Cool Roof Paints
COOL ROOF PAINTS – How Exterior and Interior Paint Protects from Hot Weather Conditions.
Climate Coating offers passive cooling to protect your home from excess heat gains and maintains an ambient indoor environment.
Summer season is in full swing and so are the ACs and fans inside your homes. To #BeatTheHeat, we resort to several active and passive cooling techniques. While both techniques combat overheating and enhance the energy efficiency, they have different areas of application. Active cooling consumes energy and is driven by fans, heat exchangers, chillers, and refrigerators. In our previous article, we talked about Adiabatic Pre-cooling systems which provide active cooling by spraying cold water over the condenser coils of conventional chiller units.
In contrast, passive cooling techniques reduce energy consumption by either preventing heat from entering the interior (heat gain prevention) or by removing heat from the building (natural cooling).
Now that you know the difference between active and passive cooling, let’s talk about the role of paint and its importance during summers. The first point to consider while selecting paint is the colour. Colours not only elevate your decor, but they can also influence the temperature of your house. Dark colours absorb a higher percentage of the incident heat and light. As per NREL, dark colours absorb around 70-90% of the sun’s heat. Your house absorbs heat or radiation from the roof and walls which is ultimately transferred indoors via conduction. You may have noticed that your house feels warmer during the evenings. This is because the heat absorbed throughout the day is trapped indoors. A simple solution to maintain your indoor energy balance is the application of cool roof paints. Climate Coating is an intelligent functional paint, developed using Thermo-Ceramic Membrane technology that reflects up to 91.4% of incident radiation. There are 10,000+ colour shades that offer a higher Solar Reflective Index (SRI) than any other normal paint, which helps to keep your home cooler during the hottest of summers.
This innovative paint provides benefits beyond just the decorative aspects. Applied just like any ordinary coat, SICC paint offers energy-saving solutions by lowering the need for air-conditioning. It has very high colour stability and elasticity which is resistant to cracking due to thermal expansion. Furthermore, it is dirt-repellent and removes moss and algae on facades, thereby lowering the cost of re-painting. The application of SICC paint can be divided into three categories – interior, exterior, and industrial.
ThermoActive for roof – Extremely high solar reflectance, high elasticity, and high resistance against acids, alkalis, and oxides
ThermoProtect for Façade – Acts as a barrier that protects the walls from UV radiation, water, dirt, algae, and moss
ThermoPlus – Creates a pleasant room environment, even heat distribution, odourless, very Low volatile organic (VOC) content.
Industry Special – Resistant protective coating with a temperature resistance from -40°C to +150°C. It can withstand quite a bit of mechanical stress. Reduces energy expenditure for heating or cooling.
While SICC paints are the best choice to #BeatTheHeat, here are the things you need to consider while choosing a paint for your home:
Interior Temperature – The most crucial aspect of choosing paint is to identify whether you want your interiors to be hot or cool. This depends on the climatic conditions of the country you live in.
Existing features – A dark interior and cluttered house will always feel hotter. This is because during the evenings, the building and all the objects within release the heat they have absorbed during the day. Therefore, consider reorganizing and decluttering, along with selecting a colour that compliments your style
Return on Investment – As an added benefit, ClimateCoating brings you savings in the form of reduced energy and maintenance costs for a period of 10- 15 years.
Budget – SICC paints cost higher than the regular surface coats because of their heat reduction properties. The application of ThermoActive Roof Paint can reduce the surface temperature of the roof by 10 degrees Centigrade. This eventually leads to higher natural indoor cooling.
Long story short, ClimateCoating paint not only plays an important part in your home design, but its functionality goes beyond enriching your home’s overall appeal and comfort. Reach out to us at +971 4326 6625, mail as at [email protected] or visit our website for a free assessment and site visit of your premise.