The so-called “ceramic” coatings actually are ordinary coatings that have had small ceramic spheres added. The premise sounds good, except that the science does not support the claims that are made. Even though these coatings may be applied heavier than ordinary paint, there simply is not enough thickness to effect insulation of any measure. These ceramic coatings have been debunked by the Department of Energy and the Federal Trade Commission, and they do not increase reflectivity.
“The TEX•COTE® System is designed to last a lifetime. Testing in our state-of-the-art xenon weathering chamber showed the TEX•COTE® System was still performing beautifully after the equivalent of more than 10 years exposure, with no end in sight!”
TEX•COTE® should have a negligible effect to an existing film as it relates to stress. The existing paint should be clean and sound with proper adhesion to the substrate. TEX•COTE® will be the same regardless of whether it is applied to an existing paint or coating film or a substrate that has never been painted or coated before.
The ability of TEX•COTE® to keep wall surfaces cooler is based on its ability to reflect a much greater percentage of the non-visible portion of the spectrum, leaving the color relatively unaffected. TEX•COTE® has tremendous performance to reflect these elements. The ability of TEX•COTE® to keep wall surfaces cooler is based on its ability to reflect a much greater percentage of the non-visible portion of the spectrum relatively unaffected.
TEX•COTE® will provide the designer the opportunity to select a much wider range of colors in medium and deep tones without the concern of fading.
TEX•COTE® coating does not work by an “insulation” process, and thus, it does not have an “R value” (R stands for resistance). Instead, TEX•COTE® coating reflects the infrared energy from the sun so that the wall does not get as hot in the first place. This substantially reduces the amount of heat that the fiberglass or other type of insulation needs to keep out. By increasing Solar Reflectivity in the entire color spectrum, TEX•COTE® coating is reducing surface temperatures and cooling.
TEX•COTE® coatings has been tested by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to reduce cooling costs by up to 21.9%* (percentage savings are based on DOE study which showed savings ranging from 4.2 – *21.9%). *Percentage of cooling costs and surface temperature reductions will vary based on color chosen, geographical location, climate conditions, and substrate type. In some climates, there may be a heating penalty.
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