How do our IR Heat-reflective products work?
How much Air-Conditioning usage reduction will occur?
Based of Univ. of Nevada at Las Vegas studies (UNLV 2007) using these pigmented and white coatings on exterior house walls and roofs respectively, the combination of cool coated surfaces there for the entire “building envelope” produced averaged savings of 41% per year in Las Vegas. Depending upon building location, orientation to the sun, building wall color(s), amount of insulation, and whether both walls and roof are cool coated, this percentage will vary. In a federal Oak Ridge National Lab study (ORNL 2004), based off a similar type IR pigmented paint used just on exterior walls, the best savings measured was 21.9% achieved in Los Angeles. This was on a typical, 1950’s cinderblock home painted in a medium blue IR reflective color.......
How else do TUCC’s cool paints and cool coatings save money?
THERMO-SEAL and ECO-THERM both will give a Return-On-Investment (ROI) that ensures your buildings materials last longer when our coatings are correctly applied. Why this is so is due to less building movement and “working” due to heat expansion and contraction across daily and seasonal heat cycles in sunlight. Since thermal, IR radiation coupled with UV deteriorative frequencies create the most wear and tear of building structures, less movement means less wear and minimized seam opening yielding fewer repair visits in the longer term. Therefore, maintenance costs are lessened and major repairs more likely to be avoided.
How do our products last longer than regular paints?
The lifespan of 10-12 years, for THERMO-SEAL and ECO-THERM can be almost double that of regular paints, due to the reflection away (“bounce”) of the sun’s heat, not just from the building, but from the paint coating itself. It is also due to our use of premium cross-linking top acrylics, unlike the vast majority of paints, even premium branded on with regular type pigments.
How can THERMO-SEAL and ECO-THERM waterproof but also breathe?
Our cross-linking, 100% acrylic formulations have very tight surfaces. For vertical walls, these hold out rain very well while at the same time they “perm” or breathe out water vapor from inside the building. Key is sufficient amount of coating thickness aka “millage” applied correctly onto properly prepped surfaces. Likewise on correctly sloped roofs that drain well and on tile roofs, our coatings applied at specified millage (thickness) will hold out water very well. Our cool coating products are not made to withstand ponding (standing) water past a couple of days spoke we do not advise their use for flat surfaces that do your drain within 48 hours. For that situation you would require a completely different technology.
How can our coatings save roofs and make them indefinitely renewable?
By correct inspection of coated surfaces every 2-4 years, you will know whether anything has happened out of the ordinary like building movements causing cracks, ac, microwave, or PV service vendors causing damage, contractor error, and even bird damage. High strength cross-linking chemistry and lessened heat loading of the paint itself means mitigatation of damage and what’s underneath it longer than standard products. Recoating will typically only be required at the end of the coating’s warranted lifespan. Almost any properly draining roof surface can be renewed and later recoated using either our THERMO-SEAL (tiles, metal) or ECO-THERM (capsheet, torch-down, BUR metal, membrane) and so on indefinitely after proper prep and cleaning.
How is Urban Heat Island Effect reduced with TUCC coatings?
Due to the effectiveness of these coatings highly solar reflective and thermal emissive values (color-for-color). Cooler buildings translate to cooler communities and less reheating of the atmosphere.
How is Carbon Footprint reduced with our coatings?
How do our products reduce Smog Pollution?
Net Energy and Pollution Offset savings achieved with our coatings?
How is Net Zero Energy use achieved with our coatings?
Net Zero Energy used is made more the norm for new construction and an achievable goal for existing buildings with both THERMO-SEAL and ECO-THERM solar-reflective wall and roof coatings because they contribute to the overall reduction of energy use and last a long time. Where the sun is strongest and temperatures on buildings is highest, our cool coatings will make a consistent difference in an overall energy management plan on your buildings.
How many gallons will we need of THERMO-SEAL? (coverage rates)
Both THERMO-SEAL 1000 and 1500 cover approximately 200-225 sq ft per gallon.
How many gallons will we need of ECO-THERM Elastomeric? (coverage rates)
ECO-THERM 2500 Elastomeric generally covers 80-100 sq ft per gallon depending upon how it is applied and the texture of the surfaces being coated. Optimal performance durability and surface blocking occurs when ECO-THERM is applied by sprayer and backrolled with at least 2 coats (total 20 dry mils).
What kind of Warranties are available and how do they work?
No-Peel Warranties of 10, 12, and 15 Years