Do you want to know one of the most popular home trends in California and Nevada? No, it has nothing to do with decorating with earth tones or using Mid-Century Modern furniture. Instead, the most prevalent home trend in the West is choosing products to make a house more energy efficient.
Is your air conditioner running too much? There are things you can do to reduce the Heat Island Effect! Solar panel sales are skyrocketing, and eco-friendly roofing systems and energy-efficient windows are always an option. However, there’s another way you can improve your home’s exterior to optimize its energy efficiency. Consider replacing your exterior paint with a Tex-Cote coating film.
What is Tex-Cote?
Tex-Cote® is short for Textured Coatings of America. Although it is often put in the same category as traditional paint, it is better described as a coating system. Like paint, Tex-Cote products can be purchased in the entire color spectrum – even medium and deep tones. However, unlike ordinary paint, Tex-Cote can help you reduce your cooling costs.
Energy Saving Benefits of Tex-Cote System
Are you excited about beautifying your home while enjoying cooling cost savings? Then, it’s time to replace your existing paint with an exciting new product. Here’s how it works.
TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® Coating Systems Reflects the Sun’s Rays
The TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® Coating System is formulated to reflect heat. In fact, the coating is known for reducing surface temperatures by as much as 40 degrees when compared with traditional paints. These surface temperature reductions mean lower interior temperatures.
A study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory showed that TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® could reduce energy usage by as much as 21.9%. (This percentage savings vary based on the paint color and local climate.)
Check out this article about how the Green Building Council recognized one company for improving a building’s energy report by more than 20 percent!
Other Benefits of TEX-COTE Products
Besides helping reduce cooling costs by making wall surfaces cooler, you can enjoy other potential cost savings when using this product.
The heat reflective properties of Tex-Cote® lead to a superior fade resistance. Compared with a standard paint job, your Tex-Cote coating will last for years when it is applied by a trained professional. While many painted homes in the West experience rapid fading from the hot California sun, your home will be the same color for years after the Tex-Cote product is installed.
Also, homeowners are excited to learn that Tex-Cote coatings are five times thicker than ordinary paints. Tex-Cote products are considered elastomeric coatings. Elastomeric paint is an elastic, stretchable substance that stretches to cover the gaps and cracks in porous surfaces in concrete and stucco. So, the product keeps cracks from expanding while also offering excellent mold and mildew protection.
Interested in Lowering Your Cooling Costs? Talk with Quality First Home Improvement
Are you intrigued by the idea of replacing your previously painted projects with products known for increasing the solar reflectivity of your home? Then, contact Quality First Home Improvement. You’ll experience energy savings while enjoying the tremendous performance of Tex-Cote products. And because Quality First Home Improvement is an authorized seller and installer of TEX-COTE® coating wall system, you are ensured that the proper adhesion techniques will be used – so the job will last for years.