There are many differences between the two! COOLWALL® is, on average, ten times thicker than regular paint and contains infrared heat reflective pigments. Regular paint doesn’t reflect heat and typically needs to be repainted every 5-10 years. With COOLWALL®, reflecting infrared heat allows your home’s interior to be cooler, and it’s long-lasting, so you don’t need to repaint it!
How does COOLWALL® compare to coatings claiming to be “ceramic”?fotex2020-11-16T11:42:35-08:00
“Ceramic” coatings are actually ordinary coatings that have small ceramic spheres added to them. Even though they’re applied heavier than regular paint, they still aren’t thick enough to effectively insulate your home. The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Energy have debunked the claims of these ceramic coatings.
What effect does COOLWALL® have on previously painted projects that you’re going to restore with COOLWALL®?fotex2020-11-16T11:42:35-08:00
A color difference of 1 DELTA (Δ) value is where the color fading becomes noticeable to the average person’s eye. A color difference of 3 DELTA (Δ) values is where the color fading is noticeable by most people.
How does COOLWALL® relate to a Wall System “R” Rating?fotex2020-11-16T11:42:35-08:00
The R-value describes the effectiveness of insulating materials. Because COOLWALL® does not work by an insulation process, it doesn’t have an R-value. Instead, it works by reflecting the sun’s infrared energy, so the wall doesn’t get as hot in the first place. This reduces the amount of heat that insulation materials, like fiberglass, have to keep out. By reflecting solar heat, COOLWALL® is both reducing surface temperatures and your energy bill!
How does COOLWALL® reflect heat without changing color?fotex2020-11-16T11:42:35-08:00
Yes, you can. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has tested COOLWALL® and found it to reduce cooling costs by up to 21.9%. They found savings range from 4.2%-21.9% depending on factors such as geographic location, climate, color, etc. Visit Tex-Cote’s website to learn more.
How long does COOLWALL® last?fotex2020-11-16T11:42:36-08:00
COOLWALL® uses the same heat-reflective technology used by the military to reduce solar heat on their planes and vehicles. It’s formulated to reflect solar heat by changing the non-visible portion of the light spectrum.
We look forward to speaking with you about any home improvement questions you have.