the elements, ProPERLA waterproofing solutions are a smart investment. With professional application and installation services from Oakley Home Improvements, you can be confident that your home will remain dry, comfortable, and beautiful for years to come.


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