LOOKING FOR A PAINT SYSTEM THAT KEEP YOUR HOUSE COOL IN THE SUN?
IT IS NOT PAINT – IT IS A COATING
The United Solar Inc, Solar and Roofing Solutions now offer a professional EXTERIOR WALL COATING service. Aside from it’s obvious decorative benefits, it provides a protective and long lasting solution for external surfaces.
- Resistant to dirt retention
- Dirt build up is easily washed away by rainfall
- Resistant to blistering/ peeling
- Prevents cracks
- Allows trapped moisture to escape
- Fade resistant
- Long lasting
- Unaffected by climate conditions
Climate change, rising fuel and energy costs, increasing weather extremes, upwardly mobile property maintenance costs. Consider these issues of the 21st century as they affect the house you own, manage or are contracting to paint or build.
The growing category of “green”, energy-efficient paints offers both financial and environmental benefits to consumers. These paints and coatings utilize fade-resistant, inorganic pigments and are useful for all types of architectural surfaces, also roof coatings provide a high return on investment that will become the norm in the not too distant future, and by providing a high return on investment, these paints and roof coatings can greatly benefit to individual homeowners.
These paints cooled the buildings dramatically by reflecting away the majority of the sun’s radiation (solar reflectance) and by emitting a very high percentage of the heat that did find its way into the underlying substrate materials (thermal emissivity).
Another advantage of reflective paints is that they required no special procedures to apply, while being substantially more environmentally friendly with low odor. This was in part because the IR reflecting, MMO inorganic pigments were low toxic by their nature, with low-VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) unlike the liquid organic-based standard paint tinting systems. They also did not fade, another big plus, and these paints were breathable but waterproof when used on walls.
Reflective wall coatings are the last area to be explored by the residential paint manufacturing industry, but the new LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and national Green-Seal standards will recognize them as a significant factor in total building energy efficiency. After all, wall surface areas will equal or exceed that of the roof surface square footage when the buildings are more than one story tall. And with the amount of energy cool paints can save, it’s no wonder rebates are available.
This means that having the walls coated with solar-reflective paints will ensure added energy cost reductions for air conditioning and this will serve to increase the return on investment for any such paint job. LEED credits for both non-roof and cool roof coatings are available, which can qualify for energy tax credits, increased property values, and publicity benefits for buildings so coated. Depending upon the zip code, public utilities like PG&E, SMUD.. are already giving residential rebates for Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) qualified “cool roof” top coats for both steep slope and low slope roof types.
Exterior wall paint job life-cycles can be increased by a minimum of 50% percent and as much as 100%. Combined with electrical cost savings of up to 22% (results for Los Angeles residence in U.S.- D.O.E. Cool Wall Paints study, 2007), in locales where air-conditioning is normally used, these solar-reflective paints just on the walls means large and measurable financial paybacks to those who utilize them for repaint and new construction projects. Further combine this with cool roof top coats on the same building(s) and energy needs will be massively reduced with even larger environmental benefits.
Step 1 – Thorough Inspection
Step 2 – Cleaning and Washing
Step 3 – Patching and Repair
Step 4 – Scraping
Step 5 – Caulking
Step 6 – Masking
Step 7 – Priming
Step 8 – Finish Coat Application
Step 9 – Detail Touch-Up and clean up
Step 10 – Final Inspection