Did you know that extended shower sessions can cause humidity levels to rise in your premises and fluctuate the internal temperature? Likewise, boiling a kettle, drying laundry in rooms, gas heaters, and renovations can have the same effect. To reduce the impact, people use dehumidifiers of different capacities and sizes.
Torrid heat and dry winds can create a perspiring environment for everyone, including kids and pets. Such an exasperating condition can usher work-related problems, increase expenditures, and hinder proper working of machines. For a cool and satisfying interior, you need to ensure appropriate ventilation with heat-proof coverings.
Heat-proof coatings offer several advantages, such as:
- Provide thermal insulation
- Protect surfaces from high temperatures
- Reduce energy consumption
- Enhance fire resistance
- Improve durability and corrosion resistance
As of 2022, the global roof coating market size reached 3.4 billion dollars. Experts predict that the expected growth will be 4.2 billion dollars by 2028. A monumental figure, so to speak!
Roof coatings are divided into two broad categories:
These coverings are applied to minimize damage from water, heat, and UV radiations. At present, several types are available for purchase, including acrylic, silicone, elastomeric, and more.
Acrylic paint is composed of pigments suspended in a liquid polymer emulsion. These coatings are applied on different surfaces, such as single-ply and metal systems. Most acrylic paints are water-based. However, they become water-resistant when dried in open air. Resistance to radiation and rain damage are some of its benefits. In addition, it can endure dimensional instability of roof membrane surfaces.
According to research, acrylic coats minimize surface temperature by 20 degrees Fahrenheit (under direct sunlight), making it one of the best options for summer season. However, like other paint options, it cannot be applied in freezing temperatures or overcast conditions (chances of downpour) because of its curing process. The gelling period is weather-dependent and eco-friendly. Subsequently, warm weather and low humidity are optimal conditions to follow.
Acrylic coatings offer outstanding reflectivity, compared to other paints and emulsions. However, it loses mil-thickness from weathering and require application above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, acrylic finishing cannot sustain ponding water; these coatings are recommended for spaces with positive drainage.
When it comes to UV and ponding-water resistance, silicone coatings are the best option. This layering has a high solids content (more than 95%). In other words, less material is required to achieve film thickness (dry). It can be applied on different surfaces like metal, single ply, modified bitumen, EPDM, and more.
According to experts, silicone coatings can reduce surface temperature by 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit. Think about going back home after a hectic day’s work and finding it a convenient place to relax and unwind! Silicone coverings also reflect 88% of UV rays and cut cooling expenses by 50%.
Polyurethane is a reactive substance, essentially a polymer, used for coating flat surfaces, such as roofs. It is made from a polyol resin and an isocyanate hardener. Its liquid form (paint) renders excellent resistance to water, chemicals, abrasion, and other aspects. Apart from concrete, it is applied on steelwork, wood, and other substrates.
Professionals have claimed that polyurethane coatings reflect 95% sunlight in the summer season. However, this figure depends on the quality and number of layers of the membrane. Ultraviolet inhibitor should be mixed in the paint for best results.
Compared to other coatings, polyurethane cures within quick time. In addition, the floor can become operational within 24 hours. These coatings exhibit strong resistance to lactic acids, keeping away dirt and harmful bacteria from erosion.
Waterproof coatings are an essential part of any structure, be it residential or commercial buildings. Connect with Sky Chemical Services for a thorough and complete package. Their experts are renowned for delivering optimal results in the scheduled time.