TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® Systems
TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® Coating Systems offered by California Energy Contractors represent a revolutionary concept in exterior wall coatings. Specially formulated to reflect the sun’s heat, they can lower exterior wall surface temperatures by as much as 40 degrees when compared to traditional paints in many colors. Lower exterior temperatures mean lower interior temperatures. A study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory showed that TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® can reduce a home’s cooling costs by as much as 21.9%!
How COOLWALL® Works
TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® exterior coating systems use the same heat reflective technology the military uses to reduce the “heat signature” (the solar heat absorbed by planes and vehicles). Much like a military vehicle, your home absorbs heat from the sun too. But unlike the military, your home’s enemy isn’t another army – it’s the escalating cost of electricity.
TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® has been specially formulated to reflect solar heat by changing the invisible portion of the light spectrum, thereby helping to reflect heat without changing color.
On a hot day, the sun can beat down on the walls of your home, and your home can absorb as much as 90% of the radiant energy (or heat)! Even white walls can absorb significant solar radiation. All that heat makes the inside of your home hot and uncomfortable. Running air conditioning to cool your home can be extremely expensive.
COOLWALL® – an advanced exterior coating system – tested by the Department of Energy to lower surface temperatures* – can make your home more comfortable while reducing your use of air conditioning.
Tests conducted by the United States Department of Energy over nearly a two year period show COOLWALL’s ability to save more energy than other exterior coatings. Even ceramic coatings are not nearly as effective as the advanced technology found in TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® coatings. Just a look at what the Department of Energy has to say about ceramic coatings.
TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® exterior coating systems are on average 100% more reflective (in many colors) than the conventional technologies used in all of the competing products.
Fading and Life Cycle
TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® Coating Systems regularly undergo accelerated weathering tests comparable to those used on today’s advanced automotive paints. As a result, TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® Coating Systems are proven to be highly resistant to fading.
COOLWALL®’s patented infrared heat reflective technology not only provides for lower surface temperatures and superior fade resistance, it also leads to increased durability. Because COOLWALL® coatings stay much cooler, their color, adhesion and other physical properties are greatly extended. Reduced heat build-up means less expansion and contraction stress on the coating due to thermal cycling. Click the links below to see life cycle analysis’s done on three different sized commercial structures using COOLWALL® as compared to constantly repainting with competitors’ paints.