Concrete is made with water, so concrete walls must go through the curing process to dry out and solidify the concrete. Even after a month, concrete walls retain some moisture. All concrete products required sealer or paint to protect surfaces and seal out weather. In addition, raw concrete is not as aesthetically pleasing, so most people choose to paint a concrete building. Paint then traps the moisture within the concrete, making the paint much more susceptible to chipping, cracking, and peeling. This creates a greater need for ongoing maintenance to ensure the proper aesthetic of the building.
Shelter Works fiberglass construction doesn’t use paint at all. It colors the building with gelcoat, which is bonded to the fiberglass at a molecular level. This means there will be no chipping, cracking or peeling–ever. Gelcoat can come in any color to match whatever the desired aesthetic should be and includes durable UV inhibitors.